Merry Christmas, everyone! I think I speak for everyone when I say that on this joyous day there’s nothing quite like sitting back, relaxing, and catching up on the week’s latest Broadway buzz, right? Of course right. Well, I can think of no better way of doing just that than by watching the Broadway.com show, the weekly series for news, gossip, and reviews on all things Broadway.
As you may have guessed from the super blunt title, the show is produced by Broadway.com, which is my personal favorite Broadway website. Every week the columnists for the site compile a short video of the biggest stories and current events surrounding the Great White Way and its performers.
I love this show for multiple reasons, beyond the obvious fact that it focuses on Broadway which is just about my favorite thing of all the things. First off, I love that it stars the editorial staff of Broadway.com because it’s cool seeing them get to take a little bit of spotlight and getting a feel for their personalities. I especially love how much they’ve improved over time. The first few episodes were quite awkward and stiff, but you can really see how they’ve grown comfortable with the camera and I love it.
I’m also really glad that the show kind of forces me to keep abreast of what’s going on in the world of plays. I am a musical theatre fan through and through, almost to the exclusion of plays. It’s not that I don’t enjoy them, I just don’t go out of my way to follow them, so I’m glad that this show doesn’t just report on musical news because it keeps me connected to a part of Broadway that I often ignore.
Another reason I love the show is that it shows an effective use of social media. The videos are fun, include interaction from viewers, and utilize YouTube, which is a great way to garner viewers and is how I mostly keep up with the show. Each episode premieres on the show’s page on Broadway.com and is later uploaded to the site’s YouTube channel.
Check out the show! It’s a great way to stay in the Broadway loop and is as easy as hitting the ‘Subscribe’ button!