A production history (also called performance history or stage history) is an account of significant productions or adaptations of a theatrical work. A production history answers several questions:
Production history helps us to appreciate the possibilities inherent in a theatrical work; the changing perceptions of it over time; and the theatrical styles and approaches of specific places and times.
How do you find production histories? Unless someone else has compiled one for you, there’s no single, simple place to find them. You have to piece the history together from several kinds of sources, both primary and secondary.
Source: Harvard University Library, Dramaturgy Guide, Production History. https://guides.library.harvard.edu/dramaturgy