The 2017-2018 Broadway season was the most turgid in recent memory.
Better late than never!
Unlike a lot of other aspiring journalists with moral idealism coursing through their fingers, I usually don’t like to criticize the work of elder scribes.
Jim Parsons is finally turning into a good actor!
In yesterday’s defense of movie-turned-musicals, I focused almost exclusively on analyzing this macro trend, rarely touching upon any specific micro examples.
Ever since the Tony Awards announced their Hollywood-property-dominated slate of nominees this year, a plethora of hot-take-prone cultural critics started — though really continued a trend that predates this season — bemoaning the fact that Broadway looks a lot more like movie theaters nowadays.
For a movie or show to be nominated for Best Score at the Oscars or Tony (or any other offshoot) Awards, the music written for it must be predominantly original.