Our Favorite Theater Blogs, Act 2
Welcome to Blog Profiles! Each week, we select a topic and handful of blogs that do a great job contributing to the conversation. This week, we’re celebrating the return of live performances and shining a spotlight on a few more top theater blogs. Do you have a blog that deserves recognition? Tweet our writers at @BeyondBylines.
It took a while, but live theater finally made its comeback last year and fans could not be happier. My sister recently attended her first Broadway shows in NYC and I’ll be seeing Hamilton soon, so theater and Broadway are on my mind.
We’ve recognized several theater blogs in the past and with the recent resurgence of live performances, I thought it’d be a perfect time to give shoutouts to a few more. Read our first roundup to find even more content from theater blogs deserving of a standing ovation.
1. The Broadway Blog
The Broadway Blog has theater lovers covered with the latest news from Broadway, Off-Broadway, the West End, and regional theater in the U.S.
Blog posts include show reviews, cast interviews and profiles, backstage gossip and more.
Read these posts to get started:
- 5 Broadway Plays and Musicals to Look Forward to in 2022
- Awards Season Brings Nominations for Many Musical Films
- Broadway-Bound ‘Paradise Square’ Delays Opening Due to COVID-19
Follow @thebroadwayblog on Twitter.
Will "Mrs. Doubtfire" return after its planned hiatus? https://t.co/Lipe44jwD3 pic.twitter.com/RAkAoyMfuh
— The Broadway Blog (@thebroadwayblog) January 8, 2022
2. Broadway World
Broadway World covers the latest theater news from around the world, with writers from Anchorage to New York, Brazil to Monaco.
The blog includes unique topics like immersive/interactive theater, student theater, and industry stats like grosses, attendance and average ticket price. Readers can subscribe to get access to ticket discounts, newsletters, message boards and news from their local theater scene.
- Broadway’s Mask and Vaccination Policy Extended to April 30
- What Celebrities Are Making Their Way to Broadway?
- VIDEO: Remembering Bob Saget on Broadway
Follow @BroadwayWorld on Twitter.
.@AnythingGUK starring Sutton Foster will screen in select US cinemas this March! https://t.co/iHiJ8trXl0
— BroadwayWorld (@BroadwayWorld) January 14, 2022
3. A Younger Theatre
A Younger Theatre is a unique blog that examines theater through the eyes of younger generations. Blog contributors range from 16 to 35 years old and provide their original perspectives on the British theater scene.
Blog runner Samuel Sims announced in September 2021 that the site would be taking a break. But I was delighted to see the recent post announcing its return. Sims encourages readers to “continue to stay with us and please keep believing in the passion you have for the arts, despite the Hunger Games-esque s***storm that is still circling. It’s still worth it.”
So even without posting new content in recent months, this blog is still very much deserving of a spot on the list and I can’t wait to see what happens next.
Read/watch these unique posts:
- Review: Dear Elizabeth, The Gate at Theatro Technis
- Mawa Theatre Company: “We Want to Do an All-Black, All-Female Romeo & Juliet”
- Rob Madge: “There’s Such a Lack of Queer Joy in Stories”
Follow @ayoungertheatre on Twitter.
Review: Cailleach, @TheatreMull ★★★★ "This piece is a timely reminder of the past power which both the seasons and mythology had in our society, and that this is one folklore tradition which must be cherished and kept alive." https://t.co/GdxKMJQB0X
— A Younger Theatre (@ayoungertheatre) September 14, 2021
4. Exeunt Magazine
This online theater magazine “believes in making beautifully written, experimental, fierce and longform writing about theatre available for free.” In addition to the more traditional articles, you can dig around the site to find unique posts in the form of sonnets, storybooks or plays.
Reviews on the site cover performances from NYC to the West End as well as more fringe productions. You can also find features and opinion pieces covering the latest updates in the theater world.
- Theatre’s Hiring Crisis
- Free Pizza Makes Everything Feel Possible
- Review: Force Majeure, Donmar Warehouse
Follow @theatremagazine on Twitter.
"if you’re an organisation but you haven’t got the overhead of a building, [the pandemic] has been a totally different experience."
Maddy Costa's piece on Unfolding Theatre's 1st pandemic year tells a different story from the familiar narrative of crisishttps://t.co/ENFsdBhhXJ pic.twitter.com/gIHDXh8D5F
— Exeunt Magazine (@theatremagazine) January 6, 2022
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Rocky Parker is the Digital Content Lead at Cision PR Newswire. She works with journalists, bloggers, and content creators to create their targeted newsfeeds from PR Newswire for Journalists. Rocky has also counseled on content writing best practices. Check out her previous posts for Beyond Bylines. In her free time, Rocky can usually be found cooking, binge-watching a new show, or playing with her puppy, Hudson.