The intimate camerawork of its web broadcasts gives everyone the best seat in the house.
The qualities for which live theater is celebrated—audiences responding with laughter, tears, gasps, and coughs—accelerate its danger. But the Broadway shutdown could be good for plays.
A new revival shows that the musical is still bound by ethnic stereotypes, and that it would work best by returning to its origins.
Political discord coupled with the lingering effects of 2017’s Hurricane Maria challenged the arrival of the famed musical.