Today’s quote is about revivals of musicals on either side of the pond and is taken from Michael Billington’s review of the West End transfer of the Lincoln Center’s production of South Pacific in 2011:
New York has little to teach (London) about resurrecting the Broadway past.
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I think this is completely true. Just look at how us Brits got shows like The Color Purple and Merrily We Roll Along to work better than they ever did in their original Broadway productions – not to mention our takes on the classics, like Oklahoma!, Carousel and Cabaret!