Regarding Broadway

A Five Part Celebration of a Century of American Musical Theater

  • a gentleman's guide to love and murderThe Future of Broadway: Regarding Broadway, Part Five
    In the last 15 years of the 20th century, Broadway struggled with the demise of the impresario, the entrance of big corporate sponsors, skyrocketing ticket prices and production costs, and a dwindling audience base. But is another Broadway renaissance afoot?July 1, 2014
  • Stephen SondheimRegarding Broadway: Part Four - The Sondheim Years and Beyond
    Stephen Sondheim is one of the reigning kings of musicals. With witty, erudite lyrics and gorgeous soaring scores, he has had hit after hit on Broadway with Follies, Company, A Little Night Music, Sweeney Todd, and numerous others.June 24, 2014
  • Bob Fosse rehearsing with dancersRegarding Broadway: Part Three - Broadway Comes of Age
    The preceeding generations of directors, choreographers, and producers paved the way for the new group of creative minds. Fosse, Sondheim, and Kander and Ebb brought an edgy realism to the plots and a virtuoso turn to the dancing in their musicals.June 17, 2014
  • Rodgers and HammersteinRegarding Broadway: Part Two - The Golden Years
    While 'Showboat' was a harbinger of things to come on the Broadway stage, the form of the musical was in flux until Rodgers collaborated with Hammerstein, and 'Oklahoma' rang in the 1940s.June 10, 2014
  • Broadway in the 1900sRegarding Broadway: Part One - The Early Days
    Lynne Warfel takes a look back at the early days of Broadway, including the start of it all in 1904, up through the Great Depression.June 3, 2014