BRING IN 'DA TUNESMITHS

A YEAR AFTER RENT, BROADWAY'S VETS ARE BACK WITH A FLOATING (AND SINKING) ARMADA OF NEW MUSICALS

Times Square may be in the midst of a makeover, but on Broadway change comes slowly. A year after Rent was supposed to have revolutionized the Broadway musical, the Great White Way scarcely seems to have noticed. Nearly all this season's big musicals are arriving, as usual, in the last two frantic weeks before the Tony Award nominations. And far from showcasing a new generation of downtown talents, like Rent's Jonathan Larson or Bring in 'Da Noise, Bring in 'Da Funk's Savion Glover, this season could pass for a Friars Club reunion of old Broadway tunesmiths, with Cy Coleman (Sweet Charity),...

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