A Plan For Low-Cost Electricity For Broadway

A bill in the New York State legislature would provide for cheaper electricity for Broadway theatres. “It’s hard to know what the savings would be because it’s based on usage. So up-to-date theatres’ energy costs would be less than those of older theatres. The money involved across the board would be substantial. We don’t do anything for Broadway enterprises the way we do for professional sports. It’s nutty. It matters much more for New York that we have a thriving Broadway theatre season than a baseball or football team. But we’ve never been able to bridge that gap. The sports teams get cheaper power.”