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The Roads to Broadway

Professor Steven Adler

How do new musicals travel the path from conception to opening night? In the Golden Age of American musicals, it was a rather simple process. Today, economic and artistic forces have created drastic changes in the landscape of producing, and the journey a new musical must take is typically much more complicated. How have these changes affected the bottom line and the final product? This lecture will discuss case studies in detail as we explore the fascinating process of making musicals.

Instructor: Steven Adler is Professor Emeritus of Theatre and Provost Emeritus of Earl Warren College at UC San Diego. An alumnus of the University of Buffalo and Penn State, he stage managed on and off Broadway, on national tours, and in regional theatres. He is the author of Rough Magic: Making Theatre at the Royal Shakespeare Company and On Broadway: Art and Commerce on the Great White Way, and chapters on producing in the Oxford Handbook of the American Musical and Routledge’s American Musical Theatre, 1970s and Beyond (2018).

Coordinator: Joel Dimsdale

Course Number: OSHR-70092   Credit: 0 units

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Dates Class Type Section ID Fee
08/09/2017 In-class 125096 $0.00  

Day and Time: Wednesday, 1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Location: Room 129, UCSD Extension Complex, 9600 N. Torrey Pines Rd., La Jolla