On the State of Cell Phones in the Theatre

Sometimes we forget to turn off our phones. Sometimes we hear that preshow announcement, and the warning from the usher before entering the theater, and the warning from the usher before the curtain rises as she stares you down specifically and directly, and we still decide not to take action. We think, “It’s on ‘Do Not Disturb.’ Why go through

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The Theatre is Dead. Long Live the Theatre.

People enjoy sensationalizing the “death” of any art form. You’ll see countless articles pretentiously lamenting the demise of the theatre which generates inevitable backlash articles contending the theatre is booming unlike any point in history. In this case, common sense says the truth is somewhere in the middle. Yes, Broadway broke records last year with roughly two-billion dollars in grosses,

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