Lavishly illustrated with over 500 images in both color and black and white, Ming Cho Lee: A Life in Design by Arnold Aronson chronicles Lee's career, from his early training as a watercolorist in China to his designs for over 300 productions and his esteemed 40-year career at the Yale School of Drama. This elaborately-illustrated, hardbound retrospective would make a gorgeous gift for any design, theatre or art lover. For a closer look at Lee's career and images from the book, click here.

 The Happiest Song Plays Last is Quiara Alegría Hudes' final installment to her award-winning three-play cycle, which began with Pulitzer Prize-finalist Elliot, A Soldier's Fugue and Pulitzer Prize-winner Water by the Spoonful. The critically-acclaimed final chapter completing this provocative, thoughtful, and moving trilogy, The Happiest Song Plays Last, delves into the search for redemption, humility and one's place in the world. 


Each play in Richard Nelson's critically-acclaimed cycle in  The Apple Family: Scenes from Life in the Country follows the Apple family of Rhinebeck, New York, as they grapple with events both personal and political in their immediate present. Delicately constructed and precisely observed, this quartet of plays is a masterpiece of stage naturalism and a powerful reminder of the theatre's unique capacity for civic dialogue and public communion.  


Into the Woods, the famous musical by Stephen Sondheim and James Lapine, is now a major motion picture from Disney, starring Meryl Streep, Emily Blunt, James Corden, Anna Kendrick, Chris Pine and Johnny Depp. The new edition from TCG includes eight full-color pages of photographs from the movie. Interwoven with classic fairy tales is the story of the baker and his wife, whose longing for a child is thwarted by the mischievous witch who lives next door.

Save up to 50% on TCG's new Holiday Gift Guide bundles! 

For this year's holiday season, TCG Books has a solution for all your gift-shopping stress. In our new Holiday Gift Guide, we have created the perfect packages for the theatre-lovers in your life, whether they're actors, directors, or simply avid readers of great plays. You can choose from 10 different sets, including "Stage-to-Screen," "Musicals," or a pack of all the TCG Pulitzer Prize winners! And finally, with a purchase of certain book bundles, you could also get a free TCG tote bag, just because we like you.

Awarded the 2014 Pulitzer Prize for Drama,
Annie Baker's The Flick makes a great holiday gift
 for theatre lovers. Set in a rundown movie theater in central Massachusetts, the play features three underpaid employees who sweep up popcorn in the empty aisles and tend to one of the last thirty-five-millimeter projectors in the state. With keen insight and a ceaseless attention to detail, The Flick pays tribute to the power of movies and paints a heartbreaking portrait of three characters and their working lives.
Tony Award winner Hugh Jackman is back on Broadway in The River, a spellbinding new play by Jez Butterworth, directed by Ian Rickson, the creators of Jerusalem. The thriller is set on a moonless night in August when the sea trout are ready to run, and a man brings his new girlfriend to the remote family cabin where he has come for fly-fishing since he was a boy. But she's not the only woman he has brought here, or indeed the last. The River asks: when we find each other, are we trying to recapture someone we once lost? 

In Peter Brook's The Quality of Mercy, one of the world's most revered theatre directors reflects on a fascinating variety of Shakespearean topics. In this sequence of essays, Brook debates such questions as who was the man who wrote Shakespeare's plays, why Shakespeare is never out of date, and how actors should approach Shakespeare's verse. Taken as a whole, this short but immensely wise book offers an illuminating and provocative insight into a great director's relationship with our greatest playwright.

100 (monologues) collects all of Eric Bogosian's monologues, originally performed as part of his six off-Broadway solo shows, including Sex, Drugs, Rock & Roll; Pounding Nails in the Floor with my Forehead; Wake Up and Smell the Coffee; Drinking in America; Funhouse; Men Inside and selections from his play Talk Radio. For these solo shows, first performed between 1980 and 2000, Bogosian was awarded three Obie awards and a Drama Desk award-earning him living icon status in the downtown theatre scene.

The recent Broadway hit from Pulitzer prize-winning author John Patrick Shanley, Outside Mullingar, is about Anthony, an introverted farmer and Rosemary, the woman who vows to have him at all costs. When Anthony's father threatens to disinherit his son, Rosemary steps into the middle of a land feud and family eccentricities beyond what one might imagine. On the brink of romantic catastrophe, this one-of-a-kind Irish heroine fights against time and mortality in hopes of securing her dream of love.

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TCG Individual Membership is the perfect gift for students, professionals and theatregoers. This holiday season give the gift of membership to friends and family OR take advantage of this discount and extend your own membership today!  


Having trouble finding a gift for the theatre-lover in your life? 
Let us pick for you!

Each month, a TCG staff member selects a TCG Books title that holds a special meaning -- whether it's a show the staffer performed in, a dog-eared acting resource, a writer that continually inspires or simply a favorite play - there's plenty to choose from for a great holiday gift!

For December, Megan Wrappe, American Theatre intern, has selected Doubt by John Patrick Shanley, and here's why. We're offering a special 50% discount off that title for this month!

TCG Bestsellers 
of the Year!


by Tracy Letts


2. Angels in America: Revised and Complete Edition

by Tony Kushner


3. Doubt: A Parable

by John Patrick Shanley


4. The Flick

by Annie Baker


5. Into the Woods 

by James Lapine and Stephen Sondheim


6. Topdog/Underdog

by Suzan-Lori Parks


by Quiara Alegría Hudes


8. Actor and the Target

by Declan Donnellan


9. The Viewpoints Book

by Anne Bogart and Tina Landau


10. Next to Normal

by Brian Yorkey and Tom Kitt


11. Ruined

by Lynn Nottage


12. Outside Mullingar

by John Patrick Shanley


13. In the Next Room (or the vibrator play)

by Sarah Ruhl


14. A Tempest

by Aimé Césaire


15. Love and Information

by Caryl Churchill

16. Spring Awakening

by Duncan Sheik and Steven Sater


17. The Vermont Plays

by Annie Baker


18. Theatre of the Oppressed

by Augusto Boal


19. Cloud 9

by Caryl Churchill


20. The Clean House and Other Plays

by Sarah Ruhl


21. Gem of the Ocean

August Wilson


22. Once

by Enda Walsh, Glen Hansard & Markéta Irglová

23. Venus

by Suzan-Lori Parks

24. Radio Golf

by August Wilson


25. Dead Man's Cell Phone

by Sarah Ruhl


TCG Titles Currently in Production in   


by Charles Ludlam,

The Last Night of Ballyhoo

by Alfred Uhry,  (FL)
by Tony Kushner and Jeanine Tesori,
by Stephen Sondheim and James Lapine, 


Into the Woods, from Stage to Screen


On December 25th, one of Sondheim's most beloved musicals becomes a major motion picture. Watch the extended trailer here for Disney's Into the Woods, and don't forget to purchase your copy of the movie tie-in edition now available from TCG!

The New Yorker features The River author Jez Butterworth 

Read about the life and eccentricities of playwright Jez Butterworth in Emma Brockes'  New Yorker article, "All or Nothing." Be sure to see Butterworth's latest Broadway play, The River, starring Hugh Jackman and currently running at the Circle in the Square Theatre

Meredith Monk's
On Behalf of 
at BAM, Dec. 3 - 7

Famed avant-garde theatre artist Meredith Monk was just profiled by the New York Times, in conjunction with her new show, On Behalf of Nature this weekend at BAM. You can also purchase Conversations with Meredith Monk, a new title from PAJ Publications.
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