WBEZ | Between the lines http://www.wbez.org/tags/between-lines Latest from WBEZ Chicago Public Radio en Daily Rehearsal: Occupy Broadway? http://www.wbez.org/blog/onstagebackstage/2011-10-11/daily-rehearsal-occupy-broadway-93049 <img typeof="foaf:Image" src="http://llnw.wbez.org//blog/photo/2011-October/2011-10-11/broadway_flickr_ryanhoard.jpg" alt="" /><p><p><img alt="" class="caption" src="http://llnw.wbez.org/blog/insert-image/2011-October/2011-10-11/charlesisherwood.jpg" style="margin: 10px; float: right; width: 300px; height: 137px;" title=""><span style="font-size: 14px;"><span style="font-family: georgia,serif;"><strong>1. Have you seen the tumblr <a href="http://charlesisherwoodsyogurtshop.tumblr.com">Charles Isherwood's Yogurt Shop</a></strong></span></span> because GO RIGHT NOW. It's all based off of this one quote he gave just a few days ago in our new favorite <a href="http://www.wbez.org/blog/onstagebackstage/2011-10-10/daily-rehearsal-seven-minutes-heaven-ellen-degeneres-93004">review of Adam Rapp's despised playwriting abilities</a>: "[T]he prospect of five more [plays] next year...frankly leaves me contemplating abandoning my vocation to open a yogurt shop in Long Island City."&nbsp;</p><p><span style="font-size: 14px;"><span style="font-family: georgia,serif;"><strong>2. Remy Bumppo has a new "Between the Lines"</strong></span></span> conversation coming up this weekend from Long Wharf Theatre on&nbsp;<em><a href="http://www.remybumppo.org/mourning-becomes-electra-pages-363.php" title="http://www.remybumppo.org/mourning-becomes-electra-pages-363.php">Mourning Becomes Electra</a></em>, not to be confused with the hit children's show from way back when,<em> Between the Lions</em>. Artistic Director Gordon Edelstein talks about Eugene O'Neill and plans to show how O'Neill&nbsp;"packed all the power of <em>Mourning Becomes Electra</em> in to just half the time."</p><p><span style="font-size: 14px;"><span style="font-family: georgia,serif;"><strong>3. Taxes, art and non-profits</strong></span></span>, Kelly Kleiman's<a href="http://www.wbez.org/blog/onstagebackstage/2011-02-28/new-illinois-will-theaters-lose-property-tax-exemption-83067"> favorite topics</a>. According <a href="http://www.chicagoreader.com/Bleader/archives/2011/10/10/who-benefits-from-tax-free-arts-philanthropy">to the <em>Reader</em></a>, who got it via&nbsp;the&nbsp;<a href="http://www.ncrp.org/paib/arts-culture-philanthropy">National Committee for Responsive Philanthropy</a>, "Fifty-five percent of foundation arts grants go to the less than 2 percent of arts organizations with annual budgets of more than $5 million." And, perhaps unsurprising to you, the people who experience the work of these insitutions are typically white and wealthy.</p><p><img alt="" class="caption" src="http://llnw.wbez.org/blog/insert-image/2011-October/2011-10-11/broadway_flickr_ryanhoard.jpg" style="margin: 10px; float: left; width: 300px; height: 225px;" title=""><span style="font-size: 14px;"><span style="font-family: georgia,serif;"><strong>4. Occupy Broadway?</strong></span></span> Though it hasn't yet come to that, <a href="http://www.2amtheatre.com/2011/10/11/gross/">writes Howard Sherman</a>, the reason shows keep grossing more money isn't because more people are going to them, but because the tickets are more expensive. "Do we need a movement?" asks Sherman. "Perhaps not yet. But do we need pronounced change we can believe in when it comes to access and pricing for the arts? Absolutely."</p><p><span style="font-size: 14px;"><span style="font-family: georgia,serif;"><strong>5. A week from Saturday we've got TimeLine Theatre's “Meet the Artists”</strong></span></span> reception in relation to their show <em>The Pitman Painters</em>. They have artwork by six Chicago-area union members displayed at the theatre and Art de Triumph/Artful Framers Studio, and the reception will be after the&nbsp;4 pm show at the latter location.&nbsp;</p><p>Questions? Tips? Email <a href="mailto:kdries@wbez.org">kdries@wbez.org</a>.</p></p> Tue, 11 Oct 2011 18:06:00 -0500 http://www.wbez.org/blog/onstagebackstage/2011-10-11/daily-rehearsal-occupy-broadway-93049