With Broadway media giants such as Broadway.com, Playbill.com, BroadwayWorld.com, and TheaterMania, you might have overlooked some other Broadway-related websites that are just as interesting. (Let’s be real, we find some of these even more interesting. You’ll see.) We’ve picked some of our favorites for you to dive in, and we hope that you enjoy them as much as we do.
Backstage.com is everyone’s favorite site for anyone looking for a job in the industry. You can find a lot of casting calls here – be it for theatre, film, TV & video, commercials, or modeling. If you’re looking for a job as entertainment crew and/or representations, you can also find them here! One of the best things about Backstage.com is that you can customize the filter to your own personal identifications, locations, production and role types, compensations, and union status. Moreover, you can also find useful advices for auditions so you can prepare to perform better.
If you like to spend your day taking 200 Buzzfeed quizzes instead of doing that thing you actually need to do (definitely not talking from personal experience) you’ll definitely love this one. Theatre Nerds provide lots of fun quizzes, ranging from personality, trivia, and polls — just like Buzzfeed – and in our opinion it’s actually so fun. Aside from the quizzes, you can also find elaborate lists of audition songs recommendations according to your vocal type. Other than that, TheatreNerds also gives you the chance to publish your own contents – ranging from blogs, videos, and quizzes, to name a few. We think you’ll love this one.
Broadway Musical Home provides extensive information about your favorite Broadway shows, actors, theatres, composers, award shows, and where to get license for your next productions. You can find complete details on your favorite shows – when it opens, where it’s playing, who the creators are, who originated the roles, the complete list of musical numbers, videos from said productions, where to purchase the album, vocal selections, and merchandise, the award nominations and reviews, and even to get tickets to the show.
Spotlight on Broadway has all the information you could ever want from your favorite Broadway theaters. If you want to learn about the history of Broadway, the architecture of the theatres, and the professions on Broadway that are not just ones whose names you hear every day – this is the perfect place for you. The coolest thing about Spotlight on Broadway is that they have a section called Featured Shows where you can find memorable Broadway shows featured in the videos on each of the 40 theatres on the Great White Way. The storytellers range from actors, producers, historians, architects, scenic designers, and costumes designers to name a few who each contributes a unique perspective on the legacy of the theatres.
Created by one of Broadway’s favorite dressers Teale Dvornik aka The Backstage Blonde, this website is like a story time from the big sister you never had. Teale shares all kinds of backstage stories from her time in Aladdin and Wicked, a lot of helpful life advices, life tips to survive New York, and various featured stories on show people (actors and crews!) in her Broadway Sessions, Backstage Sessions, and On the Road sections – where you can find her interviews with Broadway’s (and tour) favorites alongside with dope shots from the designated photoshoot sessions with each featured person. Our favorite thing about The Backstage Blonde? This one is inarguably pleasing to the eyes. (Ps. You should look out for the iconic merchandise too.)
That’s where we have to end the list for now – we hope you like them as much as we do! Tell us on our Instagram @jaksical your favorite anti mainstream Broadway-related websites.