James Marino speaks with Warren Hoffman about his book, “The Great White Way: Race and the Broadway Musical”, which just received its second edition
Guest: Warren Hoffman
Warren currently serves as the Executive Director for the Association for Jewish Studies in New York where he leads the largest membership organization of Jewish Studies scholars, teachers, and students in the world. Click here to learn more about this new position.
Warren brings over 15 years of experience in the Jewish, arts, academic, and nonprofit sectors. In Philadelphia, he was the Senior Director of Programming for the Gershman Y in Philadelphia where the Jewish Exponent named him the “next wave” of arts and culture in the city.
Warren also served as the literary manager and dramaturg for Philadelphia Theatre Company where he dramaturged world premieres by Bill Irwin, Chris Durang, and Terrence McNally.
In New York, Warren was the Associate Artistic Director of Jewish Repertory Theatre where he produced and dramaturged a season of Jewish musicals in concert. He was also a writer and reviewer for TalkinBroadway.com where he covered the Off-Broadway and cabaret scene. In addition to working in the theater community, Warren holds a Ph.D. in American Literature from the University of California-Santa Cruz and has taught at multiple universities. He earned rave reviews for his book The Passing Game: Queering Jewish American Culture published by Syracuse University Press. Warren was also a core playwright with InterAct Theater Company in Philadelphia and his play The Last was named a recipient of the 2008 Foundation for Jewish Culture Theatre Projects Grant and was a finalist for the Dorothy Silver Playwriting Competition. His newest play The Black Slot premiered with Aston Rep in Chicago in 2016. The second edition of his critically acclaimed book The Great White Way: Race and the Broadway Musical hits bookstores February 2020.