The Palgrave Handbook of Musical Theatre Producers by Laura MacDonald (Editor); William Everett (Editor)This handbook is the first to provide a systematic investigation of the various roles of producers in commercial and not-for-profit musical theatre. Featuring fifty-one essays written by international specialists in the field, it offers new insights into the world of musical theatre, its creation and its promotion. Key areas of investigation include the lives and works of producers whose work is part of a US and worldwide musical theatre legacy, as well as the largely critically-neglected role of the musical theatre producer in the making, marketing, and performance of musicals. Also explored are the shifting roles of producers in musical theatre and their popular portrayals, offering a reader-friendly collection for fans, scholars, students, and practitioners of musical theatre alike.
Good for looking up terms, people, instruments, locations, and styles within Western art music, jazz, American popular music, musical theater, and traditional and folk music from around the world.
Contains: New Grove Dictionary of Music and Musicians, New Grove Dictionary of American Music, New Grove Dictionary of Jazz, New Grove Dictionary of Opera, and the Encyclopedia of Popular Music. Articles on musicians, styles, instruments, genres, geographic areas, and more.
Good for looking up definitions of terms and styles in both music as well as theater and dance; provides more concise articles than Oxford Music Online.
Contains: The Concise Oxford Dictionary of Music; The Oxford Companion to Music; The Oxford Companion to the American Musical; The Oxford Dictionary of Dance; A Dictionary of Opera Characters; The Grove Book of Opera Singers; The Grove Book of Operas;