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Greetings chums! I recently read a post on The Awl (NSFW) in which the author claims that Disney’s commitment to live theatre has by and large saved Broadway. He gives a several reasons for this, but mostly it boils down to this: Disney’s got the dough to put on a big show. (Yes, I realize that rhymed. Yes, I realized that before I wrote it. And yes, I posted it anyway.)
Aside from his douchey comments about “In the Heights,” he makes some good points:
I’m inclined to say yes, because of their draw for young viewers. Viewers who (hopefully) turn into old viewers. With lots and lots of money.
What do you think? As an adult, would you have seen a puppet show if not for The Lion King? Has Disney saved Broadway?