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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 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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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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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 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 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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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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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 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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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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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 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 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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