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Musical Theatre in the Digital Age

  • Jessica Hillman-McCord

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xvii
  2. Jessica Hillman-McCord
    Pages 1-13
  3. Creating Musicals and the Digital

  4. Audiences and Performers in the Digital Age

  5. Digital Dramaturgy, Scholarship and Criticism

  6. Back Matter
    Pages 359-365

About this book


This book argues that the digital revolution has fundamentally altered the way musicals are produced, followed, admired, marketed, reviewed, researched, taught, and even cast. In the first hundred years of its existence, commercial musical theatre functioned on one basic model. However, with the advent of digital and network technologies, every musical theatre artist and professional has had to adjust to swift and unanticipated change. Due to the historically commercial nature of the musical theatre form, it offers a particularly potent test case to reveal the implications of this digital shift than other theatrical art forms. Rather than merely reflecting technological change, musical theatre scholarship and practice is at the forefront of the conversation about art in the digital age. This book is essential reading for musical theatre fans and scholars alike.


Musical theatre Digital age Broadway Digital technology Screen-to-stage musicals Social media

Editors and affiliations

  • Jessica Hillman-McCord
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Theatre and DanceState University of New York at FredoniaFredoniaUSA

About the editors

Jessica Hillman-McCord is Associate Professor at SUNY Fredonia, USA. Her articles have appeared in TDR: The Drama Review, Studies in Musical Theatre and Theatre Topics, among others. Her book, Echoes of the Holocaust on the American Musical Stage, was published in 2012.

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