Americans love musicals. Americans invented musicals. Americans perfected musicals. But what, exactly, is a musical? Nobody knows this better than Jack Viertel, who helped bring shows such as “Hairspray,” “Into the Woods,” and “The Book of Mormon” to Broadway. Jack comes to Google to discuss his book “The Secret Life of the American Musical,” where he takes musicals apart, puts them back together, sings their praises, marvels at their unflagging inventiveness, and occasionally despairs over their more embarrassing shortcomings.
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