On Broadway: Art and Commerce on the Great White Way

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Index
actors: continuity of employment among, 174–77; contractual designation of, 177–78; producers and, 45–46, 49; salaries of, 55–56, 131–32, 173–74; television personalities as, 182–83
Actors' Equity Association, 46, 48–49, 54– 55, 132, 157; nonunion tours and, 183, 184; workshop negotiations by, 173
Adamson, Alan, 188
adaptations, 141, 213–16
advertising. See marketing
Ahrens, Lynn, 42, 88
Aida,15, 93, 94–95, 115
Alessandrini, Gerard, 213, 214–15, 216– 17, 220
Alley Theatre, 106, 140
Ambassador Theatre, 143
AMC Corporation, 205, 206
American Airlines Theatre, 22–23, 76, 117, 126, 205
American Congress of Theatre (ACT): ACT I, 102–3, 124; ACT II, 103–5, 118, 123, 136, 188
American Federation of Musicians, 52–53
Angels in America,49, 221, 222
Anna Christie,126
Annie,174, 175
antitrust legislation, 8, 34, 50, 156
Anything Goes,130–31
Araca Group, 12, 39, 62, 139
Arena Stage, 5, 106, 111
audience, 33, 221; corporate producers and, 85–86; demographics of, 12, 187; families as, 11, 13–15, 71, 138, 181–82, 220; middle-American tastes of, 10–11, 71– 72, 86–87, 137–38, 181–82; New Yorkers as, 10, 12, 211; New York reviewers and, 181–82; non-English-speaking, 211–12; performer dynamic with, 142, 219; spectacle required by, 19, 26, 55, 89, 128, 161–62, 171, 225; ticket price considerations of, 6, 11–12; in Times Square, 9–10; touring market and, 181– 82; tourists as, 19, 26, 197, 211; workshops and, 112, 169–71
Azenberg, Emanuel, 31, 63, 141, 174
Beauty and the Beast,14, 68, 70, 91
Beauty Queen of Leenane, The,26, 221
Beck, Julian, 103
Becker, Allen, 81
Belasco, David, 33
Bell, Marty, 40–42, 45, 63, 73, 80, 110, 138; on leadership, 65–66; Producers Group and, 47–48; on workshops, 168, 171–72
Bennett, Michael, 134, 141
Bernstein, Jed, 11, 86–87, 160, 185, 188, 224; on ACT II, 103–4; on Broadway Alliance, 127–28
Beyond Broadway (Novick), 107
Big River,96, 113, 138–39, 154, 178
Billig, Robert, 159, 220
Binger, James, 24, 34
Bloomberg, Michael, 54
Bloomgarden, Kermit, 31, 39, 138
booking considerations, 147–49
Bounce,167
box office receipts, 28, 42–43
branding, 188
Brantley, Ben, 94, 225
Breglio, John, 36, 47, 57, 64–65, 74–75, 123
British megamusicals, 5, 21, 91–92, 211
British productions, 4, 33
Broadway: as commodity, 188–89; as insular community, 15, 68; lack of innovation on, 1–3, 70–72, 76, 209–10. See also Broadway district
Broadway Across America, 87–88

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  • Preface ix
  • Acknowledgements xi
  • 1 - Reconciliation Ecology 1
  • 2 - The Producers 30
  • 3 - Broadway, Inc 67
  • 4 - When Worlds Collide 102
  • 5 - The Money Song 137
  • 6 - Page to Stage 166
  • 7 - The Nature of the Beast 201
  • Notes 231
  • Bibliography 237
  • Index 243
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