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Sometimes the confluence of talent that occurs in a New York City production creates something that won’t be duplicated elsewhere. South Florida has proven that a regional production actually may be better in its own way, but it cannot replicate that specific recipe for alchemical magic. Within two years, you’ll see the same thing with The Humans.
Back in the day, whenever that was, a Broadway musical that had a raft of virtues but wasn’t a perfectly satisfying piece had a good chance of running an entire season. But with astronomical running costs and ticket prices, such survivals are rare these days. The Last Ship is currently a test case whether that paradigm is still possible.