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Glen Berger’s plays include Underneath the Lintel (more than 450 performances Off-Broadway, 150 productions worldwide), O Lovely Glowworm (Portland Drammy Best Script Award) and Great Men of Science, Nos. 21 & 22 (L.A. Weekly Best Play Award). Glen has also collaborated on two new musicals: On Words and Onwards and Loewe Award winner A Night in the Old Marketplace, with commissions from theatres including Berkley Rep and the Children’s Theatre Company of Minneapolis. In television, Glen has won two Emmys (12 nominations) and has written more than 200 episodes for children’s television seen on PBS, NBC and the BBC including “Arthur,” “Curious George” and “Peep.” He was the head writer for all five seasons of “Fetch with Ruff Ruffman.” He is a New Dramatists alumnus.

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Broadway Shows Based on the Top 1000 Highest-Grossing Films

Of all the films on IMDB's list of the 1000 highest-grossing movies of all time, 31 have been adapted into Broadway musicals. Check out a guide to each those musicals below, along with musicals that are in development or ones that have not yet made their way to Broadway.

LaMaMa to Present the World Premiere of THE MULBERRY TREE in February

Directed by Alexandra Aron, The Mulberry Tree will have its world premiere at La MaMa ETC. Learn how to purchase tickets!

A Screenplay About the Making of SPIDER-MAN: TURN OFF THE DARK Has Been Written

A screenplay has been written for a film about the making of the musical, Spider-Man: Turn Off The Dark. The film is written by Hunter Toro and is called Boy Falls From The Sky.

Leslie Epstein's KING OF THE JEWS Starring Richard Topol Begins Performances TONIGHT at HERE Arts Center

Don't miss the Off Broadway debut of LESLIE EPSTEIN'S - KING OF THE JEWS at HERE Arts Center. The controversial adaptation of Epstein's novel is set in Poland, 1939, and follows a group of Jews forced to govern their own lives during the German occupation.

Richard Topol & More to Star in KING OF THE JEWS Off-Broadway Premiere

Discover the Off-Broadway debut of 'KING OF THE JEWS,' a compelling stage adaptation of Leslie Epstein's controversial novel. Immerse yourself in this thought-provoking production that confronts themes of identity, religion, and power. Don't miss your chance to experience this powerful theatrical event.

Manhattan Theatre Club Reveals New Sloan Playwrighting Commissions & Evening of Excerpts at the American Museum of Natural History

The latest recipients have been announced for the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation Initiative commissions for new theatrical works surrounding themes of science, math, and technology.

LET THERE BE LOVE Comes to Penguin Rep

Penguin Rep Theatre presents the New York premiere of Let There Be Love by Kwame Kwei-Armah. Learn more about the production and how to get tickets here!

Kellie Overbey, Carmen Zilles & T. Ryder Smith to Star in Christina Masciotti's NO GOOD THINGS DWELL IN THE FLESH

Experience the riveting performances of Kellie Overbey, Carmen Zilles, and T. Ryder Smith in 'NO GOOD THINGS DWELL IN THE FLESH,' a compelling play by Christina Masciotti. Don't miss this powerful production that will leave you captivated.

Louisville To Host The American Association of Community Theatre National Community Theatre Festival

The American Association of Community Theatre (AACT) has announced AACTFest 2023, the National Community Theatre Festival, will be held in Louisville, Kentucky, June 12 – 17, 2023. 

Dirt Dogs Theatre Co. Presents AUGUST: OSAGE COUNTY

Dirt Dogs Theatre Co. concludes its 2022-23 “Season of Love” with Tracy Letts' Pulitzer Prize-winning play August: Osage County. Known for its dark humor and heart-wrenching exploration of familial relationships, the play follows the Weston family as they navigate their complex and dysfunctional bonds. With a talented cast and crew, Dirt Dogs is excited to bring this powerful production to Houston audiences.

Brian Michael Bendis to Chronicle Work on SPIDER-MAN: TURN OFF THE DARK in New Graphic Novel

Brian Michael Bendis is chronicling his time working on the Broadway musical Spider Man: Turn Off the Dark in his new autobiographical graphic novel ‘Fortune and Glory: The Musical!’. 

The Young People's Theatre of Chicago Presents the World Premiere of DORY FANTASMAGORY

Following a sold-out run of Mo Willems' Don't Let the Pigeon Drive the Bus!, the Young People's Theatre of Chicago's inaugural 3-Play 2022-23 season concludes this May with the world premiere stage adaptation of Abby Hanlon's popular early-reader book, Dory Fantasmagory.

West Coast Premiere Of MEET ME AT DAWN Comes to the Radial Theater Project Next Month

Radial Theater Project has announced that tickets are now on sale for the twice-postponed West Coast Premiere of Meet Me at Dawn by Zinnie Harris, running March 24 - April 8, 2023 at 18th & Union in Seattle's Central District.

Young People's Theatre Of Chicago to Present Chicago Premiere Of DON'T LET THE PIGEON DRIVE THE BUS!

The Young People's Theatre of Chicago's inaugural 3-Play 2022-23 season will continue with the Chicago premiere of Mo Willems' high-spirited and hilarious Don't Let the Pigeon Drive the Bus!

World Premiere Science-Themed Musical PEABODY Launches Young People's Theatre Of Chicago 2022-23 Season

The Young People's Theatre of Chicago's (YPT) inaugural 3-Play 2022-23 season launches with the highly anticipated world premiere production of the science-themed musical, Peabody - A Musical Comedy for Intrepid Young Scientists. With a book by Emmy Award-winning Glen Berger (PBS' Arthur; FETCH! with Ruff Ruffman) and music and lyrics by Grammy-nominated Morgan Taylor (Gustafer Yellowgold), Peabody runs Oct 29 - Nov 20 at the Greenhouse Theater Center.

The Young People's Theatre Of Chicago Announces Inaugural Season

The Young People's Theatre of Chicago (YPT) is proud to announce its Chicago debut with a workshop reading of an original children's musical, Peabody, The Science Fair Affair on Monday, Oct. 18 at 8 p.m., a live production of Mo Willems' Knuffle Bunny, a Cautionary Musical, December 2 -  19, and a live production of Peabody, The Science Fair Affair, February 3 - 27, 2022.

Manhattan Theatre Club Announces Six 2021 Sloan Playwriting Commissions

Since 2001, MTC has awarded a total of 100 commissions through the Sloan Foundation Program. Learn more about this year's commissions here!

Milwaukee Chamber Theatre Artistic Director Brent Hazelton Helms An All-New Take On UNDERNEATH THE LINTEL

Milwaukee Chamber Theatre's (MCT) Virtually Re-Imagined Season continues with an all-new take on UNDERNEATH THE LINTEL by Glen Berger. The production, specifically designed for virtual distribution, premieres on April 9th at 7:30pm.

VIDEO: TikTok Users Learn Imagine Dragons Wrote Demos For SPIDER-MAN: TURN OFF THE DARK

TikTok users have been circulating information from 2013 that Imagine Dragons wrote demo tracks for the musical Spider-Man: Turn Off the Dark.

Segal Centre Underneath The Lintel Goes Virtual

For its first onstage production since March, the Segal Centre is proud to announce a collaboration with the renowned French-language theatre Théâtre du Nouveau Monde (TNM). Performances of Underneath the Lintel were originally planned for both a live – at reduced capacity and with new health and safety guidelines in place – and live stream audience.


Glen Berger has written 5 shows including Underneath the Lintel (Playwright), The Wooden Breeks (Playwright), Spider-Man (Bookwriter), Max and Ruby (Bookwriter), August Rush (Bookwriter & Lyricist).

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