The BroadwayWorld DB, launched back in 2005, is by far the largest theatre database on the net, covering the world of Broadway and beyond, including more than 150 cities, 280,000+ performers, 300,000+ photos, 60,000+ productions & growing by the minute.
In 2011, we unveiled complete regional listings and BWW DB Pro, which empowers theatre pros to add/update credits and bios, post photos and videos, promote events and lots more.
Most recently, in late May, BWW announced that we'd taken our biggest leap forward yet - introducing the brand-new personalized BroadwayWorld DB homepage which allows you to build your own BWW DB homepage with recommendations of related stars/shows, a custom news feed featuring content JUST about your favorites, personalized email newsletters and more.
Since then, usage has exploded (thank you!) and our suggestion box has been filling up as well. Here's some of the features that you asked for, and we delivered!
- Accuracy - We've fixed a few bugs and tweaked a few algorithms and article results are now returned up to the second.
- Filters - Under 'Your Preferences', you can now select to only receive English language content, only receive major Broadway/Off-Broadway/West End News, or *everything*!
- Speed - A lot of you complained that certain pages were loading slowly, and that you wanted to see news updates faster. Well, we've done both and all pages are now much snappier, loading up to 600% faster and articles are now updating in real-time as well.
- Ease of Use - OK, maybe we had a few too many clicks to set up your profile the first go-round, but ... not anymore! Now, you'll see brand new recommendation boxes on both your BWDB Homepage and on individual show and performer pages as well. With one click, you can now add shows/performers right onto your list.
- This Person/Show Does NOT Interest Me - With one click of the 'X', you can now also mark that you are non-interested in someone/something and they will be removed from your recommendations list.
- More Colorful, Easier to Spot Buttons - We've made them bigger and bolder!
- RSS Support - Want to subscribe to your personalized news in the RSS reader of your choice? You've now got your own XML feed as well.
- Message Board Profile Integration - Want to see who your friends are following? You can log in and visit anyone's profile to see their picks, and with one click, add each to yours!
- Mobile Support - Now as part of BWW's iPhone, iPad and Android Apps, you can access your news by clicking on the news tab, and picking your personalized page. Sign in one and keep checking back for updates on your favorites!
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Much More to Come and Keep the Feedback Coming...