American Theatre Wing Online

If you haven’t checked out the American Theatre Wing website ( you should. Then you won’t have to ask yourself  “Why didn’t I know about this site?” when you finally do find it!

Its got lots o’ good stuff!! Check it out.

Site highlights:
  • Over 500 hours of free audio and video to view online, to download or to subscribe to through iTunes and other RSS clients
  • Downstage Center is the only weekly national radio program that deals with all aspects of theatre  – Broadway, Off-Broadway and Regional Theatre; Musicals and Plays; Actors, Authors, Directors, Producers, Designers, Composers and Lyricists
  • Working in the Theatre features sustained conversations with theatre artists – “How theatre is made in the words of the people who make it” – and has an archive going back to early 80’s
  • Nearly 1000 guests have participated in our programs since 1979 – many guests have made repeat appearances (sometimes in different decades) – among them are Edward Albee, Matthew Broderick, Harvey Fierstein, Tony Kushner, the list goes on

Recent Downstage Center (audio):
  • Kathleen Chalfant
  • David Ives
  • James Earl Jones
  • Paul Rudnick
  • Leigh Silverman

Working in the Theatre (video):
  • “Unexpectedly Theatre” with Ben Katchor, David Javerbaum, Heidi Rodewald and Stew
  • “The Next Generation” with Ashley Brown, Jonathan Groff, Alison Pill and John Lloyd Young
  • “Steppenwolf: From Chicago to Osage County” with Laurie Metcalf, Amy Morton, Jeff Perry and Rondi Reed
  • “Performing Musicals” with Roger Bart, Brian d’Arcy James, Priscilla Lopez and Sherie Rene Scott (new, available beginning next week

What people have said:
  • From the Broadway & Me blog: “…like dispatches from an alternate universe where Charlie Rose interviews only theater people…
  • From a 17 year old student who found our site while searching for information on Nathan Lane- “I appreciate all that the ATW does – it almost brings tears to my eyes to see the commitment you have done to educate the general populous [sic] in the area of theatre.
  • The Atlanta Journal Constitution called Downstage Center “…more than pithy sound bites. The hourlong shows are deep, substantive and entertaining.

For many people who live in New York and other big cities, the opportunity to hear these people is not unique; but for many others this opportunity is often not available – and we hope that our site will fill that void.

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