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David Sheward

David Sheward is a respected writer, editor, and critic. He is the former executive editor and theater critic for Back Stage, the actors’ resource. He has published three books on show business: Rage and Glory: The Volatile Life and Career of George C. Scott, It’s a Hit! The Back Stage Book of Broadway’s Longest-Running Shows and The Big Book of Show Business Awards. He served as president of the Drama Desk, the organization of New York-based theater critics, editors and reporters for seven years. He's also a member of the Outer Critics Circle and the American Theater Critics Association where he currently is a member of the organization's New Play Committee. For over ten years, he was a contributing correspondent on NY-1 News’ weekly theater show On Stage. You can read his reviews at and and visit his blog The David Desk 2.

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Kristin Chenoweth in 'On The Twentieth Century' (Photo: Joan Marcus)

8 Unforgettable Moments From the 2015 Tony Nominees

A lot of thought goes into choosing the Tony nominees each year, and these shows earned top honors thanks to some incredible, heart-stopping moments. We took on the task of narrowing all of those amazing scenes down to our eight favorite moments. See our picks, and stay tuned to see who takes the Tony on June 7


Sophie Okonedo, Lena Hall, Neil Patrick Harris, Audra McDonald and Jessie Mueller at the 2014 Tony Awards (Photo: Kevin Mazur/Getty Images for Tony Awards Productions)

Where Are They Now? Top Tony Winners from 2014

They’ve got a Tony on their shelves. But what happened next? We checked in with last year’s big winners to see what they’re up to and where theater glory has led


Lisa Howard in 'It Shoulda Been You' (Photo: Joan Marcus)

A Day in the Life of Lisa Howard of ‘It Shoulda Been You’

What is a Broadway opening night really like for the stars? Howard lets us follow along on the big day, starting with family time at home in New Jersey and ending with closing down the after-party


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