Wicked producer to hold town hall meeting on green theater

According to a recent industry invitation forwarded to ecoTheater, the producer of Wicked has organized a “town hall meeting on making Broadway green.”

The meeting will feature Dr. Allen Hershkowitz, a senior scientist with the Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC), and hailed in the press release as an “environmental adviser to the Oscars, the Grammys, Major League Baseball and the NBA.”

The invitation goes on: “Over the past few years, many industries have made strides to improve work practices and make changes that better our environment. We hope you will join us, and other members of our community, for an interactive industry-wide town hall meeting to discuss how we can all come together as an industry to affect change and become a leader in this movement.”

Sounds good to me. The meeting will take place at The Gershwin Theatre on June 10 from 12-1:30pm.


2 Responses to “Wicked producer to hold town hall meeting on green theater”

  1. June 6, 2008 at 8:38 pm

    I’d be interested in going. Could you forward me the article?

  2. 2 Pete
    June 7, 2008 at 7:08 pm

    I’ll be there, but I think it’s more important for patrons to be there. Stagehands, you and I, all know very well what goes into putting a show up. But the patrons don’t. If they knew that most of the plywood used in the scenery came straight from the rainforests of Indonesia, the Philippines, Brazil, and Peru, I think they’d think twice about paying $100 and up for a ticket. Until the customers are educated consumers, there’s only so much that employees can do.

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