Kermit was right.

It’s not easy being green, especially on Broadway, where we power more and more Vari-Lites and burn more and more paper each and every year.

David Stone, the Producer of Wicked, and therefore maybe the “greenest” producer of us all (in so many ways), has taken the lead in trying to prevent Broadway from falling too behind in the eco-movement, since we are usually so far behind in every other movement.

Wicked is sponsoring the event below, which is open to all, so check it out if you can.  And a jolly-green giant sized thank you to David and the others involved for forcing our sometimes wasteful industry to band together to fight an issue that affects us all.

While I don’t believe that David’s involvement is anything but altruistic, I would be remiss if I didn’t mention how Wicked supporting a “green” initiative on Broadway hits the sweet spot of marketing.  It just seems to make sense . . . and supports a social cause.

The real press worthy initiative will be the first Broadway show that announces they are entirely green.

(Producers of Hair, are you reading?)

See you at the event.

WICKED

invites you to join representatives from

THE BROADWAY LEAGUE, THE NEDERLANDER ORGANIZATION,

THE SHUBERT ORGANIZATION, JUJAMCYN THEATRES,

ACTORS’ EQUITY, LOCAL 1, IATSE, LOCAL 802

at

The Gershwin Theatre

on

Tuesday, June 10

12:00 – 1:30 pm

For a Town Hall Meeting On Making Broadway Green

Special Guest Speaker:

Allen Hershkowitz, Ph.D.

Environmental adviser to the Oscars, the Grammys,

Major League Baseball and the NBA

Over the past few years, many industries have made strides to improve work practices and make changes that better our environment.   We hope you will join us, and other members of our community, for an interactive industry-wide town hall meeting to discuss how we can all come together as an industry to affect change and become a leader in this movement.

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