In other news . . .

A few links from around the web to other writers who have written about subjects we’ve discussed.

  • Here’s an interesting article about “Resisting The Desire To Discount” from Ad Age that seems like a follow-up to our discussion about whether or not discounts are eroding our market.
  • We talked about the reasons to be pretty art in this post, and now you can hear and see how that art was developed in this feature from the NY Times narrated by Drew Hodges, the President of SpotCo, one of Broadway’s leading ad agencies.  This is a great feature with some great insight on how art comes together (although a little birdie told me the art is about to change pretty drastically – my guess is that they start using photos of their cast).
  • Another article about the rising costs of Broadway from Bloomberg.  Obviously, I agree with the facts in the article, but I think they focused a little too much on the bad news.  There are still shows making money and there are still ways to make money . . . you just have to get more creative. However, I’ll shine a spotlight on the health insurance issue that Manny speaks about in tomorrow’s blog, so stay tuned.
  • There is maybe only one industry that lags behind Broadway in its reticence to take on new technology . . . and that’s organized religion.  So, when the church starts tweeting, you know twitter has tipped.  (Thanks to Adam for this news ‘tip’.)

If you stumble across anything that you think the rest of us would find interesting, please send it my way and I’ll share it!

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