Milly Barranger


A Gambler's Instinct has been named a finalist for the Theatre Library Association's 2011 Freedley Award.

Milly Barranger’s biography of Cheryl Crawford (A Gambler’s Instinct:The Story of Broadway Producer Cheryl Crawford) is featured in the “New Books on the Performing Arts Series” at the New York Public Library for the Performing Arts at Lincoln Center on October 18, 2010. Milly draws upon the Library’s theater archives for a talk on “Cheryl Crawford: From Tennessee Williams to Lerner and Loewe—and other Adventures in Producing.”
Recipient of the Association for Theatre in Higher Education 2009 Award for Outstanding Theater of Theatre in Higher Education.
Recipient of the New England Theatre Conference 2010 Special Award for Outstanding Achievement in the American Theatre
"Audrey Wood and the Playwrights" scheduled for publication in 2013 by Palgrave
Macmillan, a division of St. Martin's Press.

Selected Works

Modern Stage History
Theatre historian Helen Krich Chinoy's unfinished manuscript on the Group Theatre (1931-1941)--three decades in the writing--has been edited by Don B. Wilmeth and Milly S. Barranger. It is a pioneering study of the Group's collective vision for a new kind of theatre and a new approach to an acting process called "the Method."
The story of Audrey Wood is told through her interactions with her clients, now household names, whose works she steered onto Broadway stages. Among them were A Streetcar Named Desire, Tea and Sympathy, The Member of the Wedding, Bus Stop, and many more.
When women producers were rare at mid-twentieth century, Cheryl Crawford pioneered as an independent producer on Broadway.
Stage and opera director, Margaret Webster, challenged stage tradition and mainstream attitudes toward professional women at mid-twentieth century.
Unfriendly Witnesses adds to our understanding of the impact of McCarthyism on women directors, playwrights, and actors at mid-twentieth century.

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