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I love going to the theater. I honestly don’t do it often enough.
This spring, I’d like to change that, and go back to seeing some wonderful performances in and around the DC area.
Here are some blogs that inspire me to get out there and take in some shows.
If you’re a theater-goer, you’re familiar with the iconic yellow/black/white cover of Playbill.
Playbill.com is a site that features Broadway, off-Broadway, London news, show listings, and ticket information. Also, if you’re looking for theater jobs, there’s a section for job-seekers to check out for auditions, casting calls, performing arts, and Broadway administrative positions.
Stories to read right now: Go Inside the First It’s (Game) Showtime at Beetlejuice on Broadway, Watch Ben Platt and James Corden Belt It Out in ‘A Soundtrack to a Bromance,’ and Sounds Bites 6.0 Musical Festival Winners Announced.
Follow @playbill on Twitter.
HowlRound is a “free and open platform for theatremakers worldwide that amplifies progressive, disruptive ideas about the art form and facilitates connection between diverse practitioners.”
“We seek to democratize the arts by effectively modeling the transformative power of commons based practice,” the site says.
Some featured topics include conflict zones, migration, and the rural urban divide. The site offers essays, videos, podcasts, and upcoming events.
Follow @HowlRound on Twitter.
3. OnStage Blog
OnStage Blog says it’s “on scene. On point. In your community.”
The site features reviews, observations, and posts about the acting life and backstage life.
Follow @OnStageBlog on Twitter.
American Theatre is a magazine dedicated to theatre. It was founded in 1984. It has a site that covers news (awards, entrances/exits, and seasons) and features about topics like production, diversity, and theatre for young audiences.
“American Theatre covers theatrical trends and events, stage artists of every stripe, and economic and legislative developments affecting the arts,” the site says. “Its main purview is America’s wide-ranging network of professional, not-for-profit theatres — commercial, amateur or university theatre is less frequently covered — and the magazine does not review productions (but does review theatre-related books).”
Stories to read right now: New York City’s Two-Way Street, 6 Theatre Workers You Should Know, and La Jolla Playhouse to Commission UCSD MFA Playwrights.
Follow @AmericanTheatre on Twitter.