In Case You Missed It
Each week we put together a collection of stories we think are worth a read. And now, in case you missed them …
• We’re hooked! Oscar winner and Tony nominee Christopher Walken has been nabbed to play Captain Hook in NBC’s Peter Pan Live!, which airs December 4 and is a follow-up to Sound of Music Live! And in other stirring news, Duncan Sheik and Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa’s new musical American Psycho (inspired by Bret Easton Ellis’ novel) is headed for its American premiere off-Broadway as part of Second Stage Theatre’s 2014-15 season.
• In Go Big or Go Home? Fixing a Broken Business Model, Goldstar CEO Jim McCarthy shares a few factors to consider every day as you think about and discuss whether your business model still works for you.
• Dancer writer Joan Acocella comments on the evolution of tap dancer Savion Glover, who she calls “the greatest tap virtuoso of our time, perhaps of all time.” Read why she thinks you must see him live now.
• According to Kate Taylor’s The Globe and Mail article, wax museums like Madame Tussauds are more popular than ever. And they’re changing: Gone are the velvet ropes and glass cases that once protected the figures because people like to pose and snap photos and even touch the figures. “Notoriously, so many people were touching the Justin Bieber figure at the New York branch that it had to be removed because its clothes were falling apart, and staff could not keep it intact.”
• New York Observer ran an inspiring profile of Gina Gibney, calling her “one of contemporary dance’s most powerful figures in New York.” In a time when small performance spaces are disappearing, Gibney signed the lease in January for 280 Broadway, “a two-story building just north of City Hall … with 17 studios, three theaters, and 51,000 square feet under her control. This past year she received millions of dollars in donations to help her run it all.”
• Ever wonder how many emails per week your organization should send out? Thomas Cott helps deliver the answer to this and more marketing questions by highlighting Capacity Interactive’s just-released 2013 Performing Arts Digital Marketing Benchmark Study in his newsletter, You’ve Cott Mail.