Articles about Racism

Discomfort Zone
Opera News (2016) Vol. 80, No. 8, pp. 32-35

Take the classic ABCD operas that fill out the standard opera season--"Aida" (race and militarism); "La Bohème" (gender politics and ageism); "Carmen" (sexual violence and male domination); "Don Giovanni" (rape). Theater is, in general, a lot more sophisticated when it ...

Billboard (2016) Vol. 128, No. 7, pp. 38-43


Heavy metal vs racism
NME (2016) , pp. 6


Too big for Broadway?: The limits of historical and theatrical empathy in "Parade" and "The Scottsboro Boys"
Studies in Musical Theatre (2016) Vol. 10, No. 1, pp. 69-80

This article examines the concept of historical empathy through a case study of two factually based musicals: "Parade" (1998), about the murder trial and subsequent lynching of Jewish factory manager Leo Frank in 1915, and "The Scottsboro Boys" (2010), a ...

Hal Singer
JAZZ HOT (2016) , pp. np


'A Rainbow in Ev'ry Pot': Southern excess, racial liberalism, and living large in Harburg and Lane's "Finian's Rainbow"
Studies in Musical Theatre (2016) Vol. 10, No. 1, pp. 117-132

When Yip Harburg and Burton Lane wrote their 1947 musical Finian's Rainbow, they imagined the piece as a vehicle for a host of social justice concerns. Specifically, Harburg created the fictional place of Missitucky and its inhabitants to directly comment ...

What Are We to Do?
JazzTimes (2015) Vol. 45, No. 2, pp. 8