Michael Lueger is an adjunct professor at Emerson College and Northeastern University, where he teaches theatre history. His blog “Abstract and Brief” features images and essays on theatre history. His work has appeared in a variety of peer-reviewed publications, such as the recent Oxford Handbook of Dance and Theater, and on WBUR’s Cognoscenti page. Follow him on Twitter with the handle @theaterhistory.
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Michael Lueger talks with Joel Berkowitz about Yiddish theatre’s historical and present iterations.
Theatre History Podcast # 4: You Naughty, Naughty Men: Joshua William Gelb’s New Reimagining of The Black CrookMichael Lueger talks with director and librettist Joshua William Gelb about The Black Crook , considered by some to be the first musical.
Eric Swanson and Michael Lueger discuss actor Edwin Booth, the brother of Abraham Lincoln’s assassin.
Maya Cantu and Michael Lueger discuss how the musicals of the 1940s saw the emergence of a new figure: the “boss lady.”