Playbill Poll: How Will the Livent Upheaval Change Theatre?

News   Playbill Poll: How Will the Livent Upheaval Change Theatre? Canadian impresario Garth Drabinsky changed the way theatre is produced and marketed in North America over the past eight years, with Kiss of the Spider Woman, Show Boat and Ragtime, among others. But Drabinsky announced April 13 that he is handing over control of his Toronto-based company to a former Disney executive and talent agency chief Michael Ovitz.

Canadian impresario Garth Drabinsky changed the way theatre is produced and marketed in North America over the past eight years, with Kiss of the Spider Woman, Show Boat and Ragtime, among others. But Drabinsky announced April 13 that he is handing over control of his Toronto-based company to a former Disney executive and talent agency chief Michael Ovitz. What do you think this will mean for Broadway, for Toronto and for theatre -- both as art and industry?

Please e-mail your responses to Managing Editor Robert Viagas. Results will be posted starting April 17. Playbill On-Line thanks in advance all who take the time to write.

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