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New Personal Websites!

Since launching in 2003, BroadwayWorld has become the largest theatre website in the world. From news and reviews to interviews and original videos, BroadwayWorld is the leader in theatre coverage worldwide. Our unparalleled database houses almost 305,000 profiles, 4,400 plays and musicals, and over 31,000 productions; and this summer, BroadwayWorld will unveil the opportunity for theatre artists of all kinds to expand their BWW profiles into their own simple-to-use personal websites.

In addition to being able to customize the site and upload photographs, videos, and credits, artists will be able to integrate news, photos, links, and other information already found on BroadwayWorld. Currently, we are looking for beta testers to help ensure that the system is ready for launch, and we want you to be involved.

We are looking for active theatre artists of all backgrounds from around the world to participate. The ideal beta tester would be someone who already has an active BroadwayWorld profile, but does not already have a personal website. We are looking to involve artists with a wide-range of computer ability, so don't let the technical aspects scare you.

The beta testers would be asked to create their websites and to submit feedback on layout, functionality, and ease-of-use. For participating, testers will receive one full year of site hosting for free.

Once sites are created, users will have the option to connect a personal, customized URL to their new BroadwayWorld-hosted website to enhance the customization.

If you would like to be one of the first theatre artists in the world to be a part of this project, please email your resume and a link to your BWW profile to beta@broadwayworld.com.

 


INDUSTRY INSIGHT: Weekly Grosses Analysis - 5/11

Welcome to this week's edition of our new WEEKLY GROSSES ANALYSIS, part of our new Industry Insights section that will feature insider industry information, commentary and insights!

Amongst this week's news SOMETHING ROTTEN! celebrated its best week yet for the week ending Sunday, May 10 at the St. James Theatre with a weekly gross of $903,211.00

Read on for all the weekly grosses statistics for the movers and shakers from the latest grosses, 5/10/2015.


Top 5 by This Week Gross
THE LION KING $1,701,798
WICKED $1,469,322
THE BOOK OF MORMON $1,446,131
ALADDIN $1,422,347
AN AMERICAN IN PARIS $1,298,817
Bottom 5 by This Week Gross
AIRLINE HIGHWAY ($175,953), ON THE TOWN ($202,745), THE VISIT ($208,078), HAND TO GOD ($400,886), IT SHOULDA BEEN YOU ($409,488)

Top 5 by This Week Gross vs. Last Week Gross
IT'S ONLY A PLAY $110,070
ON THE TWENTIETH CENTURY $106,164
SOMETHING ROTTEN! $102,178
WICKED $81,866
AN AMERICAN IN PARIS $78,586
Bottom 5 by This Week Gross vs. Last Week Gross
ON THE TOWN ($-298,895), THE LION KING ($-206,501), GIGI ($-116,315), WOLF HALL PARTS ONE & TWO ($-94,084), FINDING NEVERLAND ($-52,490)

Top 5 by Average Ticket Price
THE BOOK OF MORMON $165.39
THE AUDIENCE $154.83
THE LION KING $148.24
BEAUTIFUL $143.39
FISH IN THE DARK $136.87
Bottom 5 by Average Ticket Price
ON THE TOWN ($45.82), AIRLINE HIGHWAY ($48.77), THE VISIT ($52.57), DOCTOR ZHIVAGO ($62.66), IT SHOULDA BEEN YOU ($68.01)

Top 5 by Gross % of Potential
FISH IN THE DARK 114.43%
THE AUDIENCE 110.42%
THE BOOK OF MORMON 103.97%
ALADDIN 99.69%
THE LION KING 94.05%
Bottom 5 by Gross % of Potential
ON THE TOWN (23.43%), THE VISIT (27.28%), GIGI (32.28%), AIRLINE HIGHWAY (35.92%), IT SHOULDA BEEN YOU (41.32%)

Top 5 % of Seats Sold of Total Seats
THE BOOK OF MORMON 102.5%
FISH IN THE DARK 101.4%
FUN HOME 101.3%
THE AUDIENCE 100.7%
THE KING AND I 100.0%
Bottom 5 % of Seats Sold of Total Seats

WOLF HALL PARTS ONE & TWO (52.5%), THE VISIT (54.9%), GIGI (55.8%), ON THE TOWN (59.0%), JERSEY BOYS (65.1%)


Top 5 by Seats Sold This Week vs. Last Week
IT SHOULDA BEEN YOU 1172
HEDWIG AND THE ANGRY INCH 944
IT'S ONLY A PLAY 871
A GENTLEMAN'S GUIDE TO LOVE AND MURDER 673
KINKY BOOTS 653
Bottom 5 by Seats Sold This Week vs. Last Week
ON THE TOWN (-3519), THE LION KING (-1457), WOLF HALL PARTS ONE & TWO (-995), FINDING NEVERLAND (-658), GIGI (-654)

That's all for this week... Other statistics that you'd like to see? Let us know!

 


Vote Now for the BWW Awards!

Awards season in NYC is now in FULL swing, and with the critics, press, and industry all having their chances to nominate and vote -- now it's the fans' turn.

Don't worry about snubs either, we've got our largest nominee list ever!

Now in our 12th year, the BroadwayWorld.com Awards are, by FAR, the largest fan based awards of their kind. Open to anyone to vote, we're excited to present a full slate of eligible nominees in categories that both mirror the popular critical awards, as well as fan favorite categories for Best Tour, and Best Off Broadway shows. Each year we've set new records on the numbers of votes, and we're looking forward to another record year.

So, what are you waiting for? Click Here to Vote!

 


INDUSTRY INSIGHT: Weekly Grosses Analysis - 4/20

Welcome to this week's edition of our new WEEKLY GROSSES ANALYSIS, part of our new Industry Insights section that will feature insider industry information, commentary and insights!

Read on for all the weekly grosses statistics for the movers and shakers from the latest grosses, 4/19/2015.


Top 5 by This Week Gross
THE LION KING $1,843,463
WICKED $1,655,749
ALADDIN $1,534,574
THE BOOK OF MORMON $1,467,290
FISH IN THE DARK $1,180,983
Bottom 5 by This Week Gross
AIRLINE HIGHWAY ($144,334), LIVING ON LOVE ($170,833), THE VISIT ($212,750), THE HEIDI CHRONICLES ($311,933), HAND TO GOD ($319,194)

Top 5 by This Week Gross vs. Last Week Gross
AN AMERICAN IN PARIS $322,907
WOLF HALL PARTS ONE & TWO $265,972
SOMETHING ROTTEN! $83,765
HEDWIG AND THE ANGRY INCH $53,171
HAND TO GOD $36,293
Bottom 5 by This Week Gross vs. Last Week Gross
WICKED ($-526,112), THE LION KING ($-449,598), THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA ($-322,795), MATILDA ($-294,598), ALADDIN ($-233,780)

Top 5 by Average Ticket Price
THE BOOK OF MORMON $168.34
THE AUDIENCE $154.10
BEAUTIFUL $140.74
THE LION KING $139.79
FISH IN THE DARK $135.75
Bottom 5 by Average Ticket Price
LIVING ON LOVE ($25.33), AIRLINE HIGHWAY ($31.68), THE VISIT ($41.71), IT SHOULDA BEEN YOU ($55.80), DOCTOR ZHIVAGO ($57.38)

Top 5 by Gross % of Potential
FISH IN THE DARK 113.47%
THE AUDIENCE 110.28%
THE BOOK OF MORMON 105.49%
THE LION KING 100.05%
ALADDIN 97.43%
Bottom 5 by Gross % of Potential
LIVING ON LOVE (17.85%), AIRLINE HIGHWAY (24.49%), THE VISIT (27.9%), ON THE TOWN (30.89%), THE HEIDI CHRONICLES (35.0%)

Top 5 % of Seats Sold of Total Seats
THE BOOK OF MORMON 102.2%
FISH IN THE DARK 101.4%
THE AUDIENCE 101.1%
THE KING AND I 100.0%
ALADDIN 99.4%
Bottom 5 % of Seats Sold of Total Seats

THE HEIDI CHRONICLES (50.2%), ON THE TOWN (55.0%), GIGI (64.9%), JERSEY BOYS (66.6%), CHICAGO (66.9%)


Top 5 by Seats Sold This Week vs. Last Week
AN AMERICAN IN PARIS 987
LIVING ON LOVE 941
AIRLINE HIGHWAY 731
HEDWIG AND THE ANGRY INCH 679
FUN HOME 574
Bottom 5 by Seats Sold This Week vs. Last Week
ON THE TOWN (-2503), JERSEY BOYS (-1686), LES MISERABLES (-1663), KINKY BOOTS (-1580), GIGI (-1452)

That's all for this week... Other statistics that you'd like to see? Let us know!

 


INDUSTRY INSIGHT: Weekly Grosses Analysis - 4/13

Welcome to this week's edition of our new WEEKLY GROSSES ANALYSIS, part of our new Industry Insights section that will feature insider industry information, commentary and insights!

Read on for all the weekly grosses statistics for the movers and shakers from the latest grosses, 4/12/2015.

In today's hot news, Peter Morgan's The Audience, starring Helen Mirren, directed by Stephen Daldry, has recouped its $3,400,000 production costs in just eight weeks.


Top 5 by This Week Gross
THE LION KING $2,293,061
WICKED $2,181,861
ALADDIN $1,768,354
THE BOOK OF MORMON $1,517,969
MATILDA $1,248,351
Bottom 5 by This Week Gross
AIRLINE HIGHWAY ($143,150), LIVING ON LOVE ($198,392), THE VISIT ($224,289), HAND TO GOD ($282,901), THE HEIDI CHRONICLES ($368,596)

Top 5 by This Week Gross vs. Last Week Gross
BEAUTIFUL $221,945
ON THE TOWN $188,736
IT'S ONLY A PLAY $180,540
DOCTOR ZHIVAGO $167,566
KINKY BOOTS $144,407
Bottom 5 by This Week Gross vs. Last Week Gross
THE LION KING ($-340,470), ALADDIN ($-256,313), WICKED ($-176,511), MATILDA ($-168,286), AN AMERICAN IN PARIS ($-158,507)

Top 5 by Average Ticket Price
THE BOOK OF MORMON $173.56
THE LION KING $170.67
THE AUDIENCE $151.56
WICKED $148.65
FISH IN THE DARK $134.17
Bottom 5 by Average Ticket Price
LIVING ON LOVE ($34.18), AIRLINE HIGHWAY ($37.42), THE VISIT ($43.19), HAND TO GOD ($52.09), IT SHOULDA BEEN YOU ($52.43)

Top 5 by Gross % of Potential
FISH IN THE DARK 112.41%
THE BOOK OF MORMON 109.13%
THE AUDIENCE 108.18%
ALADDIN 101.72%
THE LION KING 101.54%
Bottom 5 by Gross % of Potential
LIVING ON LOVE (20.73%), AIRLINE HIGHWAY (24.29%), THE VISIT (29.41%), HAND TO GOD (40.62%), IT SHOULDA BEEN YOU (41.1%)

Top 5 % of Seats Sold of Total Seats
THE BOOK OF MORMON 102.6%
FINDING NEVERLAND 102.3%
FISH IN THE DARK 101.6%
THE AUDIENCE 100.8%
ALADDIN 100.0%
Bottom 5 % of Seats Sold of Total Seats

THE HEIDI CHRONICLES (61.6%), HEDWIG AND THE ANGRY INCH (66.8%), LIVING ON LOVE (67.6%), ON THE TOWN (71.7%), THE VISIT (72.0%)


Top 5 by Seats Sold This Week vs. Last Week
IT SHOULDA BEEN YOU 2210
LIVING ON LOVE 1827
KINKY BOOTS 1449
DOCTOR ZHIVAGO 1440
IT'S ONLY A PLAY 1337
Bottom 5 by Seats Sold This Week vs. Last Week
THE LION KING (-1859), ALADDIN (-1722), WICKED (-1179), SOMETHING ROTTEN! (-947), HEDWIG AND THE ANGRY INCH (-743)

That's all for this week... Other statistics that you'd like to see? Let us know!

 


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The 2001 Syracuse University graduate (School of Information Studies) is also the owner of Wisdom Digital Media, an award-winning leading design company for entertainment and technology web sites. In his previous life, he held an executive position for the world's leading publisher of technology magazines, web sites and conferences and, as a result, was named among the "Top thirty magazine industry executives under the age of 30" by FOLIO Magazine.

Robert Diamond founded BroadwayWorld.com in 2003, which has now become the largest theatre web site in the world. He also serves as the site's Editor-in-Chief, covering Broadway and beyond, with specific local coverage for 100 cities in the United States, 35 countries worldwide and 15 other related areas of entertainment - including dance, opera, fashion, concerts, comedy, films, television and more. In May of 2014, the site was awarded a 2014 Award for Excellence in Theatre Arts Education by the prestigious Theatre Museum.

Diamond got his start in the entertainment field, accidentally, when he created the 'official web site' (while in college) for Michael Crawford, the popular actor and original Tony and Olivier Award-winning star of THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA. (He still blames Crawford - and credits him - for anything that goes particularly right or wrong during an average day.)

As a respected member of the Broadway and theatre community, Diamond also served as Lead Producer for a series of sold-out shows using the BroadwayWorld.com 'brand' for a set of 'Standing Ovations' concerts, which also branched out into titles that included Holiday Shows and even more specific concerts like 'From Stage to Screen and Back Again' in tandem with publishers and movie studios. All proceeds were in turn donated to Broadway Cares / Equity Fights AIDS, the industry's leader in aid for performers in need.

Robert lives in Manhattan with his wife and two dogs, growing the business and getting little sleep. In addition, you can usually find him in a theatre many nights a week. Robert's very popular blog, 'The Broadway Pulse' appears daily on BroadwayWorld.com and he also wrote weekly about theatre for the USA Network's Character Approved blog.

In December of 2011, Diamond was one of 5 Syracuse University Alumni, all having achieved success in the world of start-ups, business growth and venture capital, participating on a panel addressing young alumni who are currently pursuing their dreams of running their own business and experiencing the day to day challenges of a startup. It is part of the university's new Student Accelerator Program, for which Rob was recommended by Syracuse University's i-School.

In late 2012, Wisdom Digital Media announced the official spinoff and launch of 10 new entertainment web sites including BWWMoviesWorld.com, BWWTVWorld.com, BWWFashionWorld.com, BWWBooksWorld.com, BWWMusicWorld.com, BWWArtWorld.com, BWWComedyWorld.com, BWWDanceWorld.com, BWWClassicalWorld.com and BWWOperaWorld.com.

In January of 2013, BWWGeeksWorld.com, devoted to home entertainment, mobile technologies and social media launched as well, followed by BWWFitnessWorld.com and BWWTravelWorld.com in April of 2013. In July of 2013, BWWHub.com launched as a portal to the complete family of entertainment and lifestyle offerings. The site's expansion was featured in a Crain's New York Business profile as well.

In 2014, BroadwayWorld.com returned to the concert stage, with a series of benefit concerts featuring Broadway's brightest stars. A new partnership with Rock-it Science Records will record and release these special evenings, with proceeds benefiting various charities.

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  • Name: Robert Diamond
  • Address: 315 West 115th Suite #61 NY NY 10026
  • E-mail: robert@wisdomdigital.com
  • Phone: 914-623-8689