Scribe Stats: Broadway's Most Produced Playwrights Of the Decade

Scribe Stats: Broadway's Most Produced Playwrights Of the Decade

Each season, Broadway champions works both new and old, welcoming a fresh crop of plays from playwrights both at home and abroad. Their works enrapture audiences, dazzling in their relevance, sparkling in their spectacle, and often challenging in their complexity.

But among these theatrical fresh faces and established stalwarts, a handful of playwrights see their works produced and revived more than most. Audiences return again and again to see what new tales these luminaries have up their sleeve, or to simply to reacquaint themselves with old favorites.

Over the years (and in some cases, centuries- looking at you, Shakespeare) the works of these talented scribes not only routinely delight audiences, but critics and voting bodies as well. Their staying power proves time and again that their works can produce Great Performances, take on new settings, communicate timely messages, adapt to new angles, and rack up awards just as well as the world premieres can.

Below, we've rounded up Broadway's most produced playwrights of the past decade. See who made the cut!


David Mamet

Title Season Performances Award Nominations Awards Won
Speed-the- Plow 2008/2009 140 2 0
American Buffalo 2008/2009 8 0 0
Oleanna 2009/2010 65 0 0
Race 2009/2010 297 1 0
A Life in the Theatre 2010/2011 56 0 0
The Anarchist 2012/2013 17 0 0
Glengarry Glen Ross 2012/2013 45 0 0
China Doll 2015/2016 54 0 0
8 682 3 0


Arthur Miller

Title Season Performances Award Nominations Awards Won
All My Sons 2008/2009 101 0 0
A View From the Bridge 2009/2010 81 10 4
Death of a Salesman 2011/2012 78 13 6
A View From The Bridge 2015/2016 115 11 5
The Crucible 2015/2016 125 7 1
The Price 2016/2017 69 2 1
All My Sons 2018/2019

16 (as of May 5)

4 0 (as of May 5)
7 585 47 17

William Shakespeare

Title Season Performances Award Nominations Awards Won
Hamlet 2009/2010 72 6 0
Macbeth 2012/2013 73 1 0
Romeo & Juliet 2013/2014 93 0 0
Twelfth Night 2013/2014 82 11 5
Richard III 2013/2014 31 1 0
Macbeth 2013/2014 60 1 0
King Lear 2018/2019 36 (as of May 5) 2 0 (as of May 5)
6 447 22 5

Noel Coward

Title Season Performances Award Nominations Awards Won
Blithe Spirit 2008/2009 145 7 3
Present Laughter 2009/2010 69 1 0
Brief Encounter 2010/2011 119 2 0
Private Lives 2011/2012 53 0 0
Present Laughter 2016/2017 101 7 3
5 487 17 6

Runners Up

Playwright Productions Performances Award Nominations Awards Won
Tennessee Williams 4 447 13 4
Eugene O'Neill 4 197 21 4
Terrence McNally 4 445 7 1
Richard Greenberg 4 280 7 2

Playwright Productions Performances Award Nominations Award Wins
August Wilson 3 219 34 14
Edward Albee 3 352 23 11
Harold Pinter 3 215 3 0
Donald Margulies 3 308 4 0
Theresa Rebeck 3 298 1 1
Anton Chekhov 3 232 4 0
Kenneth Lonergan 3 298 9 0
Tom Stoppard 3 247 10 1
Jez Butterworth 3 462 22 3
Eric Simonson 3 310 2 0
John Guare 3 196 8 2


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