Theatre Matters

Contemplations on the dramatic arts from a national perspective


Steven Oxman has contributed to such publications as the Los Angeles Times, American Theatre, Stagebill, and, most frequently, Variety, for which he has written over 300 television and theatre reviews.

Tuesday, July 26, 2005

Vegas Victorious

Another show follows "Avenue Q" to Vegas. This time it's "Spamalot." The LA Times has details, which include the fact that the show won't tour the western states and will sit down in at Steve Wynn's new casino (also soon-to-house "Q").

The ramifications of this are significant. It makes Broadway producers of the shows happy to have this alternative, and could easily become a big-time cash-cow if the show has staying power. But those who book the roadshows are starting to freak out. If the biggest shows go to Vegas, what will they put on?