Commentary: With the coronavirus pandemic affecting so many people, maybe it’s time to find new ways to entertain us.
The novel coronavirus outbreak may prompt some changes to decades-old approaches to entertainment and more. With no end in sight to the need for social distancing, we may soon be going just a bit stir crazy, in need of something to take our minds off the stress of COVID-19.
Which is why The Wall Street Journal’s Terry Teachout may be onto something. In a recent article, Teachout, the Journal’s theater critic, suggested that with Broadway shut down, “[T]here is a way for the show to go on without putting the public at risk. That way is online live streaming.” Historically Broadway, along with Hollywood, has kept to its tried-and-true business models, no matter the technological advances. But, just as the music industry learned to