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Volume 1, Issue 2
  • ISSN: 1750-3159
  • E-ISSN: 1750-3167


In the January/February 1998 issue of magazine, Robert Dominguez called the upcoming musical a historic event, predicting that it would precipitate more Latino-themed Broadway productions (Dominguez 1998: 84). His prediction has proven inaccurate. Musicals such as notwithstanding, this group has continued to be under-represented or misrepresented on and behind the Broadway stage. This essay explores the roles (or lack of) Latinos have played on and off the Broadway stage and contextualizes their presence/absence within larger issues of reception and race in musical theatre, leading to new hypotheses regarding the failure of and pointing towards new directions for the future of Latino/a musical theatre.


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  • Article Type: Article
Keyword(s): authenticity; Latinidad; racism; reception; The Capeman; Utopia
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