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Charles Manson musical opens in Hamburg, Germany
Charles Manson musical opens in Hamburg, Germany

Musicals and murderers may not seem like a natural fit, but a number of them have managed to find their audiences. "Sweeney Todd" and "Assassins," both by Stephen Sondheim, are considered classics and are frequently revived. Last season on Broadway, "A Gentlemans's Guide to Love and Murder," a dark comedy about a serial killer, took home the Tony Award for new musical and is still running in New York. But a musical about Charles Manson? The former cult leader who is serving a life sentence in a California prison is still a touchy subject, at least in the U.S. In Germany, a new stage musical about the convicted killer recently opened and provides a glimpse...

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