One of the best theater bloggers out there, 99Seats, is back! And he raises a provocative question:
What if the new movement in theatre is here, it’s now established and this is it? We’ve landed at Steady State:
Broadway is a place for mass entertainments at a price set for tourists; Off-Broadway and the regionals will continue to cater to an aging, upper-middle class audience with the occasional feint in the direction of diversity; the indie scene will remain largely segregated by class, race, gender and sexuality with occasional cross-pollination; and theatre will, in general, continue to hover in this place, this narrow, wobbly space between being a luxury good for cultural elites and something that connects to a wider audience.
What if that’s what we can expect for the duration?