NYT Arts Preview
Posted by: robert_j 01:58 pm EDT 09/18/21

I got the Sunday sections today with my subscription, and it was wonderful to see all of the ads. More ads than articles this year. It brought me back to a time years ago when the entire season for me was composed of the fall preview section and the Tony awards, with maybe a show a year in person if I was lucky.

Since then I have been fortunate to move to the area and see much of the season most years. But this year I find myself once again looking at things from a distance, unsure of how to engage, and hoping it all works out.

So many questions. Will the tourists come back? Will the locals? Are there too many shows opening to meet demand? And what happens when the weather turns colder and we find ourselves in actual cold and flu season?

For now, I am taking a wait and see approach. In the past, I would go to anything on TDF, but without being able to control where I sit I have become cautious. I bought tickets for a couple of shows next spring, but only because I could find aisle seats for a good price.

I hope I will be able to attend more, and that this season will be as full as others have been. But for now I am grateful for the fall preview.

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