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December 19, 2023

From Page to Stage and Screen: Joe Tracz on Percy Jackson

What is it like adapting the same story to two different mediums? Joe Tracz, one of the brains behind The Lightning Thief: The Percy Jackson Musical and Disney+ series Percy Jackson and the Olympians, knows all about it. We join the writer for a conversation on reshaping Percy’s epic tale.
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December 15, 2023

Anton Chekhov In Five Plays

A playwright and master of the modern short story, Anton Chekhov (1860–1904) was a pioneer of the late 19th-century Russian school of realism. Explore just a few of his many notable works, from early plays to his most celebrated shows.
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November 28, 2023

We Walk Into a Bank: Q&A with Roxy Cook

Follow playwright Roxy Cook into the fantastical world of A Woman Walks Into a Bank – a powerful portrayal of a country in crisis inspired by childhood fairytales and winner of the 2023 Theatre503 International Playwriting Award.
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November 22, 2023

On Aging with Grace: A Conversation with Birthday Candles author Noah Haidle

Birthday Candles, playwright Noah Haidle’s look at one woman’s experience with aging over the course of a century, explores the act of baking a cake as a metaphor for growing old. We touched base with playwright Haidle to discuss the special ingredients hidden within his latest work.
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November 14, 2023

Gather Around, It’s Time to Cook! Shows About Cooking

Cooking and sharing a delicious meal with your friends and family is an experience sure fill to your heart as much as your stomach. These soulful shows involve preparing and sharing a meal at home, in a restaurant or even an unusual location like a bomb shelter. Wash your hands and get cooking!
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October 31, 2023

K-12 Theatre Season Planning: Let’s Learn! (Musicals Edition)

Musical theatre is educational! These Concord Theatricals musicals are handily organized into categories focused on learning. From history and literature to costume and set design, this list provides plenty of educational opportunities for everyone.
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October 20, 2023

Great TYA Shows: Dynamic Theatre for Young Audiences

These Concord Theatricals plays and musicals are designed specifically for young audiences. From classic fairy tales and literary adaptations to charming contemporary stories, these TYA shows are sure to inspire the next generation of theatre lovers!
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October 11, 2023

Bringing Our Town to His City: An Interview with Michel Hausmann

In November 2017, Thornton Wilder’s beloved tale of Grover’s Corners came to life in Miami, Florida as Our Town (Multilingual), presented in English, Spanish and Creole. We sat down with Miami New Drama’s founder and Artistic Director, Michel Hausmann, to discuss infusing his theatre’s community into a classic.
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Featured image for “Marvin Hamlisch: Looking Back at the Legendary Composer’s Life and Looking Forward to Celebrating His Legacy”
October 10, 2023

Marvin Hamlisch: Looking Back at the Legendary Composer’s Life and Looking Forward to Celebrating His Legacy

To celebrate 80 years of Hamlisch, we join the iconic composer’s closest family and collaborators to discuss his enduring legacy.
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October 9, 2023

A Raisin in the Sun… The Musical!

Did you know that Lorraine Hansberry’s Tony Award-winning play was adapted into a Tony Award-winning musical? Raisin premiered on Broadway on October 18, 1973. To celebrate the show’s 50th anniversary, here’s everything you need to know about Raisin… the musical!
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October 5, 2023

UK Amateur Theatre: Find Your Next Show

Looking for inspiration for your next show? Concord Theatricals has you covered! Here’s an exciting selection of celebrated and noteworthy titles that are perfect for amateur theatres.
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October 2, 2023

The Latest from @ConcordShows: Fall ’23

The weather may be cooling down, but things are heating up in the Concord Theatricals offices! Catch up on the latest news here.
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October 2, 2023

The Latest from @ConcordUKShows: Autumn ’23

Catch up on the latest Concord Theatricals UK news, including licensing and concert announcements and festival celebrations.
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Featured image for “Aliens with Extraordinary Skills: An Interview with Playwright Saviana Stanescu”
September 27, 2023

Aliens with Extraordinary Skills: An Interview with Playwright Saviana Stanescu

Saviana Stanescu’s fictional dark comedy about immigration, street clowns and the American Dream premiered off-Broadway in 2008. To celebrate the play’s 15th anniversary, we sat down with the playwright to discuss her work and its enduring relevance.
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September 20, 2023

12.5 Fun Facts About George Gershwin

George Gershwin, musical genius, was born 125 years ago, on September 26, 1898. In honor of this milestone, we’ve compiled a list of 12.5 interesting facts about the great American composer.
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Featured image for “Agatha Christie’s Plays: From Playscripts to Playbills”
September 15, 2023

Agatha Christie’s Plays: From Playscripts to Playbills

David Morris, author and editor of CollectingChristie.com, explores Agatha Christie’s theatrical work by sharing some fascinating highlights from his vast collection of Christie memorabilia.
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Featured image for “Mr. Burns Turns 10: An Interview with Playwright Anne Washburn”
September 14, 2023

Mr. Burns Turns 10: An Interview with Playwright Anne Washburn

Mr. Burns – a post-electric play, Anne Washburn’s imaginative dark comedy featuring music by Michael Friedman, premiered off-Broadway at Playwrights Horizons on September 15, 2013. Ten years after the play’s auspicious opening, we caught up with the playwright to discuss The Simpsons, humor, fear, community and the power of storytelling.
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August 30, 2023

Is God Is: Revitalizing Australian Theatre

Is God Is, the breakout hit by playwright Aleshea Harris, is a triumph for the Australian theatre scene in a current Melbourne Theatre Company and Sydney Theatre Company co-production. We spoke to the stars of the production, Henrietta Enyonam Amevor and Masego Pitso, who are best friends in real life and on stage.
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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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Featured image for “Geek! Turns 10: A Conversation with Playwright Crystal Skillman”
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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Featured image for “Laugh Your Butts Off: An Interview with Dan Goggin”
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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Featured image for “Stumped! Catching Up with Playwright Shomit Dutta”
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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