The Future of Broadway

  • Season 1 , Ep 9
  • 07/27/2011
  • Views: 26,917

Jon sits down with the producer of Broadway's most innovative new play, "The House on the Lake." (1:50)

IT'S NOTSOME OLD WOMAN

IN AN APARTMENT FULL OF CATSWAITING TO DIE, IT IS--

IT'S A LIVING, BREATHING,ORGANISM THAT HAS TO EVOLVE.

AND WE NEED ITTO PUT UP A SHOW,

THAT BETTER REFLECTSPEOPLE'S LIVES,

AND NOW WE'RE FILLING SEATSAND IT'S WONDERFUL.

- "THE HOUSE ON THE LAKE"IS BROADWAY'S

MOST INNOVATIVE NEW SHOW.

"THE HOUSE ON THE LAKE"WILL SURPRISE YOU.

[singing opera]

IT WILL TOUCH YOU.

IT IS THE ONLYSHOW ON BROADWAY

WHERE YOU'RE ALLOWEDTO USE YOUR CELL PHONES

DURING THE PERFORMANCE.

[cell phones ringing, beeping]

- I ABSOLUTELY LOVED IT.

I COULD REALLY RELAXAND ENJOY THE PLAY

KNOWING I WASN'TGONNA MISS A CALL.

- I'M IN SALES,AND I WAS ABLE TO TAKE

A COUPLE OF WORK CALLS.

THAT WAS GREAT.

- LADIES AND GENTLEMEN,

"HOUSE ON THE LAKE"IS ABOUT TO BEGIN.

PLEASE TURNYOUR CELL PHONES ON.

[cell phones ringing, beeping]

- ISN'T ITDISTRACTING TO THE ACTORS?

- THE ACTORSBRING THEIR CELL PHONES ONSTAGE.

I THINK IT'S REFRESHINGTO SEE AN ACTOR TAKE A CALL

DURING A PERFORMANCE.

PRETTY SOON...[cell phone rings]

EVERY SHOW ON BROADWAYIS GOING TO ALLOW CELL PHONES.

I MEAN, THEATER NEEDS TO BEA PLACE WHERE PEOPLE...

[cell phone rings]- OH, SORRY, ONE SECOND.

- CAN LIVE THEIR LIVESAND NOT BE RESTRICTED...

- HELLO?- HEY.

I CAME OUT OF THE TINKLEBERRYAND THE VAN'S GONE.

- WELL, WHAT HAPPENED?- I DON'T KNOW.

WE PARKED AROUND FRONT.I GUESS IT GOT TOWED.

- YOU'RE KIDDING ME,WHY'D YOU GO TO TINKLEBERRY?

- BECAUSE I READ AN ARTICLEABOUT IT IN MEN'S HEALTH.

- OBVIOUSLY WE NEED THE VAN,WHERE'S DAVE?

- I DON'T KNOW,I'LL CALL HIM.

- ALL RIGHT, I'M COMING DOWN.JESUS CHRIST. I GOTTA--

- ...SURFING ON THE MUSETHAT IS THEATER.

I THINK IF--IF SHAKESPEAREHAD HAD CELL PHONES IN HIS TIME,

HE WOULD HAVENOT ONLY HAD THEM ON,

HE WOULD HAVE REQUIRED EVERYSINGLE PERSON IN THE AUDIENCE

TO TAKE A CALLDURING THE SHOW!

I MEAN, IMAGINE--

[dramatic newscast music]

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