News Roundup

Sondheim: The biggest news story to come out about Sondheim in year his next musical will be opening off Broadway in 2017 at the Public Theatre in New York. It’s based on two films by Luis Buñuel, “The Discreet Charm of the Bourgeoisie” and “The Exterminating Angel.” It sounds like a interesting idea for a musical, but it seems like I’m going to have to know more about of the musical’s plot before judging it.

Netflix: In the least surprising news story in a while. Netflix has more subscribers than the top cable companies.  With 47 million subscribers Netflix has more eyes watching than Comcast and Charter combined as well as more than DirectTV. This is sort of weird as you would think that so many people are subscribed to Netflix, as they are bound to get to a point where every household is going to have an account.

Olympics: As you might already know the Rio Olympics begin on Friday night. One of the most ridiculous stories I’ve read about NBC’s coverage is that The Opening Ceremony won’t be televised live one of the reasons to watch the Olympics. NBC also focuses on the human interest pieces during prime time coverage because “women are more interested in the journey rather than results”. However that wasn’t the most crazy story it has to be that NBC asked the IOC to change the order in which the nations entered into the stadium so instead of being in Brazilian Portuguese it would be in English so that the United States would be towards the end instead of closer to the beginning as Estados Unidos. So perhaps the extra hour will give NBC some time to switch where the US enters.


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