As you know, theatre is my passion. Facts, statistics, performers, shows, hits, flops... theatre history is my drug. Imagine my delight at the brand new website sponsored by the City of New York, spotlightonbroadway.com !
Angela Lansbury, Chita Rivera, Matthew Broderick, Glenn Close, Sergio Trujillo and David Hyde Pierce are just a few I watched), by professionals (hear from everyone from a choreographer to a lighting designer to the head prop master!), and by the movers and shakers (Jimmy Nederlander, Sr. is just too cute for a older guy!). Even the narrators are interesting: I heard from Eric Bogosian, Brian Stokes Mitchell and Audra McDonald; I'm not sure if there are more.
The good news is that this site is scholarly... well-researched, comprehensive, and with an eye toward the full spectrum of history - not just the big shows are featured, but also those that changed they way we look at life. The better news is that this site is user-friendly - you can get to the information in any number of ways, and each way leads you to new discoveries. And the best news is that it is all entertaining!
You cannot miss with this site, whether you are a student, a professional or a theatre fan like me.