(via Gus Schulenburg, TCG)

American Theatre’s Top 10 Most-Produced Plays of 2017-18:

  1. Shakespeare in Love, adapted for the stage by Lee Hall, based on the screenplay by Marc Norman and Tom Stoppard: 15
  2. Fun Home, adapted by Lisa Kron, based on the graphic novel by Alison Bechdel, lyrics by Kron, and music by Jeanine Tesori: 12
  3. Skeleton Crew by Dominique Morisseau: 11
  4. The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time, adapted by Simon Stephens from the novel by Mark Haddon: 9        
  5. Marjorie Prime by Jordan Harrison: 9
  6. The Humansby Stephen Karam: 8
  7. A Raisin in the Sunby Lorraine Hansberry: 8
  8. Heisenbergby Simon Stephens: 8
  9. Miss Bennet: Christmas at Pemberleyby Lauren Gunderson and Margot Melcon: 8
  10. Sense and Sensibility(all adaptations): 8

adapted by Kate Hamill from Jane Austen: 7

adapted by Emma Whipday and Brian McMahon: 1

 

“This is a breathtaking landmark for me, because it is a testament to long-standing friendships and creative partnerships throughout our diverse and inspiring national theatre community,” said Lauren 

American Theatre’s Top 20 Most-Produced Playwrights of 2017-18:

  1. Lauren Gunderson: 27 (including 8 co-writing credits)      
    2.         Simon Stephens : 19
    3.         Lee Hall: 15                   
    4.         Lisa Kron: 15 (including 13 co-writing credits)
    5.         Dominique Morisseau: 15           
    6.         Arthur Miller: 14 
    7.         Ayad Akhtar: 13 
    8.         Quiara Alegría Hudes: 10 (including 5 co-writing credits) 
    9..        Jordan Harrison: 10       
    10.        Ken Ludwig: 9
  2. Tennessee Williams: 9   
    12.        August Wilson: 9 (not including UniSonby the UNIVERSES, which uses Wilson’s poetry)
    13.        Branden Jacobs-Jenkins: 9
    14.        Kate Hamill: 9
    15.        Lucas Hnath: 9
    16.        Aaron Posner: 8            
    17.        Eugene O’Neill: 8
    18.        Lorraine Hansberry: 8
    19.        Mark St. Germain: 8
    20.        Oscar Wilde: 8

For more information about the American Theatre Top 10 Most-Produced Plays and Top 20 Most-Produced Playwrights lists, visit: http://www.americantheatre.org.

Photo: Lauren Gunderson, Olney Theatre Center

 

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