Entries by Aaron Thomas

Dance in US Popular Culture

Chapter 9 (Case Study 1): Is He… You Know…   Opening Section The text on the TikTok video reads “What happens when you put gen Z in the same room together.” What happens is this: in a crowded dance club populated mostly by women, a large video screen shows a music video, and just at […]

The Routledge Companion to the Contemporary Musical

Chapter 16: The Pink Elephant in the Room   Opening Section The day after the revival of Promises, Promises opened on April 25, 2010, Newsweek posted an article entitled “Straight Jacket” on its website that began with the following provocation: “The reviews for the Broadway revival of Promises, Promises were negative enough, even though most […]