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THUMB AWARD ADRIAN HALL: OFF HIS BROADWAY?

By D Magazine |

Thumbs Down to Dallas Theater Center Artistic Director Adrian Hall for suggesting that the DTC board give up the popular Majestic Broadway Series, which brings national touring shows to the Majestic’s renovated stage. The most recent production, Brighton Beach Memoirs, is followed this month by Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat. Dallas theatergoers seem to enjoy the experimental nature of Hall’s works, but he says that the commercial nature of the Broadway shows “defeats the whole notion of a regional theater movement.” Hall neglected to emphasize that the series, which is co-sponsored by Pace Group of Houston, helps to finance some of his riskier dramatic endeavors. The series has been renewed for the 1984-85 season, but if it’s canceled after that, the DTC will have to find another way to make up for the lost income.