Performing arts innovate in desperate times

Jul 2, 2020
The show must go on — somehow — for theater and other live productions in order for their companies to survive financially.
A violinist plays to an empty concert hall during a video-recorded concert in Slovakia in May. Performing arts companies are finding innovative ways to stay financially viable in the face of COVID-19.
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Forget comic book movies — in Hollywood, horror pays

Apr 23, 2018
Recent scary movie hits like "Get Out" show that a movie doesn't need a big budget to be a hit.
Writer Jordan Peele, winner of the Best Original Screenplay award for 'Get Out,' poses in the press room during the 90th Annual Academy Awards at Hollywood & Highland Center on March 4, 2018 in Hollywood, California. 
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Katie Szajkovics and Christoper Huey, two of TodayTix concierges, stand outside the theater and distribute tickets to customers. 
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Broadway ends year with a (slightly smaller) bang

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Dec 30, 2015
Despite record attendance for some shows, Broadway's box office slips a bit.

Vista Theatre is a one-screen wonder

May 25, 2015
There's no room for bloopers at the 92-year-old venue, owner says.
The Vista Theater's one screen means picking the right movie is crucial to business.
Courtesy of the Vista Theater