NYT’s Ben Brantley On The State Of Theatre:

“On Broadway, I think reviews are less and less relevant. So much of the Broadway audience now is tourists, who want to approximate the experience of going to a theme park. At the moment we are in the midst of ‘the theatre of celebrity’. If you can get a star, preferably from TV or the movies, and especially if they are willing to take their clothes off – you are guaranteed a hit.”