Bread and Circuses – Does This Describe the State of Broadway? Broadway is Not Devoid of Challenging Shows, but Glitz often Supplants All Else

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th-69Some of the greatest theatre in the world can be seen on the Broadway stage. Also, some of the worst theatre in the world can be seen on the Broadway stage. In addition, Broadway does not have a monopoly when it comes to quality theatre. You can find amazing theatrical experiences Off-Broadway, and across American in various regional, university, and summer theatres. Of course, that’s not to mention theatre in other countries where, often, theatrical experiences eclipse those on Broadway.… (read more)

The Arts and Education’s Powerful Potential Still Undervalued in US The Arts Can Prepare Students for the Future on Various Levels

Is this the only way to learn something important or useful?

Is this the only way to learn something important or useful?

Is this the only way to learn something important or useful?

As schools, colleges, and universities begin the new academic year, it’s a good time to consider the arts and their connection to education. Last year one apparently well-intentioned administrator decided that the arts needed to take a backseat. This occurred when Interim Principal of the Harley Avenue Elementary School in Elmwood, which is located on Long Island, cancelled the annual kindergarten variety show. Why was it shutdown?

This was … (read more)