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Announcing the First Annual BWW Album Awards - Nominations Open!

 

Following an exciting 2013 Award Season, BroadwayWorld.com 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!!!

 


BWW TV Gets BIGGER!

BroadwayWorld TV got BIGGER today, and I couldn't be more excited about it. We're currently testing a larger, and fully responsive video player that'll adapt to the size of your window, and present our video content even bigger, and better than ever to take advantage of today's modern screens and browsers. (It also elimates the need for Flash, runs faster, and is fully mobile friendly).

For two samples, click here to check out the newly re-imagined LES MISERABLES in Dallas with a modern design (hmmn....) and click here to watch this week's hilarious CHEWING THE SCENERY WITH RANDY RAINBOW. 


JUST JIM DALE - A MUST See!

Longtime readers know that it's very rare that I'll share my opinions on a show. There's a variety of reasons for this, which include both wearing the hats of Editor-in-Chief and of CEO, and most times it's best left to our crackerjack team of critics, and to the very opinionated members of our Message Boards if you're looking for personal opinions... 

I'm going to make an exception though today -- because this weekend I had the extreme pleasure of catching Roundabout's JUST JIM DALE, and it's beyond exceptional. If you're working in the theatre, if you'd like to be working in the theatre, if you want to see a true performer at the TOP of his game, and if you've got 90 spare minutes and want to laugh, cry and be totally entertained-- JUST GO. 

It's an exceptional, 90 minute tour-de-force through his life and career, complete with a trio of songs from BARNUM (one of my favorite musicals), music hall, monologues, comedy, dance. It's both a true love letter to the stage, and the craft. It's also a perfect example of how to structure an autobiographical one man show. 

Need more convincing? Check out our extensive coverage, a video preview, and then -- click here for tickets. You'll thank me later. 


Metropolitan Room Added to BWW Cabaret Listings

BroadwayWorld.com has long been known for our unmatched theatre listings, which provide up- to- date show information for tens of thousands of upcoming productions around the country and world (as well as of course Broadway, Off-Broadway, National Tours and London's West End).

Back in April, we launched our first Cabaret Listings, with Joe's Pub at the Public Theater, Birdland NYC, 54 Below and (Le) Poisson Rouge. 

Today, I'm excited to share that we've added another top notch cabaret room to the mix, with the addition of the Metropolitan Room. 

Since launched in 2012, BroadwayWorld.com's increasing commitment to the cabaret world (under editor Stephen Hanks) has been expanding by leaps and bounds -- more to come!


Reinstate the Tony Categories for Sound Design Petition Breaks 30,000 Signatures

The online petition to bring back the just removed 'Reinstate the Tony Award Categories for Sound Design' has just passed ANOTHER milestone, as they zoomed past 30,000 signatures. 

An update posted on Monday, by John Gromada notes "Thank you so much for signing our petition asking for the Tony sound design categories to be reinstated. Because of you we rapidly garnered nearly 28,000 signatures! BUT we still have no response from the Tony Admin Committee. Help us get one by posting the link to this petition on your Facebook wall, tweeting it and sending it your friend via email. Help us get to 30,000 and beyond! http://petition.tonycanyouhearme.com Follow us at www.tonycanyouhearme.com

Haven't signed? Check it out here... 


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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