VIDEO: This report on Netcast News talks about the launch of NY Theatre Guide on September 9, 2013. Host Andy Zajac also talks about the MD Theatre Guide.
About Reporter Andy Zajac
26 years in the broadcast industry, Zajac is a host and producer in US & Canada, and on Asia satellite TV.
Hello and welcome to Netcast News. I’m Andy Zajac.
On today’s report, start spreading the news! The New York Theatre Guide is now online and ready to serve the theatre community and its theatergoers.
This online publication may be new to New York, but the company is not new. Founded in June of 2011, Maryland Theatre Guide officially launched as a company featuring original online reviews, articles, and videos. The Guide also serves as a resource where theatre companies may post their audition notices.
In a highly competitive online auction in 2012, publisher Mark Beachy purchased the NY Theatre Guide in hopes of expanding his brand. Plans are also in the works to expand the Theatre Guide to other states across the country including Pennsylvania, Illinois, and Florida.
It is true that there are already numerous online publications which feature Broadway shows, but New York Theatre Guide is different because it also provides reviews and news about theatres across New York State, including community theatre, professional theatre, music, and dance.
Besides reviews, New York Theatre Guide features original videos. On Maryland Theatre Guide, you can see a sample of what to expect. Some of my favorite videos include an interview with actor Kevin Spacey, singer Michael Feinstein, Dena Kaye (who is Danny Kaye’s daughter), and the President of the Motion Picture Association of America, Senator Dodd to name a few. They even produced a highlight reel of Signature Theatre’s Sondheim Award featuring Hal Prince and Stephen Sondheim. To top it all off the Theatre Guide produced a live webcast of the ribbon-cutting ceremony at Everyman Theatre.
A popular column to look for is the ‘Top 5 Shows of The Week’ which honors 5 shows each week. Other favorite columns on the publication include ‘A Quick 5’ where columnist Elliot Lanes asks members of the theatre community five questions and ‘Rising Star’ which features stories about aspiring performance artists. In January the New York Theatre Guide will also hold the Reader’s Choice Awards honoring the best work done by the professional and community theatres over the year.
You can find the New York Theatre Guide online by visiting, www.NYTheatreGuide.com. If you are a theatre and would like your show reviewed or to inquire about advertising, please send an email to info [at] nytheatreguide.com.
Upon reviewing the New York Theatre Guide, I can confirm that the website is easy to navigate, informative, and highly entertaining. This publication is also very respectable, providing reviews and articles that are fair and honest, thorough, and family friendly. So start spreading the news! The New York Theatre Guide has raised its curtain and is now ready to serve the theatre community and its theatergoers.
And that’s our report for today. Thank you for joining us on Netcast News. I’m Andy Zajac. See you next time!