Monday, July 21, 2008
Title of Show Breaks Boundaries and Ushers in a New Era of The Broadway Musical
I got the chance to see the new Broadway musical Title of Show last night. I had been hearing things about the show since it's first inception at NYMF a few years ago. It was not what I thought it would be, at all. The musical, now playing at the Lyceum theater, is about two guys writing a musical, about two guys writing a musical. It is chock full of musical theater references, gay jokes, and light upbeat songs. What was so captivating was how un-broadway Title was. It played, after NYMF, at The Vineyard Theater, where Avenue Q was born, and thrives in the same nature as Q. It is a show that celebrates the fact that anything good and beautiful can go to The Great White Way, its doesn't have to be a Disney spectacle, in fact it shouldn't be a Disney spectacle. I am excited to see where the show goes, and where the broadway musical will go after the statement that is Title of Show.