Top 10 Most-Produced Plays of 2016-17 Announced

News   Top 10 Most-Produced Plays of 2016-17 Announced Robert Askins’ Tony-nominated play Hand to God topped American Theatre magazine’s list of this season’s most-produced plays.
Steven Boyer in <i>Hand to God</i>
Steven Boyer in the Broadway production of Hand to God Joan Marcus

American Theatre magazine, published by Theatre Communications Group, has revealed its annual top ten list of the most-produced plays of the season.

The list, which omits Shakespeare productions and annual holiday staples, is based on reports from TCG’s Member Theatres. Due to ties, 12 plays made the 2016-17 top ten list. Robert Askins’ Tony Award-nominated dark comedy Hand to God took the top slot, with 13 productions. Two musicals made this season’s list: Million Dollar Quartet and Sister Act.

TCG also released its list of the 20 most-produced playwrights. August Wilson, with 18 productions slated for the 2016-17 season, leads the pack.

The lists follow:

The 2016-17 American Theatre Top 10 Most-Produced Plays:
Hand to God by Robert Askins: 13
Constellations by Nick Payne: 10
Disgraced by Ayad Akhtar: 10
Million Dollar Quartet by Floyd Mutrux and Colin Escott: 10
The Christians by Lucas Hnath: 8
Peter and the Starcatcher, adapted by Rick Elice: 8
The Legend of Georgia McBride by Matthew Lopez: 7
Sex With Strangers by Laura Eason: 7
Intimate Apparel by Lynn Nottage: 6
King Charles III by Mike Bartlett: 6
A Raisin in the Sun by Lorraine Hansberry: 6
Sister Act, with book by Bill and Cheri Steinkellner, music by Alan Menken, and lyrics by Glenn Slater: 6

The 2016-17 American Theatre Top 20 Most-Produced Playwrights:
August Wilson: 17
Lauren Gunderson: 16 (including 4 co-writing credits)
Arthur Miller: 15
Ayad Akhtar: 14
Tennessee Williams: 14
Robert Askins: 13
Annie Baker: 12
Quiara Alegría Hudes: 11 (including 6 co-writing credits)
Ken Ludwig: 11 (including 1 co-writing credit)
Tony Kushner: 10 (including 2 co-writing credits)
Suzan-Lori Parks: 10
Nick Payne: 10
Karen Zacarías: 10
Rick Elice: 9 (including 1 cowriting credit)
Lucas Hnath: 9
Matthew Lopez: 9
Lynn Nottage: 9
Mark St. Germain: 9 (including 1 co-writing credit)
Mike Bartlett: 8
Branden Jacobs-Jenkins: 8
Molière: 8
(Due to ties, there are 21 playwrights in the Top 20)

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