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Chapter 1: What is Contemporary Musical Theatre

Performing in Contemporary Musicals
Chapter 1: What is Contemporary Musical Theatre

Recommended Reading

 

Recommended Reading: Musical Theatre History

  1. Knapp, Raymond. 2006. The American Musical and the Formation of National Identity. Princeton: Princeton University Press. 

  2. Leve, James. 2015. American Musical Theater. New York: Oxford University Press.

  3. McMillin, Scott. 2006. The Musical as Drama. Princeton, NJ: Princeton University Press.

  4. Stempel, Larry. 2010. Showtime: A History of the Broadway Musical Theatre. New York: W.W. Norton & Company, Inc.

  5. Wolf, Stacy. 2020. Beyond Broadway: The Pleasure and Promise of Musical Theatre Across America. New York: Oxford University Press.

 

Recommended Reading: Different Kinds of Musicals

  1. Barrios, Richard. 2014. Dangerous Rhythm: Why Movie Musicals Matter. New York: Oxford University Press.

  2. Flinn, Denny Martin. 2008. The Great American Book Musical: A Manifesto, A Monograph, A Manual. New York: Limelight Editions.

  3. Robert Gordon and Olaf Jubin, eds. 2016. The Oxford Handbook of the British Musical. New York: Oxford University Press.

  4. Locke, Charley. 2017. “Musicals (Yes, Musicals) Are About to Shake Up Podcasting.” Wired, July 14, 2017.https://www.wired.com/story/36-questions-musical-podcast/ 

  5. Powers, Brandon. 2021. “The Future of Musical Theatre is on TikTok.” Medium, January 19, 2021.https://brandonpowers.medium.com/the-future-of-musical-theatre-is-on-tiktok-8ecb7ef660a1 

 

Resources

  1. Hahn, Don, director. 2018. Howard. Disney+.https://disneyplusoriginals.disney.com/movie/howard 

 

Recommended Reading: Further Integrating Movement into the Musical

  1. Cramer, Lyn. Creating Musical Theatre: Conversations with Broadway Directors and Choreographers. London: Bloomsbury Methuen Drama. 

  2. Hill, Constance Valis. 2015. Tap Dancing America: A Cultural History. New York: Oxford University Press.

  3. Jowitt, Deborah. 2005. Jerome Robbins: His Life, His Theater, His Dance. New York: Simon & Schuster. 

  4. Winkler, Kevin. 2018. Big Deal: Bob Fosse and Dance in the American Musical. New York: Oxford University Press.

 

 

 

Recommended Reading: How Musicals are Developed and Produced

  1. Breglio, John. 2016. I Wanna be a Producer: How to Make a Killing on Broadway… or Get Killed. Milwaukee: Applause Theatre & Cinema Books.

  2. Hoffman, Warren. 2020. The Great White Way: Race and the Broadway Musical. New Brunswick: Rutgers University Press.

  3. MacDonald, Laura and Everett, William A. eds. 2017. The Palgrave Handbook of Musical Theatre Producers. New York: Palgrave Macmillian. 

  4. Osatinksi, Amy S. 2019. Disney Theatrical Productions: Producing Broadway Musicals the Disney Way. New York: Routledge.

 

Recommended Reading: Globalization of Musical Theatre

  1. Kim, Shin Dong. 2015. “The Industrialization and Globalization of China’s Musical Theater,” 12-17. Media Industries Journal (1.3, 2015).

  2. Tanaka, Rina. 2017. “Musicals in Post-Globalization: the Case of “Ever-Growing” Musicals from Vienna via Japan.” ReVisions, March 14, 2017.https://revisions.pubpub.org/pub/musicals-in-post-globalization/release/1 

  3. Taylor, Mille, and Symonds, Dominic. 2014. Studying Musical Theatre: Theory and Practice. London: Palgrave.