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Monthly Archives: February 2002

Can the Same Old Song and Dance Be New Again?


A FUNNY thing happened to the modern musical on its way to the theater: it became serious – boy usually doesn’t get girl anymore – and the endings are not always neat and tidy. Has musical theater changed in any lasting way? Must an audience always leave a show humming?  The creators and directors of two musicals about to open in New York talked recently about the state of their art form. In their 30’s and early 40’s, they represent a younger generation in the theater.  Jason Robert Brown’s new sung-through show, "The Last Five Years," directed by Daisy Prince and starringRead More »