Acting in Plays, Singing/broadway on dvd?
I am really curious as to why isn't Broadway available on dvd? Recently the Broadway run of Evita Ended but so many people didn't get to see it,, so why not when certain runs End can't they release them on DVD? movies, concerts, sports are available why can't broadway do that with now ended shows? If a show has ended wouldn't they make more money by releasing them on DVD? thanks for your insights!!
Hi, Michael –
Thank you for the question. This is not my area of expertise on this web site. But I can offer you a simple explanation.
It's all about the Unions.
The kind of negotiation that would have to go on with each and every one of the professional unions involved in producing a Broadway show — including the carpenters' union, the electricians' union, etc., is totally staggering and would have to be re-negotiated for each and every show. Such videos will never be produced because they will never generate enough sales to cover the costs of producing it. Simple.
Check out the broadcast schedules of your local PBS stations. Every now and then the series, "Great Performances" presents a Broadway musical. If there were a bigger audience for them, then there would be more donors to support such TV broadcasts. According to Presidential candidate Mitt Romney, PBS should stop expecting help from the Government for anything they produce or broadcast — including Broadway musicals.
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