Screen-to-Stage Musicals

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Sources: Dan Dietz's Complete Book of Broadway Musicals series,,, Wikipedia

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Mokdad, Linda. “At the Intersection of music, sexuality and race: Hairspray’s generic and aesthetic variances.” In Twenty-First Century Musicals, edited by George Rodosthenous. Abingdon, UK: Routledge, 2018.

Osatinski, Amy S. "Ghosts in the Machine: Digital Technology and Screen-to-Stage Musicals." In iBroadway: Musical Theatre in the Digital Age, edited by Jessica Hillman-McCord, 73-91. London: Palgrave Macmillan, 2017.

Rodosthenous, George, ed. The Disney Musical on Stage and Screen: Critical Approaches from ‘Snow White’ to ‘Frozen.’ London: Bloomsbury, 2017.

Russell, Curtis. "Four Hairsprays, One Baltimore: The city in trans-medial adaptation." Studies in Musical Theatre 12.3 (2018): 367-375.

Sebesta, Judith. “From Celluloid to Stage: The ‘Movical,’ The Producers, and the Postmodern.” The Theatre Annual 56 (2003): 97–112.

Tinkcom, Matthew. “’Dozing Off During History’: Hairspray’s Iterations and the Gift of Black Music.” In The Sound of Musicals, edited by Steven Cohan, 200-211. London: Palgrave Macmillan, 2010.

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