Game Changers: The Broadway Musicals That Shaped the Art Form

By Ben Rimalower
29 Mar 2014

The Producers (2001)

After years of Broadway being dominated by the aforementioned British mega-musicals — a category consisting mostly of pop operas, dramatic sagas laced with soaring melodies, but short on laughs — there was a tremendous amount of good will for the resurgence of good, old-fashioned American musical comedy in The Producers. Hits like Hairspray and The Book of Mormon have continued this renaissance.