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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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February 3, 2023

New Cast Albums from Concord Theatricals Recordings

Concord Theatricals Recordings has recently re-released several rare and never-before-digitally available cast albums, including William Finn’s Elegies: A Song Cycle and the OBCR of The Grass Harp. Check out these fantastic scores and learn more about the shows they’re from.
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February 1, 2023

Meet the Characters from Birds and Bees

Meet the four students from Birds and Bees, the latest play by Charlie Josephine. After causing a disruption during a school assembly, four students are forced together to work on an apology statement. Facing their differences, they realise their power to create change.
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January 27, 2023

Zombie Prom: The Characters’ Bones

Here’s a look at the colorful cast of characters in Zombie Prom, an ebullient musical blending the tuneful sounds of the ‘50s with the chills of a spooky B-movie.
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January 19, 2023

Tim Firth on Sheila’s Island

Playwright Tim Firth shares a few thoughts on his new comedy Sheila’s Island, a sparkling, sharp-witted, all-female adaptation of his earlier hit Neville’s Island.
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January 1, 2023

Show and Author Anniversaries in 2023

2023 marks a milestone for several Concord Theatricals shows and authors. Here’s a list of selected plays, musicals and authors celebrating an anniversary this year.
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December 19, 2022

It’s More Than a Living: Playwrights Working in the TV/Film Space

In this feature, learn about playwrights making waves as writers for film and television, and some of their reasons for working in the space.
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December 13, 2022

Plays & Musicals About the Jewish Experience

We’ve compiled a list of plays and musicals centered around the Jewish experience. Whether you’re looking to read or produce them, these shows each shine a light on a unique aspect of Jewish culture, tradition and history.
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December 13, 2022

A Guide to The Wizard of Oz

Concord Theatricals proudly licenses three versions of the musical The Wizard of Oz. Here’s a brief guide to help you distinguish the three titles.
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December 9, 2022

Natasha, Pierre & The Great Comet of 1812: A Q&A with Composer Dave Malloy

On October 16, 2012, Natasha, Pierre & The Great Comet of 1812 premiered in New York City at Ars Nova. This year marks the show’s tenth anniversary – and in honor of the occasion, we sat down with Dave Malloy to chat about the show’s inspirations and journey across its multiple productions.
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December 2, 2022

The Ocean at the End of the Lane: A Conversation with Playwright Joel Horwood

Playwright Joel Horwood discusses his stage adaptation of Neil Gaiman’s The Ocean at the End of the Lane, describing the challenges and rewards of transferring the fantasy/sci-fi myth from page to stage.
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November 30, 2022

The Phenomenon of “You’ll Never Walk Alone”

Since its 1945 premiere in Rodgers & Hammerstein’s Carousel, “You’ll Never Walk Alone” has continued to inspire. We explore the song’s cultural impact through the world of football and charity singles.
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November 16, 2022

The Sharp Wit of Lorenz Hart: A Conversation with Andy Einhorn

Lorenz Hart’s bitingly clever lyrics, with their unpredictable rhymes, elevated musical theatre songwriting to the level of poetry. In this interview, gifted music director and conductor for Broadway and beyond, Andy Einhorn, discusses what makes Hart’s lyrics soar.
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Featured image for “Summer Camp Memories: A Q&A with the Authors of The Grown-Ups”
November 9, 2022

Summer Camp Memories: A Q&A with the Authors of The Grown-Ups

We reached out to the authors of The Grown-Ups to talk about the original, outdoor production of their summer-camp play in 2021, and their recent remounts outside of New York.
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November 8, 2022

Guy Unsworth’s Take on Some Mothers Do ‘Ave ‘Em

We spoke to playwright Guy Unsworth about his adaptation of the hit 1970s British sitcom Some Mothers Do ‘Ave ‘Em — the adaptation’s inspirations, the original show’s continued appeal and the experiences of working with the original show’s creator late Raymond Allen.
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November 1, 2022

Everybody’s Talking About Jamie’s Creators on the Teen Edition

We chatted with the creators of the West End hit musical Everybody’s Talking About Jamie about the new Teen Edition: advices on putting on and performing in the show for the teachers and students. Put on your heels and step into the world of Jamie New.
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October 31, 2022

A Conversation with the Creators of ELEANOR – An American Love Story

Eleanor – An American Love Story chronicles the remarkable journey of Eleanor Roosevelt, the shy, insecure aristocrat who was destined to become First Lady of the World. We spoke to the musical’s creators about the show’s inspiration, development and continued appeal.
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October 28, 2022

Edgar Degas in Paris: Interview with Historians and Authors Rosary O’Neill, PhD and Rory O’Neill Schmitt, PhD

To celebrate the 150th anniversary of iconic French artist Edgar Degas’ visit to New Orleans and New York, Degas in New Orleans playwright Rosary Hartel O’Neill and her daughter, Rory O’Neill Schmitt, discuss Degas, Paris, and their new nonfiction book, Edgar Degas in New Orleans.
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Featured image for “Celebrated Virgins: Q&A with Creators Katie Elin-Salt & Eleri B. Jones”
October 27, 2022

Celebrated Virgins: Q&A with Creators Katie Elin-Salt & Eleri B. Jones

Celebrated Virgins creators Katie Elin-Salt and Eleri B. Jones discuss their creative process in adapting the true story of Lady Eleanor Butler and Miss Sarah Ponsonby, lifetime partners who were cast off by society in late 18th-century Ireland.
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October 25, 2022

The Global Stage: Passport to Sri Lanka

This article, part of a series of pieces exploring international theatremakers, takes you to Sri Lanka, where Clutch Plays Theatre produced Nia Vardalos’ Tiny Beautiful Things.
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October 17, 2022

Love in the Air: Romantic Comedies

Explore this list of charming, hilarious and heartwarming romantic comedies, ranging from classic love stories to fresh takes on contemporary relationships.
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October 14, 2022

Spike in the Eye

Nick Newman, co-author of Spike, writes about the legacy of comedian and writer Spike Milligan, celebrating his influence on the British satirical news magazine Private Eye and the BBC’s The Goon Show.
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October 11, 2022

Spine-Chilling Mystery & Suspense Plays

Hold onto your seats – these plays will keep you guessing til the very end!
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September 30, 2022

Thank You, Teachers

To honor the wonderful educators who motivate young theatre artists, Concord Theatricals authors thank their most inspiring teachers.
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September 20, 2022

Reimagining Shakespeare for the Modern Stage: Q&A with Author Andrew Shepherd

The Bard’s classic and timeless characters have been reimagined by author Andrew Shepherd in his epic, romantic, tragic, sci-fi comedy, The Shakespeare Conspiracy. In this conversation, Shepherd shares his love of Shakespeare and explains the creative process behind his ‘real’ and ‘theatre’ worlds.
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Featured image for “A Fractured Folk Tale: Creators Mark Waldrop and Brad Ross Discuss LUCK! A Musical”
September 19, 2022

A Fractured Folk Tale: Creators Mark Waldrop and Brad Ross Discuss LUCK! A Musical

We had the good fortune to chat with bookwriter/lyricist Mark Waldrop and composer Brad Ross, co-creators of LUCK! A Musical, a hilarious, fast-paced show based on a short story by Nobel Prize-winning author Isaac Bashevis Singer.
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September 13, 2022

Strong Female Roles by Agatha Christie

Agatha Christie wrote female characters who were often as ambitious and independent as the masterful mystery writer herself. Dive into this article to discover Christie’s maverick women, and where you can read more of their stories.
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September 12, 2022

A Conversation with Playwright Charlie Josephine

We interviewed playwright Charlie Josephine for their latest works – the critically acclaimed I, Joan and Monologues for ‘Others’. Find out more their inspirations and creative process behind these titles.
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September 7, 2022

Your Guide to Holiday Shows!

The -ber months have arrived! Get a head start on programming your next holiday show — explore this list of plays and musicals that’ll fill your audience with seasonal mirth.
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September 6, 2022

Return to Clown Bar: Adam Szymkowicz on His New Sequel

Clown Bar 2 is a hilariously wackadoo sequel to the enormously popular Clown Bar. Playwright Adam Szymkowicz, author of Kodachrome and Marion, or the True Tale of Robin Hood, recounts the tale of the show’s birth.
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August 23, 2022

In Focus: Ryan Scott Oliver on 35mm

In celebration of the ten years since the premiere of 35mm: A Musical Exhibition, we sat down with the rockin’ composer Ryan Scott Oliver to dig into his artistic process and chat about the collaboration that inspired the show.
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August 22, 2022

So Far: A History of Rodgers & Hammerstein’s Allegro

Theatre historian Bert Fink recounts the birth of Rodgers & Hammerstein’s landmark “concept musical,” an experimental work that broke new ground on Broadway.
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