Saturday, March 26, 2011

Public's Losses

File this under "things I didn't know":Why were such popular shows a loss?
“Members of the board were determined not to again gamble on a Broadway production, and were not informed that they were gambling with the Public Theater’s budget to produce these plays,” said someone close to the Public.
What happened next?
On Feb. 2 the theater announced that [Executive Director Andrew] Hamingson had resigned after only two and a half years in the job because of “personal reasons.” The Public Theater has refused to elaborate on the reasons for Mr. Hamingson’s departure.
A bit baffling, and quite upsetting.