I mean, why is it so safe, prepackaged, and often repellent?
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My jazzy essay dissects the Spider-Man creators’ self-defeating obstinacy, only to determine that not listening to their audience isn’t the real problem with Broadway producers.
It’s usually that they listen too hard.
In fact, with revivals, kitsch movie adaptations, and big stars in not always appropriate projects, they’re serving up the kind of pablum the tourists deserve!
Anyway, I wrote the piece of out of sheer love for Broadway and I conclude that I still enjoy it, horrifying limitations and all.
So hear me out, then meet me by the stage door and I’ll sign your forehead.
This article from the Village Voice Archive was posted on March 30, 2011