POLL: Should INTO THE WOODS Transfer?
The Public Theater's production of Stephen Sondheim and James Lapine’s beloved musical INTO THE WOODS, part of The Public’s 50th Anniversary season at the Delacorte, officially opened last night, August 9. Directed by Timothy Sheader with co-direction by Liam Steel, INTO THE WOODS began previews on Tuesday, July 24 and will now close on September 1.
Check out highlights from the show HERE and see what the critics had to say HERE.
There has already been a lot of buzz about the show transferring to Broadway this fall. Do you think it should make the move?
Posted on: Saturday, August 11, 2012 @ 11:58 AM Posted by: Robert Diamond
Updates for iPhone, iPad & Android Apps
We were the first Broadway app on the market back in 2009. The world has come a long way since then and our apps have too!
If you already downloaded our new apps which were released just in time for the Tonys, you'll have received the updates automatically via the App Store.
Today, July 6, we've released updates to our applications for the iPhone, iPad and Android devices which now feature an improved login system (login once and forget it), multitasking improvements, speed improvements, an updated player for BWW radio, access to your BWIDB Personalized News Feed and other miscellaneous fixes and enhancements.
BWW's new apps were completely redesigned from the ground-up and release in June and feature all of our news, content, videos, show listings, message boards, special offers, radio channel, search features, regional news and lots more - all updated in real-time!
Get the New Apps Now!
Posted on: Saturday, July 07, 2012 @ 11:16 AM Posted by: Robert Diamond | Leave Feedback
New BWW TV & Photo Coverage Homepages
When the theatre world slows down, our coding time increases and continuing our summer of upgrades here at BroadwayWorld.com, we pushed 'live' today new homepages for both:
BWW Photo Coverage
Aside from being updated to our new mid-2012 page design with significantly faster load and browse times, both pages also now incorporate a slew of long-requested updates including the ability to search or browse JUST our video or photo coverage with new section specific search engines.
More to come soon!
Posted on: Monday, July 02, 2012 @ 12:35 PM Posted by: Robert Diamond | Leave Feedback
Updated Broadway Reviews Report Card
We've just released a complete redesign of our uber-popular Broadway Critics Report Card that features all of the major critics reviews for everything on the Great White Way... Featuring up to the minute information from our opening night review roundups, if you make your show-going choices based on critical consensus - it's the area of the site for you. It's also all linked in to our exclusive Pick-a-Show web app as well. More to come and have a great weekend!
Posted on: Friday, June 29, 2012 @ 04:26 PM Posted by: Robert Diamond | Leave Feedback
More Randy Rainbow!
If you're like me, you can't get enough of our bi-weekly CHEWING THE SCENARY with Randy Rainbowseries... I'm not going to admit to how many times I watched the ROCK OF AGES video, showing it to anyone in the digital or physical vicinity of my desk. I'm excited to share that Randy is now doing on-the-scene reporting for us as well, the first of which went up earlier today at BWW TV: Randy Rainbow Goes to the Jimmys! Gets JEKYLL & HYDE Scoop from Constantine Maroulis, Deborah Cox, Frank Wildhorn & More!
Click Here to Play!
Posted on: Wednesday, June 27, 2012 @ 02:18 PM Posted by: Robert Diamond | Leave Feedback
BroadwayWorld.com, the largest theatre site on the internet, has just opened up new opportunities for interns to join the team this season! Applicants should be industry enthusiasts and have an interest in learning about news editing and website content management. No journalism experience is necessary -- we'll teach you everything you need to know -- although excellent writing skills is essential. Applicants must also be able to multi-task and write quickly.
- Assisting with the editing and posting of press release stories
- Drafting original pieces under the direction of the News Editor
- Online and social media research
The position offers flexible hours and the opportunity to work remotely for your convenience. Applicants both in and outside of New York City are encouraged to apply. The internship offers invaluable training in online media and an opportunity to be a player on the front lines of the theater and entertainment worlds. The internship is unpaid, with college credit available.
To apply, please send a resume and one writing sample to Nicole at firstname.lastname@example.org
Posted on: Monday, June 25, 2012 @ 01:28 PM Posted by: Robert Diamond | Leave Feedback
2012 BWW Award Winners Announced!
The results are in! Voting opened on May 3, 2012 for the 10th Annual BroadwayWorld.com Awards, and ran through June 4, 2012.
This year, we shattered all previous site records, by more than DOUBLE, as hundreds of thousands of theatregoers and fans weighed in on their favorites of th 2011-12 theatre season on Broadway, Off-Broadway and beyond.
The BroadwayWorld.com Awards are by far the largest and most popular online Broadway polling event of its kind, open to all and with fully visible and audited results.
And the winners are... CLICK HERE!
Posted on: Wednesday, June 06, 2012 @ 12:09 PM Posted by: Robert Diamond | Leave Feedback
New BWW iPhone & iPad App!
We're holding the official announcement for another couple of days, when we'll have version 1.1 available via the App Store that's twice as fast as 1.0 and includes personalized news (you'll get an auto-update if you download this version), BUT I'm excited to share that our brand new iPhone and iPad App is now available here.
We were the first Broadway app back in 2009, and the world has come a long way since then -- now, our app has too!
Featuring all of our news, content, videos, show listings, message board, special offers, BWW's radio, search, regional news and lots more - check it out right here. It's 100x more functional than the old app, has all sorts of nifty features like 'pull to refresh' and will update instantly along with the site.
It's BWW in your pocket!
Android Users? Should just be another week...
Posted on: Tuesday, June 05, 2012 @ 02:40 PM Posted by: Robert Diamond | Leave Feedback
Update to Yesterday's Big Announcement
What, you missed yesterday's BIG announcement? Well, either scroll down (and then back up) or click here to read all about BWW's new revolutionary *personalized* Database, now both bigger than ever AND offering custom news feeds just about YOUR favorite shows and stars AND an iTunes Genius/Netflix/Amazon style recommendation engine to help you find more of what you like.
We got a ton of positive responses yesterday to the new service as well as several thousand BWW readers already playing with it (thank you!). Amongst the most requested 'Day One' features was the ability to get Daily Email Updates instead of just the Weekly version that we launched.
Well, we jumped into quick action and you can now change your alerts to daily, by clicking here. MUCH more to come. Next stop, mobile!
Posted on: Thursday, May 31, 2012 @ 08:50 AM Posted by: Robert Diamond | Leave Feedback
BWW Unveils Revolutionary BWDB Upgrade
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 theatre in more than 150 cities, 275,000+ performers, 300,000+ photos, 60,000+ productions and growing by the minute.
Back in 2011, we unveiled complete regional listings featuring shows in every market in addition to BWW DB Pro, which empowers theatre professionals to enter themselves into the BWW Internatioanl Theatre Database, add/update credits and bios, post photos and videos, promote events, list management info, maintain their information and lots more.
Now, while the eyes of the world are on the theatre scene for next weekend's 2012 Tony Awards, BWW is excited to announce that we've taken our biggest leap forward yet - introducing the brand-new personalized BroadwayWorld DB.
Click here to visit the new BroadwayWorld DB homepage, register and login to get started. All throughout the site's extensive show and performer listings are new 'Become a Fan' buttons. Clicking those buttons for the shows and performers you enjoy will allow you to begin to build your personal BWW DB homepage.
Hereafter, your new custom BWW DB homepage will start to form and populate with recommendations of other related stars/shows, a custom news feed featuring BWW content JUST about your favorites, personalized email newsletters and more.
Additional special features and mobile access will be annnounced shortly!
Click here to get started!
Posted on: Thursday, May 31, 2012 @ 08:44 AM Posted by: Robert Diamond | Leave Feedback
2012 Awards Season Scorecard
Just a quick update here that we've launched our first ever Awards Season Scorecard right here with the Outer Critics Circle Awards already in. For analysis on how the Outer Critics Circle nominations usually compare to the Tony Awards, click here.
Posted on: Monday, April 23, 2012 @ 02:17 PM Posted by: Robert Diamond | Leave Feedback