Broadway World asked its readers "Why do we love theatre so much?"
Read their answers...
The first four notes of Gypsy
Because no one ever says what they mean in a Chekhov play
Because when Jennifer Holliday told me she wasn't going I knew she meant it
The first 15 seconds of A Chorus Line
Because there is no more emotionally shattering song than Could I Leave You....
....Except Another Winter in a Summer Town
Because seeing a Pirandello play is way more trippy than getting high
Because there really is no day but today
Because now I know people love you and tell you lies
Because of the way Bob Fosse moved
Because Yul Brynner really was Something Wonderful
Because who else but Patti could ever be Patti
Because Richard Kiley dared to dream the impossible dream
Because One Day More still stops my heart every time
Because when I was very young it taught me that I needed to find my very own corner of the sky
Because Mrs. Lovett still gives me nightmares
Because A New Brain helped me to go on when I thought I couldn't
Because Tom Stoppard doesn't worry whether or not people understand his work