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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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August 9, 2022

Slam Dunks for the Stage: Shows About Sports

Ready to move from the field to the footlights? Whether you’re a sports fanatic or content to stick to the stage, these plays will leave you wanting to join the team.
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August 5, 2022

Notable Bibliophile Characters

These Concord Theatricals titles feature literary lovers. Explore the list to find a show expressing your inner book nerdiness on stage!
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August 4, 2022

2022 Edinburgh Fringe Spotlight

Here’s our hand-picked selection of titles from the 2022 Edinburgh Fringe Festival — GirlPlay, MUSTARD and SHEWOLVES. Join the Festival’s 75th anniversary celebration by attending the performances in person or buying a script from Concord Theatricals’ website.
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Featured image for “QUIZ: Which Character from Rodgers & Hammerstein’s Cinderella Are YOU?”
August 2, 2022

QUIZ: Which Character from Rodgers & Hammerstein’s Cinderella Are YOU?

Are you as sour as a stepsister, or as righteous and kind as Prince Christopher? Take this quick quiz to find out which character from Rodgers & Hammerstein’s Cinderella is your perfect fit.
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Featured image for “QUIZ: Find Out Your Next Summer Read”
July 27, 2022

QUIZ: Find Out Your Next Summer Read

Take this quiz to find scripts that are perfect for your summer holiday!
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July 26, 2022

The Beaux Stratagem: A Final Collaboration

Actor/writer/comedian Kevin Stevens recounts his experience performing in a production of The Beaux’ Stratagem, George Farquar’s 1707 farce, which was adapted by Thornton Wilder and further adapted by Ken Ludwig.
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July 25, 2022

How To Be Brave: Q&A with Siân Owen

Siân Owen’s one-woman play follows Katie’s adventure around Newport with a stolen BMX. We spoke to Owen about her monologue, her inspirations and her relationship to Newport.
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July 14, 2022

Vive la France! French Plays and Musicals

For Bastille Day, we’re celebrating all things French! From 13 Rue de l’Amour to Victor/Victoria, here are some Concord plays and musicals that are très très français.
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July 13, 2022

Puffs: A Charming Chat with Author Matt Cox

It’s been five years since the off-Broadway premiere of Puffs! To celebrate, we had a chat with playwright Matt Cox about how the show was written and staged for the first time, and the enduring impact it’s had on audiences worldwide.
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July 8, 2022

Sun & Fun: Plan Your Next Summer Stock Season

Here’s a handy guide to help you plan your next summer season, with suggestions for a family musical, an alternative musical, a straight play and a rock show.
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July 5, 2022

Bully No More! – A Conversation with Creator Elaine Davida Sklar

Bully No More! explores the repercussions of bullying and celebrates the power of individuals to band together and stand up for what’s right. An updated 2022 version of the musical is now available, so we spoke to the show’s creator about its themes and impact.
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June 28, 2022

120 Facts About Richard Rodgers

Richard Rodgers, composer of The Sound of Music, Cinderella, Oklahoma! and other beloved musicals, was born 120 years ago. To celebrate, we’ve compiled 120 facts about the legendary composer.
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June 27, 2022

Sex Cells: A Conversation with Playwright Anna Longaretti

Sex Cells, a funny and poignant play set in the busy call centre for a sex toy manufacturer, has delighted audiences worldwide since its London debut in 2013. Playwright Anna Longaretti discusses the play, its themes and its continued relevance.
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Featured image for “10,000 Performances and Counting: A Conversation with Playwright David Tristram”
June 22, 2022

10,000 Performances and Counting: A Conversation with Playwright David Tristram

David Tristram is one of the UK’s most popular playwrights – his comedies have been performed more than 10,000 times by professional and amateur companies worldwide. We caught up with the man behind the mask to learn more.
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Featured image for “The 39 Steps: Page to Screen to Stage”
June 20, 2022

The 39 Steps: Page to Screen to Stage

Patrick Barlow’s hilarious and fast-paced whodunit is a theatrical treat. But before it was a hit play, The 39 Steps was a bestselling novel and several hit films. Here’s a look at The 39 Steps, from page to screen to stage.
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June 10, 2022

May Queen: A Conversation with Playwright Frankie Meredith

Playwright Frankie Meredith, author of May Queen, discusses her play, her inspirations and her relationship to Coventry.
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June 8, 2022

Pride Timeline: 50+ Years of LGBTQ+ Plays and Musicals

In celebration of Pride Month, here’s a timeline of influential and groundbreaking LGBTQ-themed plays and musicals, placed in the context of queer history.
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June 2, 2022

Shows With Flexible Casting

Whether you’re looking for a show with a small cast covering multiple roles or a piece with an optional ensemble, this list of plays and musicals is hand-picked to fit performance groups of any size.
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May 24, 2022

Thornton Wilder: New Short Documentary Released

In recognition of Thornton Wilder’s 125th anniversary, a new short documentary called Thornton Wilder: It’s Time has been released. The 18-minute video features archival photos, letters, video and interviews, along with commentary from professional theatre makers.
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May 16, 2022

Richard Rodgers: The Sound of PEGOT

Richard Rodgers was the first person to obtain a Pulitzer, Emmy, Grammy, Oscar and Tony. Here’s a look at the decorated works that earned Rodgers his PEGOT status.
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