For all its faults, the form (and its fans) can’t help but stand up and sing for the underdog, for the awakened conscience, for moments of joyful liberation.
He was like a father to many of us, so it shouldn’t be surprising that he did what a good father does: He kept showing up, and showing his love.
His path-breaking musicals have handily outlasted their detractors, in part because they remain so singularly alive.
With ‘Hamilton’ and ‘Dear Evan Hansen’ at its back, the American musical is thriving like never before.
A handful of new musicals that grapple with varied American experiences.