What’s wrong with the American musical?

At least three of the Gormogons have had serious engagement with the Broadway musical. And like women. We swear. The musical has had a tough couple of decades and seems to have had a particularly bad year. Terry Teachout explains what today’s problems are. In short:

  • Commoditization
  • Gratuitous glitz
  • Undramatic scores
  • Message mongering

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