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PREORDER! The Qualms by Bruce Norris

Thou shalt covet thy neighbor's wife. And thy neighbor, too, at this suburban get-together for partner-swapping couples. Drawn in by The Lifestyle's promise of freedom and titillation, newly married Chris and Kristy attend an alcohol-fueled party for swingers, only to find themselves at odds with the idea of free love and, suddenly, each other. Idealism devolves into chaos in this sharp, sardonic assault on the struggle for power, and the sexual politics of getting laid.

Note: The scripts will be shipped beginning June 1. Please allow 2-3 weeks from that date for your order to arrive.
Iowa by Jenny Schwartz and Todd Almond
NEW! Iowa by Jenny Schwartz and Todd Almond

Mom found her soul-mate on Facebook, and he lives in Iowa. So Becca says goodbye to her beloved math teacher, bulimic best friend, neighborhood pony and her mildly deficient teenage life, and she follows her wayward mother to a new, uncharted beginning. But in this fanciful, absurdist, and intoxicating musical play from the imagination of Jenny Schwartz and Todd Almond nothing can prepare them for what they'll find.


Placebo by Melissa James Gibson

A minty green pill—medication or sugar? Louise is working on a placebo-controlled study of a new female arousal drug. As her work in the lab navigates the blurry lines between perception and deception, more and more these same questions pertain to her life at home. With uncanny insight and unparalleled wit, Melissa James Gibson's affectionate comedy examines slippery truths and the power of crossed fingers.

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Pocatello by Samuel D. Hunter

Eddie manages an Italian chain restaurant in Pocatello a small, unexceptional American city that is slowly being paved over with strip malls and franchises. But he can't serve enough Soup, Salad & Breadstick Specials to make his hometown feel like home. Against the harsh backdrop of Samuel D. Hunter's Idaho, this heartbreaking comedy is a cry for connection in an increasingly lonely American landscape.
Grand Concourse by Heidi Schreck

Called to a life of religious service, Shelley is the devoted manager of a Bronx soup kitchen, but lately her heart's not quite in it. Enter Emma: an idealistic but confused young volunteer, whose recklessness pushes Shelley to the breaking point. With keen humor and startling compassion, Heidi Schreck's play navigates the mystery of faith, the limits of forgiveness, and the pursuit of something resembling joy.

Bootycandy by Robert O'Hara

Sutter is on an outrageous odyssey through his childhood home, his church, dive bars, motel rooms and even nursing homes. A kaleidoscope of sketches that interconnect to portray growing up gay and black, Robert O'Hara's subversive, uproarious satire crashes headlong into the murky terrain of pain and pleasure and...BOOTYCANDY.

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Your Mother's Copy of the Kama Sutra   by Kirk Lynn

Carla agrees to marry Reggie on one condition: to break down any walls between them, they'll reenact their individual sexual histories with one another, good and bad, for better or worse. Years later, these stories bring unexpected hope to their household, now forced to confront those barriers a second time. Kirk Lynn's tough-love comedy navigates the boundaries of intimacy, finding startling empathy in the story of a father hell-bent on saving his family.
Stage Kiss   by Sarah Ruhl

Art imitates Life. Life imitates Art. When two actors with a history are thrown together as romantic leads in a forgotten 1930s melodrama, they quickly lose touch with reality as the story onstage follows them offstage. Sarah Ruhl’s singular voice returns to Playwrights Horizons with Stage Kiss, a charming tale about what happens when lovers share a stage kiss—or when actors share a real one.

  THE (curious case of the) WATSON INTELLIGENCE by Madeleine George
The (curious case of the) Watson Intelligence
by Madeleine George

2014 Pulitzer Prize Finalist!

Watson: trusty sidekick to Sherlock Holmes; loyal engineer who built Bell's first telephone; unstoppable super-computer that became reigning Jeopardy! 
champ; amiable techno-dweeb who, in the present day, is just looking for love. These four constant companions become on in this brilliantly witty, time-jumping, loving tribute (and cautionary tale) dedicated to the people —and machines —upon which we all depend.
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The Patron Saint of Sea Monsters by Marlane Meyer

Aubrey, a very determined romantic, believes she’s met her soul-mate in Calvin, a boozing womanizer. But in this tilted, thoughtful comedy, true love is an even more tangled predicament. Peopled by an assortment of eccentrics, mystics and front porch philosophers, this new play from Marlane Meyer is a sweet polemic, an unexpected love story, and a deliciously cockeyed view of the sustaining—and destructive—power of belief.

Mr. Burns, a post-electric play by Anne Washburn

What will endure when the cataclysm arrives—when the grid fails, society crumbles, and we’re faced with the task of rebuilding? Anne Washburn’s imaginative dark comedy propels us forward nearly a century, following a new civilization stumbling into its future. A paean to live theater, and to the resilience of Bart Simpson through the ages, Mr. Burns is an animated exploration of how the pop culture of one era might evolve into the mythology of another.
The Call by Tanya Barfield
The Call by Tanya Barfield

When Annie and Peter decide to adopt, they come to set their sights on a child from Africa. But when the reality of this choice sinks in, it opens a well of uncertainty that speaks to their very identity as White Americans. Politically-charged and tack-sharp, The Call is a startling portrait of cultural divide, casting global issues into the heart of an American home.

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The Flick by Annie Baker

2014 Pulitzer Prize Winner!  

In a run-down movie theater in central Massachusetts, three underpaid employees mop the floors and attend to one of the last 35 millimeter film projectors in the state. Their tiny battles and not-so-tiny heartbreaks play out in the empty aisles, becoming more gripping than the lackluster, second-run movies on screen. With keen insight and a finely-tuned comic eye, The Flick is a hilarious and heart-rending cry for authenticity in a fast-changing world.
The Great God Pan by Amy Herzog

Jamie's life in Brooklyn seems just fine: a beautiful girlfriend, a budding journalism career, and parents who live just far enough away. But when a possible childhood trauma comes to light, lives are thrown into a tailspin. Unsettling and deeply compassionate, The Great God Pan tells the intimate tale of what is lost and won when a hidden truth is unloosed into the world.

The Whale by Samuel D. Hunter

On the outskirts of Mormon Country, Idaho, a six hundred pound recluse hides away in his apartment eating himself to death. Desperate to reconnect with his long-estranged daughter, he reaches out to her, only to find a viciously sharp-tongued and wildly unhappy teen. Big-hearted and fiercely funny, The Whale tells the story of a man's last chance at redemption, and of finding beauty in the most unexpected places.


Detroit  by Lisa D'Amour

Pulitzer Prize finalist. Somewhere in the suburbs of a mid-sized city, Ben and Mary welcome into their lives the rootless couple who move in next door. But as this foursome bonds over backyard barbecues, the neighborly connection they find threatens to unravel the lives they've built and change them forever. An ecstatic, dangerous new comedy, Detroit exposes the nerves that live just under the surface of American life.

Rapture, Blister, Burn by Gina Gionfriddo

After grad school, Catherine and Gwen chose polar opposite paths. Catherine built a career as a rockstar academic, while Gwen built a home with her husband and children. Decades later, unfulfilled in polar opposite ways, each woman covets the other's life, commencing a dangerous game of musical chairs—the prize being Gwen's husband. With searing insight and trademark wit, Gionfriddo's comedy is an unflinching look at gender politics in the wake of 20th century feminist ideals. 


The Big Meal  by Dan LeFranc

Somewhere in America, in a typical suburban restaurant on a typical night, Sam and Nicole meet. And sparks fly, setting in motion an expansive tale that traverses five generations of a modern family, from first kiss to final goodbye. A stunning, big-hearted play that spans nearly eighty years in a single sitting, The Big Meal tells the extraordinary story of an ordinary family.

This commemorative edition features a special perspective letter from the playwright and maintains his unique 8-column layout. Size: 8.5 x 11, horizontal.


Assistance  by Leslye Headland

For these young assistants, life is an endless series of humiliations at the hands of their hellacious boss, a powerful über-magnate. In rare moments of calm when the phone calls stop rolling, Nick and Nora and their traumatized co-workers question whether all their work will lead to success—or just more work. Leslye Headland's Assistance is a biting high-octane satire about our attraction to power and what we're willing to sacrifice to stay in its orbit.


Maple and Vine  by Jordan Harrison

Katha and Ryu have become allergic to their 21st-century lives. After they meet a charismatic man from a community of 1950s re-enactors, they forsake cell phones and sushi for cigarettes and Tupperware parties. In this compulsively authentic world, Katha and Ryu are surprised by what their new neighbors—and they themselves—are willing to sacrifice for happiness.


Milk Like Sugar  by Kirsten Greenidge

With potential for more but nowhere to put it, sixteen-year-old Annie’s got a choice: honor the pregnancy pact she’s made with her friends, or find the path to a brighter future. In this searing, sharply observant new play, Kirsten Greenidge finds savage humor and gritty poetry in one inner-city girl’s struggle to carve out a life beyond the only one she knows.

Presented by Playwrights Horizons, Women's Project, and La Jolla Playhouse.


Completeness  by Itamar Moses

How does a computer scientist hook up with a molecular biologist? He blinds her with science, of course. When Elliot builds a computer program to help Molly with her research project, the variables in their evolving relationship shift as rapidly as the terms of their experiment. A deft and imaginative new ROM-comedy that shows that even the most sophisticated algorithm may freeze in the face of life’s infinite possibilities.


Go Back to Where You Are  by David Greenspan

A forgotten chorus boy from the theater of Ancient Greece, stuck in a lonely purgatory these past 2000 years, is sent back to earth on a mission from God. He now finds himself in Montauk, among a vacationing family, caught off-guard by his re-discovered ability to feel love. Go Back To Where You Are is a melancholy comic romance, told with Greenspan's unique brand of theatrical wit and exquisite lyricism. World Premiere: Playwrights Horizons, 2011.


Kin  by Bathsheba Dora

Anna, an Ivy League poetry scholar, and Sean, an Irish personal trainer, hardly seem destined for one another. But as their web of family and friends crosses distances both psychological and geographical, an unlikely new family is forged. Bathsheba Doran’s play sheds a sharp light on the changing face of kinship in the expansive landscape of the modern world. World Premiere: Playwrights Horizons, 2011.


A Small Fire  by Adam Bock

When a tough-as-nails contractor finds her senses slipping on the brink of her daughter’s wedding, the impact on her family is nothing less than seismic. A Small Fire is a human parable in which unexpected loss leads to an unlikely love story. World Premiere: Playwrights Horizons, 2010-11.

After the Revolution by Amy Herzog

The brilliant, promising Emma Joseph proudly carries the torch of her family's Marxist tradition, devoting her life to the memory of her blacklisted grandfather. But when history reveals a shocking truth about the man himself, the entire family is forced to confront questions of honesty and allegiance they thought had been resolved. After the Revolutionis a bold and moving portrait of an American family, thrown into an intergenerational tailspin, forced to reconcile a thorny and delicate legacy. New York Premiere: Playwrights Horizons, 2010.

Clybourne Park by Bruce Norris

2011 Pulitzer Prize for Drama; Laurence Olivier Award, BEST NEW PLAY 2011; Evening Standard Award, BEST PLAY 2010

Who are the people in your neighborhood? In 1959, a white family moves out.  In 2009, a white family moves in.  In the intervening years, change overtakes a neighbo rhood, along with attitudes, inhabitants, and property values.  Loosely inspired by Lorraine Han sberry’s A Raisin in the Sun, Bruce Norris’s pitch-black comedy takes on the specter of gentrification in our communities, leaving no stone unturned in the process.World Premiere: Playwrights Horizons, 2010.


Playwrights Horizons Volume 2

Somewhere in the Pacific by Neal Bell
Police Boys by Marion Isaac McClinton
Moe's Lucky Seven by Marlane Meyer
Arts & Leisure by Steve Tesich
The Moment When by James Lapine
She Stoops to Comedy by David Greenspan 


Playwrights Horizons Volume 1

Herringbone by Tom Cone, Skip Kennon, and Ellen Fitzhugh
Baby with the Bathwater by Christopher Durang
March of the Falsettos by William Finn
The Terrorists by Dallas Murphy
Jungle Coup by Richard Nelson
Coming Attractions by Ted Tally, Jack Feldman, and Bruce Sussman


PH Greeting Card Pack of 8

First time on sale! Just in time for the holidays, get your limited edition Playwrights Horizons Greeting Cards! Designed exclusively for the theater by artist Mark Krause. Cards not sold separately.



The Shaggs - Original Off-Broadway Cast Recording

They defined cult status - and were gone in the blink of an eye. Fremont, NH, the early 70s. A working class dad has a vision of rock'n roll destiny for his three talentless daughters, convinced they're his family's one-way ticket our of hardship and obscurity. But the girls have ideas of their own - and as their father's ambition turns to obsession, the price of familial obligation becomes all too clear. Based on a true story.

Book, Lyrics, Story by Joy Gregory
 • Lyrics, Music, Story by Gunnar Madsen  • Story by John Langs
Cast Album features Kevin Cahoon, Peter Friedman, Annie Golden, Jamey Hood, Steve Routman, Cory Michael Smith, Sarah Sokolovic, Emily Walton

NEW! Far From Heaven Original Cast Recording

Far From Heaven is a powerful story of romance, betrayal and intolerance, as a woman grapples with her identity in a society on the verge of upheaval.

WATCH an exclusive of Kelli and the cast in the studio recording the album.

Book by Richard Greenberg • Music by Scott Frankel • Lyrics by Michael Korie

Cast Album features original cast members J.B. Adams, Marinda Anderson, Nancy Anderson, Elainey Bass, Quincy Tyler Bernstine, Justin Scott Brown, Alma Cuervo, Korey Jackson, Isaiah Johnson, Jake Lucas, James Moye, Kelli O'Hara, Steven Pasquale, Julianna Rigoglioso, Sarah Jane Shanks, Tess Soltau, Mary Stout, and Victor Wallace.

The Burnt Part Boys Original Cast Recording

Coal country, West Virginia, 1962. Fourteen year-old Pete’s fighting to claim his past. His older brother Jake’s hoping to forge a future. With their friends, they’ve embarked on a life-altering journey to the mine that took their father’s life. Featuring a vibrant, haunting bluegrass and pop-inspired score, this gripping new musical from an acclaimed new team will capture your heart as it finds the streaks of light within the darkness.

Book by Mariana Elder • Music by Chris Miller • Lyrics by Nathan Tysen

Cast Album features original cast members Charlie Brady, Al Calderon, Andrew Durand, Noah Galvin, Michael Park, Molly Ranson, and Randy Redd. Evan Harrington joins the cast for the recording.

The Shaggs: Philosophy of the World
Digitally remastered 1969 cult classic CD

Formed in 1968, the all-female rock group The Shaggs was composed of sisters Dorothy “Dot” Wiggin (vocals/lead guitar), Betty Wiggin (vocals/rhythm guitar) and Helen Wiggin (drums).  Produced by Austin Wiggin, Jr. and The Shaggs, “Philosophy of the World” was originally recorded on March 9, 1969 at Fleetwood Studios in Revere, MA.

*Note: This is the original The Shaggs album, NOT a cast recording of the musical

Floyd and Clea: Under the Western Sky  Original Cast Recording

2006 Original Playwrights Horizons Cast Recording featuring David Cale and Mary Faber. It’s a freewheeling country & western-tinged musical journey from Montana to Austin (with a side trip to Hollywood) when a burnt out former honky-tonk star joins forces with a 20 year-old free spirit with an electrifying voice. Their meeting and unlikely friendship, and the musical partnership that arises from it, form a tale of sweet heartbreak, a parable about finding the strength, against all odds, to keep on keepin’ on.

The Spitfire Grill  Original Cast Recording
Book and Music by James Valcq • Book and Lyrics Fred Alley
Cast Album from the 2001 production at Playwrights Horizons, featuring Liz Callaway, Garrett Long, Phyllis Somerville, Mary Gordon Murray, Steven Pasquale, Armand Schultz and Stephen Sinclair.
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