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?
|Journal||New England Theatre Journal|
|Publication status||Published - 2010|
- Musical Theatre