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A Series from Southern Illinois University Press robert a. schanke, Series Editor Other Books in the Theater in the Americas Series The Theatre of Sabina Berman: The Agony of Ecstasy and Other Plays Translated by Adam Versényi With an Essay by Jacqueline E. Bixler Messiah of the New Technique: John Howard Lawson, Communism, and American Theatre, 1923–1937 Jonathan L. Chambers Composing Ourselves: The Little Theatre Movement and the American Audience Dorothy Chansky Women in Turmoil: Six Plays by Mercedes de Acosta Edited and with an Introduction by Robert A. Schanke Unfinished Show Business: Broadway Musicals as Works-in-Process Bruce Kirle Staging America: Cornerstone and Community-Based Theater Sonja Kuftinec Words at Play: Creative Writing and Dramaturgy Felicia Hardison Londré Stage, Page, Scandals, and Vandals: William E. Burton and Nineteenth- Century American Theatre David L. Rinear “That Furious Lesbian”: The Story of Mercedes de Acosta Robert A. Schanke Caffe Cino: The Birthplace of Off-Off-Broadway Wendell C. Stone Teaching Performance Studies Edited by Nathan Stucky and Cynthia Wimmer With a Foreword by Richard Schechner Broadway’s Bravest Woman: Selected Writings of Sophie Treadwell Edited and with introductions by Jerry Dickey and Miriam López-Rodríguez Our Land Is Made of Courage and Glory: Nationalist Performance of Nicaragua and Guatemala E. J. Westlake Angels in the American Theater Angels in the American Theater patrons, patronage, and philanthropy Edited and with an Introduction by Robert A. Schanke Southern Illinois University Press Carbondale Copyright © 2007 by the Board of Trustees, Southern Illinois University All rights reserved Printed in the United States of America 10 09 08 07 4 3 2 1 Permission to use quotations from interviewees was granted by, among others, Jeanne Donovan Fisher and Charles L. Mee Jr. (copyright © 2005 Charles L. Mee) for chapter 5; Trish Pugh Jones, Director of Donor Relations, Actors Theatre of Louisville; Alexander Speer, Executive Director, Actors Theatre of Louisville; and Roanne H. Victor for chapter 12; and Gordon Davidson, Founding Artistic Director, Center Theatre Group; Bernard Gersten, Executive Producer, Lincoln Center Theater; Barry Grove, Executive Producer, Manhattan Theatre Club; Julia C. Levy, Executive Director, Roundabout Theatre Company; Virginia Louloudes; Jim Steinberg; Tony Taccone; and Seth Weingarten for chapter 14. Library of Congress Cataloging-in-Publication Data Angels in the American theater : patrons, patronage, and philanthropy / edited and with an Introduction by Robert A. Schanke. p. cm. Includes bibliographical references and index. isbn-13: 978-0-8093-2747-8 (pbk. : alk. paper) isbn-10: 0-8093-2747-3 (pbk. : alk. paper) 1. Performing arts sponsorship—United States. I. Schanke, Robert A., 1940– PN1590.S7A54 2006 792.079'73—dc22 2006022202 Printed on recycled paper. The paper used in this publication meets the minimum requirements of American National Standard for Information Sciences— Permanence of Paper for Printed Library Materials, ansi z39.48-1992. ∞ — To Katy — (Katherine Elizabeth Lyford) my new granddaughter “Sweetest little angel Everybody knows I don’t know what to call her But she’s mighty like a rose.” —From a family lullaby ...


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