On the subject of bringing stage musicals to wider audiences through media....
I wondered why more musicals weren't televised, though I suppose there's a lot of businessy stuff that makes it impractical.
Yes! The nice thing about those is that they (well, some) are now out on DVD so I can watch 'em. They all seem to be Sondheim though... (not that one can ever have enough Sondheim!)Originally Posted by rbowser-
Anyway, surely nowadays they could use the power of the Internet! It wouldn't cost that much to stick a few camera men in the theater for a few nights, would it? Then let audiences stream it for free on Hulu (and make a little ad money), or buy a DVD. Oooooh, would that be awesome. Might pay for itself.
In fact, it would be better than PBS for a couple reasons: 1) Audiences could watch whenever they have the time, not when PBS decided to schedule it. 2) Audiences could choose what to watch, not what PBS decided to show them.