it’s only monday and i’m about 98% done with this week
- Other girls: Starbucks, iPhone, boy bands, Uggs and yoga pants, John Green, endless drama over boys
- Me: impeccable waistcoat, Federalist Papers, loose constructionist, endless drama w/ Aaron Burr, I am Alexander Hamilton
I really think that the original American musical is a myth. Sure, there are musicals that are completely original works. However, the majority of musicals drawn from some type of source material, whether it be a book, movie, play etc. Everyone always complains about how there isn’t original work on Broadway and how there should be more, but some of the best musicals in history have come from previous material (i.e. Guys and Dolls, West Side Story, My Fair Lady). I just find it a little irritating when people get all in a tizzy about original work.
I agree with this to a certain extent. I mean, the reason I think people are getting tired is because Broadway/West End is being bombarded by movie/juke box musicals, which yeah, are based off of stuff, but people already know them fairly well. There isn’t really a surprise in plot/music. It’s comfortable. There aren’t a lot of risks because, financially, Broadway needs to make money and why not give the people what they already know, which sold fairly well before, in the theatre? I understand where they are coming from, but now, even Off-Broadway isn’t being as experimental anymore. Giving music to stories is what musical theatre my favorite art form in the world. I just want something that I haven’t seen before. Or better, that I don’t know that well. I know Shrek fairly well, but I still like the music. I mean, there is a balance and I feel that the Broadway community is just tipping towards the safe market and not taking risks.
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THIS IS EXCELLENT
I CAN’T STOP PLAYING THIS AND LAUGHING