"Something Better than This": Sweet Charity and the Feminist Utopia of Broadway Musicals

@article{Wolf2004SomethingBT,
  title={"Something Better than This": Sweet Charity and the Feminist Utopia of Broadway Musicals},
  author={S. Wolf},
  journal={Modern Drama},
  year={2004},
  volume={47},
  pages={309-332}
}
  • S. Wolf
  • Published 2004
  • Art
  • Modern Drama
From the bitter, painful, almost parodic strip of Ethel Merman's spectacular star turn in Gypsy in 1959 to the onstage nudity and frank sexuality of Hair in 1969, the American Broadway musical in the 1960s experienced a seismic transformation of style, content, and form. As the United States became an increasingly wealthy global power; as it expanded its involvement in the Vietnam War; as it witnessed the rise and then the fall of its hopes for the future in the figures of John F, Kennedy and… Expand