The news this week that Michael Jackson’s music video was on its way to Broadway
as a new musical was the Death Knell of the modern theatre as the final
nail was hammered into the coffin of imaginative new works in the
legitimate theatre.


Broadway has always been dully derivative, but reaching back 25 years to use a stale music video as the basis of a new musical is just mind-numbingly awful.

The
Thriller musical also speaks to the lack of new talent on Broadway —
and that isn’t the talent’s fault — that’s the fault of a current crop
of producers and theatre owners who are all unable to recognize new
genius and so they always recycle what other great minds previously
discovered.

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