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Wednesday Morning Roundup

by Stephen Becker 2 Jan 2013 8:00 AM

Today in the roundup: A wish list for the local theater scene, the advantage of E-books and Bernadette Peters talks about her Fort Worth appearance on Saturday.


ON TO THE NEXT ONE: We’ve all about had our fills of the year-end list, right? So maybe it’s time to actually start looking forward to 2013. Perhaps you’ve followed Art&Seek’s look at the Hot Tickets of 2013? Theater Jones critic Lauren Smart is also looking ahead to the coming year and her five wishes for the local theater scene. Among her hopes are a reconsideration of our local theater awards and more roles for minorities and women.

THE ADVANTAGE OF THE E-BOOK: For years now, we’ve heard about E-books being the end of the traditional publisher. As a recent survey showed, the number of people reading E-books is up. But it turns out that publishers who know how to use them are seeing them as an asset. Our friends over at NPR spoke with some publishers who produce both physical and digital copies of their books. And they found that the ability to slightly adjust the price of E-books – even from week-to-week – is turning out to be a helpful tool.

QUOTABLE: “Broadway is a big undertaking; it’s a big commitment. I always wait until it’s irresistible and then I have to do it. The show has to be something that appeals to me, something that helps me emotionally grow.”

Bernadette Peters, in an interview with ahead of her appearance Saturday with the Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra. The Broadway star says she’ll sing everything from Rodgers and Hammerstein to Sondheim to Peggy Lee.