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Westword: Twentieth-Century Vaudeville Stars Tackle 21st-Century Issues in The Headliners

By Toni Tresca, May 8, 2023

Celebrated local playwright Jeffrey Neuman has long been drawn to vaudeville. “So much of what we have inherited in American pop culture comes to us from the vaudeville stage,” Neuman says. “It has a fascinating cultural history that is rich and incredibly robust. My point of entry to the art form was through musicals, especially Chicago and 70, Girls, 70, which I wrote about in my dissertation.”

For his master’s in dramaturgy at the University of Colorado Boulder, Neuman examined the use of metatheatricality — elements within theater productions meant to draw the audience’s attention to the fact that they are watching a performance — in the musicals of John Kander and Fred Ebb.

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