Monday, July 14, 2008

Car Alarm, Car Alarm

Great piece from the New York Times about changes in New York over the last decade, as viewed through the lens of Rent - and why there's no such thing as a "realistic" musical:
Bohemia Takes Its Final Bows
“Rent” is closing at the end of the summer, but its ragtag New York left the stage many years ago, elbowed out by fusion cuisine and designer labels.

I especially like the part about how "Cyberland" is the enemy of the piece, when today all the characters would be blogging.