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Readership: Musical theatre aficionados as well as to readers interested in American theater, American studies, and the history of New York City.
Elizabeth L. Wollman, Assistant Professor of Music, Baruch College, USA
Elizabeth L. Wollman is Assistant Professor of Music at Baruch College in New York City, and author of The Theater Will Rock: A History of the Rock Musical, From Hair to Hedwig (2006).
"this is a scholarly work on an overlooked subject, and a delightful read for anyone already steeped in Broadway history." - E. C. Skiles, CHOICE
Chapter 1: Burlesque, Off Off Broadway, and the Birth of the Adult Musical
Chapter 2: The Birth of Modern Gay Theater and the Subtext of Company
Chapter 3: The Post-Stonewall Gay Musical
Chapter 4: The Adult Musical Meets Second-Wave Feminism: Mod Donna
Chapter 5: Not-So-Angry Feminist Musicals
Chapter 6: The Changing Nature of Obscenity, the Impact of "Porno Chic" and Let My People Come
Chapter 7: Hell Freezes Over: The Hard-Core Musical on Stage and Screen
Chapter 8: Applying Contemporary Community Standards: Is It Obscene, Or Merely Lewd?
Chapter 9: New York's Financial Crisis and the Adult Musical on Broadway