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At This Performance...

We've got a wonderful new weekly series on the site, by Tyler Peterson, which kicked off earlier this month, entitled AT THIS PERFORMANCE.

This new feature highlights the work of some of Broadway's hardest-working actors - understudies and standbys!

Waiting in the wings, these show-savers detail their favorite moments on stage, backstage, and in rehearsal in this new series, offering an inside look at one of the most stressful jobs on the Great White Way.

So far, we've spoken to KINKY BOOTS Timothy Ware, BEAUTIFUL's Rebecca LaChance, LES MISERABLES' Aaron Walpole and WICKED's Lilli Cooper. Catch up with all 4, here


One Night SMASH Concert a Harder Ticket Than HAMILTON?

SMASH may have gone off the air back in May of 2013, but it certainly hasn't gone off our minds -- especially with the astonishing success ($230,000+ as of this entry) of a Kickstarter campaign to raise funds for an Actors Fund concert that's defied all expectations. 

Seriously - it might be easier to get a ticket to HAMILTON down at the Public than to get into this one night event. 

We've been doing some great interviews with the players involved in putting the evening together who share some details on how it all happened, as well as reacting to the community interest which continues to astound. 

Check out Actors Fund President Joe Benincasa here, Producer Tim Pinckney here, and writers Marc Shaiman and Scott Wittman here -- with more to come! 


Celebrate Stephen Sondheim's 85th - FREE!

In celebration of the March 24th in-home debut of "INTO THE WOODS," an all-star line-up of Broadway performers  are uniting to honor legendary composer, Stephen Sondheim, on the occasion of his 85th birthday on March 22 at 42 West, 514 W. 42 St. (between 10th/11th Ave.), New York, NY at 8 PM. The evening cabaret will celebrate the journey of 'WOODS' and Sondheim from stage to screen. Performances will include music from INTO THE WOODS, as well as other Sondheim classics sung by feature film talent, Broadway talent and other notable performers. 

BroadwayWorld wants to give you a chance to celebrate Sondheim at this special event. CLICK HERE to enter today for a ticket to the concert! The concert is free, but attendees must be confirmed in order to attend. There will be a list at the door and if the name is not on the list, they will not be permitted to enter. 

Expected to attend are: Billy Magnussen, MacKenzie Mauzy, Lilla CrawfordRufus WainwrightMichael McElroy and the Broadway Inspirational VoicesNorm LewisLance Horne, Michael J. Moritz Jr.Christopher SieberConstantine Maroulis, Kristen Olness, Tituss Burgess, Welz Kauffman,Michael-Leon WooleyKaren ZiembaChip ZienMolly Popeand Kristin Olness. Additional appearances will be announced soon.

 


Review Roundup: ON THE TWENTIETH CENTURY

While Spring is still 'almost' here, the Spring theatre season is getting into full swing. ON THE TWENTIETH CENTURY officially opened on Broadway last night and as always, we've rounded up all the reviews. Check them out here

While you're at it, don't miss our video highlights from the show here


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 christina@broadwayworld.com for more info!

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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