Final Curtain Call

by Zoë Pollock

Kimberly Kaye swallows the year-end Broadway showbituaries with a grain of salt, and calls for more  off-Broadway support:

[T]he record number of closings on Broadway should not be seen as proof that the theatre scene at large is terminally ill, but as evidence that Broadway is not the only patient. In order for commercial theatre in the city to get a healthy glow back in its cheeks, the industry must be treated in its entirety. New York needs more small commercial theatres so shows like "Bloody Bloody Andrew Jackson" can reach new audiences without sustaining the back-breaking overhead of a Broadway stage.