This page contains links to resources about current and recent theatrical productions, including ticket purchasing links; data about regional theater companies; current auditions and casting calls; and theater buildings, current and historical.
Theatre Communications Group (TCG). Offers information on non-profit theaters in the U.S., including attendance data, ticket sales, subscription revenue, the overall financial health of non-profits (based on surveys of almost 1800 theaters), new plays in production at member theaters, ARTSEARCH (job openings), and profiles of individual theaters (personnel, facilities, budget, contact information).
Backstage.com Notices of auditions and casting calls in Los Angeles, New York, Philadelphia, Chicago, Atlanta, Miami, and Las Vegas for actors, dancers, and kids, for live theater, movies, TV, and commercials, along with advice, news, and reviews.
ARTSEARCH. A service of Theatre Communications Group (see Facts & Data box).
Broadway.com. Almost exclusively devoted to selling tickets for current and upcoming Broadway productions.
CurtainUp.com Current productions in NYC and a few other metro areas. Stronger on reviews than some of the sites below; includes an "archive" of reviews back to about 1999.
New York Theatre Wire. Less emphasis on ticket selling and other commercial activities, more emphasis on capsule reviews, particularly for more experimental performances. Covers live theater, dance, cabaret, film, and museum shows. Despite the title, good for performance in other areas of the U.S.
New York Times Theater Listings. An alphabetical listing of current Broadway and Off-Braodway productions, with capsules of Times reviews and links to ticket purchasing information.
Playbill.com. Breeking news stories about casting, new productions, video clips, a "vault" of recent historical information, links to theater merchandise, and (for members--membership is free), links to discount tickets.
Playbill Broadway Yearbook. Comprehensive information on the past season's Broadway productions--including shows that opened, closed, and continued throughout the official Broadway year (June 1 - May 31). Published by Playbill.
Show Business Weekly. Fairly good, up-to-date capsule reviews and news of theater. Intended as a rival to Backstage.com, this doesn't seem to be as up-to-date or easy to use for information on auditions, casting calls, and other commercial aspects of theater.
Theatermania.com. Top news stories, information on current shows and links to purchase tickets, data on top grossing current Broadway productions, upcoming openings and closings, links to Twitter and Facebook, and other similar information.
UK Theatre Web. A similar site for productions in London and other large British cities, with some archival information.