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June 13, 2024

A Pan of Buttermilk Biscuits: Purlie Victorious and Sustenance

Hasna Muhammad, daughter of playwright/actor Ossie Davis, reflects on her father’s play Purlie Victorious and its connection to food and sustenance.
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Featured image for “Tony Award-Winning Plays and Musicals from Concord Theatricals”
June 5, 2024

Tony Award-Winning Plays and Musicals from Concord Theatricals

Peruse the Concord Theatricals shows that have been honored over the years on Broadway’s biggest night.
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Featured image for “Way Down Hadestown: The Characters From Myth to Musical”
May 28, 2024

Way Down Hadestown: The Characters From Myth to Musical

Hadestown intertwines two love stories – that of young dreamers Orpheus and Eurydice, and that of immortal King Hades and lady Persephone – breathing new life into their ancient tales. Learn more about how the musical’s characters compare to the myths that inspired them.
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Featured image for “A Planning Guide for University Theatre – 2024/5 Season”
April 27, 2024

A Planning Guide for University Theatre – 2024/5 Season

From classic showstoppers to innovative contemporary works, these plays and musicals are ideal for your upcoming production or showcase at university or drama school.
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Featured image for “The Tales of Custard the Dragon: Brad Ross and Mary Hall Surface Discuss Their Ogden Nash-Based Musical”
April 26, 2024

The Tales of Custard the Dragon: Brad Ross and Mary Hall Surface Discuss Their Ogden Nash-Based Musical

We recently connected with Brad Ross and Mary Hall Surface, composer and book writer of The Tales of Custard the Dragon, to discuss their meaningful collaboration on the audience-favorite family musical.
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Featured image for “The Truth Behind… The Sound of Music”
April 20, 2024

The Truth Behind… The Sound of Music

Who were the real-life people behind the classic Rodgers & Hammerstein musical? Was there really a Baroness? And what about Max? Let’s start at the very beginning…
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April 19, 2024

Spectacle and Hyper-Theatricality: A Conversation with John J. Caswell, Jr.

Playwright John J. Caswell, Jr. made a splash off-Broadway with Man Cave, a horrifying look at four Latinas who barricade themselves in the basement of a Republican congressman’s home, and Wet Brain, a family drama about three adult siblings who struggle to care for their alcoholic father. We reached out to John to discuss both plays.
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April 8, 2024

Alan Ayckbourn In Five Plays

Celebrated for his razor-sharp, hilarious satire of the British middle class, Alan Ayckbourn has written 90 full-length plays over a 65-year career. Discover the delightfully entertaining work of this brilliant British playwright.
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April 4, 2024

The Latest from @ConcordShows: Spring ’24

Spring has sprung, and much has been blossoming at Concord Theatricals! Catch up on the latest buzz from our U.S. office, including new acquisitions, exciting licensing updates, a GRAMMY® Award win and more.
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March 28, 2024

Heathers The Musical: 10 Facts for 10 Years

10 years have passed since Heathers The Musical’s explosive off-Broadway premiere! To celebrate anniversary, here are 10 facts about this hilarious, heartfelt and homicidal hit musical.
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Featured image for “Agatha Christie’s Witness for the Prosecution: Meet the Characters”
March 27, 2024

Agatha Christie’s Witness for the Prosecution: Meet the Characters

Agatha Christie’s classic mystery is chock-full of delicious roles, providing ample opportunity for actors to stretch their wings. Here’s a look at the play’s dynamic cast of characters.
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March 26, 2024

The Glad Game – In Remembrance of Phoebe Frances Brown

The Glad Game is the late Phoebe Frances Brown’s story; a story of finding yourself in the darkest moments and finding reasons to be glad. Three people who knew and loved Phoebe celebrate her work and honor her memory.
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March 4, 2024

College Theatre: Picks for Your 2024/25 Season

Here’s a list of great plays and musicals for your college or university’s 2024/25 season, with titles ranging from classic mysteries and romances to contemporary dramas and comedies.
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Featured image for “Theatre at the Oscars: Best Picture Winners on Stage”
March 1, 2024

Theatre at the Oscars: Best Picture Winners on Stage

From stage to screen, or from screen to stage, these Concord Theatricals plays and musicals inspired – or were inspired by – films that won the Academy Award for Best Picture.
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February 12, 2024

Gal Pals: Shows About Female Friendship

From classmates to coworkers to fellow retirees, the gal pals in these plays and musicals represent a wide array of friendships between and among women.
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February 10, 2024

How Black Mothers Say I Love You: A Conversation with Playwright Trey Anthony

How Black Mothers Say I Love You, Trey Anthony’s heartfelt examination of Black womanhood and family, explores identity, loss and mother/daughter relationships. We connected with the playwright to discuss her inspirations behind and within this powerful and touching play.
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February 6, 2024

Shows for Senior Actors

From navigating grandparenthood to enjoying retirement with the best of friends, these picks from Concord Theatricals highlight a slew of juicy roles for senior actors. Take a look below for a variety of plays and musicals featuring prime parts for performers in their later years.
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Featured image for “Women Lead the Comedy in Ken Ludwig’s Lend Me a Soprano”
February 2, 2024

Women Lead the Comedy in Ken Ludwig’s Lend Me a Soprano

Ken Ludwig’s Lend Me a Soprano matches his hit Lend Me a Tenor in its doses of comedy while offering a feast of complex comedic roles for female actors.
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January 23, 2024

Sarah Ruhl In Five Plays

Celebrated for her lyricism, humor and authenticity, Sarah Ruhl has become one of today’s most decorated and cherished playwrights. Explore the breadth of her storytelling with these five selected works.
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January 22, 2024

Community Theatre: Your 2024 Guide to Season Planning

Planning your upcoming community theatre season? Concord Theatricals has you covered! Here’s an exciting selection of celebrated and noteworthy titles that would be perfect for your theatre.
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January 22, 2024

The Lightning Thief in Hong Kong

How do you bring the gods of Greek mythology to life on stage for an audience that may not be familiar with their epic tales? Join us for a conversation with Allan M. Nazareno, director of The Lightning Thief at Yew Chung International School of Hong Kong, to find out.
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January 16, 2024

Comfort Shows

From heartwarming family drama to charming romantic comedy, these titles from the Concord Theatricals catalog are sure to leave audiences feeling warm and fuzzy. Snuggle up and peruse these comfort shows for the stage!
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January 15, 2024

Ease on Down the Road: 10 Fun Facts about The Wiz!

A soulful and funktastic reimagining of The Wonderful Wizard of Oz, The Wiz premiered in 1974 and has remained a beloved fan favorite ever since. Celebrate the show’s triumphant return to Broadway with these 10 Fun Facts about The Wiz!
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January 9, 2024

Around the World in 80 Plays!

Take a dramatic tour around the globe with this dynamic list of Concord Theatricals plays that take place in locations all over the globe.
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December 20, 2023

The Latest from @ConcordShows: Winter ’23

As the year is coming to an end, Concord Theatricals is going out with a bang! Check out the latest exciting updates from our U.S. office, including a star-studded anniversary concert, a GRAMMY® Award nomination and more.
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Featured image for “From Page to Stage and Screen: Joe Tracz on Percy Jackson”
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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Featured image for “Anton Chekhov In Five Plays”
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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Featured image for “On Aging with Grace: A Conversation with Birthday Candles author Noah Haidle”
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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Featured image for “Gather Around, It’s Time to Cook! Shows About Cooking”
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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