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Monday, June 18, 2007

"Twenty-five awards were doled out during the Tony ceremony June 10 -- and 23 of them went to productions linked to nonprofit legit orgs."

-Variety's Gordon Cox in a nice lengthy piece of reporting about the ins & outs, pros & cons, ups & downs of nonprofits "supplying product" for the commercial Broadway theatre.

My question continues to be, when will citizens and their political representatives finally realize, accept, and embrace that most of what they see and love on Broadway has probably been funded in part by their tax dollars! (As opposed to simply a product of the free market, self-reliant enterprising spirit, and capitalist risk.) For all the downsides to this phenomenon, I do think that's a plus worth exploiting, in order to change the debate on arts funding here.

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