Monday, May 21, 2012
Sarah Palin campaigning in Topeka, Kansas for Ted Cruz to be Senator from Kansas.
Minor detail -- Mr. Cruz is running for the U.S. Senate from Texas!
Ms. Palin is really almost too good to be true: it's just like her statement that Paul Revere was riding to warn the British that the Americans were coming to get them (thereby making him a traitor rather than the American hero we were all taught he was) all over again. It's a wonder her handlers, if she has any these days, allow her out in public unsupervised.
For some years now, my performance-going in New York City has been confined to opera for both professional and financial reasons. My life as a designer and speaker, and my love of the medium, has focused tightly on opera and I can go to performances at the Metropolitan for under $45 per ticket. The prices on Broadway can be well over $125 a ticket and that's not just for the "best" seats since a great many theaters are close to being one price throughout the house.
The following article [which I have edited] indicates that a movement is gaining traction to give theater-goers a place to go that they can actually afford while seeing new work of a kind that Broadway seldom does these days.
Lincoln Center Theater to Open a New Stage
By Robin Pogrebin in the New York Times
The company’s $42 million new theater, called the Claire Tow, was indeed built above the Beaumont. A boxy structure, it includes rehearsal space, offices and a terrace overlooking the North Plaza. But don’t call the new stage a black-box theater. “I didn’t want there to be the sense that this Lincoln Center theater was experimental,” Mr. Bishop said. “I wanted it to be another theater on a level with the others.” He added, “Many of our writers are beginning their careers, and they’re not known yet, and you want to break them in gently, yet with full production values.”
For Mr. Bishop the new theater represents the fulfillment of a need he anticipated when he first came on board in 1992: to have a small theater like the one upstairs at Playwrights Horizons, where he developed productions like “Driving Miss Daisy” and “Falsettos.”
The Guardian (UK) has published a nifty information graphic breaking down gay rights in the U.S. state by state. Issues like marriage, adoption, employment discrimination protection, hate crime laws, and whether schools have regulations to ban harassment based on gender and sexual orientation. Is the rainbow color scheme of this blatantly pro-homosexual infographic a coincidence? I think not. (via @jeaninegibson)
I love the info graphic. Thanks for sharing!
That's great news about Lincoln Center. We were just talking about how, if we still lived in the States, we would probably not be going to much "big" theater anymore. And we also used the word "unconscionable."
I haven't been to BAM in years and miss it. God for them!
On your first topic, I am gradually getting worried that your country might prove as electorally short-sighted as mine come November
Dinner for 2 at home with wine- $25, a movie On Demand- $4
why anyone with a high two-digit IQ would willingly give even a dime to any religious organization presided over by such corrupt peacocks is one of those things i'll never understand. oh well, at least the world got some great art and architecture outta the deal.