The 2014 Top 25 Best-Selling Books Published by TCG

by TCG News

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We are excited to introduce the inaugural list of the year’s Top 25 Best-Selling Books published by the TCG Books program. Much in the same vein as the widely-anticipated American Theatre’s Top 10 Most-Produced Plays and the new American Theatre’s Top 20 Most-Produced Playwrights lists released annually in October, TCG is now happy to present the most-frequently purchased print and electronic copies of these books over the course of 2014.

“The Top 25 Best-Selling Books list reveals the diversity of our publications, with perennial best-selling plays like Angels in America and Topdog/Underdog joined by training favorites like The Viewpoints Book, as well as new hits like the recent Pulitzer Prize-winning titles The Flick and Water by the Spoonful,” said Teresa Eyring, executive director of TCG. “We hope this list will spark conversation and prove a useful guide to educators, theatre-lovers and play-readers everywhere.”

The 2014 Top 25 Best-Selling Books Published by TCG:

  1. August: Osage County by Tracy Letts
  2. Angels in America: A Gay Fantasia on National Themes by Tony Kushner
  3. Doubt by John Patrick Shanley 
  4. The Flick by Annie Baker
  5. Into the Woods by Stephen Sondheim and James Lapine
  6. Topdog/Underdog by Suzan-Lori Parks
  7. Water by the Spoonful by Quiara Alegría Hudes
  8. The Actor and the Target by Declan Donnellan
  9. The Viewpoints Book by Anne Bogart and Tina Landau
  10. Next to Normal by Tom Kitt and Brian Yorkey
  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 Aime Cesaire
  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 by 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

Learn more about TCG Books here: http://www.tcg.org/publications/books/index.cfm.

Read American Theatre’s Top 10 Most-Produced Plays list: http://americantheatre.org/2014/09/top-10-plays-2014-2015/.

Read American Theatre’s Top 20 Most-Produced Playwrights: http://americantheatre.org/2014/09/top-20-most-produced-playwrights-2014-2015/.