Friday, December 09, 2016
Our top 10 Broadway shows of 2016
Chicago Tribune: The 2015 musical "Hamilton" continued to suck up a lot of the Broadway oxygen in 2016 — first during the spring award season and then during the political fallout of the late fall. But theater artists created other, mostly quieter shows that were striking in the depth of their exploration of modern life. "Dear Evan Hansen" took on social media. "The Humans" explored the legacy of Sept. 11, 2001, which lurks in the American psyche. And "Shuffle Along" reminded us that racism is not in our past but alive in the American present.