Tuesday, May 23, 2006

"Profitable" Meaning...?

From Campbell Robertson's NY Times article on the closing of Lestat: "the news of the demise of "Lestat" is only the latest in a two-week tally of theater closings that caps one of the most profitable Broadway seasons in history."

Profitable, as used here, seems to indicate a sense of health. But really...what other way might we define health that would give a truer picture of the wheezing dullness that Broadway has become?

2 comments:

Don R. Hall said...

Welcome back!

Alison Croggon said...

*Shudder* My local cinema doesn't show ads, and so I go there all the time. I find ads before movies offensive enough. Yes, why not? Product placement on stage, ads before, at interval, etc. So much for that breathless, magic moment when the lights go down and the entire possibility of theatre hangs in the darkness...