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July 14, 2016

THE NORMAN CONQUESTS Completes Its Journey

In a first-ever collaboration by three professional Vermont theaters, Alan Ayckbourn’s THE NORMAN CONQUESTS will be produced in rotation this spring and summer. Learn more!
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July 14, 2016

Signature In Schools

Playwright Joe Calarco discusses writing for the Signature In Schools program, and the challenges it gives to students.
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July 11, 2016

Here Comes The Singularity

Where are the limits to what technology can replace? In this series from Playwrights Horizons, explore Jordan Harrison’s newest play, MARJORIE PRIME.
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July 11, 2016

Someway Else

Where are the limits to what technology can replace? In this series from Playwrights Horizons, explore Jordan Harrison’s newest play, MARJORIE PRIME.
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July 11, 2016

Playwright’s Perspective: MARJORIE PRIME

Where are the limits to what technology can replace? In this series from Playwrights Horizons, explore Jordan Harrison’s newest play, MARJORIE PRIME.
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July 11, 2016

Celebrate TUCK EVERLASTING Album Release with Cast, Creators at Barnes & Noble on 7/14

We are thrilled to welcome Tuck Everlasting into the Samuel French family, and can’t wait to celebrate their album release this Thursday!
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July 11, 2016

PLANE LOVE and FringeNYC: An Interview with Playwright Rosary O’Neill

Award winning playwright, Rosary O’Neill discusses her experience at FringeNYC and the reasons why she chose to enter Plane Love.
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July 11, 2016

Top 5 Teen Collections

Check out these five amazing collections of plays perfect for growing young artists!
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June 30, 2016

Summertime Reads

Our team put our heads together (maybe over some bowls of ice cream) to create a list of summertime reading just for you. In the below, you’ll find all the adventures, romances, and even comical mishaps that summer can bring.
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June 29, 2016

Tulips in the Desert

Have you ever tried to plant tulips in the Sahara desert? It’s quite similar to an attempt to stage a new musical in Russia.
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June 29, 2016

Travels to Moscow

What happens when an author writes a musical, and then 35 years later receives a call for it to be produced in Moscow? Magic, that’s what. Read more.
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June 29, 2016

Marilyn at 90

On June 1, 2016, Marilyn Monroe would have turned 90. To commemorate this event, a play by Rosary O’Neill titled Marilyn/God took Kansas City by storm. The piece focuses on the final moments of the beautiful actress’ life and her last thoughts before losing consciousness.
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June 28, 2016

ANTHONY ROSENTHAL, TRACIE THOMS, BRANDON URANOWITZ AND BETSY WOLFE TO JOIN “FALSETTOS”

FALSETTOS will begin previews Thursday, September 29, and run for 14 weeks only at the Walter Kerr Theatre (219 West 48 Street). Opening night will be Thursday, October 27.
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June 17, 2016

Top Ten Plays About LGBTQ+ Teens

Here are some of our top picks for plays featuring members of the LGBTQ+ community at their peaks of their self-discovery and sexual awakening — their teenage years.
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June 16, 2016

Director’s Notes: Kent Nicholson Talks About AMADEUS

Q&A with AMADEUS director Kent Nicholson, who takes a moment to think about the nearly four-decade popularity of Peter Shaffer’s hit play.
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June 15, 2016

Mystery, Memory and Music in Peter Shaffer’s AMADEUS

It may not be a musical, but Peter Shaffer’s AMADEUS certainly performs as one. Learn more through this insight into South Coast Rep’s recent production.
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June 15, 2016

THE NORMAN CONQUESTS: A Historic Collaboration

In a historic collaboration, three Vermont theaters have banded together to bring theatre-lovers across the state beloved British playwright Alan Ayckbourn’s classic comedy trilogy.
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May 17, 2016

The Receipt on Our Commercialized Life: SHOPPING AND F***ING

When who we are and what we do has been reduced to a transaction, the receipt on our commercialized life is Mark Ravenhill’s SHOPPING AND F***ING.
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May 11, 2016

Top 10 Plays About Epic Journeys

From the page to the stage, these plays will engage and excite readers and audiences alike. Pick up any of these scripts to embark on an adventure of courage and wit!
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May 6, 2016

THE NORMAN CONQUESTS: Collaborating to Inspire and Create

In a first-ever collaboration by three professional Vermont theaters, Alan Ayckbourn’s THE NORMAN CONQUESTS will be produced in rotation this spring and summer. Learn more!
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May 5, 2016

Top 10 Plays for Community Theaters

We’ve created a list of 10 plays perfect for any community theater, small or large. With smaller casts and easy to manage set and technical designs, these plays are great for more intimate venues or theaters who want to showcase the talent of their actors by using minimal aesthetics.
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April 28, 2016

The Secret Garden: Though Its Beauty is No Secret

Singers living states, even continents apart, worked feverishly for months to learn the intricate and gorgeous score of The Secret Garden for Manhattan Concert Productions’ 25th Anniversary presentation at Lincoln Center in New York.
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April 27, 2016

Women of THE SECRET GARDEN Talk Making History

THE SECRET GARDEN co-authors Lucy Simon and Marsha Norman sat down with stars Rebecca Luker and Tony Award winner Daisy Eagan to look back at the birth of a contemporary classic.
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April 27, 2016

Looking Forward and Back: THE NORMAL HEART, A Story about Past, Present and Future

Contributor Ishani Chatterji writes about Larry Kramer’s seminal play, The Normal Heart.
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April 26, 2016

We’ll Have The Grandest Garden Ever Seen

When Red Mountain Theatre Company decided to produce THE SECRET GARDEN, they didn’t fully understand the journey that their child actors would take on – or how they would blossom. Read more.
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April 26, 2016

RUTHLESS!, GLORIA and More Nominated for 2016 Off Broadway Alliance Awards

The Off Broadway Alliance, the organization of Off Broadway producers, theaters, general managers, press agents, and marketing professionals, has announced the nominees for the 6th Annual Off Broadway Alliance Awards.
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April 25, 2016

“Come Spirit, Come Charm”: An Interview with Marsha Norman and Lucy Simon on the 25th Anniversary of THE SECRET GARDEN

Ben Coleman interviews Lucy Simon and Marsha Norman, writers of The Secret Garden.
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April 22, 2016

Fathers, Daughters, Violins and Basketball: Bringing It All Together

John Starr is a classical violinist. If he could have it his way, he’d be playing all over the world and creating music just like his idol, Charles Ives. Instead he’s stuck playing in Queens and getting occasional visits from his daughter, Laura.
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April 20, 2016

Instant Karma: How THE OLDEST BOY Is Paying Back Its Source

Sarah Ruhl’s play, born in part from the generosity of Tibetans, is raising money for victims of last year’s Nepal earthquake. Learn more in this interview.
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April 14, 2016

Pulitzer Prize in Drama: 100 Years and Counting

Contributor Tyler Mullen shares his excitement for the Pulitzer Prize season, and a list of shows bestowed with the honor that you can perform today!
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April 13, 2016

Top 10 Smaller Musicals for Community Theaters

We’ve created a list of 10 musicals featuring smaller casts that fit perfectly on small stages or more intimate venues.
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April 8, 2016

UGLY LIES THE BONE: A Story of Healing, Small Town America and Magical Realism

“Ugly Lies the Bone is the perfect story to tell during a time when America is trying to heal. Communities all over the country have been slowly but surely climbing out of a deep hole created in the last ten years and Jess’s unique rehabilitation serves as a perfect parallel of this. “
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