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How a Government Agency Ended Up Responsible for Swing Mikado, Among Others

http://shellystearooms.com/fi/shellys-tea-rooms-news-summer-2015/ source site Playbill, July 2017 — Arts agencies consume a microscopic fraction of the $4 trillion U.S. budget. And yet government funding for the arts is controversial; calls to eliminate it never fully subside. But there was a time when the government did more than just provide grants. For a few years, the government actually had its own theatrical troupes, with Uncle Sam paying actors, directors, and playwrights to put on shows in New York, Chicago, and other cities. …

http://www.thewhiteframecompany.com/milistan/7640 Read my story at Playbill.

Photo: NYPL for the Performing Arts