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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)

  • 5 Broadway and Off-Broadway Shows That Rock

    Category Broadway

    |by David Sheward |February 27, 2018

    Rock out on Broadway

  • The 10 Most Anticipated Broadway Shows for Spring 2018

    Category Broadway

    |by David Sheward |December 21, 2017

    Broadway’s spring season is heating up

  • Top 5 Family Shows to See Now in NYC

    Category The List

    |by David Sheward |December 6, 2017

    Bring the whole crew to Broadway! 

  • Last Chance! See These 8 Shows and Stars Now

    Category Last Chance to See

    |by David Sheward |December 4, 2017

    Hurry! Don't miss out on seeing these top shows and stars

  • Top 10 Shows to Book Now for the Holidays in NYC

    Category The List

    |by David Sheward |November 7, 2017

    ‘Tis the season for great entertainment! 

  • Tina Fey’s 'Mean Girls' Struts Onto Broadway in 2018

    Category Broadway

    |by David Sheward |November 3, 2017

    Watch your back: “Mean Girls’ is coming to Broadway

  • Top 5 New Off-Broadway Shows

    Category Broadway

    |by David Sheward |October 20, 2017

    Don’t miss these incredible Off-Broadway shows!

  • 5 Reasons To See ‘Wow’ Now!

    Category Vegas Showstoppers

    |by David Sheward |October 11, 2017

    Dive in to a wild world of water

  • Amy Schumer Makes Broadway Debut in Steve Martin Comedy

    Category Broadway

    |by David Sheward |October 11, 2017

    Bring together two comedy superstars, and what do you get? ‘Meteor Shower!’