Participant Info

First Name
Laura
Last Name
MacDonald
Affiliation
University of Portsmouth
Website URL
http://www.port.ac.uk/school-of-media-and-performing-arts/staff/laura-macdonald.html
Keywords
theatre history, musical theatre history, American theatre, global theatre history
Additional Contact Information
laura.macdonald@port.ac.uk

Personal Info

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About Me
I am a Senior Lecturer in Musical Theatre at the University of Portsmouth in the UK. My articles have appeared in American Theatre, Studies in Musical TheatreThe Journal of American Drama and TheatreNew England Theatre Journal, and Theatre Research International, and I am preparing a monograph investigating the making and marketing of long-running Broadway musicals. With William A. Everett, I edited The Palgrave Handbook of Musical Theatre Producers, published in 2017I am the International Secretary of the American Theatre and Drama Society.
Recent Publications

The Sound of Musicals: Japan and Korea have embraced and nurtured Western-style musicals. Can China be far behind?American Theatre May/June (2017): 28-31, 58.http://www.americantheatre.org/2017/04/25/the-sound-of-musicals-in-china/

Tonight I will bewitch the world’: the European musical” (with Judith Sebesta). The Cambridge Companion to the Musical, 3rdedition(William A. Everett and Paul Laird, editors, 2017: 339-355).

Connection in an Isolating Age: Looking Back on Twenty Years of Engaging Audiences and Marketing Musical Theatre Online.”iBroadway: Musical Theatre in the Digital Age (Jessica Hillman-McCord, editor, Palgrave Macmillan, 2017: 17-42).

Off Off Off Off Broadway: Musical Development Out of Town and Regionally.”The Methuen Critical Companion to the American Stage Musical(Elizabeth Wollman, editor, 2017: 214-225)

Roth and Son: Daryl Roth and Jordan Roth on Broadway.”The Palgrave Handbook of Musical Theatre Producers (MacDonald and Everett, editors, 2017: 487-496).

Trading Globally in Austrian History: Vereinigte Bühnen Wien.The Palgrave Handbook of Musical Theatre Producers (MacDonald and Everett, editors, 2017: 343-349).

Le pouvoir de consommer: le spectateur comme enjeu et acteur de l’économie du théâtre musical.” L’Annuaire théâtral 58 (2015): 137-150.https://goo.gl/SXmmNm

The (Long-Running) Path Unwinding: How Directors and Choreographers Maintain Long-running Musicals on Broadway and Beyond.” SDC Journal (inaugural article, peer-reviewed section), Fall 2015: 42-46, 50-51.https://goo.gl/Z2FGpO

Geen Grenzen Meer: An American Musical’s Unlimited Border Crossing” (co-authored with Myrte Halman). Theatre Research International 39.3 (2014): 198-216.https://goo.gl/SPNgdi

Media Coverage
https://www.thestage.co.uk/features/2017/mamma-mia-musical-theatre-across-europe/
Country Focus
United States
Expertise by Geography
Asia, China, East Asia, Germany, Japan, Korea, Netherlands, United States, Western Europe
Expertise by Chronology
20th century, 21st century
Expertise by Topic
Capitalism, Diplomacy, Gender, Race, Urban History, Women