Critic Defends Post’s Theater Coverage
In yesterday’s Huffington Post blog post by Peter Rosenstein criticizing the Post (discussed here), Rosenstein wrote that paper’s theater critic that the Post ran reviews of plays that were already late into their run.
Mike Clark, who runs DC theater site ShowBizRadio, wrote into DC Porcupine to say Rosenstein had it all wrong. If the Post is reviewing plays late in their run, Clark writes, that’s just a function of the business:
Many times the theater will set the dates that press may come to review a show. Since the theater is the one giving the tickets to the media, that is their right to set the date. Also note that there can be a week or two of preview performances before a show officially opens. Previews generally are not reviewed, as they are technically able to be changed if there are problems with the production.
There you have it. Most of my reading attention is focused on the Post’s political coverage, so if you see something up with arts in the Post, definitely shoot me an email: firstname.lastname@example.org.