In Case You Missed It

A scene from the play Privacy, which encourages users to use their cell phones during the performance.

A scene from the play Privacy, which encourages users to use their cell phones during the performance.

Each week we like to share a handful of stories that caught our eye. And now, in case you missed them …

Ken Davenport shared a few fun quotes overheard at The Broadway League Conference. One of our favorites: “Passion can’t be taught.  But it can be contagious.” – Victor Hamburger, Director of Marketing at ASU Gammage

Michael Sam is garnering headlines as the first openly gay NFL player. Goldstar CEO Jim McCarthy shared some insightful commentary on what the theater community can learn from the NFL and their dedication to stories.

Mark Lawson over at The Guardian raises the question: Is audience participation in theater going too far? His stance and the comments after it make for a lively debate.

Delving further into understanding the convenience gap live entertainment faces, Goldstar CEO Jim McCarthy explains why even a “free” ticket isn’t really free.

Ending on a sad chord, the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra’s Spring for Music festival is closing due to lack of funds. Anthony Tommasini from The New York Times explains why this festival’s end is such a tragedy.

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