Top 12 Most Produced Plays and 24 Most Produced Playwrights in 2023-24 Season

Heidi Schreck’s “What The Constitution Means To Me” is the most produced play in America this season, according to American Theatre Magazine’s latest survey, and Lynn Nottage is the most produced playwright.

Below are the lists of the top 12 most produced plays, with links (when I have them) to my reviews of the recent Broadway or Off-Broadway productions, as well as the top 24 most produced playwrights, with the number of productions in parentheses.

The survey is of a total of 1,560 full shows (productions with runs of at least a week) from the 558 non-profit theaters that are members of the Theater Communication Group plus Broadway, and doesn’t count productions by Shakespeare or of “A Christmas Carol,” since these are far and away the most popular titles in the U.S. every year.

Most produced theater in the 2023-2024 season

  1. What the Constitution Means to Me by Heidi Schreck (16 productions)
  2. Clyde’s by Lynn Nottage (14)
  3. POTUS: Or, Behind Every Great Dumbass Are Seven Women Trying to Keep Him Alive by Selina Fillinger (12)
  4. The Lehman Trilogy by Stefano Massini, adapted by Ben Power (12)
  5. Dial M for Murder adapted by Jeffrey Hatcher from Frederick Knott’s original play (9*)
  6. Fat Ham by James Ijames (9)
  7. The Thanksgiving Play by Larissa FastHorse (8)
  8. Beautiful: The Carole King Musical by Douglas McGrath (book), Gerry Goffin & Carole King, Barry Mann & Cynthia Weil (music & lyrics) (8)
  9. Sanctuary City by Martyna Majok (8)
  10. Cabaret by Joe Masteroff (book), John Kander (music), Fred Ebb (lyrics) (7)
  11. Every Brilliant Thing by Duncan Macmillan and Jonny Donahoe (7)
  12. The Rocky Horror Show by Richard O’Brien (7) 

Most produced playwrights in the 2023-2024 season

Lynn Nottage (22 productions)
Ken Ludwig (17, 1 co-credit)
Heidi Schreck (16)
August Wilson (15)
Selina Fillinger (13)
Kate Hamill (13)
Jeffrey Hatcher (13)
Lauren Gunderson (12, 5 co-credits)
Martyna Majok (12)
Stefano Massini/Ben Power (12)
Howard Ashman (10)
James Ijames (10)
Bob Martin (10)
Larissa FastHorse (9)
Harvey Fierstein (9)
Joe Masteroff (9)
Dominique Morisseau (9)
Douglas McGrath (8)
Thomas Meehan (8)
Karen Zacarías (8, 2 co-credits)

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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