John Kander On Why Cabaret And Chicago Were Bigger Hits In Revival Decades Later
"One [thing] is that for a whole period we were deluged with big lavish musicals where the sets were almost more important than the content. And then something like Chicago
, which was very spare, where all you have is content, is suddenly seemed new and refreshing. Some people have said that we're more cynical today. But when Chicago
happened we were just off the Watergate scandal."
The Arts Desk (London) 12/15/12