#ThursdayThoughts: Musical Theatre Revivals

Poster artwork for the Lincoln Center revival of SOUTH PACIFIC

Poster artwork for the Lincoln Center revival of SOUTH PACIFIC

Welcome to the very first #ThursdayThoughts, a new forum for interactive discussion that will take place weekly at Musical Cyberspace from here on out as part of our slow and careful rejuvenation of this site. Each week, we’ll share a quotation about musical theatre that is open for discussion.

Today’s quote is about revivals of musicals on either side of the pond and is taken from Michael Billington’s review of the West End transfer of the Lincoln Center’s production of South Pacific in 2011:

New York has little to teach (London) about resurrecting the Broadway past.

Head on down to the comments and sound off! Although anyone is welcome to share their opinions, please try to treat other readers mindfully and stay on topic as far as possible. Discussions that get out of hand will be moderated.

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One Response to #ThursdayThoughts: Musical Theatre Revivals

  1. Scott Clarke says:

    I think this is completely true. Just look at how us Brits got shows like The Color Purple and Merrily We Roll Along to work better than they ever did in their original Broadway productions – not to mention our takes on the classics, like Oklahoma!, Carousel and Cabaret!

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