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October 9, 2023

A Raisin in the Sun… The Musical!

Did you know that Lorraine Hansberry’s Tony Award-winning play was adapted into a Tony Award-winning musical? Raisin premiered on Broadway on October 18, 1973. To celebrate the show’s 50th anniversary, here’s everything you need to know about Raisin… the musical!
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October 5, 2023

UK Amateur Theatre: Find Your Next Show

Looking for inspiration for your next show? Concord Theatricals has you covered! Here’s an exciting selection of celebrated and noteworthy titles that are perfect for amateur theatres.
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October 2, 2023

The Latest from @ConcordShows: Fall ’23

The weather may be cooling down, but things are heating up in the Concord Theatricals offices! Catch up on the latest news here.
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Featured image for “Aliens with Extraordinary Skills: An Interview with Playwright Saviana Stanescu”
September 27, 2023

Aliens with Extraordinary Skills: An Interview with Playwright Saviana Stanescu

Saviana Stanescu’s fictional dark comedy about immigration, street clowns and the American Dream premiered off-Broadway in 2008. To celebrate the play’s 15th anniversary, we sat down with the playwright to discuss her work and its enduring relevance.
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September 14, 2023

Mr. Burns Turns 10: An Interview with Playwright Anne Washburn

Mr. Burns – a post-electric play, Anne Washburn’s imaginative dark comedy featuring music by Michael Friedman, premiered off-Broadway at Playwrights Horizons on September 15, 2013. Ten years after the play’s auspicious opening, we caught up with the playwright to discuss The Simpsons, humor, fear, community and the power of storytelling.
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August 30, 2023

Is God Is: Revitalizing Australian Theatre

Is God Is, the breakout hit by playwright Aleshea Harris, is a triumph for the Australian theatre scene in a current Melbourne Theatre Company and Sydney Theatre Company co-production. We spoke to the stars of the production, Henrietta Enyonam Amevor and Masego Pitso, who are best friends in real life and on stage.
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August 18, 2023

Back to School: Season Planning (UK)

It’s back-to-school season, and you know what that means… time for students – and teachers – to learn! As you’re planning your next school theatre season, take a look at these amazing Concord Theatricals plays and musicals, handily organised into categories focused on learning.
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Featured image for “Geek! Turns 10: A Conversation with Playwright Crystal Skillman”
August 16, 2023

Geek! Turns 10: A Conversation with Playwright Crystal Skillman

Geek!, Crystal Skillman’s hilarious and fast-paced comedy-drama about the dynamic world of cosplay, premiered in New York City in 2013. To celebrate the show’s 10th anniversary, we caught up with the playwright to discuss the play’s inspiration, themes and enduring appeal.
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Featured image for “The Story of The Ghost Train”
August 15, 2023

The Story of The Ghost Train

In this excerpt from his book Godfrey’s Ghost: From Father to Son, Nicholas Ridley recounts the genesis of his father Nicholas Ridley’s genre-defining comedy-thriller, The Ghost Train.
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August 1, 2023

2023 Edinburgh Fringe Spotlight

Concord Theatricals is excited to publish four award-winning plays making their way to the 2023 Edinburgh Fringe Festival stage: Bullring Techno Makeout Jamz, Dugsi Dayz, It’s A Motherf**king Pleasure and One Way Out. Whether you’re searching for shows to add to your Fringe must-see list or playtexts to join the excitement from anywhere, check out these new titles.
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July 28, 2023

K-12 Theatre Season Planning: Let’s Learn!

It’s almost back-to-school season… time to learn! And what better way to learn than through the art of live theatre? Here’s a list of amazing Concord Theatricals plays and musicals, handily organized into categories focused on learning. No matter what you hope to learn this year, you’re sure to find some great ideas here!
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June 30, 2023

Plays and Musicals Featuring Strong Mother Figures

Discover strong mother figures featured in the Concord Theatricals catalog, from the loving to the ruthless.
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Featured image for “25 Facts about Rodgers & Hammerstein’s Oklahoma! starring Hugh Jackman”
June 29, 2023

25 Facts about Rodgers & Hammerstein’s Oklahoma! starring Hugh Jackman

25 years ago, Hugh Jackman starred in the National Theatre’s revival of Rodgers & Hammerstein’s Oklahoma!, now screening in cinemas worldwide. To celebrate, we’ve compiled 25 fun facts about the production!
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June 27, 2023

The Latest from @ConcordShows: Summer ’23

The summer sun in shining, and so are our authors! Explore recent highlights from Concord Theatricals, including new acquisitions, awards wins and a landmark anniversary celebration.
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June 9, 2023

Great Works of the LGBTQIA+ Canon

From uproarious comedies to harrowing dramas, these Concord Theatricals plays and musicals address the depth and breadth of human experience in the LGBTQIA+ community.
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May 16, 2023

BIPOC LGBTQIA+ Voices and the Queer Experience

The Concord Theatricals catalog is a tapestry of authors and the dynamic perspectives they bring to storytelling. We’re putting a spotlight on queer playwrights of color who explore the LGBTQIA+ experience.
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April 5, 2023

The Latest from @ConcordShows: Spring ’23

Take a look at what’s been happening lately at Concord Theatricals! These highlights from the first three months of 2023 include awards, anniversaries and Broadway productions.
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March 24, 2023

K-12 Theatre: Your Guide to Season Planning

In search of inspiration for your next K-12 theatre season? Concord Theatricals has got you covered! We’ve created a hand-picked selection of plays and musicals to fit a variety of needs.
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March 23, 2023

Shows with All-Female Casts

From matriarchs to fighter pilots, homemakers to politicians, the women in these stories represent a broad range of experience. Explore this selection of plays and musicals featuring all-female casts.
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March 18, 2023

One-Woman Shows

One female actor is all that’s needed for a theatrical tour-de-force. Explore the intimate world of one-woman shows and the powerful stories they tell in this collection of musicals and plays.
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March 7, 2023

Community Theatre: Your Guide to Season Planning

Planning your next community theatre season? Concord Theatricals has you covered! Here’s an exciting selection of celebrated and noteworthy titles that would be perfect for your upcoming season.
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Featured image for “The Play’s the Thing: Shows Inspired by Shakespeare”
March 6, 2023

The Play’s the Thing: Shows Inspired by Shakespeare

From William Shakespeare’s poems and stage works, contemporary theatremakers have taken the liberty of creating their own unique plays and musicals. Here’s a selection of brilliant and thrilling works inspired by The Bard of Avon.
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March 3, 2023

In the Heights: 15 Facts for 15 Years

On March 9, 2008, Lin-Manuel Miranda’s In the Heights made Washington Heights the talk of the town. In honor of the musical’s 15-year Broadway anniversary – and in no particular order – here are 15 fun facts and tidbits about the show.
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February 17, 2023

Theatre-Inspired Pancakes

A delicious treat for theatre lovers! Here are some tasty, theatrically-themed pancake topping ideas, inspired by great shows from The Sound of Music to SIX.
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Featured image for “Rodgers & Hammerstein’s Oklahoma!: Laurence Maslon Explores the Groundbreaking Musical”
February 9, 2023

Rodgers & Hammerstein’s Oklahoma!: Laurence Maslon Explores the Groundbreaking Musical

Theatre historian Laurence Maslon explores Rodgers & Hammerstein’s Oklahoma! in a series of entertaining and informative essays.
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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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Featured image for “Meet the Characters from Birds and Bees”
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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