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Tuesday, March 09, 2010

And Then There Was Variety

Another major print news outlet has eliminating their full-time theatre critic post: Variety.

Oh, and their movie reviewer, too.

They're continuing theatre reviews, but with a fully-freelanced staff.

We knew the full-time drama critic was an endangered species.  But this is freakin' Variety we're talking about.  Variety.

2 comments:

matt said...

At least they still got staff covering Vaudeville, right?

The Playgoer said...

Here's a pretty thorough account of the "boffo" shakedown, via The Wrap: http://www.thewrap.com/article/variety-drops-chief-film-and-theater-critics-15053?page=1