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David Sheward

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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 New York Drama Critics Circle, 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.

Posts (40)

  • Top 10 Tony-Winning Shows to See Now

    Category Broadway

    |by David Sheward |June 12, 2018

    Celebrate the best of Broadway

  • The 2018 Drama Desk Awards Winners are Here

    Category Broadway

    |by David Sheward |June 4, 2018

    ‘SpongeBob SquarePants,’ ‘My Fair Lady’ and ‘Harry Potter’ win big at the Drama Desk Awards

  • Meet the Tony Nominees: Ethan Slater of ‘SpongeBob SquarePants’

    Category General

    |by David Sheward |May 8, 2018

    Tony nominee Ethan Slater dives into the watery world of ‘SpongeBob SquarePants’

  • Top 10 Tony-Nominated Shows to See Now

    Category General

    |by David Sheward |May 7, 2018

    Don’t miss the best of Broadway!

  • 10 Things You Didn’t Know About the Tony Awards

    Category General

    |by David Sheward |May 4, 2018

    Discover 10 fascinating facts about Broadway’s biggest honor

  • Top 10 Drama Desk-Nominated Shows to See Now

    Category General

    |by David Sheward |April 30, 2018

    Award season is here

  • 10 Celebrities to See on Broadway in 2018

    Category Starring on Broadway

    |by David Sheward |April 16, 2018

    The stars are lighting up Broadway

  • 10 Women Not to Miss on Broadway this Spring

    Category Broadway

    |by David Sheward |March 19, 2018

    Celebrate the women of the stage

  • Coming Up in 2018: 5 NYC Shows Not to Miss

    Category Broadway

    |by David Sheward |March 2, 2018

    Broadway is heating up this spring and summer