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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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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 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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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 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 21, 2022

Pioneering Women at the Olivier Awards

Concord Theatricals proudly champions female authors in the UK and beyond. Here’s a list of female-identifying nominees and winners at the Olivier Awards.
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