In this special July 3, 2022 episode, James Marino and Jan Simpson talk with Jordan Schildcrout about his new book, “In the Long Run: A Cultural History of Broadway’s Hit Plays.” This book is part of Jan Simpson’s 2022 Summer Reading list.
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In the Long Run: A Cultural History of Broadway’s Hit Plays by Jordan Schildcrout
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Jordan Schildcrout is Professor of Theatre & Performance at Purchase College and the author of In the Long Run: A Cultural History of Broadway’s Hit Plays (Routledge) and Murder Most Queer: The Homicidal Homosexual in the American Theatre (Michigan). He has published scholarly articles on theatrical representations of gender and sexuality, with topics including the Stonewall Riots, the queer apocalypse, “spinster” detectives, and the Muppets. He can also be heard discussing LGBTQ theatre history on the podcast Out Lines.
Jordan began his career as a dramaturg, working with Manhattan Theatre Club, Denver Center Theatre Company, Adobe Theatre Company, and the Drama Desk-nominated Wash & Fold Theatre Project, which he co-founded. More recently, he served as the dramaturg on productions of Veritas (The Representatives) and And Baby Makes Seven (New Ohio), as well as Purchase College productions of Apparition and Eurydice.
Jordan earned his Ph.D. from the CUNY Graduate Center and previously taught at Ohio University. He joined the faculty of Purchase College in 2011 and was recognized with the SUNY Chancellor’s Award for Excellence in Teaching in 2017.
Matt Tamanini’s interview with Jordan on BroadwayRadio:
Special Episode: Jordan Schildcrout on Broadway’s Long-Running Plays (July 15, 2020)
This episode was recorded on June 28, 2022