I am a fan of all audio and visual media. I love movies, but I also love a good concert, and I'm a huge fan of NYC theater. I try to make a trek up to the city once a year to catch a couple of shows. My last three trips included the musical AIDA. Watching AIDA with the original cast (in various stages of devolution from the night before opening until the night Heather Headley left) I wished that Disney Theatrical had the foresight to preserve the original cast on film - a high def recording of a live performance, either with an audience or without. Somehow I doubt that this was done. With Nathan Lane and Matthew Broderick having just left the Producers I also wish the producers of the Producers had the instinct to do the same. I know that the general feeling is that a film version, or a video production of a show will cut into it's weekly profits on stage, but would it not make sense to take one of the following paths: Record the show on opening night, or a particularly high calibur night, and create a DVD master, then 1) Store the DVD master until which time as the show closes on Broadway. It may take 18 years, but it will happen for every show eventually. 2) Sell the DVD only at the performance until which time as the show closes, then release a new edition to the general public. It's a shame that great performances have essentially be lost forever. I do beleive wholeheartedly in live theater, and that a recorder representation of the same can never replace that experience, but for all of that hard work and dedication a cast and crew puts into a production, for it to only exist in memory is tragic. I don't only refer to the Broadway musicals either. I think on Mary Louise Parker in Proof (a role she won't be offerred in the film version because she's "too old") or Philip Seymour Hoffman and John C. Reilly in True West (they swapped roles every other night, which would have made for a nice double feature) and wish there were a record. Also Copenhagen and Patrick Stewart's one man A Christmas Carol have not been so preserved. Does anyone else feel that there is a place for live theater on DVD that has not been adequately serviced (or from the studio perspective - mined)?