Top 14 Most Produced Plays in 2019-2020…and 22 most produced playwrights in America

“A Doll’s House, Part 2” by Lucas Hnath and The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time by Simon Stephens have tied as the most produced plays scheduled for the 2019-2020 season, according to the annual compilation of Top 10 Most Produced by American Theatre Magazine.

The list is derived from 385 theaters that are members of the magazine’s parent non-profit, TCG, the Theatre Communications Group, which means non-profit theaters across the country. The compilers excluded all Shakespeare productions and Christmas Carols (since those might crowd out everything else.)

It’s interesting to compare to last year’s top 10 list, topped by Hnath’s play, in which Curious Incident was second and the Wolves was fourth. Curious Incident was the only show on the current list that was most produced in 2017-2018 as well.

Normally this is a top ten list, but there were several ties. All of the following shows will have at least eight productions over the season; the top two will have 12.

Below this list are the Top 22 most produced playwrights (again because of ties.)

Since almost all of these plays have been produced in New York, I link to my reviews of the New York productions.

A Doll’s House, Part 2 by Lucas Hnath

The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time by Simon Stephens

Every Brilliant Thing by Duncan Macmillan with Jonny Donahoe

Bright Star  by Steve Martin and Edie Brickell

Pipeline by Dominique Morisseau

Tiny Beautiful Things adapted by Nia Vardalos from the book by Cheryl Strayed


Admissions by Joshua Harmon

Cambodian Rock Band  by Lauren Yee

The Children by Lucy Kirkwood

The Great Leap by Lauren Yee

Murder on the Orient Express by Ken Ludwig adapted from Agatha Christie

School Girls or, The African Mean Girls Play by Jocelyn Bioh

The Thanksgiving Play by Larissa FastHorse


The Wolves  by Sarah DeLappe


Top 22 Most Produced Playwrights


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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