Articles by Concord Theatricals

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July 9, 2024

The Latest from @ConcordShows: Summer ’24

Are you up to date on the latest news from Concord Theatricals? Catch up on US highlights from the summer season, including award wins, cast album releases and exciting new titles for your stage.
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July 9, 2024

The Latest from @ConcordUKShows: Summer ’24

As the temperature rises, things are heating up at Concord Theatricals! Catch up on the latest news from our UK office, including new recordings, exciting licensing updates, Olivier Awards wins and more.
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June 26, 2024

UK Schools Season Planning 2024-25

Ahead of the next school year, here’s a look at the things that students (and teachers) learn from putting on a show! These marvellous Concord Theatricals plays and musicals are sorted into categories focused on learning.
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June 19, 2024

Love, Sex, and the I.R.S. – Delighting Audiences for 45 Years

To celebrate the 45th anniversary of this uproarious farce, we spoke to co-author Billy Van Zandt — and the directors of a few recent productions – to explore the show’s continued success with audiences and creatives alike.
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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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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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May 20, 2024

A Conversation with Richard Conlon at Hope Springs

In Richard Conlon’s dynamic play Hope Springs, rebellion breaks out at a privately run youth correction facility located on a remote island. We sat down with the playwright to discuss his play for young actors.
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May 16, 2024

Meeting Charles Ludlam: An Excerpt from Charles Busch’s Memoir, Leading Lady

In this excerpt from his memoir, Leading Lady (Smart Pop, 2023), playwright and actor Charles Busch recounts the moment when he first encountered groundbreaking writer/performer Charles Ludlam, marking the historical union of two theatre greats.
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April 30, 2024

Axoloris: The Musical – A Conversation with Creator Sean Mendelson

Axoloris: The Musical is an uplifting TYA musical addressing climate change. We caught up with the show’s creator, Sean Mendelson, to discuss his inspiration, vision and hopes for the future.
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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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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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April 4, 2024

The Latest from @ConcordUKShows: Spring ’24

Concord Theatricals is keeping busy as spring begins to blossom! Here’s an update of some recent Concord news, including a thrilling new acquisition, two licensing updates 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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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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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 8, 2024

Remembering Chita Rivera

In a magnificent theatre career spanning over seven decades, Chita Rivera wowed Broadway audiences in show after show, always maintaining the highest level of craft and professionalism. Here’s a look at some highlights in the life of an indisputable Broadway icon.
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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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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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December 20, 2023

The Latest from @ConcordUKShows: Winter ’23

Concord Theatricals is keeping busy as 2024 draws to a close! Check out the latest exciting updates from our UK office, including a star-studded anniversary concert, a GRAMMY® Award nomination and more.
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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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November 28, 2023

We Walk Into a Bank: Q&A with Roxy Cook

Follow playwright Roxy Cook into the fantastical world of A Woman Walks Into a Bank – a powerful portrayal of a country in crisis inspired by childhood fairytales and winner of the 2023 Theatre503 International Playwriting Award.
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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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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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