The theatre is a community. While there may sometimes be competition or infighting, sharing in the joy of this art is a communal experience.
This might be why many great shows aren't afraid to include shoutouts to the themes or stories that inspired them, further immortalizing them onstage—whether it's through the score, the text, or the visuals.
Inspiration can spark from unexpected sources, especially when seen through the eyes of theatre artists.
While it's not uncommon to find Broadway musicals adapted from film and tv shows, some of its most legendary hits were inspired by material that emerged from some of the most unconventional inspirations.
James Comey Just Borrowed a Line From 'Hamilton' to Explain Why Republicans Must Be Voted Out This November
Former FBI Director James Comey is urging Americans to support Democrats and vote Republicans out of power in the November midterms, tweeting on Tuesday that "all who believe in this country’s values must vote for Democrats this fall."
Comey, a lifelong Republican, said Republicans have abandoned the ideal established by the Founders - that “Ambition must ... counteract ambition.”
Hamilton creator Lin-Manuel Miranda is a favorite to win an Academy Award for his work on Disney's Moana, but his sit-down with The Daily Beast took a different turn when interviewer Marlow Stern asked him to reflect on the election results. Miranda vowed to "keep fighting" for what he believes in under a Donald Trump presidency.
"Obviously I supported the other team quite publicly... But I woke up with a very pronounced case of moral clarity. In addition to the disappointment, it was like, oh, this does not change the things that I believe in," he said. "The things that I believe in that this candidate doesn’t means [sic] we’re going to have to fight for them."
SECOND NEXUS PERSPECTIVE
As the news of violence against African Americans continues and the debate over immigration rages on, a ray of hope appears this week in an unexpected place: the Broadway musical.