Meet the BroadwayWorld Staff- BroadwayWorld TV, Movies & Music Managing Editor Caryn Robbins
BroadwayWorld would be nothing without its ever-growing staff of dedicated writers, reviewers, interviewers, photographers and videographers that help keep you informed about everything that happens on Broadway and beyond. The BroadwayWorld team makes magic happen every day of the week and we want you to get to know the individuals who are responsible for it.
Below, we continue our 'Meet the Staff' series by profiling our BWW TV, Movies and Music Managing Editor Caryn Robbins!
Name: Caryn Robbins
Title: Managing Editor of BWWTV, BWWMovies & BWWMusic
Years with BroadwayWorld: 3
First Broadway show: THE ME NOBODY KNOWS - Google it! Not only is it arguably the original 'rock musical' to play on Broadway, it also received five Tony nominations, including Best Musical. While I was too little to really remember what it was all about, I'll never forget the excitement of being in my first Broadway theater.
Favorite show: HAIR, specifically, the 2009 Tony Award winning revival. I set a personal attendance record by seeing it eight times, including the final performance of the original cast which took place right before they shipped off to London's West End. Truly a highlight of my Broadway experience.
Listening to now: The cast recording of 2013's PIPPIN. My favorite tunes are the "Sing Along with the Pippin Orchestra" instrumental tracks. When I'm alone in the car singing along to 'Simple Joys', I'm holding my own with Patina - well in my mind anyway!
Favorite site feature: Nothing is more exciting than BroadwayWorld's up-to-the-minute coverage on Tony night. I also enjoy Rob Diamond's live blog from the Tony rehearsal, just hours before the big event begins.
Favorite article you've done: In September of 2011, I wrote a feature titled 'BWW Remembers 9/11 - A Look Back.' What I discovered from my research was that the tried and true tradition of "the show must go on" was never more evident than during those dark days, as actors, dancers, musicians and stage crews boldly returned to the stage and showed the world that New York City and Broadway would persevere.
Favorite thing about being a part of BroadwayWorld: It is a cruel irony that I have such an intense passion for musical theater yet was born with two left feet and a tin ear. Having the privilege of writing for the world's premiere theater web site allows me to be part of the wonderful Broadway community, despite my handicaps.