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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 Reasons to See Penn and Teller in Vegas

    Category Vegas Showstoppers

    |by David Sheward |August 7, 2017

    Penn and Teller, the “Bad Boys of Magic,” have been delighting audiences and debunking myths for years. Now you can see them in Las Vegas, and we have a few reasons why!

  • Top 10 Shows in Las Vegas in 2017

    Category The List

    |by David Sheward |August 3, 2017

    Prepare to be razzle-dazzled

  • Top 10 Tony-Winning Actors on Broadway Now

    Category Starring on Broadway

    |by David Sheward |June 14, 2017

    If you enjoyed this year’s Tony Awards telecast, you’re in luck. You can see each of the winners in the acting categories because their productions are still running. has your guide for the Top 10 Tony Winners to see now on Broadway!

  • The Top Ten Tony-Winning Shows to See Now

    Category Broadway

    |by David Sheward |June 13, 2017

    Theatergoers have a plethora of new choices when it comes to award-winning fare on Broadway. has your scoop on the top ten Tony-winning shows you can see right now!

  • 10 Most Exciting Moments from the 2017 Tony Awards

    Category Broadway

    |by David Sheward |June 12, 2017

    Here are the top 10 moments from Broadway’s biggest night

  • The Top 10 Tony-Nominated Shows to See Now

    Category Broadway

    |by David Sheward |May 3, 2017

    The Tony nominations are in! Here are the top shows to catch now on Broadway.

  • 5 Must-See Shows Nominated for Drama Desk Awards in NYC

    Category Broadway

    |by David Sheward |April 28, 2017

    Broadway award season is well underway! Here are our 5 top picks for Drama Desk-nominated shows

  • Grammy Nominee Brendon Urie to Star in ‘Kinky Boots’ on Broadway

    Category Broadway

    |by David Sheward |April 12, 2017

    ‘Panic! at the Disco’ meets ‘Kinky Boots” on Broadway

  • TEDxBroadway Celebrates the Best of Broadway in New York City

    Category Broadway

    |by David Sheward |March 22, 2017

    TEDxBroadway tackled the question: What is the best Broadway can be?