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August 18, 2023

Back to School: Season Planning (UK)

It’s back-to-school season, and you know what that means… time for students – and teachers – to learn! As you’re planning your next school theatre season, take a look at these amazing Concord Theatricals plays and musicals, handily organised into categories focused on learning.
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August 16, 2023

Geek! Turns 10: A Conversation with Playwright Crystal Skillman

Geek!, Crystal Skillman’s hilarious and fast-paced comedy-drama about the dynamic world of cosplay, premiered in New York City in 2013. To celebrate the show’s 10th anniversary, we caught up with the playwright to discuss the play’s inspiration, themes and enduring appeal.
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August 15, 2023

The Story of The Ghost Train

In this excerpt from his book Godfrey’s Ghost: From Father to Son, Nicholas Ridley recounts the genesis of his father Nicholas Ridley’s genre-defining comedy-thriller, The Ghost Train.
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August 1, 2023

2023 Edinburgh Fringe Spotlight

Concord Theatricals is excited to publish four award-winning plays making their way to the 2023 Edinburgh Fringe Festival stage: Bullring Techno Makeout Jamz, Dugsi Dayz, It’s A Motherf**king Pleasure and One Way Out. Whether you’re searching for shows to add to your Fringe must-see list or playtexts to join the excitement from anywhere, check out these new titles.
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July 28, 2023

K-12 Theatre Season Planning: Let’s Learn!

It’s almost back-to-school season… time to learn! And what better way to learn than through the art of live theatre? Here’s a list of amazing Concord Theatricals plays and musicals, handily organized into categories focused on learning. No matter what you hope to learn this year, you’re sure to find some great ideas here!
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June 30, 2023

Plays and Musicals Featuring Strong Mother Figures

Discover strong mother figures featured in the Concord Theatricals catalog, from the loving to the ruthless.
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June 29, 2023

25 Facts about Rodgers & Hammerstein’s Oklahoma! starring Hugh Jackman

25 years ago, Hugh Jackman starred in the National Theatre’s revival of Rodgers & Hammerstein’s Oklahoma!, now screening in cinemas worldwide. To celebrate, we’ve compiled 25 fun facts about the production!
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June 27, 2023

The Latest from @ConcordUKShows: Summer ’23

People Will Say We’re In Love with British summer! Here are some highlights from the past three months, including special cinema screenings, exciting shows available for licensing, and the winners of the Untapped Awards.
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June 27, 2023

The Latest from @ConcordShows: Summer ’23

The summer sun in shining, and so are our authors! Explore recent highlights from Concord Theatricals, including new acquisitions, awards wins and a landmark anniversary celebration.
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June 26, 2023

“Edgar Degas in New Orleans” at the New Orleans Museum of Art

Mother-daughter author team Rosary O’Neill and Rory O’Neill Schmitt discuss their new book, Edgar Degas in New Orleans.
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June 16, 2023

Laugh Your Butts Off: An Interview with Dan Goggin

Dan Goggin, the affable, hilarious, brilliant man behind the Nunsense musicals, turned 80 this year. We sat down with the composer/lyricist/librettist to discuss his career in the theatre and the secret of success for his little musical that became a global phenomenon.
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June 14, 2023

Stumped! Catching Up with Playwright Shomit Dutta

We caught up with playwright Shomit Dutta to discuss his first play, Stumped, an insight into a game of cricket with playwrights Samuel Beckett and Harold Pinter.
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June 9, 2023

Great Works of the LGBTQIA+ Canon

From uproarious comedies to harrowing dramas, these Concord Theatricals plays and musicals address the depth and breadth of human experience in the LGBTQIA+ community.
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June 7, 2023

Sarah Ruhl on Tina Howe

Playwright Sarah Ruhl warmly recounts her relationship with her mentor and friend Tina Howe, author of Coastal Disturbances, Painting Churches and the newly published Where Women Go.
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May 16, 2023

BIPOC LGBTQIA+ Voices and the Queer Experience

The Concord Theatricals catalog is a tapestry of authors and the dynamic perspectives they bring to storytelling. We’re putting a spotlight on queer playwrights of color who explore the LGBTQIA+ experience.
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Featured image for “Checking in at The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel: Q&A with author Deborah Moggach”
April 12, 2023

Checking in at The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel: Q&A with author Deborah Moggach

Deborah Moggach, the author of The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel, talks with us about the stage adaptation of the Sunday Times bestselling book and beloved film starring Judi Dench, Maggie Smith and Bill Nighty.
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April 6, 2023

The Latest from @ConcordUKShows: Spring ’23

Concord Theatricals UK started 2023 with some buzz. These highlights from the past three months include significant anniversaries, exciting acquisitions and the scoop from the Olivier Awards.
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April 5, 2023

The Latest from @ConcordShows: Spring ’23

Take a look at what’s been happening lately at Concord Theatricals! These highlights from the first three months of 2023 include awards, anniversaries and Broadway productions.
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April 4, 2023

Sleepova with Author Matilda Feyiṣayọ Ibini

Join our sleepover with author Matilda Feyiṣayọ Ibini to discuss her new play Sleepova; a frank, funny coming-of-age ode to black women. Get comfy and read Matilda’s thoughts on the play, its characters and her advice for young queer Black women.
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March 24, 2023

K-12 Theatre: Your Guide to Season Planning

In search of inspiration for your next K-12 theatre season? Concord Theatricals has got you covered! We’ve created a hand-picked selection of plays and musicals to fit a variety of needs.
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March 23, 2023

Shows with All-Female Casts

From matriarchs to fighter pilots, homemakers to politicians, the women in these stories represent a broad range of experience. Explore this selection of plays and musicals featuring all-female casts.
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March 22, 2023

DemocracyWorks: Theatre Creates the Greatest Living Democracy

Lea Milanini’s essay about democracy and theatre was chosen as the winner of the Educational Theatre Association’s 2023 DemocracyWorks Essay Competition, sponsored by Concord Theatricals.
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March 22, 2023

DemocracyWorks: Words, Empathy and Participation

Aarush Rompally’s essay about democracy and theatre was chosen as first runner-up of the Educational Theatre Association’s 2023 DemocracyWorks Essay Competition, sponsored by Concord Theatricals.
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March 22, 2023

DemocracyWorks: Sharing Your Voice

Avishi Pandya’s essay about democracy and theatre was chosen as second runner-up of the Educational Theatre Association’s 2023 DemocracyWorks Essay Competition, sponsored by Concord Theatricals.
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March 18, 2023

One-Woman Shows

One female actor is all that’s needed for a theatrical tour-de-force. Explore the intimate world of one-woman shows and the powerful stories they tell in this collection of musicals and plays.
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March 7, 2023

Community Theatre: Your Guide to Season Planning

Planning your next community theatre season? Concord Theatricals has you covered! Here’s an exciting selection of celebrated and noteworthy titles that would be perfect for your upcoming season.
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March 6, 2023

The Play’s the Thing: Shows Inspired by Shakespeare

From William Shakespeare’s poems and stage works, contemporary theatremakers have taken the liberty of creating their own unique plays and musicals. Here’s a selection of brilliant and thrilling works inspired by The Bard of Avon.
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March 3, 2023

In the Heights: 15 Facts for 15 Years

On March 9, 2008, Lin-Manuel Miranda’s In the Heights made Washington Heights the talk of the town. In honor of the musical’s 15-year Broadway anniversary – and in no particular order – here are 15 fun facts and tidbits about the show.
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February 17, 2023

Theatre-Inspired Pancakes

A delicious treat for theatre lovers! Here are some tasty, theatrically-themed pancake topping ideas, inspired by great shows from The Sound of Music to SIX.
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February 15, 2023

My Brother’s Keeper: Q&A with Author Mahad Ali

We chatted with playwright Mahad Ali about the inspirations and the characters of his debut play, My Brother’s Keeper, about two refugee brothers who arrive in a small British seaside town and discover love, pain and commmunity.
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February 9, 2023

Rodgers & Hammerstein’s Oklahoma!: Laurence Maslon Explores the Groundbreaking Musical

Theatre historian Laurence Maslon explores Rodgers & Hammerstein’s Oklahoma! in a series of entertaining and informative essays.
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February 7, 2023

Bertolt Brecht In Five Plays

Discover expressionism, naturalistic and epic theatre through these five plays written by German playwright and theatre practitioner Bertolt Brecht. Find out how he influenced the next generations of writers, actors and audiences.
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