The crossing--Adano to Catonsville: Leland Hayward's producing career
Depicts the reality of American theatrical creation, exemplified by the career of play producer Leland Hayward, a charismatic personality whose achievements and exploits provided almost daily media fodder. The introduction traces the evolution of the American play producer from actor/manager into an entrepreneur devoted primarily to selecting, presenting, and exploiting his 'property' (the playscript) commercially. The rest of the chapters focus on Hayward's producing career, illustrating the producer's role at each phase of a stage production.
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