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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

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…

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Chris Stokel-Walker

Chris Stokel-Walker

UK-based freelancer for The Guardian, The Economist, BuzzFeed News, the BBC and more. Tell me your story, or get me to write for you: stokel@gmail.com