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I am Derek Miller, John L. Loeb Associate Professor of the Humanities at Harvard University. You can view my academic website here. You can reach me by email at dmiller(at) or find me on Twitter.

Funding for this work has been provided by Digital Arts & Humanities at Harvard and the Lasky-Barajas Dean's Innovation Fund for Digital Arts and Humanities

Thanks to the Harvard English Department, Jud Harward and Christopher Morse at DARTH, and Doug Reside at the New York Public Library. Some of these ideas were developed in English 144a, “American Plays and Musicals, 1940-1960,” taught at Harvard in Spring 2014 and 2015. Broadway data comes from the The Internet Broadway Database (a project of the Broadway League) and PlaybillVault. Comédie-Française data draws on the Comédie-Française Registers Project, with particular thanks to Jeff Ravel and Sylvaine Guyot. Mitch Brodsky supplied input and extra data for the New York Philharmonic analyses, with support and commentary from Barbara Haws.

All views expressed here are my own. You may not cite materials without express permission, though I welcome links to this work as examples of digital humanities research in progress.