Mozart's Requiem: Broadway Gets a Newer, Darker Amadeus

Even though Peter Shaffer's Amadeus is now over 20 years old, it seems like early days for a Broadway revival. After tremendous initial success in London in 1979, it reached New York in 1980 and lasted 1,181 performances, making it one of the longest-running straight plays in modern memory. Then came the 1984 film version, directed by Milos Forman, which won eight Academy Awards, including Best Picture. Clearly, we are not discussing a forgotten piece of dramatic property.

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