Bright Lights, Big Changes

Bright Lights, Big Changes

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a€œBroadway is a commercial institution. It has nothing whatsoever to do with pretentious artistic notions. Ita€™s there for one purpose, and one purpose alonea€” to make money.a€ So begins the comments by the successful Broadway and television producer Alexander Cohen made just before his recent deatha€”his thoughts on the state of Broadway today. a€œThe theatre is too much in transition [these days]. Ita€™s static; treading water, so to speak. Ia€™m only interested in keeping my current shows open as long as I can.a€ The words of Sir Cameron Mackintosha€”his personal views on the current state of the art. Executive Producer Steven Rivellino has taken a long hard look at the business of theatrea€”Broadway and the West Enda€”at the turn of this new century, and Bright Lights, Big Changes is his own candid personal analysis. Rivellino, author of the successful Mysterious Places, Mysterious Dreams, has cleverly zeroed in on what makes the industry tick. He easily articulates how the industry has changed; how we arrived where we are today; and openly discusses some of the current and future trends in theatrical production we will be seeing in the coming years. Bright Lights, Big Changes is a cogent and succinct analysis of the business of theatre today, on both sides of the Atlantica€”a must read for anyone working within the industry, students of theatre; and for those passionate theatre lovers worldwide.It should be noted, however, that some of the newer showsa€” some of the more successful shows currently running in Londona#39;s West Enda€”are just beginning to surpass New York ticket prices: London New York Mamma Mia! Ap63.45 / $111.97 anbsp;...

Title:Bright Lights, Big Changes
Author:Steven Rivellino
Publisher:Xlibris Corporation - 2004-06-08


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