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Theatre and Dance: Chronologies, Yearbooks and Directories


African American Theatre Directory 1816-1960: A Comprehensive Guide to Early Black Theatre Organizations, Companies, Theaters, and Performing Groups. Ed. Bernard L. Peterson and Lena McPhatter Gore. Westport, Ct.: Greenwood Press, 1997. Available in print and online

Allied Directory of Theatre Organizations. Website maintained by the American Society for Theatre Research (ASTR), linking out to similar organizations worldwide.

Directory of Doctoral Programs. Another directory maintained by ASTR.

Dance Annual Directory. Information about companies, education, merchandise, equipment, and services for dancers.


Theatre World.  Complete cast and production information for every production "On," "Off-," or "Off-Off-Broadway" as well as most professional regional companies, along with statistics (e.g., longest-running shows), lists of current and past awards, obituaries, and a thorough index.  PN 2277 .N5 A15 Geisel Reference

The Playbill Broadway Yearbook. PN 2277 .N5 P53 Geisel Reference. Search Broadway Yearbook in Roger for a few online issues.

Chronologies or Annals

Bordman, Gerald. American Musical Theatre: A Chronicle. 2010 in print, ML 1711 .B67 2010 Geisel 1 East

Older edition (2001) Online here

Bordman, Gerald. American Theatre: A Chronicle of Comedy and Drama, 1869-1914. NY: Oxford UP, 1994. 1914-1930 (1995) 1930-1969 (1996). Continued by: Hischak, Thomas. American Theatre: A Chronicle of Comedy and Drama, 1969-2000. NY: Oxford UP, 2001. 

Greene, John C. Theatre in Dublin, 1745-1820: A Calendar of Performances. Bethlehem, Pa.: Lehigh UP; Lanham, Md.: Rowman & Littlefield, 2011. 6 volumes.

Harbage, Alfred. Annals of English Drama, 975-1700: An Analytical Record of All Plays, Extant or Lost, Chronologically Arranged and Indexed by Authors, Titles, Dramatic Companies, Etc. S. Scheonbaum. 3rd ed. rev. Sylvia Stoler Wagonheim. London & NY: Routledge, 1989. PR 635 .C54 H37 1989 Geisel Floor 7

Kawachi, Yoshiko. Calendar of English Renaissance Drama, 1558-1642. NY: Garland, 1986. PN 2596 .K36 1986 Geisel Oversize, Floor 8

The London Stage, 1660-1800: A Calendar of Plays, Entertainments, & Afterpieces .... Ed. W. Van Lennep et al. Carbondale: Southern Illinois University Press, 1960-1968. 5 volumes in 11. Geisel 7th floor PN 2592 .L6 

Norton, Richard C. A Chronology of American Musical Theater. NY: Oxford UP, 2002. 3 vols. Covers 1750-2001. ML 1711.8 .N3 N67 2002 Geisel 1 Floor East

Odell, George C. D. Annals of the New York Stage. New York: Columbia University Press, 1927-1949. 

Wearing, J.P. The London Stage [decade]: A Calendar of Productions, Performers, and Personnel. 2nd ed. Lanham, Md.: Rowman & Littlefield, [various dates].  1890-1899, 1900-1909, 1910-1919, 1920-1929, 1940-19491950-1959