"I don't think theater is dying, and musicals are a great American art form. We've got apple pie, jazz and musical theater."
"I do think musical-theater actors can get a bad rap, and I see why. There is a certain slickness - there's nothing better than an amazing musical, but an okay musical can be one of the worst times you've ever had."
"Do I want to write a musical? No. I like to do musicals." - Laura Benanti (Tony Award winner for Louise in the 2008 revival of Gypsy)