What is now Review: The Journal of Dramaturgy was for many years the LMDA Review and before that, for three early issues, Program Notes, and initially, simply, Literary Managers and Dramaturgs of the Americas: Newsletter, Vol. 1, No. 1, 1986. Over the years, the Review has included essays, interviews, conference announcements and reports, interviews, transcripts of speeches, and organizational business (elections, bylaws, initiatives, awards, and so forth).
On some occasions, multiple issues appeared in a single year; in others, none at all. In 1996 and 1997, volume 8.1 appears twice, an error in numbering that suggest to some extent the precarious history of its existence. Nevertheless, between 1986 and the present, a remarkable series of editors, associate editors, and authors with the assistance of several dedicated LMDA administrators published over fifty issues of the Review.