"The narrative structure of the Jewish holidays and the narrative structure of the classic Broadway musical are the same. They both almost always feature a larger-that-life character up against insurmountable odds."
The winter theater season in New York has a certain rhythm. A few shows open on Broadway and then there's a lull until the crush of big names in March, April and May. Here are three shows, all of them aiming high though not succeeding for one reason or another.