BPPI Author A. R. Gurney Has Passed Away

Longtime BPPI author A. R. Gurney, "Pete" to those who knew him, has passed on. The New York Times obituary may be found here: A. R. Gurney, Playwright Who Explored Upper-Crust Anxieties, Dies at 86 A follow-up piece by Ben Brantley appears here: A Patrician Older Gentleman Morphs Into an Angry Young Man

Our New Website

After six months of intense development, we are pleased to launch the new Broadway Play Publishing Inc website at www.broadwayplaypublishing.com. Ours is the first “responsive” site in the theatrical publishing and licensing industry, which means that the site has been designed to resize itself according to the screen dimensions of the device you’re using. So whether you’re visiting us on a tablet or a smartphone you should be able to navigate and make purchases the same as if you were on a computer. Among other innovative features of the site, you'll find the ability to zoom in for close-ups on the books and the convenience of being able to add plays, ePlays, performance-rights applications, artwork, and production materials all into a single cart with a streamlined checkout process. Our new shipping options provide real-time USPS and UPS rates, or you may use your organization’s own UPS shipping account. Options to pay for your purchases and performance licenses now include credit cards, PayPal, bank transfer, or check, and, for our resale and educational customers, a purchase order number. If you already know the titles you’d like, there’s the Quick Order page that will allow you to quickly add plays, ePlays, and collections to your cart and head immediately to checkout. The Plays page offers a sidebar that will allow you to dynamically filter the list of titles presented to you by the criteria of your choice, whether title, author, genre, cast size, cast gender, or runtime, among others. And on this, our new blog, we’ll keep you posted about new acquisitions and publications, our authors’ activities, and we'll feature guest authors from time to time from the New York theatrical community and beyond. Finally, as it is with any complex new technology released into the wild, there are likely to be bugs we don’t know about. Please feel encouraged to personally alert me to any you encounter at michael@broadwayplaypublishing.com so we can iron them out. In the meantime, we'll be starting on our next round of development for the site to bring you even more innovative and helpful features. Thank you for your continued interest in Broadway Play Publishing Inc. We very much hope that you'll enjoy using the new site, and feel encouraged to share your thoughts on it with us.