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October 14, 2019

2020/21 Season Picks for Professional Licensing


As 2020 looms on the horizon, it’s time for Artistic Directors to start thinking about their next season. We spoke with Concord’s Professional Licensing department (Michelle Yaroshko, VP; Teresa Castro, Zach Kaufer, and Theresa Posorske, Professional Licensing Managers) to get their suggestions for plays and musicals that will give your theatre an exciting, fresh season.



Bye Bye Birdie by Michael Stewart, Charles Strouse, and Lee Adams (Comedy/8m, 12f)
The Gods of Comedy by Ken Ludwig (Comedy/4m, 3f)
How to Transcend a Happy Marriage by Sarah Ruhl (Comedy/4m, 4f)
Hurricane Diane by Madeleine George (Comedy/5f)
Nice Work If You Can Get It by George and Ira Gershwin and Joe DiPietro (Comedy/5m, 5f)
Significant Other by Joshua Harmon (Comedy/ 3m, 4f)
The Walworth Farce by Enda Walsh (Dark Comedy/3m, 1f)

Unexpected Family Stories

The Book of Joseph by Karen Hartman (Drama/4m, 5f)
Cinderella by Richard Rodgers and Oscar Hammerstein II (Comedy/5m, 6f)
In the Heights by Lin-Manuel Miranda and Quiara Alegría Hudes (Comedy/6m, 6f)
King of the Yees by Lauren Yee (Dramatic Comedy/3m, 2f)
Mary Jane by Amy Herzog (Drama/5f)
Mary Page Marlowe by Tracy Letts (Drama/6m, 11f, 1 girl)
Noura by Heather Raffo (Drama/2m, 2f, 1 boy)
Plano by Will Arbery (Comedy/2m, 5f)
Twelfth Night by Kwame Kwei-Armah, Shaina Taub, and William Shakespeare (Comedy/7m, 4f)
Wild Goose Dreams by Hansol Jung (Drama/4m, 4f)
The Wizard of Oz by Harold Arlen and E.Y. Harburg (Comedy/5m, 3f)


An American in Paris by George and Ira Gershwin and Craig Lucas (Dramatic Comedy/5m, 4f)
Bernhardt/Hamlet by Theresa Rebeck (Comedy/8m, 3f)
Farinelli and The King by Claire van Kampen (Drama/6m, 1f)
Onegin by Amiel Gladstone and Veda Hille (Drama/4m, 3f)
Paradise Blue by Dominique Morisseau (Drama/3m, 2f)
Toni Stone by Lydia R. Diamond (Dramatic Comedy/8m, 1f) 
Witch by Jen Silverman (Dramatic Comedy, 3m, 2f)

Shows to Start a Conversation

American Son by Christopher Demos-Brown (Drama/3m, 1f)
The Harvest by Samuel D. Hunter (Drama/4m, 3f)
The Light by Loy A. Webb (Drama/1m, 1f)
On the Exhale by Martin Zimmerman (Drama/1f)
Pass Over by Antoinette Nwandu (Drama/3m)
Pipeline by Dominique Morisseau (Drama/3m, 3f)
Plot Points in Our Sexual Development by Miranda Rose Hall (Drama/1f, 1m or f)
The Revolving Cycles Truly and Steadily Roll’d by Jonathan Payne (Drama/4m, 5f)
Something Clean by Selina Fillinger (Drama/2m, 1f)
The Thanksgiving Play by Larissa FastHorse (2m, 2f)
What to Send Up When It Goes Down by Aleshea Harris (Drama/4m, 4f)
White Noise by Suzan-Lori Parks (Drama/2m, 2f)
The Woman in White by Andrew Lloyd Webber, David Zippel, and Charlotte Jones (Drama/4m, 3f)

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(photo: Joan Marcus)