May is a mad month. A month of random musings about various topics related to musical theatre. Feel free to share your thoughts on each topic in the comment box below.
Who is Your Favourite Musical Theatre Director on Broadway?
This poll asks you to pick one of nine directors of musical theatre on Broadway – or the “other” option, if that is your wish – and to share with us the reason why he or she holds that place in your esteem in the comments box below.
Mine is Harold Prince, particularly for his work from Cabaret through to The Phantom of the Opera. During that 20-year period, in muiscals such as Company, Follies, A Little Night Music, Pacific Overtures Sweeney Todd and Evita, he helped extent the bounderies of what could be achieved onstage in a musical. At his best, he is unmatchable. (Check out the book Harold Prince and the American Muiscal Theatre if you want to see more reasons why.)