Security Theater in the Theater
This is a bit surreal:
Additional steps are needed to prepare Broadway theaters in New York City for a potential WMD attack or other crisis, a New York state legislature subcommittee said yesterday.
Broadway district personnel did not know “what to do in case of an emergency as well as the unique problems that a theater workplace poses in the event of a fire or evacuation,” according to the report, which drew on interviews with theater employees following the attempted bombing.
“Taking the May 1, 2010, car bomb as an example, theater employees expressed how unprepared they were in dealing with the situation,” the report reads. “They were given misinformation, and they were directed to exit through portals they did not even know existed, indicating their lack of knowledge of the building they work in and exit routes. In the event of another attack, the same issues would arise.”