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Old 03-19-2016, 12:46 PM
Dangerosa is offline
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Originally Posted by Kimstu View Post
I have performed in the chorus of a traditional production of Madam Butterfly, and I love and admire that work without limit, but I would stand in line for two hours in the rain to watch an intelligently, imaginatively constructed bluegrass version of it.

Genre-bending is not necessarily a "gimmick". Many people were similarly put off by the Gershwin and Heyward morphing of traditional musical theater into "folk opera" in Porgy and Bess, but that wasn't a "gimmick" either.
Isn't Miss Saigon a resetting of Madame Butterfly? i.e. its already been genre bent.