RIP Alan Arkin. Schmendrick the Magician remains one of my favorite characters of all time. This is an amazing scene.
Everywhere USA. American theater is suffering, quite seriously, post pandemic: fallout. I hope there is more comprehensive reporting on this trend, nationwide.
Here are a few more recent articles:
-Theater is in freefall, and the pandemic isn't the only thing to blame
-The theatergoing habit is broken. How do venues get people back in seats?
-Chicago’s Tony-Winning Lookingglass Theatre Pauses Programming, Cuts Staff Weeks After L.A.’s Taper And Brooklyn’s BAM Take Similar Actions
-Brooklyn Academy of Music Lays Off 13 Percent of Its Staff
-How the Oregon Shakespeare Festival's financial troubles became so serious
-Shocking closure at LA's Mark Taper Forum reflects a crisis at regional theaters nationwide