Note: This rider applies only to titles acquired prior to 2016.
Purpose of this rider: In 2016 Broadway Play Publishing Inc (BPPI) began arranging for book marketing, printing, and distribution in Great Britain, Europe, Australia, India, China, Russia, Japan, South Korea, and Brazil. In 2018 these arrangements were completed. Customers in these regions can now order BPPI books locally instead of needing to order and have them shipped from the United States.
In addition, BPPI now regularly licenses performances globally as can be seen on our Upcoming Productions page, which frequently lists productions in Great Britain, Europe, Australia, India, Hong Kong, Singapore, the Caribbean, and other international locations with significant English-speaking populations. Accordingly, since 2016 BPPI has been acquiring worldwide English-language publication and performance rights for all new acquisitions as well as acquiring worldwide publication and licensing rights for titles acquired in prior years in order to take full advantage of the now-worldwide market we have been building for the benefit of authors, agents, and BPPI. This rider to BPPI's publication and licensing agreements extends those rights from North America to worldwide.
As indicated below, the international equivalents of First Class, Second Class, and professional touring productions are excluded from the grant of worldwide rights and shall remain in the purview of the author and primary agent, to be handled by BPPI only upon specific request.