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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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Grover on stage in 'Sesame Street Live: Make a New Friend' (Photo: Courtesy of Sesame Workshop)

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Madison Square Garden is hosting your favorite Sesame Street residents (Elmo, Big Bird, Grover) in this spectacular show. But what does it take to bring one of these characters to life? Professional dancer Annie Ellersten reveals some surprising details about life behind the costume


'Beautiful - The Carole King Musical' on Broadway (Photo: Joan Marcus)

8 Things You Must Do When You Come See ‘Beautiful – The Carole King Musical’ in NYC

Broadway's 'Beautiful' tells the story of the famous songwriter's life -- here's how to follow in her footsteps and have a chart-topping trip to New York


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