Where do I go? the commercial renewal of the American musical

Laura Emily MacDonald

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This article considers three musicals which engaged intensely with American history, politics and social change, and found enormous box office success. Cabaret (1966), Hair (1968) and 1776 (1969) enjoyed long runs on Broadway while they responded to issues facing contemporary American society. How did their creators and producers prepare and sustain them on a commercial market? Together, what do they reveal about shifting audience demographics and popular taste?
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)71-97
JournalNew England Theatre Journal
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 2010


  • Musical Theatre


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