Elizabeth L. Wollman (Ph.D in ethnomusicology, CUNY Graduate Center) is an associate professor of music at Baruch College, CUNY. Her research and teaching interests include American popular music, the mass media, the American musical theater, sexuality and gender, aesthetics, and the cultural history of New York City. She has published articles on the relationship between gender stereotypes and rock radio programming, the impact of the economy on the development of the Broadway musical through the 1980s and 1990s, the critical and commercial reception of staged rock musicals, and New York’s theater scene in the 1960s and 1970s. She is the author of the books The Theater Will Rock: A History of the Rock Musical, From Hair to Hedwig (University of Michigan Press, 2006) and Hard Times: The Adult Musical in 1970s New York City (Oxford University Press,) 2012. She is currently at work on The Critical Companion to the American Stage Musical, which will be published by Bloomsbury/Methuen Drama.