June 26, 2017
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Sokolsky on the Arts and Entertainment
A weekly program focusing on the arts and entertainment
Episode
Well, nobody ever said it would be easy. And it certainly has been anything but that for poor Spiderman whose Broadway debut keeps getting delayed.

So far the only reports on the show are coming from previews that have not always been flattering.

But then, according to Arts and Entertainment Editor Bob Sokolsky, previews have often caused a fuss or two. And he recalls the controversy that arose several years ago when the New York Times began sending its new theater critic to previews because he was having trouble making opening night deadlines.

A later quarrel arose when producers declared previews off limits to theater critics but began charging full price for tickets to what Sokolsky called “glorified dress rehearsals.”

That, he says, led to some backstage discussions that were often more dramatic than the actual shows.
Episode Date: February 18, 2011
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