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re: How does something as underdeveloped as SUPERHERO get produced on that level?
Posted by: Singapore/Fling 11:51 am EST 03/07/19
In reply to: re: How does something as underdeveloped as SUPERHERO get produced on that level? - JayBee 11:15 am EST 03/07/19

Well, this year. We'll see if the trend continues.

In terms of the OP's comment, the reference to white men also threw me, because the real reason this work is being produced is that the creatives involved all had a big hit at some other time, which makes them an easier sell. And because the comment erased Jessie Nelson, the female co-creator of "Alice by Heart", who also has had phenomenal success on Broadway. And I know that Duncan Sheik, at least, has plenty of not very good musicals that aren't getting produced, so his name and his white maleness alone aren't enough to get everything he does produced.

Why did these shows get produced? Sometimes it is about a personal relationship that a theater wants to honor. Sometimes it is about supporting an artist through work both good and not so good. Sometimes it is about an entity with money paying for the show. And sometimes it is because the producers think the show will come together, because other shows that were just as rough on paper or in workshop came together. (I also think Second Stage didn't really learn the right lessons from "Next to Normal".) The only way to truly know is to be involved in the producing conversations at each theater.
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