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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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Laura Benanti in the 'New York Spring Spectacular' (Photo: Angela Cranford/MSG Holdings)

A Day in the Life of Laura Benanti of the ‘New York Spring Spectacular’

There is no such thing as a lazy Sunday for this Tony winner. She takes us through a crazy 24 hours of brunch, a high-kicking matinee with the Rockettes and a trip to the west coast to shoot the pilot for 'Supergirl'


Illustration: Mary-Louise Price Foss; Photos: Stephen Lovekin/Getty Images (Tyne Daly), Matthew Murphy (Sting), Sean Williams (Billy Porter), Joan Marcus (Jason Biggs)

Surprising First Jobs of Broadway Stars

Theater is a tough business, for sure, and everyone needs to make a living. We asked this season's stars how they made their first paycheck (you'll never guess who may have been making your sandwich at Subway)


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These 10 characters give the leading men and women on Broadway a run for their money, whether it be a scheming uncle, an unrelenting inspector or a maniacal hand puppet


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