This is a revolution, damnit! We're going to have to offend somebody!
Musicals are written and then rewritten. Those things used to happen on the road. Now they are done in New York during preview performances.
I have come to the conclusion that one useless man is called a disgrace, that two are called a law firm, and that three or more become a congress.
At early previews, the theater gossips are there, wishing you ill every night. They don't grant you any slack. Agents are in from Hollywood. Your friends are there. People who are going to spread the word-of-mouth. If something doesn't work, everyone will know.