Welcome Student Bloggers!

I'm very excited that we're further expanding BWW's world-leading Student Centers for Colleges, High Schools and even Elementary Schools with the introduction of our first wave of student bloggers. 

Click here to check out great first entries from Logan Baker (Disney Collecge Program), Jonah Jackson (Lipscomb University) and Danielle Ashley Dias (Liberty University) with many more on the way. Welcome! 

The BWW Student Center is a comprehensive, free database service listing college and university performing arts programs across the country making it easier for prospective students by showcasing programs searchable by schools, location, degrees and concentrations. In addition, the Student Center is also comprised of a show calendar which lists elementary, high-school and college productions. Throughout the year, we also profile schools and their arts programs in a weekly spotlight series.

With the upcoming launch of the 2014-2015 Student Center, we want to engage even more students and faculty in a variety of ways, including Backstage Blogs, Interviews with students, faculty, cast and creative teams, Features & Profiles, Reviews and much more. Want to get involved? Contact Christina at for more info!



2014 Regional Awards Voting

It really is the most wonderful time of the year, as voting has been opening all week for the 2014 Regional Awards. One of my favorite parts of the site, this is our (and your) opportunity to recognize fantastic talent around the country, and world. Nominations were open for the month of October, and now after proofing by our regional editors, we're opening voting one-by-one. We broke all site records last year, and it inspired us to expand the awards in even more places this year. 

Seen any great local, regional or touring theatre? Get voting below! 


I was wondering why our live traffic monitors all started blaring and blinking red earlier today. Check out today's BWW first as Lady Gaga shared our (well-deserved) rave of her PBS special, by Pat Cerasaro to her 42.6 million Twitter followers.

Read his SOUND OFF here and if you haven't yet seen the special, watch it here. Everyone is indeed reading! 

Vote Now for the 2014 Album Awards

At BroadwayWorld, we have combed through our CD collections, sang along to some fantastic showtunes, and maybe even danced a little in our offices. Using the eligibility window of release dates between September 1, 2013 and August 31, 2014, we have complied nomination lists that feature the best of the best in cast albums, compilations, live albums, remastered rereleases, solo recordings, and more for the 2013-2104 season. Now, we need you to let your voice be heard.


Announcing the First Annual BWW Album Awards - Nominations Open!


Following an exciting 2013 Award Season, is thrilled to announce its first ever BroadwayWorld Album Awards! The first annual BroadwayWorld Album Awards will honor theatrical albums which were released between September 2013 and August 2014. Most nominations will be generated by our team of writers; however, we will have three reader-submitted nomination categories.

Our Editor-Generated Award Categories are:

Best New Broadway Musical Cast Album
Best New Broadway Revival Cast Album
Best New Off-Broadway Cast Album
Best New Solo Recording
Best New Live Album
Best Remaster Rerelease
Best New Concept Cast or Studio Cast Recording

Our Reader-Generated Award Categories are:

Favorite All Time Broadway Cast Recording
Favorite All Time Solo Album
Favorite All Time Live Album

The nomination period begins today and ends on August 31, 2014 at midnight. To nominate your favorites, please fill out the form below.

After the nomination period ends, BroadwayWorld's Theatrical Recordings editors will proof the list for eligibility and errors, then voting will begin in early September. We look forward to your nominations and your votes!!!


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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 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 '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 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,,,,,,,, and

In January of 2013,, devoted to home entertainment, mobile technologies and social media launched as well, followed by and in April of 2013. In July of 2013, 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, 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.


Contact info
  • Name: Robert Diamond
  • Address: 315 West 115th Suite #61 NY NY 10026
  • E-mail:
  • Phone: 914-623-8689