LOG IN / REGISTER




re: How long has Broadway been doing eight shows a week?
Posted by: ryhog 06:50 pm EDT 10/15/21
In reply to: How long has Broadway been doing eight shows a week? - broadwaybacker 04:56 pm EDT 10/15/21

It doesn't take an A in freshman econ to figure out that the chance of recoupment is going to go down if there are less performances. Yes, some people will go to see the show another night, but some will not be able to. So the demand (already precarious) goes down. Yes, some of the loss might be offset by reducing wages (or other variables) but the amounts will be relatively negligible and it will be carried on the backs of the very same people (and their colleagues) who want to work less. And yes there are shows (Hamilton comes to mind) that might be able to offset with higher prices, but most shows are struggling to sell tickets without heavy discounting so for them it is a lost cause.

Much of this may be eclipsed in short order by broader economic forces. If, as the prevailing opinion is suggesting, 20 shows are not going to make it through the winter, folks are unfortunately going to have a lot more to worry about than this. I believe a conversation about schedules etc is one that needs to be had, this just seems like a terrible time to have it from the workers' perspective. Fwiw I think this may come into high relief in the iatse strike.

We shall see.
reply

Previous: How long has Broadway been doing eight shows a week? - broadwaybacker 04:56 pm EDT 10/15/21
Next: re: "I dont hear a lot of moaning from them." - waterfall 04:11 pm EDT 10/15/21
Thread:

    Privacy Policy


    Time to render: 0.008595 seconds.