Eddie Dioguardi is a writer who lives in Brooklyn, NY. He publishes radical theory at exmilitary press (exmilitai.re).
Historical Inertia and Binary StarsBy Eddie Dioguardi
There is a common trope in Broadway musicals where characters who are separated by space and time, or who had been up to this moment, converge upon a common point for the onset of a certain happening. This happening is usually the main event around which the musical’s plot is centered (think “Tonight” in West Side Story, or “One Day More” in Les Miserables). It is worth noting that the unfolding of the plot after this point in the musical is usually underwhelming and feels excessively long to the audience.