Wasn’t This Supposed To Be A Musical?

The fall theater season has begun in New York – not that you’d notice. In fact, “between now and New Year’s Day there is exactly one new musical scheduled to open” on Broadway, which could put a serious dent in the Great White Way’s ticket sales. “It is musicals, particularly splashy new ones in nice big theaters, that are the engines driving Broadway’s economy, drawing nearly $9 out of every $10 spent on tickets last season.” Eight musicals are slated for spring 2005, but it may be a long, cold winter until they arrive.