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January 7, 2019

Our Picks For The 2019/20 Season


It’s coming down to crunch time for Artistic Directors across the country as they complete licensing for the 2019/20 season. To help you get over the final hurdle, we chatted with our Professional Licensing Team, Theresa Posorske and Zach Kaufer, about their suggestions for plays and musicals that could round out your season planning.

The ideas don’t stop below, however! Check out these YouTube videos, where Theresa and Zach give a few more of their favorite picks and explain just why they could be perfect for your theater.

Plays for outstanding female ensembles
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  1. Athena by Gracie Gardner (Dramatic Comedy / 3f)

  2. Collective Rage: A Play In 5 Betties by Jen Silverman (Dark Comedy / 5f)

  3. Dance Nation by Clare Barron (Dramatic Comedy / 2m, 9f)

  4. girl by Megan Mostyn-Brown (Drama / 1m, 4f)

  5. Hazelwood Jr. High by Rob Urbinati (Drama / 6f)

  6. Mary Jane by Amy Herzog (Drama / 5f)

  7. Mary Page Marlowe by Tracy Letts (Drama / 6m, 11f, 1 girl)

  8. Revolt. She Said. Revolt Again. by Alice Birch (Satire / Political Satire)

Photo by Michael Brosilow

Photo by Michael Brosilow

Plays featuring stories and perspectives of marginalized voices
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  1. Amy And The Orphans by Lindsey Ferrentino (Dramatic Comedy / 4m, 2f)

  2. Familiar by Danai Gurira (Comedy / 3m, 5f)

  3. Frontieres Sans Frontieres by Phillip Howze (Drama / 4m, 4f)

  4. Havana Journal by Eduardo Machado (Drama / 3m, 1f)

  5. Is God Is by Aleshea Harris (Dramatic Comedy / 4m, 4f)

  6. Milk by Emily Devoti (Dramatic Comedy / 3m, 3f)

  7. Paradise Blue by Dominique Morriseau (Drama / 3m, 2f)

  8. Skeleton Crew by Dominique Morriseau (Drama / 2m, 2f)

  9. Stand Up Tragedy by Bill Cain (Drama / 9m)

  10. Stunning by David Adjmi (Drama / 2m, 4f)

  11. The Great Leap by Lauren Yee (Dramatic Comedy / 3m, 1f)

  12. Vietgone by Qui Nguyen (Comedy / 3m, 2f)

Plays and Musicals featuring LGTBQ stories and perspectives
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  1. A Life by Hugh Leonard (Comedy / 4m, 4f)

  2. Angry Fags by Topher Payne (Dark Comedy / 3m, 4f)

  3. Devil Boys From Beyond by Buddy Thomas and Kenneth Elliott (Comedy / 4m, 4f)

  4. Girlfriend by Todd Almond (Dramatic Comedy / 2m)

  5. Go Back To Where You Are by David Greenspan (Dramatic Comedy / 5m, 2f)

  6. Homos, Or Everyone In America by Jordan Seavey (Drama / 3m, 1f)

  7. Oedipus At Palm Springs by Maureen Angelos, Lisa Kron, Dominique Dibbell and Peg Healey (Comedy / 5f)

  8. Perfect Arrangement by Topher Payne (Comedy / 3m, 4f)

  9. Secrets Of The Trade by Jonathan Tolins (Dramatic Comedy / 4m, 1f)

  10. Southern Comfort by Julianne Wick Davis and Dan Collins (Drama / 6m, 5f)

  11. The View UpStairs by Max Vernon (Drama / 8m, 2f)

Photo by Carol Rossegg

Photo by Carol Rossegg

Big, Bold and Beautiful Broadway Musicals
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  1. Amelie by Craig Lucas, Nathan Tysen and Daniel Messe (Comedy / 7m, 5f, 1 girl)

  2. American Psycho by Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa and Duncan Sheik (Dark Comedy / 8m, 8f)

  3. Fun Home by Lisa Kron, Jeanine Tesori and Alison Bechdel (Drama / 2m, 4f, 2 boys, 1 girl)

  4. Hands On A Hardbody by Doug Wright, Amanda Green and Trey Anastasio (Dramatic Comedy / 9m, 6f)

  5. La Cage Aux Folles by Harvey Fierstein, Jerry Herman and Jean Poiret (Comedy / 7m, 3f)

  6. Rock of Ages by Chris D’Arienzo (Comedy / 7m, 10f)

  7. The Tap Dance Kid by Charles Blackwell, Henry Krieger and Robert Lorick (Dramatic Comedy / 5m, 6f)

  8. Tuck Everlasting by Claudia Shear, Chris Miller, Nathan Tysen and Tim Federle (Comedy / 6m, 3f, 1 girl)

  9. War Paint by Doug Wright, Michael Korie and Scott Frankel (Drama / 5m, 10f)

Photo by Joan Marcus

Photo by Joan Marcus

Classic Comedies
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  1. A Bench In The Shade by Ron Clark (Comedy / 2m, 1f)

  2. A Night In Provence by Robin Hawdon (Comedy / 3m, 3f)

  3. Better Late by Larry Gelbart (Comedy / 3m, 1f)

  4. Chasing Manet by Tina Howe (Comedy / 3m, 4f)

  5. Don’t Dress For Dinner by Marc Camoletti and Robin Hawdon (Comedy / 3m, 3f)

  6. Flamingo Court by Luigi Creatore (Comedy / 3m, 2f)

  7. Meteor Shower by Steve Martin (Comedy / 2m, 2f)

  8. Neil Simon’s Musical Fools by Ron West, Phil Swann and Neil Simon (Comedy / 7m, 7f)

  9. Sherwood: The Adventures Of Robin Hood by Ken Ludwig (Comedy / 6m, 2f)

  10. The 39 Steps by Patrick Barlow and John Buchan (Comedy / 3m, 1f)

  11. The Roommate by Jen Silverman (Dark Comedy / 2f)

Want to learn even more, or need further advice? Give Theresa and Zach a call toll free at (866) 598-8449 or click on their names to send them an email!