From Adelaide in Guys and Dolls to Nina in In the Heights and Elphaba in Wicked, female characters in Broadway musicals have belted and crooned their way into the American psyche. Author Stacy Wolf looks not just at female characters but at women performers and creators to chronicle the evolution of feminist thought in this singularly American theatrical form.
Wolf is a professor of theater and director of the Princeton Atelier at the Lewis Center for the Arts at Princeton University. She is the author of A Problem Like Maria: Gender and Sexuality in the American Musical.
Presented by the UMKC Women’s Center.