Illicit Bootlegs on YouTube are Giving Musicals a Second Life

Some of Broadway’s hottest musicals have been given a jolt of life by bootleg traders using YouTube and other sites

Chris Stokel-Walker
Dec 9, 2019 · 7 min read
Image: Unsplash/Manos Gkikas

When Jeremy O. Harris, the playwright behind the recently-opened Broadway show Slave Play, was growing up in Martinsville, Virginia, he yearned to see productions in…