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Women and Show Biz: A Conversation with Playwright Peter Quilter

The prolific playwright discusses Curtain Up!, Glorious, The Actress and End of the Rainbow – four unique plays exploring the lives of strong leading women in show business.
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A Pan of Buttermilk Biscuits: Purlie Victorious and Sustenance

Hasna Muhammad, daughter of playwright/actor Ossie Davis, reflects on her father’s play Purlie Victorious and its connection to food and sustenance.
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Tony Award-Winning Plays and Musicals from Concord Theatricals

Peruse the Concord Theatricals shows that have been honored over the years on Broadway’s biggest night.
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Way Down Hadestown: The Characters From Myth to Musical

Hadestown intertwines two love stories – that of young dreamers Orpheus and Eurydice, and that of immortal King Hades and lady Persephone – breathing new life into their ancient tales. Learn more about how the musical’s characters compare to the myths that inspired them.
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A Tragedy That Made Me Laugh: Emily Feldman Discusses Her Play The Best We Could

Playwright Emily Feldman discusses her play The Best We Could (a family tragedy), a very funny, achingly sad and inexplicably familiar play about a father and daughter’s search for meaning as they travel cross country to adopt a rescue dog.
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A Conversation with Richard Conlon at Hope Springs

In Richard Conlon’s dynamic play Hope Springs, rebellion breaks out at a privately run youth correction facility located on a remote island. We sat down with the playwright to discuss his play for young actors.