"World, Take Me Back": 12 Musicals Due for a Broadway Revival

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02 Aug 2014

Michael Rupert in City of Angels.
Photo by Martha Swope

6. City of Angels



City of Angels seems like an obvious choice for revival. The original ran two years over 20 years ago. It has a top quality book and score and would be an ideal candidate for a new production concept using today's technology. You could argue that the original production was cold, but I think there's warmth to be found in the material, particularly under the helm of a director with a knack for intimate, emotional scene work. Maybe the technology could alleviate the production's need to prove itself moody and film noirish. I would love to see what Sam Buntrock would do with it. You listening, Roundabout?

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