Top 10 Most Produced Plays and 20 Most Produced Playwrights of the 2018-2019 Season

“Lucas Hnath’s A Doll’s House, Part 2” tops the list of what will be the most produced plays nationwide among the 531 non-profit theaters that are part of the Theatre Communications Group, according to American Theatre Magazine.  Hnath will also be the most produced playwright.

Twenty-seven theaters are scheduled to produce A Doll’s House, Part 2. Nine each have “Once” or “Pride and Prejudice” on their season calendar. (The magazine has excluded Shakespeare and A Christmas Carol in order to give other plays a fighting chance)


  1.  A Doll’s House, Part 2 by Lucas Hnath
  2. Sweat by Lynn Nottage
  3. The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time, adapted by Simon Stephens from the novel by Mark Haddon
  4. The Wolves by Sarah DeLappe
  5. Fun Home, book and lyrics by Lisa Kron and music by Jeanine Tesori, based on the graphic novel by Alison Bechdel:
  6. Indecent by Paula Vogel
  7. Miss Bennet: Christmas at Pemberley by Lauren Gunderson and Margot Melcon
  8. Native Gardens by Karen Zacarías
  9. Skeleton Crew by Dominique Morisseau
  10. Once, book by Enda Walsh and music and lyrics by Glen Hansard and Markéta Irglová, based on the film by John Carney:
  11. (tied with Once): Pride and Prejudice by Kate Hamill, based on the novel by Jane Austen:

The 20 Most Produced Playwrights

Lucas Hnath
Lauren Gunderson
Dominique Morisseau
Lynn Nottage
Karen Zacarías
Kate Hamill
Paula Vogel
Lisa Kron
Simon Stephens
August Wilson
Sarah DeLappe
Ken Ludwig
Branden Jacobs-Jenkins
Jen Silverman
Christina Ham
Enda Walsh
Tennessee Williams
Bess Wohl
Duncan Macmillan
Sam Shepard

Author: New York Theater

Jonathan Mandell is a 3rd generation NYC journalist, who sees shows, reads plays, writes reviews and sometimes talks with people.

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