Directors and the New Musical Drama British and American Musical Theatre in the 1980s and 90s

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  • Format: Hardcover
  • Copyright: 2008-03-15
  • Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan
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Explores the cultural differences between British and American musicals, examines their critical reception, and demonstrates the crucial role of British and American directors in developing a new kind of musical drama that has started to change the parameters of this popular art form.

Author Biography

Miranda Lundskaer-Nielsen is a Lecturer in Drama at Bath Spa University. She is a founding producer of the New York Musical Theatre Festival and has taught at Columbia University, the University of London (Goldsmiths College) and the University of Greenwich.

Table of Contents

List of Illustrations
Introduction: Anglo-American Perspectivesp. 1
Harold Prince in Contextp. 15
From Cabaret to Sweeney Todd: Musical Drama on Broadwayp. 29
Cultural Barricades: Reading the West End Musicalsp. 45
Beyond the Logos: West End Musical Dramap. 59
New Horizons: Nonprofit Musical Dramap. 73
Nonprofit Directors in the 1990sp. 89
Rethinking Revivalsp. 109
Staging the Canon: British Directors and Classic American Musicalsp. 121
The Legacy of the 1980s and 90sp. 141
Interviewsp. 151
Adam Guettelp. 152
Matthew Warchusp. 158
William Finnp. 163
David Leveauxp. 168
Ira Weitzmanp. 180
James Lapinep. 186
Margo Lionp. 195
Jack Viertelp. 198
Richard Maltby, Jr.p. 206
Notesp. 211
Bibliographyp. 223
Indexp. 227
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