TITLE

THE MUSIC OF DISCORD

AUTHOR(S)
Hofler, Robert
PUB. DATE
April 2006
SOURCE
Daily Variety;4/25/2006, Vol. 291 Issue 16, pA8
SOURCE TYPE
Trade Publication
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article discusses the prevalence of unconventional-themed Broadway musicals. The reaction of the audience is being watched for the Duncan Sheik and Steven Sater's "Spring Awakening." Other controversial musicals include "Grey Gardens" and "The Color Purple." One playwright explained that the theme of a musical is not much of a deal, it's the music that matters.
ACCESSION #
20649706

 

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