July/August 2014



Adventures in Indie Music Land

By Matthew Sigman

Savvy impresarios and imaginative companies are redefining “opera,” infusing the genre with a new wave of theatricality

Those Magic Changes

By Rob Weinert-Kendt

In case you haven’t noticed, the American musical is changing keys and adding new voices. SCOTT MILLER’s small theatre in St. Louis is keeping score.


By Suzy Evans

The Internet is reinventing how musical theatre is distributed and licensed—and even how shows are being written

9 Musical Theatre Writers You Should Know

Southern Hospitality

By Margaret Edson

An interview with I and You playwright Lauren Gunderson

Market Forces

By Robert Avila

San Francisco’s mid-Market corridor is in rapid transformation. Will the changes jibe with the post-gentrification vision of its performing-arts stakeholders?

Debt Sentence

By Diep Tran

Today’s theatre graduates are starting their careers deeply in debt. Is there a solution to the problem?

A Tale of Two Discos

By Suzy Evans

How Roundabout Theatre Company’s 1998 revival of Cabaret transformed two notorious dance clubs into legit Broadway theatres

TCG 2014 Daily Recap

By the American Theatre staff; photos by Michal Daniel

Dispatches from a City in Motion

TCG 2014 Plenaries

Photos by Michal Daniel

Recaps by the American Theatre staff

IN PRINT for July 2014

Also in this issue: The Rude Mechs' Stop Hitting Yourself, the letters of Elia Kazan, the history of American Place Theater, 20 questions for Sandra Oh

July 2014 Collage