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May 14, 2022

Style and Adaptation: A Conversation with Playwright Rob Urbinati

Playwright Rob Urbinati, author of Jane Austen’s Lady Susan, Murder on West Moon Street and Death by Design, discusses these three “adaptation” plays, the enduring appeal of great works, and his approach to comedy.
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May 12, 2022

A Place for We: A Q&A with Playwright Archie Maddocks

Playwright Archie Maddocks, author of the bittersweet comedy A Place For We, discusses the play, his artistic influences, and his dual roles as playwright and stand-up comedian.
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May 10, 2022

Bob Merrill: Broadway Composer/Lyricist

Concord Theatricals celebrates the career of Bob Merrill, the talented and prolific composer/lyricist behind Funny Girl, Carnival!, Sugar and other hits.
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May 6, 2022

Agatha Christie’s Murder on the Orient Express: An International Cast

Ken Ludwig’s theatrical rendering of Agatha Christie’s Murder on the Orient Express is teeming with colorful characters. In this fun article, get the scoop on the suspects and contemplate how you might solve the crime.
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May 3, 2022

A Q&A with Porcelain Author Margaret Perry

An interview with the playwright Margaret Perry, whose play Porcelain premiered at the Abbey Theatre, Dublin in 2018.
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April 30, 2022

K-12 Season Planning: Shows to Fit Your Needs

Planning your upcoming K-12 season? Concord Theatricals has the perfect show for you! Here are some suggestions to fit your needs, whether you’re looking for a large cast show or a challenging new work.
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April 30, 2022

Middle School Season Planning: Shows to Fit Your Needs

Planning your upcoming Middle School season? Concord Theatricals has the perfect show for you! Here are some suggestions to fit your needs, whether you’re looking for a large-cast musical, a play with a variety of lead roles, a holiday show or a literary adaptation.
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April 28, 2022

Falsettos: Three Decades of Love and Heartbreak

William Finn and James Lapine’s groundbreaking musical Falsettos is a contemporary look at family, relationships, bar mitvahs, baseball and AIDS. Here’s the story of how this landmark musical came to be.
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April 22, 2022

Dig a Little Deeper: Environmental Plays for Earth Day

This Earth Day, plant some story seeds with a cultivated collection of plays about the environment.
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April 22, 2022

The Grinning Man: A Conversation With the Creative Team

The hit musical The Grinning Man is a fairy tale love story streaked with pitch-black humour, lashings of Gothic horror and swashbuckling adventure. The show’s creators discuss the show’s development, themes and message.
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April 19, 2022

Don’t Bother Me, I Can’t Cope – Fifty Years Later

Don’t Bother Me, I Can’t Cope, Micki Grant’s groundbreaking musical celebration of the Black experience in America, opened on Broadway on April 19, 1972. Fifty years later, here’s a look at this innovative, history-making musical revue.
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April 15, 2022

QUIZ: Which Shows Are Right for You?

Have fun brainstorming your next performance season with handpicked selections from the Concord Theatricals licensing team.
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April 14, 2022

The Truth Behind… Titanic

April 14, 2022 marked the 110th anniversary of the sinking of the Titanic. Read about the real-life figures that inspired Maury Yeston and Peter Stone’s epic musical.
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April 12, 2022

Song Breakdown: “My Funny Valentine” from Babes in Arms

An in-depth breakdown of the American songbook standard “My Funny Valentine” from Babes in Arms, music by Richard Rodgers and lyrics by Lorenz Hart.
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April 11, 2022

10 Reasons You Should Know Michael Stewart

When it comes to hit Broadway musicals, Michael Stewart wrote the book… literally. Here are ten reasons you should know this musical theatre great.
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April 8, 2022

15 Fun Facts About Funny Girl

Funny Girl , the hit musical about legendary entertainer Fanny Brice, opened in 1964 and finally returns to Broadway in 2022. To celebrate the show’s homecoming, here are 15 Fun Facts about the original Broadway production!
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April 7, 2022

The Lasting Legacy of August Wilson’s Fences

Dr. Joan Herrington, a dramaturg, and the chair and professor of the Department of Theatre at Western Michigan University, dives deeply into August Wilson’s Fences, exploring Wilson’s legacy as a playwright who breathed life into a living history of Black tradition.
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April 4, 2022

A Grand Night For Singing: A Q&A with Director Walter Bobbie

From the Rodgers & Hammerstein Archives: Theatre expert Bert Fink talks to Walter Bobbie about his experience directing A Grand Night For Singing on Broadway.
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March 29, 2022

Pravin Wilkins on Writing Moreno

Pravin Wilkins discusses his play Moreno, which won the 2020 Theatre503 International Playwriting Award.
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March 25, 2022

DemocracyWorks: Theatre as a Glimmering Hope

Spencer Wareing’s essay about resiliency and theatre was chosen as the winner of the Educational Theatre Association’s 2022 DemocracyWorks Essay Competition, sponsored by Concord Theatricals.
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March 25, 2022

DemocracyWorks: Finding Myself in Theatre

Jack Bachman’s essay about resiliency and theatre was chosen as a runner-up in the Educational Theatre Association’s 2022 DemocracyWorks Essay Competition, sponsored by Concord Theatricals.
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March 25, 2022

DemocracyWorks: Drawing Strength from Theatre

Kacey Feth’s essay about resiliency and theatre was chosen as a runner-up in the Educational Theatre Association’s 2022 DemocracyWorks Essay Competition, sponsored by Concord Theatricals.
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March 21, 2022

Pioneering Women at the Olivier Awards

Concord Theatricals proudly champions female authors in the UK and beyond. Here’s a list of women who have received nominations and wins at the Olivier Awards.
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March 16, 2022

A Guide to Cabaret

Concord Theatricals proudly licenses three distinct versions of the musical Cabaret. Read on to learn about the song and story differences among the three versions.
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March 11, 2022

The Musical Brilliance of Sweet Smell of Success

Marvin Hamlisch’s brassy score brought the noir classic Sweet Smell of Success to life on the Broadway stage 20 years ago. We reminisce on the shadowy world of ambition, betrayal, and genius musical motifs.
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March 10, 2022

Agnes of God: A Conversation with Author John Pielmeier

Agnes of God, John Pielmeier’s taut, compelling three-character drama about a young nun accused of murdering her newborn, premiered on Broadway in 1982. Forty years later, the writer answers our questions about the play, faith and mystery.
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March 7, 2022

The Global Stage: Passport to Kenya

The fifth installment in a tour of Concord Theatricals productions around the world. This article takes you to Nairobi, Kenya, where one director has made it her mission to stage the classics and transform Kenya into Eastern Africa’s go-to destination for music and theatre.
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March 3, 2022

QUIZ: Which Peanuts Character are You?

Wondering which character from the Peanuts universe you are? Take this quick quiz to find out if you’re crabby, like Lucy, or as playful and loyal as Snoopy!
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March 2, 2022

Movie Musicals on Stage

From the silver screen to your local theatre, here’s a list of stage adaptations of film musicals, featuring scores that were originally composed for the movies.
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March 1, 2022

Folktales Featuring Women

In a world full of heroes, these are tales of heroines! Here’s a list of plays and musicals, based on folklore and fairy tales, in which women take center stage.
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February 28, 2022

Ruthless! A Q&A with Joel Paley and Marvin Laird

Ruthless!, the outrageous and hilarious off-Broadway sensation, premiered at the Players Theatre on March 13, 1992. Co-creators Joel Paley and Marvin Laird celebrate the show’s 30th anniversary in a conversation about talent, ambition, tap shoes… and homicide.
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February 22, 2022

Una McKevitt on Writing One Good Turn

An interview with the playwright Una McKevitt, whose comic play One Good Turn premiered at the Abbey Theatre, Dublin in 2021.
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