Theater things that don’t make sense: Vol. 3. We need you. Pay up.

This year’s Tony Awards featured more performances than previous years.  Why?  Because the producers of the Tonys know that performances are what America wants to see.  Our fans in Ohio and Florida would much rather watch the original cast of Rent or see a number from Young Frankenstein (whether or not it was nominated) than watch the acceptance speech for Best Sound Design of a Play.  Wouldn’t you?  That’s why I watched from the suburbs of Massachusetts in the late 80s.  In those pre-YouYube days, I used to record the Tonys on our VCR so I could watch them over …

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