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The Post-Stonewall (and Post-<i>Company</i>) Gay Musical

Elizabeth L. Wollman

in Hard Times

Published in print October 2012 | ISBN: 9780199747481
Published online January 2013 | e-ISBN: 9780199979417 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199747481.003.0004
                   The Post-Stonewall (and Post-Company) Gay Musical

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Because Off Off Broadway was the cradle of modern gay theater well before the Stonewall riots erupted in June 1969, it became thereafter a convenient home for a number of gay-rights themed musicals about gay men, including The Faggot, Boy Meets Boy, Lovers, and Gay Company. These musicals, along with the musicalsLet My People Come and Sextet, areexamined in relation to the trajectory of the gay rights movement as it developed during the 1970s.

Keywords: Judson Poet's Theatre; Boy Meets Boy Let; My People Come; lovers; gay company; Sextet

Chapter.  17154 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: American Music ; Popular Music

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