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Wednesday, April 26, 2006

NYT downplays "Lestat" disaster?

Ben Brantley's mega-pan of Lestat today is surely newsworthy, especially for those who follow the biz. And yet why does not feature it at all on its Arts page, leaving it only to the surely less pageloaded "Theatre" page? ( at least at 11:30am EST)

I'm used to seeing daily theatre reviews not double-posted, especially in the wake of other, bigger arts stories. But today's headlines?

"Stars' Lawyer Linked to Wiretapping Case"
"Mick Jagger Joins a New ABC Sitcom"
And the lead theatre story? Monday night's Rent benefit.

Coming to B'way's defense yet again? (not to mention Warner Bros...)

UPDATE: The next day (4/27) NYT did make up for this by featuring and linking the review on their home page.

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