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New Works has selected our world premiere production for 2019!

Our first world premiere musical!



  Running August 22 – September 1

The King’s Legacy

by Michael Radi

In his obsessive quest for a male heir, King Henry VIII careened through six wives, palace plots, beheadings and a confrontation with the Pope. And nearly tore his country apart. But it was his daughter, Queen Elizabeth I, who changed the world. A thrilling                                                                           musical journey through the intrigue of the Tudor court.

Past World Premiere productions include:

Montgomery by Stephen Brown – 2018

Elijah by Judith Leora – 2017

The Cookie Fight by Judith Leora – 2016

Who Is Theo? by David L. Kimple – 2015 (Now available for licensing through Samuel French, Inc.)

We are currently reviewing material for our staged readings series in summer 2019. Stay tuned for further details.

If you are a playwright with a new work  that you would like to be considered for the BVT New Works Initiative, we are accepting submissions of  full length plays and musicals. Submissions should be of  previously unproduced material –plays that have received readings and workshops are acceptable. Playwrights should email a copy of the play AND a one page  synopsis, including character breakdown, to Additionally, if your play is a musical, please submit a link to a sample of the musical score or a cd sample of the music. Be sure to place NEW WORKS INITIATIVE SUBMISSION in the email’s subject line.  If you prefer to submit via U.S. post, mail to ATTN: New Works Submission, BVT, PO Box 218, Naples, NY 14512. Manuscripts cannot be returned. Plays are considered on a rolling review basis. Playwrights will be contacted if we are interested in moving forward. No phone calls, please.