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As per usual, my calendar for the coming academic year is starting to fill up with speaking engagements and other work-related adventures — some in-person and some virtual. Want me to visit your class, department, conference, or theatre festival? Look for the “Book Henry” button that appears in numerous places on this site.

In the spirit of the season, I was invited by The Conversation to share a few thoughts on the growing popularity of Jesus Christ Superstar as Easter-themed entertainment.

In which the Jewish Telegraph Agency (JTA) cites yours truly to help explain the Jewish sex appeal of Alana Haim’s character in Paul Thomas Anderson’s latest film. 

This Fall marks the fiftieth anniversary of Jesus Christ’s Broadway debut. Here’s a link to a Religion News Service article on the topic, in which I am rather liberally quoted. And for extended discussion of Jesus Christ Superstar and other Biblical plays and musicals, check out my book Playing God.

My calendar for the coming academic year is starting to fill up with speaking engagements and other work-related adventures — some in-person and some virtual. Want me to visit your class, department, conference, or theatre festival? Look for the “Book Henry” button that appears in numerous places on this site.

My latest book, The Great North American Stage Directors, Vol. 4: George Abbott, Vinnette Carroll, Harold Prince has officially been published by Bloomsbury Methuen Drama.

In which I help Emma Gray of the Huffington Post explain the phenomenon of Jewish representation in made-for-tv Christmas movies.