Selected Articles and Book Chapters

Journal Articles:

Hamilton’s Women.”  Studies in Musical Theatre 12.2 (2018): 167-80.

“’The Hills Are Alive with the Sound of Music’: Musical Theatre at Girls’ Jewish Summer Camps in Maine, USA.”  Contemporary Theatre Review 27.1 (2017): 46-60.

“Performing Jewishness In and Out of the Classroom.” Co-authored with Jill Dolan. MELUS: Multi-Ethnic Literature of the United States 37.2 (Summer 2012): 201-215.

Wicked’s Women and Other Queer Conventions in the 21st Century Broadway Musical.” Theatre Journal 60.1 (March 2008): 1-21.

Wicked Divas, Musical Theater, and Internet Girl Fans.” Camera Obscura: Feminism, Culture, and Media Studies 65 (2007): 39-71.

“In Defense of Pleasure: Musical Theatre History in the Liberal Arts [A Manifesto].”  Theatre Topics 17.1 (March 2007): 51-60.

“’We’ll Always Be Bosom Buddies’: Female Duets and the Queering of Broadway Musical Theatre.” GLQ: A Journal of Lesbian and Gay Studies 12.3 (2006): 351-76.

“‘Something Better than This’:  Sweet Charity and the Feminist Utopia of Broadway Musicals.” Modern Drama (Special Issue on Utopian Performatives) 47.2 (Summer 2004): 309-32.

“Civilizing and Selling Spectators: Audiences at the Madison Civic Center.” Theatre Survey 39.2 (November 1998): 7-23.

“Rehearsing for Revolution: Practice, Theory, Race, and Pedagogy (When Failure Works).” Co-written with Wendy R. Coleman. Theatre Topics 8.1 (March 1998): 13-31.

“‘Never Gonna Be a Man/Catch Me if You Can/I Won’t Grow Up’: A Lesbian Account of Mary Martin as Peter Pan.” Theatre Journal 49.4 (December 1997): 493-509.

“Desire in Evidence.” Text and Performance Quarterly 17.4 (October 1997): 343-351.

“The Queer Pleasures of Mary Martin and Broadway: The Sound of Music as a Lesbian Musical.” Modern Drama 39.1 (Spring 1996): 51-63.

“The Queer Performances of Mary Martin as Woman and as Star.” Women and Performance: A Journal of Feminist Theory 8.2 (1996) (Special Issue on “Queer Acts”): 225-239.

“Talking About Pornography, Talking About Theatre: Ethnography, Critical Pedagogy, and the Production of ‘Educated’ Audiences of Etta Jenks in Madison.” Theatre Research International 19.1 (Spring 1994): 29-36.

“All About Eve: Madison’s Apple Island and the Fictions of Lesbian Community.” New Theatre Quarterly 37 (February 1994): 28-32.

“Meanings of ‘Community’ in Community Theatre: Audiences at the Madison Theatre Guild.” Theatre InSight 5.1 (December 1993): 15-18.

“Politics, Polyphony, and Pleasure: The San Francisco Mime Troupe’s Seeing Double.” Journal of Dramatic Theory and Criticism 8.1 (Fall 1993): 101-115.

“Trinh Minh-Ha’s ‘Difference’ and a Pedagogical Metaphor.” Women and Performance: A Journal of Feminist Theory 6.1 (1993): 31-40.

“Re/presenting Violence, Re/presenting Gender: Feminism, Form, and the Plays of Maria Irene Fornes.” Theatre Studies 37 (1992): 17-31. Reprinted in Feminist Theory and Modern Drama. Ed. Taisha Abraham. New Delhi, India: Pencraft International (2005).


Book Chapters:

“Introduction.”  Media and Performance in the Musical: An Oxford Handbook of the American Musical, Volume 2.  Ed. Raymond Knapp, Mitchell Morris, Stacy Wolf.  New York: Oxford UP, 2018.  1-7.

“Making Musicals for Serious Pleasure.” A Critical Companion to the American Stage Musical.  Ed. Elizabeth L. Wollman. New York:  Bloomsbury Methuen Drama, 2017.  198-213.

“Not Only on Broadway:  Disney Junior Across the US.”  The Disney Musical:  Stage, Screen, and Beyond.  Ed. George Rodosthenous.  London: Methuen Bloomsbury, 2017.  133-54.

The Feminine Mystique Goes to Broadway:  Housewives in 1960s Musical Theater.”  The Sixties, Center Stage: Mainstream and Popular Performances in a Turbulent Decade.  Ed. James M. Harding and Cindy Rosenthal. Ann Arbor:  U of Michigan Press, 2017.  27-51.

“Dance in the Broadway Musical.”  Co-authored with Liza Gennaro.  Oxford Handbook of Dance and Theatre.  Ed. Nadine George-Graves.  New York:  Oxford UP, 2015.  148-68.

“Keeping Company with Sondheim’s Women.”  Oxford Handbook of Sondheim Studies.  Ed. Robert Gordon.  New York: Oxford University Press, 2014.  365-383.

“The 2003-2004 Season and Broadway Musical Theatre as a Political Conversant.”  Patriotic Dissent: Staging Political Protest since 9/11.  Ed. Jenny Spencer.  New York: Routledge, 2012. 19-37.

“Gender and Sexuality.”  Oxford Handbook of the American Musical.  Ed. Raymond Knapp, Mitchell Morris, Stacy Wolf.  New York: Oxford University Press, 2011. 210-224.

“Introduction.”  Oxford Handbook of the American Musical.  Ed. Raymond Knapp, Mitchell Morris, Stacy Wolf.  New York: Oxford University Press, 2011. 3-6.

“American Musical Theatre: A Review Essay.” Text and Presentation. Ed. Stratos E. Constantinidis. Jefferson, NC: McFarland, 2008. 205-211. (not juried)

“Teaching Engendered Bodies.” Radical Acts:  Theatre and Feminist Pedagogies of Change. Ed. Ann Elizabeth Armstrong and Kathleen Juhl. San Francisco: Aunt Lute Books, 2007. 171-79.

“Disability’s Invisibility in Joan Schenkar’s Signs of Life and Heather McDonald’s An Almost Holy Picture.” Bodies in Commotion: Disability and Performance. Eds. Carrie Sandahl and Philip Auslander. Ann Arbor: University of Michigan Press, 2005. 302-18.

“Barbra’s ‘Funny Girl’ Body.” Queer Theory and the Jewish Question. Eds. Daniel Boyarin, Daniel Itzkovitz, and Ann Pellegrini. New York: Columbia University Press, 2003. 246-65.  Also published in The Scholar and the Feminist XXX:  Past Controversies, Present Challenges, Future Feminisms 3.3-4 (Fall 2005).

“Desire in Evidence.” Voices Made Flesh: Performing Women’s Autobiography. Eds. Lynn Miller, Jacqueline Taylor, and M. Heather Carver. Madison: University of Wisconsin Press, 2003. 84-95.

“‘Being’ a Lesbian: Apple Island and the Performance of Community.” The Queerest Art: Essays on Lesbian and Gay Theatre. Eds. Alisa Solomon and Framji Minwalla. New York: New York University Press, 2002. 183-202.

“Local Negotiations: Student Spectators and Etta Jenks.” Perspectives on Teaching Theatre. Eds. Raynette Halvorsen Smith, Bruce A. McConachie, and Rhonda Blair. New York: Peter Lang, 2001. 77-87.

“Screening ‘Woman’: An Introduction to Feminist Film Theory in the United States and Britain.” Sexuality and Popular Culture. Ed. Jung-Soon Shim. Seoul, Korea: Tongin Publishing Company and Women’s Culture and Research Center of Soongsil University, 2001. 103-32.  (Published in Korean)

“Reading Glamour Magazine: The Production of ‘Woman.’“ Teaching Introduction to Women’s Studies. Eds. Barbara Scott Winkler and Carolyn DiPalma. Westport, CT: Bergin and Garvey, 1999. 175-82.

“Mary Martin: Washin‘ That Man Right Outta Her Hair.” Passing Performances: Notable Gays and Lesbians in American Theatre History. Eds. Kim Marra and Robert Schanke. Ann Arbor: University of Michigan Press, 1998. 283-302.

“Playing with Gender: Lesbian Identities, Theatricality, and the Social in Joan Lipkin’s Small Domestic Acts.” Amazon All-Stars: Thirteen Lesbian Plays. Ed. Rosemary Keefe Curb. New York: Applause Books, 1996. 223-26.


Media Publications and Interviews:

“Women in The Hunchback of Notre Dame,” Production Handbook, Disney Theatricals Script Consultant, 2018, 67-71.

“Theatre History Podcast #42:  From West Side Story to Wicked:  Dr. Stacy Wolf on Feminism & the Broadway Musical” (August 8, 2017).

“Statues.”  The Pocket Instructor: Literature.  Eds. Diana Fuss and William A. Gleason.  Princeton: Princeton UP, 2016.  151-55.

Comment in “LGBTQ Historical Scholarship: What Was It Like Twenty Years Ago?” ed. Robert A. Schanke Kim Marra, Theatre Topics 26.1 (March 2016): 35-37.

“The State of the Field:  Musical Theatre Studies,” Journal of American Drama and Theatre 28.1 (Winter 2016).

Hamilton.”  Feminist Spectator Blog (February 24, 2016).

“How to Make Broadway Musical Theatre More Diverse . . . and Empower Kids Along the Way.”  Huffington Post (June 8, 2015).

“Into the Woods,” Feminist Spectator blog (December 27, 2014).

“Engaging in Sondheim’s Musicals.” The Sondheim Review (Fall 2014): 11-14.

“Reflections from Former Editors (2001-2003).” Theatre Topics 24.2 (June 2014):  77-79.

“Why we love ‘Les Miserables,’ despite its miserable gender stereotypes.” Washington Post (December 30, 2012).

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“The Women of Les Miz.” Oxford University Press Blog (December 25, 2012).

“Princeton Atelier and the One-Act Opera Project.” Interview WHYY television (October 2012).

“Momma Said There’d Be Dates Like This.”  More Magazine (May 2012).

“Mad Men and How to Succeed.”  Huffington Post (March 2012).

Scholar Spotlight, Interview by Mary Jo Lodge, ATHE News 22.2 (22 February 2008).

“Stage Door Jennies,” Interview by Brett Farmer, Genders 38 (2003).

Interview on Jewish Divas, “Beyond the Pale,” WBAI Radio, New York (February 2000).