Broadway Starring Crime and Violence

July 28, 2014 9:56 PM

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Jazz hands and... murder? It seems that the Great White Way might have a heart of darkness. With a friend coming to visit me in New York City, I was recently perusing the current Broadway listings. As I read through the list of shows and the respective plot descriptions, I started to notice a theme emerging: crime and violence. I wasn't mistaken.

Forty-three percent of Broadway productions on-stage in July 2014 have themes and content involving crime and violence. To get this number, I created a list of all Broadway productions on-stage in July, and assigned each one a value -- 0 = no violence or crime; 0.5 = shades of violence or crime, but...

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