Cheering for The Last Ship Setting Ashore

October 29, 2014 4:16 PM

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Every year I hear about the death of the new musical. Wholly original shows -- or, hell, just shows with new scores (it's hard to be truly "original" these days) -- get bad reviews and people act like there will never be a new musical again.

It's not altogether consistent or logical when this hand-wringing occurs. There wasn't much when Bloody Bloody Andrew Jackson closed. Yet last season, when Bridges of Madison County floundered, members of the community acted like the end of an era had come upon us. For me, I felt the shuttering of B...

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