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Leonard Jacobs

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Ensnaring Theatre Critics in the Spider-Man Web

(3) Comments | Posted January 14, 2011 | 11:39 AM

Bill de Blasio, New York City's Public Advocate, asserted last week that Broadway's beleaguered Spider-Man: Turn Off the Dark may have violated consumer protection laws by failing to distinguish previews from post-opening performances. So it's another headache for the long-delayed, migraine-prone musical, which will open on March 15...

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Turn Off the Snark: A Short History of Death, Near-Death and Injury in the Theatre

(1) Comments | Posted December 28, 2010 | 7:00 PM

Media coverage of Broadway -- mainstream or lamestream -- is so star-focused that it usually takes something grisly to rock the dynamic. Spider-Man: Turn Off the Dark, in this sense, is the biggest PR orgy since Caligula tried to deify his horse. People living far from Broadway, under rocks and...

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Advocates Target NY Arts Cuts: Extent of Possible Job Losses Remain Unknown

(0) Comments | Posted May 27, 2010 | 5:35 PM

How many jobs will be lost?

This has been the question since New York Gov. David Paterson announced a 40 percent cut to New York State Council on the Arts for the 2010-11 fiscal year.

In response, arts advocacy organizations are launching an all-hands-on-deck effort to force Paterson...

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A Tale of (Mis)Communication in the Corporate Workplace

(7) Comments | Posted May 20, 2010 | 1:18 PM

This is a tale about poor communication in the American workplace. And why, when companies are struggling and unemployment remains high, we sometimes have no one to blame for our problems but ourselves. This is a long tale. I promise to offer some positive ideas at the end.

The temp...

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Arts Leaders Blast NY Gov. Paterson's Proposed Slash of Culture Funding

(7) Comments | Posted May 6, 2010 | 11:30 AM

Three top-ranking members of the New York State Council on the Arts (NYSCA) have issued a joint statement blasting New York Gov. David Paterson's plan to make a dramatic midyear cut in Empire State arts funding.

Part of what is driving Paterson to institute the whopping 40% cut is the...

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