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contents List of Illustrations xi Acknowledgments xiii Introduction: “He Who Pays the Piper Calls the Tune” 1 Robert A. Schanke part one. individual angels 1. Modern Cosmopolitan: Otto H. Kahn and the American Stage 21 Theresa M. Collins 2. Copper Heiresses Take the Stage: Alice and Irene Lewisohn 38 Melanie Blood 3. Wheedled, Bullied, or Cajoled: Banking on Eva Le Gallienne 54 Robert A. Schanke 4. Queen of Off Broadway: Lucille Lortel 71 Alexis Greene 5. Patronage and Playwriting: Richard B. and Jeanne Donovan Fisher’s Support of Charles Mee 88 Jennifer Schlueter 6. Everyone’s an Angel 104 Dan Friedman ix 7. An Alternative Theater Angel: Grant Goodman 120 David A. Crespy 8. Producer, Benefactor, and Playhouse Maker: David Geffen 136 John R. Poole 9. The Art of Good Business: Peter Donnelly 153 Barry B. Witham part two. institutional angels 10. The Founding of Theater Arts Philanthropy in America: W. McNeil Lowry and the Ford Foundation, 1957–65 173 Sheila McNerney Anderson 11. Funding “MaMa”: The MacArthur Foundation and Ellen Stewart 190 Bruce Kirle 12. A Community of Angels for Actors Theatre of Louisville 208 Jeffrey Ullom 13. Raising the Curtain: Rockefeller Support for the American Theater 225 Stephen D. Berwind 14. Funding the Theatrical Future: The Harold and Mimi Steinberg Charitable Trust 242 Jeffrey Eric Jenkins 15. Modern Medicis: Disney on Broadway 259 Kathy L. Privatt 16. Static in the Signal: Clear Channel Communications and Theater in the United States 276 Anthony J. Vickery Resources 297 Contributors 301 Index 307  contents ...


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