Remains of the Day: Oscars, the Met, Cathouse

Before betting for the Oscar pool, check in with Entertainment Weekly’s Cheat Sheet for the awards season.

The Met Opera’s first moviecast scores big box office numbers: “The first transmission, on Saturday, December 15 — Gounod’s Roméo et Juliette, starring Anna Netrebko and Roberto Alagna, conducted by Plácido Domingo — drew a worldwide audience of 97,000. 435 venues (477 screens) in the United States and Canada sold approximately 77,000 tickets; 100 international venues (100 screens) sold an additional 20,000 tickets.”

This New Year’s Eve, HBO rings in 2008 with Cathouse: The Musical, featuring the working girls from the Moonlite Bunny Ranch, Nevada’s famed legal brothel.

American dance not making the cut? “Working with too little support is the condition of most American dance, while companies around the world obtain funding from their governments. Some very talented young American choreographers have opted to study and perform in Berlin and Brussels. Living is cheaper in those cities, and support for experimental dance can be found.”

 

 

Remains of the Day: Oscars, the Met, Cathouse