Where Are The New Broadway Musicals?

By some measures you could say this has been a good season for the Broadway musical. But it hasn’t been, really. Where are the new songs? The really new work that worked? “There’s a real reluctance on the part of producers to take on new composers because to some degree no one is sure what a Broadway show is supposed to sound like anymore. Is it supposed to sound like Michael John LaChiusa? Or Alan Menken? If the Broadway sound were the pop music of the day, which it used to be, it would sound like hip-hop, but I don’t think anyone feels there’s much of a Broadway audience for that at the moment.”