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iBroadway

Musical Theatre in the Digital Age

Editors: Hillman-McCord, Jessica (Ed.)

  • Examines the extraordinary impact of the digital age on musical theatre
  • Brings together a group of expert voices in the field to address a broad and diverse array of issues, from casting to criticism
  • Examines how contemporary musical theatre makers exploit digital devices in their research and pedagogy
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  • ISBN 978-3-319-64876-7
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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 more 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.

About the authors

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.

Table of contents (15 chapters)

  • Musical Theatre in the Digital Age

    Hillman-McCord, Jessica

    Pages 1-13

  • Connection in an Isolating Age: Looking Back on Twenty Years of Engaging Audiences and Marketing Musical Theatre Online

    MacDonald, Laura

    Pages 17-42

  • The Digital-Age Musical: Sighting/Siting Musicals Defined by High-Tech Content, Themes, and Memes

    Stiehl, Pamyla

    Pages 43-72

  • Ghosts in the Machine: Digital Technology and Screen-to-Stage Musicals

    Osatinski, Amy S.

    Pages 73-91

  • Let’s Misbehave: Cell Phone Technology and Audience Behaviors

    Edney, Kathryn

    Pages 95-117

Buy this book

eBook $84.99
price for USA (gross)
  • ISBN 978-3-319-64876-7
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: PDF, EPUB
  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover $109.00
price for USA
  • ISBN 978-3-319-64875-0
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
iBroadway
Book Subtitle
Musical Theatre in the Digital Age
Editors
  • Jessica Hillman-McCord
Copyright
2017
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s)
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-64876-7
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-64876-7
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-64875-0
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XVII, 365
Number of Illustrations and Tables
10 b/w illustrations
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