August 11, 2006

FringeNYC starts today

Filed under: Links,Opinions — offoffbway @ 9:40 pm

It’s been 10 years since the first New York International Fringe Festival. In a way, it seems like it’s always been here, and also that it started yesterday. A few stats from Jason Zinoman’s article in Time Out New York:

  • The budget is now $800,000. 10 years ago it was $74,000
  • About 20,000 tickets were sold in 1997. Last year, about 70,000
  • There are basically the same number of shows now as there were in 1997
    Zinoman’s article is worth a read, but here’s the last line to whet your appetite: How many shows about blow jobs, clowns and Tom Cruise can one city take? Indeed.

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