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Jesus Christ Superstar (musical)

Broadway's musical 'Hamilton' stands on the edge of history

It hit Broadway like a lightning bolt after enormous buzz downtown. Celebrities crowded in to see it. Reviews were ecstatic. And the young man behind it was the most sought-after theater figure in town. The show was "A Chorus Line," which opened 40 years ago this summer and went on to run for 15 years, forever changing Broadway. Its groundbreaking legacy is something many believe "Hamilton" will share, but even its creator cautions patience. "I know this show exists because of 'A Chorus Line' and 'Rent' and 'Sweeney Todd' and 'Jesus Christ Superstar' and '1776' and a million other shows that you could find in the...

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