The Queer Encyclopedia of Music,
Dance and Musical Theater
A glbtq Encyclopedia
8.5 x 11, 303 pages
Lesbian and Gay Studies
Music / Performing Arts
One of 2004's top ten books
-- Richard Labonte
Finalist, 2005 Lambda Literary Awards
Edited by Claude J. Summers
The first authoritative guide to all things queer and musical: pop,
rock, jazz, disco, dance, opera and musical theater.
What did Alvin
Ailey's mother do when she first saw him in stage makeup? Why did
George Frideric Handel censor his unpub-
lished pastoral cantatas in
the 1730s? How many degrees separate Gore Vidal from Cole Porter's
1948 Broadway musical, Kiss Me Kate? Find the answers--and
much, much more--in The Queer
Encyclopedia of Music, Dance and Musical Theater.
glbtq.com, the online encyclopedia of queer arts and culture which
The Advocate dubbed "Encyclopedia Britanni-
compendium of all things queer and beautiful features more than 200
articles on composers, choreographers, singers, musicians and
dancers across eras and styles.
settling arguments or for a serene hour by a sunny window, this is
the kind of reference book you can't tear yourself away from, with
authoritative overviews on genres and gay-themed works and
biographical entries on figures like Jerome Robbins, Nöel
Coward, Pyotr Tchaikovsky, Maurice Ravel, Sergei Diaghilev, Bessie
Smith, Stephen Sondheim, Rufus Wainwright and Ani DiFranco.
Available now at
Press and your local bookseller.