Broadway Licensing Acquires Branden Jacobs-Jenkins' The Comeuppance and Candrice Jones' Flex | Playbill

Industry News Broadway Licensing Acquires Branden Jacobs-Jenkins' The Comeuppance and Candrice Jones' Flex

The group will license the plays via the Dramatists Play Service imprint.

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Broadway Licensing Global has added Branden Jacobs-JenkinsThe Comeuppance and Candrice JonesFlex to its catalogue, to be licensed via the company's Dramatists Play Service imprint.

The acquisition joins a number of other Jacobs-Jenkins plays already in the Broadway Licensing catalogue, including Appropriate (currently making its Broadway debut via Second Stage Theater), EverybodyGloriaNeighbors, and An OctoroonFlex marks Jones' first appearance in the licensing company's offerings.

The Comeuppance made its world premiere Off-Broadway via Signature Theatre in 2023. The work sees a group of old friends reuniting after years apart to confront some difficult truths ahead of their 20-year high school reunion.

Flex, centered on an Arkansas all-girls high school basketball team juggling aspirations of going pro in the WNBA and the pressures of being young, Black, and female in rural Arkansas, played co-world premieres at TheatreSquared in Arkansas and Theatrical Outfit in Georgia, both in 2022. The work made its New York Off-Broadway premiere in 2023 at Lincoln Center Theater.

“We are thrilled to come out swinging in 2024 with the acquisition of a fresh batch of brilliant and contemporary titles,” says BLG Founder and CEO Sean Cercone in a statement. “Continuing with our vision to make everyone a theatre person, BLG is focused on expanding its titles that boost box-office returns and audience turnout for our licensing partners across both the professional and non-professional marketplace.”

Pre-publication manuscripts to both are available for digital purchase at

See Production Photos of Lincoln Center Theater's FLEX

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