Golden ages

Michael Bourne makes the provocative claim that the best of Broadway these days is on cable TV.

You can measure the Golden Age of American theater in many ways, but I would mark it from the 1944 debut of The Glass Menagerie to the opening night of Edward Albee’s Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf? in 1962…. [F]or a short time after the Second World War, American commercial theater hit that elusive sweet spot where popularity meets ambitious social and artistic agendas.

I would contend that the best of Broadway has moved to Off-Broadway, and the best of Off has moved to Off Off.

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