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Jews on Broadway

Stuart Hecht
Associate Professor of Theatre, Boston College

Date: Wednesday, November 14, 2012
Time: 12:00-1:15PM
Location: Boisi Center, 24 Quincy Rd

 

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Stuart Hecht is Associate Professor of Theatre Department at Boston College, where he teaches and directs after spending thirteen years as Department Chair. His book Transposing Broadway: Jews, Assimilation and the American Musical has just been released by Palgrave Macmillan Press. He is the long-standing Editor of New England Theatre Journal, and his articles in theatre history have appeared in Theatre History Studies, Journal of American Drama and Theatre, Theatre Journal, Chicago History, The Journal of Popular Culture  among others. He has written extensively on Chicago theatre and more recently turned his attention to the American musical. Hecht has long been an officer for the American Theatre and Drama Society, is a member of the Chicago Theatre Symposium and is also a member of the New England Theatre Conference's College of Fellows. He worked as dramaturg for Chicago's Goodman Theatre and Wisdom Bridge Theatre before moving to Boston to begin his academic career. He received his B.A. from the University of Michigan and a M.A. and Ph.D. from Northwestern University.