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The Palgrave Handbook of Musical Theatre Producers by 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.
Call Number: ML2054 .P35 2017
Publication Date: 2017-03-25
Musical Theater Reference
Oxford Music Online
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American Variety Stage
From the Library of Congress; provides audio and video of vaudeville and other popular entertainment from 1870-1920, as well as samples of playbills, programs, and play scripts.
Internet Broadway Database
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Lortel Archives: Internet Off-Broadway Database
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