The American musical, as an art form, isn't dead, but it mostly isn't on Broadway, which for the first three-fourths of the past century was our principal provider of musical-theater entertainments. Many still mistakenly call the form "the Broadway musical," but that ancient phenomenon, recent attempts suggest, is virtually moribund. Most successful musicals of the past three decades have come to Broadway from elsewhere—from London, from Paris via London, or from Off-Broadway and the now well-established network of U.S. resident theaters that were just starting operations in the 1960s, when Broadway began its long decline as a... More >>>