Every City Could Have a “Dead City”

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This is a TheatreForté post from a long time ago, and I’m still proud of it.

The comments at Matthew Freeman’s Theatre and Politics blog have wrought an idea I’d never heard or had before.

What would be the logistics of “national openings” for major plays? What if, in lieu of endless try-outs, major productions … all opened with different casts on the same night at major theaters throughout the United States AND Broadway?

Wow. I love this idea. Let’s explore it a bit.

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