Broadway Flash said: "I don't really think there is a precedent for this situation though. I really don't think things aregonna be thatbad when the city opens up. People would go out to bars and clubs and theatres right now if they could."
If people could go to bars and clubs etc right now, then they would. Because that's because that would mean no COVID-19. But, clearly that's not the case. And, I know that you mentioned unemployment being an option.
Carrie always had a cult status. Bootlegs never came into that equation. So, that's a bad example. In fact, I am sure that there were those who saw the MCC production that knew little or nothing except the fact that the show was based on a Stephen King novel and closed and opened on the same night on Broadway.
You love learning about Broadway history? Great, I do too. Pick up a book or watch a good documentary on the subject. Even go to the Performing Arts
TheatreFan4 said: ">How - in ANY WAY - are the NECESSARY????
Because in many cases they're the only preservation of productions/performances that get lost to time. You've often seen bootleg footage used in documentaries and we've all heard Ethel Merman's final performance in Gypsy. They're time capsules.If producers were more willing to invest in recording shows I'd be more apt to listen to their concerns, until then dun give a *
I highly doubt that. As front of house we get the most banal asinine issues brought to our attention all the time. We can smell audience BS from a mile away. As an example, ticket takers move at rapid pace to get everyone in. One of them accidentally didn't catch a woman who brought in a cup from Starbucks into the theatre. I told her polity that she had to throw it away. Her response was that the usher at the door said it was ok. I can assure you, the usher at the door didn't s
The return date initially announced for Broadway reopening was never meant to be an exact date. But, more along the lines of having closed until a given date (don't remember what it was exactly off hand) And, then regroup and see where things stand then. I think that they are waiting till said initial date to make plans about refunds etc. If I had to guess, they will extend it because things have gone from bad to worse and no one has any clue about when things can open back up again
inception said: "After reading this thread, I did a search on google for "Hadestown bootleg" which immediately brought up a youtube video of the whole show filmed in London. While I'm sure producers could just as easily do their own google searches, id there any simplecway to report these illegal recordings? There should be some sort of black list for people caught recording shows. They should be evicted from a theatre, and then at the very least be barred from att
FlyHigh523 said: "Jordan Catalano said: "I’m sure full pearl-clutching over this will be back in effect when theaters reopen. "
Hahahaha, yup. Funny how the people who had the most to say about bootlegging are quiet now."
No, they are still bad. My takeaway from this thread is this. People are using the Broadway shutdown as a justification to do something they shouldn't be doing regardless, just to make themselves feel better a
I thought I remember reading somewhere that the version of Superstar is going to be the filmed performance from the arena tour. However, there is a chance that I can be mistaken, that it it's going to be back on Broadway HD after being taken down for some time.
Holy ****, this is a big one for me. I have been a fan of Fountains of Wayne for a long time. I find it eery that, just as I saw this post, one of their songs popped up while listening to my iTunes on shuffle.
It's interesting that they do that. Equity has rules about when producers need to cast understudies/standbys. It has to do with the length of the run. Seeing as Encores is a very short run, they wouldn't be in violation of anything should they not have cast understudies/standbys.
When it was mentioned that the episode was based off Shen Yun, I did a google search and came up with the same article that was linked. I ushered Shen Yun performances before. And, while they are a freaky group, even going so far during their performance to say that traditional Chinese dance cannot be seen in China ever again, nothing in the SVU episode has anything to do with Shen Yun or their practices. It was based on what happened at NYC Ballet.
Law and Order: SVU Episode Mar 27
2020, 08:05:09 AM
The entire Law and Order franchise has a long history of using real life events as basis for episodes.
One example, a few seasons back, SVU did an episode that was clearly based on the Travon Martin case.
And, it’s not just SVU that does this. The original series did this more times than I can count during its lengthy tenure on TV.
Also, although no longer on the air, Law and Order:Criminal Intent tackled a “ripped from the headlines” story. A few years back, when Sp
BOOTH USHER w/ VIRUS Mar 17
2020, 08:29:56 PM
I don’t think that either Nederlander or Shubert did/could release the name of the usher in question. All articles that I read just refers to the usher as just that. No name given.
I believe that the Times article refers to them as a part time usher. The only thing I can tell you for fact is that the usher was a substitute usher.
Did the CDC just close Brooadway for 8 weeks? Mar 16
2020, 09:56:29 AM
The impression that I got was that the Broadway League and the city officials decided to close down Broadway for a month and then reasses after a month to see what happens next. Not, that they will automatically reopen after such time had passed.
BOOTH USHER w/ VIRUS Mar 16
2020, 09:52:55 AM
Ushers at my theatre were having the same conversation. And the topic of who has a day job as well or who’s only source of income was ushering never came into the discussion. We all knew it was an only matter of when and not if as to when they close down and many, myself included were surprised that it took them as long as it did for the shutdown to happen.
Even this site had an article featuring tweets from various Broadway actors who all agreed that, though it may impact them financi
Hate to say it but I doubt a couple of things Fosse said as true. First off, I work for Shubert. And, while my co workers and I at the theatre next door knew about it. The article in the Times was posted on their site at around 6. When I checked it the time stamp there said less than an hour. The article was posted online at 6 and the show started at 7. I get the impression that they didn’t want to cause mass panic. Granted most saw the article the next day but still. That was all on Th
BOOTH USHER w/ VIRUS Mar 14
2020, 03:33:25 PM
The usher who got sick was, like I am, a sub usher. I quickly picked up on that when I read the article in The NY Times. The only way an usher can work for two different companies (in this case, Shubert and Nederlander.) is by being a sub. Yes, while the article said it was an usher who worked at the booth, the fact of the matter is that while they did work at both a Shubert and Nederlander house, it’s hard to say which house they got it from. He could have gotten it from the Booth then went to
The issue of age that has come up, regarding which demographic uses their phones most in the theatre, reminded me of an article I read in the NY Times a few years back. It spoke of a classical music fan, who was a subscriber to the NY Philharmonic (where this situation took place) didn't realize that it was he who was the offending party when his Iphone started to go off mid concert. In the article, he asked the Times to refer to him as Mr. X due to embarrassment he had felt. And, in the