Theater: Bruised and Blue


Written, Composed and Directed by Elizabeth Swados

While this musical is about children who run away from home, the show itself is plagued with relatives.

To name the most obvious ones, all of which, like Runaways, either originated or generated excitement at Joseph Papp's Public Theater in Greenwich Village: Hair, For Colored Girls Who Have Considered Suicide/When the Rainbow Is Enuf and A Chorus Line. This musical's basic structure derives from Chorus Line. Like the gypsies in that show, who deliver soliloquies as to why they ran away to Broadway to dance, the...

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