Martin Denton has posted a Guide to Musical Theatre History and it's really fantastic. Best of all, he's posted links to books and CD that can be purchased on Amazon.com
Now, there's a lot of reasons this is a great thing to check out. The first is simply that Martin Denton is a great resource and huge enthusist and anyone who has an interest in the New York Theatre scene won't find a better place to put their finger on the pulse than his website.
The second is that buying something or listening to something in a context often really augments the experience, and Martin is providing the context.
The third is that buying those items through his links actually puts money in the coffer of nytheatre.com. Sometimes we all want to donate, but we wind up spending our money on things like CDs, MP3s, Ipods, shirts and books. You know what? This kills two birds with one stone. Get yourself something nice, and also give a little back to the community.
Go check it out. Click the title of this post.
- Matthew Freeman is a Brooklyn based playwright with a BFA from Emerson College. His plays include THE DEATH OF KING ARTHUR, REASONS FOR MOVING, THE GREAT ESCAPE, THE AMERICANS, THE WHITE SWALLOW, AN INTERVIEW WITH THE AUTHOR, THE MOST WONDERFUL LOVE, WHEN IS A CLOCK, GLEE CLUB, THAT OLD SOFT SHOE and BRANDYWINE DISTILLERY FIRE. He served as Assistant Producer and Senior Writer for the live webcast from Times Square on New Year's Eve 2010-2012. As a freelance writer, he has contributed to Gamespy, Premiere, Complex Magazine, Maxim Online, and MTV Magazine. His plays have been published by Playscripts, Inc., New York Theatre Experience, and Samuel French.