Thursday, June 19, 2014
Bad Girls: The Musical
Before Orange Is The New Black the UK prison series Bad Girls ran 8 successful seasons on ITV. In 2006 the first season of the show was adapted into a musical. The musical transferred to the West End in 2007 starring four members of the television cast. It ran two months and was filmed for DVD release.
In Karman Kregloe's article "The Problematic History of Lesbians in Musical Theater" Karman writes: "Bad Girls: The Musical, with its lesbian producers and creative team, has risen above these challenges and excuses that have kept prominent, well-developed lesbian characters offstage throughout the history of musical theater. As Helen and Nikki take their bows, lesbians will be rising from their seats cheering. "