Goodbye 2013: A Look at Some of the Year’s Newsworthy Trends

New-Years-EveBefore we say goodbye to 2013, we thought we’d review a few of this year’s interesting trends highlighted in the news.

Moving Sound to Anywhere but the Concert Hall: The Los Angeles Times spots the latest push to get music out of the concert hall and into museums and galleries, alternative spaces and train stations, and parks and Beverly Hills formal gardens.

Younger Audiences Have On-Demand Mentality: Regional artistic directors say they’re being slammed by the on-demand mentality (cable TV, Netflix, etc.), according to this Wall Street Journal article, which then gives a few pointers on how theaters can combat the stay-at-home mindset.

Diversity Takes Center Stage on and Off-Broadway: From a Cicely Tyson-fronted version of Horton Foote’s The Trip To Bountiful to Kinky Boots (with music and lyrics by Cyndi Lauper and a book by Harvey Fierstein), 2013 was a year of diversity in song and story in the Big Apple.

The Deceased Were Well Represented in Theater: Nina Simone. John Lennon. Marie Antoinette. Dead folks were all the rage on stage in 2013.

College Football’s Top Trends: USA Today’s Paul Myerberg lists this year’s top five college football trends, including the growth of the Pac-12 and SEC’s offensive explosion.

If you think of other 2013 trends you’d like to share, we’d love to hear from you.

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