|A few days ago I got an email from Time out: "30 productions to look for this spring off-Broadway." In reviewing them, I counted that at least 27 or 28 of them were either produced by not-for-profit theater companies or hosted by not for profit theater venues (Bam, The Shed, 59 East 59). Does this mean that off-Broadway productions can now be done almost exclusively in the not for profit realm with public and private subsidy
picking up the bulk of the cost? What might commercial off-Broadway look like these days, if it can exist at all? Your thoughts?
And another tangent: Most of the subsidized productions are still charging $70-$100 (and more) per ticket. Can off-Broadway expect to survive at this level of ticket cost? (Yes, I know there are many ways to get discounted tickets) Again, your thoughts?