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February 04, 2012


Debbie Soglin

always enjoy your reviews. excellent point in your afterword.

Paul Tamburello

Thanks for the comment, Debbie.
According to Nielson ratings, "African-Americans are the largest minority segment of the U.S. television household population, comprising approximately 13 percent of the 109.6 million TV households. African-Americans generally watch more television than other segments of the population, and their viewing behavior, in terms of the highest-rated television programs, differs from the rest of the population."

Productions like those at the Lyric Stage (esp. ones like "Broke-Ology" with a black cast,writer and director) are key to attracting a black audience to the theater. The fact it was so well received by a white audience proves it can be financially successful as well.


Sara Glidden

Thank you for sending this – and thank you for your comment at the end about on-stage diversity. We have been really fortunate to find plays that we care about that showcase terrifically rich and diverse community of actors in the Boston area. We hope in time to have an equally diverse community in our audience.

Ann Baker

My sentiments exactly. And didn't Will and Omar do a very good job with a slight play ?

Paul A. Tamburello, Jr.

Lyric is leading the charge... onward! I'll bet you are looking to increase off-stage diversity, too. It hadn't occurred to me to consider that angle as a way to reach a more diverse audience.

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