NBC Evening News for Friday, Apr 12, 1985
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(Studio) Report introduced
REPORTER: Tom Brokaw
(NYC) Econ. problems faced by Broadway musicals explained, discussed; scenes from several shows noted, include Ben Vereen's Grind. [PEOPLE - criticize ticket prices.] [Producer Arthur CANTOR - cites labor costs.] "Cats" success recalled; power of "New York Times" drama critic Frank Rich noted. [Ellen BURSTYN - criticizes Richard] Failure of shows this season reviewed; their losses listed on screen. Yul Brynner's success in reviving "King and I" noted. [Joseph PAPP - blames material for lack of successful shows now. [PRODUCER - blames TV.] [Harold PRINCE - comments on industry's problems.] Prince's past successes listed.
REPORTER: Mike Jensen
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