Volume 3 Table of Contents

A Critical Perspective on Musical Theater: A Conversation with Six Theater Critics
Shoshana Greenberg

Orchestration Today
Ada Westfall

“Absolutely That’s What I Want to do!”
Valerie Lau-Kee Lai

Theater and Social Justice
Ellarose Chary,
Lisa Hori-Garcia,
Maggie Keenan-Bolger,
& Taylor Reynolds

How I Produced a Broadway-Studded Benefit Without a Budget
Mara Jill Herman

Michael Kushner

A “Weird Path” to Broadway
Joe Iconis

Yet Something Was Missing
Michael Chimenti

Orchestration Today
Michael Starobin

Up, Down, On, Off: Overlapping Postwar Trends in Musical Theater and Concert Music
Karl Hinze

Trading and Appreciating Bootlegs

Musical Theater and Accessibility: Opportunities for People with Autism
Shoshana Greenberg & Aliza Greenberg

Orchestration Today
Dave Malloy

Is It All About Popular? Unpacking Populism in Musical Theater
Ellarose Chary

Orchestration Today
Nadia Digiallonardo 

“Women of Color on Broadway:” The Cabaret, The Conversation, The Musical
Victoria Velazquez


World Premiere: Michael R. Jackson’s A Strange Loop: An In-Depth Production Feature

In Memoriam, Darius Smith

Book, Music & Lyrics by
Michael R. Jackson 

Directed by
Stephen Brackett

Produced by
Playwrights Horizons,
in association with
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Supported by
Barbara Whitman

Choreographed by
Raja Feather Kelly

Music Direction by
Rona Siddiqui

Scenic Design by
Arnulfo Maldonado


Orchestration Today
Daniel Kluger 

Epic Storytelling in Musical Theatre
Makena Metz

Musical Theater Collaboration: What Makes it Last? Part 1
Deb Poppel

Neither Here Nor There: Becoming Indian-American in Theater
Jahn Sood

Prospect Theater’s “One-a-Year Plan”
Cara Loelle Reichel 

Orchestration Today
Mike Brun & Shaina Taub

The Making of Maestra
Georgia Stitt

Midnight at The Never Get: How a Non-Traditional Musical Finds a Traditional Path to Production
Timothy Huang &
Mark Sonnenblick 

A Student’s Take On Musical Theater in Boston
Jenna Glazier 

Orchestration Today
Kris Kukul

Doing Broadway’s Dirty Laundry Since 1908
Bruce & Sarah Barish