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Tuesday, May 16, 2006

Feingold OBIE essay

"The danger of Broadway is that its monolithic love of profit squeezes a little more density and vibrancy out of New York's idea of theater every year."

- Why did I even bother this morning with my Tony/Obie comparison, when Michael Feingold had already done it for me. Do read on.

Though issued before the nominations were announced, his indictment of the "uptown" season still stands. In short: Broadway's problem is not just profit. It's that it's not even any good at being "Broadway" (i.e. entertaining) any more.

For "equal time" you can go to, where the special Tony "Isn't Broadway Grand" page is already up.

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