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Author Wollman, Elizabeth L., 1969-

Title The theater will rock : a history of the rock musical : from Hair to Hedwig / Elizabeth L. Wollman.

Published Ann Arbor : University of Michigan Press, [2006]


Location Call No. Status
 UniM Southbank  782.1 Wol    AVAILABLE
Physical description vi, 271 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations ; 24 cm
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 245-257) and index.
Contents 1. The birth of the rock musical in New York City -- Interlude 1 : rock "authenticity" and the reception of the staged rock musical -- 2. Hair and its imitators -- Interlude 2 : audiences -- 3. Rock concept albums and the fragmented musical of the 1970s -- Interlude 3 : megamusicals -- 4. Spectacles of the 1980s -- Interlude 4 : economics and marketing -- 5. Rock musicians in the musical theater : the 1990s -- Interlude 5 : merging aesthetics, making performances -- 6. Rock-influenced musicals at the millennium : the dawning of the age of ... the revival.
Summary "The Theater Will Rock explores the history of the rock musical, which has evolved to become one of the most important cultural influences on American musical theater, and a major cultural export." "Packed with candid commentary by members of New York's vibrant theater community, The Theater Will Rock traces the rock musical's evolution over nearly fifty years, in popular productions such as Hair, The Who's Tommy, Jesus Christ Superstar, The Rocky Horror Picture Show, Little Shop of Horrors, Rent, and Mamma Mia! - and in notable flops such as The Capeman."--BOOK JACKET.
Other author MacDermot, Galt. Hair.
Trask, Stephen. Hedwig and the Angry Inch.
Subject Musicals -- History and criticism.
Rock music -- History and criticism.
ISBN 0472115766 (cloth : alk. paper)
9780472115761 (cloth : alk. paper)