Updates: November 2019

CHAPTER 2 (The Jobs)

André Bishop, head of Lincoln Center Theater, earned pay and benefits valued at $1 million in 2017. It’s likely the biggest one-year compensation for a New York nonprofit theater leader. In this relatively small pond, a raise for one chieftain can have a ripple effect on others. Ouch.


CHAPTER 13 (Box Office); CHAPTER 10 (Producing)

Operating on the IBM Blockchain platform, True Ticketstechnology (pioneered through the Shubert Organization) allows the ticket seller to see every step of the ticketing process, acting as a kind of ledger, from ticket purchase to redemption at the theater. At this time, only the Shuberts are using it.


CHAPTER 13 (Box Office); CHAPTER 10 (Producing)

GDPR (General Data Protection Regulation), the EU-based legislation effective May 2018 and CCPA (California Consumer Privacy Act) effective January 2020 outline how data privacy should be handled. Since 5% of Broadway attendees reside in California, this new law is relevant for the Broadway industry. This is aimed at those who “sell” personal information and the technology companies that they sell it to. This is certainly not the last of these types of legislation. The intersection of data and privacy and what’s OK and not OK will continue to evolve and change over time. Data-driven digital media buying will evolve right alongside it.


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