Aleksei Grinenko is a PhD candidate in Theatre at the Graduate Center, CUNY. His dissertation investigates the history of representations of madness in the Broadway musical. He has contributed articles and reviews to Theatre Journal, Studies in Musical Theatre, European Stages and Slavic and East European Performance and is preparing a chapter for an anthology on the post-1970s musical. Aleksei teaches practical and theoretical theatre courses at the City College of New York. He also collaborates with Eastern European theatre companies on Russian-language productions. His translations of the American songbook and several Anglophone musicals (most recently Next to Normal) are part of the active repertory of Belarus.