This article first appeared in the St. Louis Beacon: September 8, 2008 - Once upon a time, musicals were about all-American boys and girls falling in all-American love. Boy gets girl, boy loses girl, boy gets girl. Right?
Well, no, that's not really true. Even as far back as the 1920s and '30s, there were lots of other musicals about American materialism, the growth of unions, war, politics, sex, race, class and much more. And that's where New Line Theatre, "the bad boy of musical theater," comes in, now in our 18th season of making intelligent, provocative, adult musical theater.