The Boring Business Of Broadway

Everyone bitches about Broadway, and a glance at the history books will tell you that everyone always has. And while it is true that the quality of New York theatre probably isn’t as low as everyone says, it is also true that “there’s a technical problem with Broadway in the new tourist era: It’s mostly boring.” It also doesn’t seem to have anything to do with New York, being mainly a concoction to lure free-spending tourists; nor does it have much to do with quality, with everything from orchestras to stage crew being squeezed to keep the profit margin up. In fact, to find really interesting theatre with a New York flavor these days, you almost have to look Off-Broadway.