The Broadway Play Is Dead, Long Live The Br… oh, never mind.

So the Broadway play is becoming an endangered species. Is this evolution of the Great White Way into a musical-dominated tourist trap really worth getting all worked up about? “What’s striking is the recent inability of the Broadway drama to stir the passions of anyone except the most dedicated theatergoers. TV, films, books and music all create waves of discussion about the way we live or run our government… When a play does tap into a hot issue these days, it tends not to happen on Broadway.”