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Last year, I wrote one of my most popular columns ever: the 100 Theatre Tweeters you MUST follow. Ever since, I���ve been getting emails from both new and veteran tweeters, asking me when I might update the list. And as new shows emerge and new actors, directors, creative teams, and Broadway fans join our favorite social networking site, it has become clear that last November���s list has become outdated.

So, I bring you to the new & improved Top 100 Theatre Tweeters you MUST follow on Twitter!!

You guys, this was hard. There are so many intelligent Broadway-related twitter feeds now that when I made my list of finalists, it numbered nearly twice than I had room for on the list!! Narrowing it down took days, and every time I thought I had it finished, a series of brilliant tweets would appear that made me question my decision. Many times I had to remind myself that too many great theatre tweeters is actually a very nice problem to have.

As I did with last year���s list (which you can view here), let me preface the list by telling you what it���s NOT:

  • It���s not a list of the most famous Broadway folks on twitter.
  • It���s not a list of my favorite PEOPLE on Broadway -- I judged purely on the quality, quantity, and Broadway-relevance of the tweets
  • It is not a ranked list. Everyone is in alphabetical order.
  • It is absolutely NOT a complete list of those worth following on twitter!!

This is simply, and completely subjectively, MY top 100 Theatre Tweeters, right at THIS moment in time.

Of course, I encourage you to chime in and discuss enthusiastically. Who are YOUR favorite twitterers on Broadway?

These are mine.

I invite your rants and raves in the comments below -- or of course, on twitter @ BroadwayGirlNYC. Visit BroadwayWorld.com's Twitter Watch for more Theatre on Twitter too!

2amt
2am Theatre
An online meeting place for theatre professionals and afficionados about the issues they find important in theatre on Broadway & beyond.
42deeznutz
Darren Ritchie
Most recently the White Knight in Wonderland, Darren is passionate and funny in his tweets about Broadway and life (including his gorgeous love, Janet Dacal!).
aaronmeier
Aaron Meier
A Broadway publicist, but his tweets never seem to be selling anything. He's clearly passionate about Bway!!
abroadwaycritic
The Broadway Critic
Based in California but takes frequent trips to NYC and beyond. A bicoastal take on the world of Broadway.
allihouseworth
Alli Houseworth
This chick has us all covered by live-tweeting just about every Theatre conference on the Eastern Seaboard!
andrewkober
Andrew Kober
No longer in HAIR but tweeting just as cutely as when he was Margaret Meade full time. Totes twitter-crush-able.
annieonbroadway
Annie The Musical
Get excited about the 2012 revival! They're already tweeting about the casting process!
applausebooks
Applause Books
Up to the minute info about current & upcoming books all about theatre.
AudraEqualityMc
Audra McDonald
Get to know the woman behind the four (FOUR!) Tony Awards via her heart-on-sleeve tweets
bcefa
Broadway Cares
THE place for info on Broadway's favorite charity, plus deets on special events like Broadway on Broadway and the Broadway Flea Market
benvereen
Ben Vereen
A legend, and so humble! Tweets back to fans and seems genuinely grateful for a lifetime of stardom
bettybuckley
Betty Buckley
She tweets in teenager lingo and I love her for it.  A timeless Broadway superstar
bonnieclydebway
Bonnie & Clyde on Broadway
Visual and musical previews of the show before its Broadway debut!
bookofmormonbwy
The Book of Mormon
Arguably the most popular show on Broadway; their twitter feed includes celeb sightings, inside info, rushing tips, & lots more.
broadwayimpact
Broadway Impact
Tweets from an organization that proves the Bway community can make a difference, with tips on how we can help!
BroadwayMusical
BroadwayMusical
An amalgamation of news & clips spanning everything Broadway.
broadwaypulse
Robert Diamond
Highlights from BroadwayWorld including lots of fun video clips!
broadwaysafrica
Broadway in S Africa
This nonprofit organization sends Broadway actors & artists to teach & reach kids in South Africa. Tweets feature touching stories of their success!
broadwayspotted
Broadway Spotted
Find out where your favorite Broadway stars spend their off-stage time.
broadwayworld
BroadwayWorld
Twitter feed of the biggest, most comprehensive Broadway web site on the net!
broadwayworldjr
Erin Leigh Peck
The go-to twitter feed for anyone seeking advice on theatre for kids in NYC (on Broadway and off!)
Bubbles2828
Adrian Bryan-Brown
Tweets from one of Broadway's most experienced publicists!
bwaygodspell
GODSPELL on Broadway
In addition to a fact-filled countdown till the show's first preview, they're also engaging Broadway fans with exclusive previews, photos & rehearsal anecdotes.
ccaggiano
Chris Caggiano
A theatre fan & blogger who is always up for a critical discussion of Broadway & beyond.
ClearDayBway
ON A CLEAR DAY YOU CAN SEE FOREVER
The show hasn't even begun previews and the twitter feed is already alive, awake & engaging!
composerstephen
Stephen Schwartz
How could you not follow the guy who created Wicked, Godspell & Pippin?
cosmopaulitan
Paul Gosselin
A recently relocated actor & Broadway fan, I'm counting on him to keep us up to date on the Los Angeles musical theatre world!
covertnyc
Kevin Covert
A brilliant character actor whose tweets tell the inside story about being on (and off) a Broadway stage.
dailyshowtune
Showtune Lyrics
My favorite way to get a Broadway song stuck in my head every morning!
davidcote
David Cote
Theatre editor for Time Out and a contributor to NY1 On Stage, he knows his stuff and isn't afraid to debate all things theatrical.
davidhenryhwang
David Hwang
One of the greatest playwrights of modern times, his current tweets let us behind-the-scenes at Broadway's upcoming "Chinglish"!
davidsingletary
David Singletary
Co-host of the youtube talkshow "Broadway Speaks Out" and one of the funniest, most engaging theatre fans on twitter.
dramabookshop
Drama Book Shop
The best place for any theatre-related literature tweets when new plays become available, and also hosts free & low-cost events with theatre-makers of all types.
elaine_paige
Elaine Page
She expresses such delight when her famous friends come to see her in Follies! I love that this legend has brought her presence to NYC and to twitter.
EricaMTheatre
Erica McLaughlin
Tweeting live from the TKTS booth where she is the Patron Services Coordinator, she is also an actress and savvy Broadway fan.
fdilella
Frank DiLella
NY1's most handsome theatre producer/host tweets while on assignment, from events and out on the town.
freestylelove
Freestyle Love Supreme
This feed is the most reliable place to keep up with the theatrical hip-hop improv troupe featuring Lin-Manuel Miranda, Chris Jackson, James Monroe Iglehart & more.
gratuitousv
Esther
An engaging and passionate fan whose love for Broadway shines through in every tweet.
h2sbway
Pierrepont Finch
The official twitter feed of "How to Succeed in Business without Really Trying," it offers far more than links to positive reviews. Games, contests, and clever references to the show make it fun every day.
hesherman
Howard Sherman
The former Executive Director of the American Theatre Wing remains as passionate as ever, with well-crafted tweets & entertaining, compelling blogs.
janmaxwellnyc
Jan Maxwell
Despite claiming this account, Jan Maxwell has never tweeted.  I'm hoping that including her in this list will either inspire or guilt her into starting!
jenashtep
Jennifer Tepper
With more brilliant & obscure theatre references than any other tweeter I follow, this chick knows her stuff and never ceases to entertain.
jenbender76
Jen Bender
A director on Broadway, off-Broadway, on TV and at Cirque du Soleil, her tweets are sweet and full of chat with her Broadway-actor friends!
jfobway
Jay Fo
A Florida-based fan who collects rare Broadway recordings and shares fun facts and conversation with his followers.
JimGlaub
Jim Glaub
Providing insight about Broadway from another perspective, he tweets about his life working in theatrical advertising, marketing & web development -- and about his true love for theatre.
joespubnyc
Joe's Pub
THE venue for Broadway stars' solo concerts and musical side projects, find out about listings & tickets sales first via their tweets!
Jordan_Roth
Jordan Roth
As President of Jujamcyn Theatres, he gets more access than most of us dream of having! Luckily he shares the wealth via his generous tweets.
joshlamon
Josh Lamon
If any Broadway actor appreciates his twitter followers more, I don't know him. Everything Josh tweets is sweet & full of gratitude. I love this guy!
JulieHalston
Julie Halston
Possibly the funniest woman I've ever seen perform, her tweets follow suit and keep me giggling all day long.
Julie_James
Julie James
The mastermind behind (and on) the mic at Sirius XM's "On Broadway," she tweets her experiences with the hot stars & huge legends she features on the air.
kateshindle
Kate Shindle
Currently my favorite Broadway-star twitter feed! She tweets back & forth with fans and engages in banter that feels like she's chatting with old friends!
kchenoweth
Kristin Chenoweth
Always loving, funny and candid, Kristin's twitter feed is a constant source of delight straight from the superstar's adorable self!
kevinddaly
Caoimhín O'Dalaigh
The self-proclaimed "Theatre Aficionado" really knows his stuff! He sees everything on Broadway and tweets intelligent, enthusiastic commentary & conversation.
lane1008
Lane Beauchamp
Days working for BCEFA and nights checking out as much theatre as he can, he tweets from events all over town with a spirit that can only come from a deep love for Broadway.
laurabellbundy
Laura Bell Bundy
The original Elle Woods tweets from middle America as she pursues her Country Music dreams… and keeps her NYC sense of humor.
laurabenanti
Laura Benanti
After breaking from twitter for over a year, the Tony winner is back and better than ever!
Lin_Manuel
Lin-Manuel Miranda
Unsurprisingly, his tweets are lyrical, insightful, touching, fun and brilliant all at the same time!
lopezbobby
Bobby Lopez
Want a window into the mind that created The Book of Mormon and Avenue Q? This is it!
LyssieJones
Lysistrata Jones
Tweets from this not-yet-opened new Broadway musical have me fascinated and totally excited to see it as soon as previews begin!
martiGCummings
Marti Gould Cummings
Host of Broadway Speaks Out, proudly untucked drag queen, and fabulous cabaret performer, Marti does it all (in heels) and somehow finds the time to tweet the deets!
michaelriedelNY
Michael Riedel
Perhaps the most outspoken theatre critic in NYC, Riedel has finally joined twitter.
msleasalonga
Lea Salonga
Her passions for theatre, music, activism and her Filipina roots shine through beautifully in her this theatrical legend's twitter feed.
mtishows
Music Theatre Intl
Ever wonder about licensing a Broadway musical to play in another city/venue? This is the company that does it, and keeps us up to date via daily tweets.
nadiaquinn
Nadia Quinn
Even after starring in Bloody Bloody Andrew Jackson, she doesn't hold back from admitting just how much a Broadway fan she truly is!
nataliekhill
Natalie Hill
One of the sweetest tweeters on Broadway, she is witty and vocally (tweet-fully?) grateful for her life in the theatre.
NewYorkTheater
Jonathan Mandell
Talk about a tweeter who knows his Broadway stuff! From news to conversation-starters to commentary, he's got it all.
nikkimjames
Nikki M James
The Tony winner tweets with clear excitement at becoming Broadway's newest sweetheart!
nytimestheater
NYTimes Theater
The quickest way to get theatre scoops from New York's premiere newspaper (gray lady, baby!).
oandmco
O&M Co
A Broadway PR co. that tweets cleverly, making me really want to see the shows they represent!
pantages
Broadway/L.A.
One of the West Coast's premiere spots for Broadway-scale productions, their tweets convey a true excitement for welcoming the best of musical theatre!
playbillstore
PlaybillStore.com
Find out about new merchandise from all over Broadway (& beyond) as soon as it's available.
raymondjlee
Raymond J Lee
A sweet tweeter who doesn't hold back on his excitement to be on the big stage.
SethRudetsky
Seth Rudetsky
His tweets are nearly a funny as his Sirius XM Broadway Radio show!
shentonstage
Mark Shenton
Want a view from across the pond? He's one of the UK's most prominent theatre reviewers, who also covers Broadway via travels to NYC.
SisterActBway
Sister Act on Broadway
Fun fan interaction via twitter "confessions" as well as "Sisters of the Week" honoring fan of the show!
splurge24
Splurge24
A passionate fan who pulls no punches. His tweets are endearing & funny, and his love for Broadway is obvious!
Steinway7
Bryan Fenkart
He went from being my favorite Broadway understudy to the star of Memphis on tour. I expect tweets from the road!
steveonbroadway
SteveOnBroadway
One of the first vocal Broadway fans on twitter, Steve attends performances all over the world and holds nothing back when it comes to tweeting his love for theatre.
stickflyplay
Stick Fly
Their feed has me excited about the all-star cast coming to the Cort in Alicia Keys' Broadway producing debut.
storypirates
Story Pirates
A nonprofit org that uses theatre & media to encourage literacy, they tweet lines from stories written by kids which then become original musicals!
submissionsonly
Submissions Only
My favorite online video series, it's a love letter and a send-up of the life of a struggling Broadway actor. I live for the upcoming new episodes!
tadwilson
Tad Wilson
A Broadway fan who made it to the big stage! Recently seen in Priscilla and Rock of Ages, he will soon appear in Bonnie & Clyde
tellyleung
Telly Leung
Recognizable recently as a Warbler on Glee, he's a Bway star first!  Humble and kind, plus seems truly honored to be on Broadway.
thebwayleague
The Broadway League
If there's news about Broadway as a whole, they'll tell you first.
thecraptacular
the craptacular
Hilarious, tongue-in-cheek commentary on all things Broadway!!
thenickadams
Nick Adams
Broadway's hottest bod in sequins and also a sparkly tweeter full of thanks for his supporters.
TheTerriWhite
Terri White
The showstopper of @FolliesBroadway is a relative newcomer to twitter but a worthy feed about the life of a performer!
thetonyawards
The Tony Awards
THE twitter feed for my favorite night of the year -- plus Tony-related info year-round.
thewillswenson
Will Swenson
Broadway's newest tweeter is still getting used to the idea… we must encourage him by following his every tweet!
thewing
American Theatre Wing
The official word of The American Theatre Wing, home of the Tonys, Springboard NYC, the Theatre Intern Group, and much more.
thtrbob
Bob
A musical theatre addict based in Chicago, with lots of NYC visits peppered in. Great perspective on theatre in both cities!
timessquarenyc
Times Square
Info on everything going on in and around Times Square, including live performances by Broadway casts!
tkts
TKTS
Heads' up on what's offered at TDF's half-price ticket booths, and also a witty presence from the center of NYC.
traciethoms
Tracie Thoms
It's clear when she tweets that she's having a total blast.  Engages fans in fun games and all-night dish sessions.
tulitapepsi
Susan Blackwell
The brilliant actress and writer is one of my favorite people in the Broadway community (on twitter and off!).
TweetHereThis
Now. Here. This.
The new project from the @titleofshow team! Confirmed for a 2012 premiere at @vineyardtheatre
UpstagedNYC
Upstaged
The twitter feed of Time Out New York's theatre section, featuring eclectic Bway coverage (the Spiderman cast's fitness tips, for example).
vineyardtheatre
Vineyard Theatre
The birthplace of many of Broadway's most original and stimulating new shows.
wicked_musical
Wicked the Musical
The Witches of Oz  from all over the world are represented here!
YankTheMusical
Yank the Musical
One of my favorite Off-Broadway shows from 2010, it's back in workshops and hopefully coming to Broadway soon!
 
   
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