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re: Interesting comment about "golden age".
Posted by: bearcat 07:14 pm EDT 04/20/17
In reply to: Interesting comment about "golden age". - garyd 06:56 pm EDT 04/20/17

let's say "Golden Age" began to tarnish post last R&H musical SoM
as well as Camelot

Dolly, Funny Girl, Fiddler marked a persistence of classic tropes
with Mame, La Mancha, 1776 extending the period with Golden Age type pieces
which were appearing less and less
and less and less successfully (especially in response to the cultural change reflected with Hair)

Applause was a success but not very good (per Coco)
and Minnie's Boys and Look to the Lilies and Come Summer were outright bombs (musicals with Golden Age aspirations but with Golden Age talent with Styne, Logan, Bolger unable to maintain their talent)

Sondheim brought a less popular but of course extraordinary extension of the musical into the post Golden Age when Company appeared

I assume you see 1975's Chorus Line as the ultimate end of the line?...

anyway, that's the way I partition it
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