Musicals

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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 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 28, 2024

Way Down Hadestown: The Characters From Myth to Musical

Hadestown intertwines two love stories – that of young dreamers Orpheus and Eurydice, and that of immortal King Hades and lady Persephone – breathing new life into their ancient tales. Learn more about how the musical’s characters compare to the myths that inspired them.
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April 26, 2024

The Tales of Custard the Dragon: Brad Ross and Mary Hall Surface Discuss Their Ogden Nash-Based Musical

We recently connected with Brad Ross and Mary Hall Surface, composer and book writer of The Tales of Custard the Dragon, to discuss their meaningful collaboration on the audience-favorite family musical.
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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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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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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 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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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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October 20, 2023

Great TYA Shows: Dynamic Theatre for Young Audiences

These Concord Theatricals plays and musicals are designed specifically for young audiences. From classic fairy tales and literary adaptations to charming contemporary stories, these TYA shows are sure to inspire the next generation of theatre lovers!
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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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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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June 16, 2023

Laugh Your Butts Off: An Interview with Dan Goggin

Dan Goggin, the affable, hilarious, brilliant man behind the Nunsense musicals, turned 80 this year. We sat down with the composer/lyricist/librettist to discuss his career in the theatre and the secret of success for his little musical that became a global phenomenon.
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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 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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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 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 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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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 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 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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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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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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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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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 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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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 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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May 10, 2022

Bob Merrill: Broadway Composer/Lyricist

Concord Theatricals celebrates the career of Bob Merrill, the talented and prolific composer/lyricist behind Funny Girl, Carnival!, Sugar and other hits.
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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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