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Theatre and Dance: Theatre Information

Facts & Data

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, and profiles of individual theaters (personnel, facilities, budget, contact information). 

Career resources

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, commercials, along with advice, news, and reviews.

ARTSEARCH. A service of Theatre Communications Group (see Facts & Data box).

Current News, Productions, and Ticket Information

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.

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. Breaking news stories about casting, new productions, video clips, a "vault" of recent historical information, links to theater merchandise, 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. Up-to-date capsule reviews and news of theatre.

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.

Theatre.com. Tickets for shows in London.

UK Theatre Web. Covers productions in London and other large British cities.

Broadway Theaters

Internet Broadway Database.  Directory of Broadway theaters, with current and recent shows and information about the buildings (date built, architect, capacity, former names, address, etc.).  Also look at NY Times Theater Listings for a quick overview of what's in production.

Bloom, Ken.  The Routledge Guide to Broadway. New York: Routledge, 2007.

Henderson, Mary C. The City and the Theatre: The History of New York Playhouses: A 250 Year Journey from Bowling Green to Times Square. Rev. ed. New York: Back Stage Books, 2004. PN 2277 .N5 H4 2004 Geisel Floor 7

Awards

The Tonys  Complete directory of latest and all previous winners and nominees of the Tony Awards.

The Obies. Presented by The Village Voice for achievement in Off Broadway productions.

Lucille Lortel Awards. Presented by the Off-Broadway League for achievement in Off-Broadway productions.

The San Diego Theatre Critics Circle Awards.