Yesterday, I expressed my concern about the lack of commercial Off-Broadway productions up for the Off-Broadway Awards, aka The Lortels, and also the lack of commercial Off-Broadway productions period.
At the end of the blog, I promised to scour the nomination history of Broadway shows (or have my research assistant aka Katie do the scouring), to see if there was a similar trend on the Great White Way.
Here’s what Katie found out:
|Year||# Total Nominations||# Nonprofit Nominations||% Nonprofit Nominations||Total # Nonprofit Productions|
As you can see on the graph, the good news is . . . there’s no trend. The noms are all over the map over the last decade. And that means, the flood waters may not be receding, but they are not creeping up that hill just yet.
But that doesn’t mean we shouldn’t stop trying to bail us out. Because if there’s one fear that I have for the Broadway over the next couple of decades, is that the only folks that will be able to produce are giant corps (like movie companies who own the content that we’re turning into musicals) and non-profits.
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