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Three on the Aisle: Digital Tourism and the Snowball Effect

On this month’s episode the critics discuss the recent Tony noms (and the controversy around them), their varied digital theatre diets, and some theatres’ plans to tentatively reopen.

Once a month, Terry Teachout of The Wall Street Journal; Elisabeth Vincentelli, contributor to The New York Times and The New Yorker; and Peter Marks of the Washington Post get together to talk about what’s going on in the American theatre.

This week the critics discuss the recent Tony Awards announcement and surrounding controversy, and the imminent opening of some live theatre productions in New York, including the Donmar Warehouse’s Blindness. They also reflect on a listener question about sound design, and discuss the many changes that the theatre ecology is continuing to undergo. Their picks this week include Party Hop by Natalie Margolin (on YouTube), Undermain Theatre’s production of St. Nicholas by Conor McPherson, and the Working Theatre’s American Dreams, which was mentioned in a previous episode by our guest Tamilla Woodard.

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