CULTURE & ARTS
07/31/2010 03:40 pm ET Updated May 25, 2011

Disney Saved Broadway -- By Hiring the "Most Original Creative Minds in the Room"

Without Disney, Broadway--and New York theater in general--would be like those depressing days when Chorus Line was the only show to see in a grim Times Square and you had to fight past hookers in rabbit fur coats to get to the box office. Many resent the "Disneyfication" of Times Square. Sure, I had a great time sipping nine dollar low-quality red wines out of plastic glasses at Runway 69 as much as the next gay. Sometimes, in bitter moods, I totally get why this weirdo likes to boycott Disney stores. But one of the great things Disney has done (besides inventing animatronics) is put a massive amount of money behind one of America's dying art forms--the theatre. (Yes, I'm going to spell it that way because I'm fancy.)

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