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The Pleasures Of Musical Theatre, WAY Off-Broadway


It's the big Broadway musicals that get much of the attention in the theatre world, and for good reason: they bring in the bucks.  "Hamilton" makes something like $3 Million in a week. 

But there are many musical theatre offerings that do not make headlines or money.  They just make a lot of people happy and engaged and active in their communities. 

This is the scene Stacy Wolf, from Princeton University, covers in her book Beyond Broadway: The Pleasure and Promise of Musical Theatre Across America.  From summer theatre camps to dinner theatres, the book offers a glimpse of the plays and players, and the elements of a robust musical theatre tradition in America.  

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