Say Goodbye and Exit Left

Armbrust, Roger
March 2006
Back Stage East;3/16/2006, Vol. 47 Issue 11, p4
Trade Publication
The article presents views of the author on the incorporation of technology and mergers in the entertainment industry in the U.S. as observed by him during the last 10 years he spent as the head of the editorial department of the journal. Technology seems to be exploding throughout the entertainment industry. It was the basis for the 2003 Broadway musicians' strike, which brought Actors' Equity Association members and union stagehands to the picketing side of Local 802, the New York chapter of the American Federation of Musicians. Merger has become a second major factor affecting the performing arts over the last decade. The merger of corporations, and their charitable foundations with them, appears to have narrowed the money available for the not-for-profit arts.


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