Two years ago, the cast of the hit musical Hamilton directly addressed audience member and vice president-elect Mike Pence during their curtain call. Just this week, a cast member of the Broadway production of Frozen pulled a Trump flag out of the hands of an audience member who had unfurled the banner at the end of the show. How has the upheaval of our national culture impacted Broadway and the performing arts community? Can art serve to influence our political culture in a productive, meaningful way? This week, Welton will speak with writer and theatre historian Robert Viagas about how things have changed – and how they haven’t.
Hear the full September 8, 2018 State of Belief Radio program here.