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Robert Diamond founded BroadwayWorld.com in 2003, which has now become the largest theatre web site in the world. He also serves as the site's Editor-in-Chief, covering Broadway and beyond, with specific local coverage for 100 cities in the United States, 30 countries worldwide and 15 other related ... (read complete bio)
 

Rob Diamond Biography

Robert Diamond founded BroadwayWorld.com in 2003, which has now become the largest theatre web site in the world. He also serves as the site's Editor-in-Chief, covering Broadway and beyond, with specific local coverage for 100 cities in the United States, 30 countries worldwide and 15 other related areas of entertainment - including dance, opera, fashion, concerts, comedy, films, television and more. The 2001 Syracuse University graduate (School of Information Studies) is also the owner of Wisdom Digital Media, an award-winning leading design company for entertainment and technology web sites. In his previous life, he held an executive position for the world's leading publisher of technology magazines, web sites and conferences and, as a result, was named among the "Top thirty magazine industry executives under the age of 30" by FOLIO Magazine. Diamond got his start in the entertainment field, accidentally, when he created the 'official web site' (while in college) for Michael Crawford, the popular actor and original Tony and Olivier Award-winning star of THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA. (He still blames Crawford - and credits him - for anything that goes particularly right or wrong during an average day.) As a respected member of the Broadway and theatre community, Diamond also served as Lead Producer for a series of sold-out shows using the BroadwayWorld.com 'brand' for a set of 'Standing Ovations' concerts, which also branched out into titles that included Holiday Shows and even more specific concerts like 'From Stage to Screen and Back Again' in tandem with publishers and movie studios. All proceeds were in turn donated to Broadway Cares / Equity Fights AIDS, the industry's leader in aid for performers in need. Robert lives in Manhattan with his wife and two dogs, growing the business and getting little sleep. In addition, you can usually find him in a theatre many nights a week. Robert's very popular blog, 'The Broadway Pulse' appears daily on BroadwayWorld.com and he also writes weekly about theatre for the USA Network's Character Approved blog. In December of last year, Diamond was one of 5 Syracuse University Alumni, all having achieved success in the world of start-ups, business growth and venture capital, participating on a panel addressing young alumni who are currently pursuing their dreams of running their own business and experiencing the day to day challenges of a startup. It is part of the university's new Student Accelerator Program, for which Rob was recommended by Syracuse University's i-School.





Rob Diamond News

Photos: 30 Days Of Cabaret Gratitude Final Roundup Photo Photos: 30 Days Of Cabaret Gratitude Final Roundup
by Stephen Mosher - Nov 30, 2022

After thirty days, we conclude the Broadway World Cabaret look at artists for whom our team feels thanks. Here they all are, together, with some thanks of our own.

BWW Exclusive: Audra McDonald, Chita Rivera, Stephanie J. Block and More Announced f Photo BWW Exclusive: Audra McDonald, Chita Rivera, Stephanie J. Block and More Announced for Provincetown Art House/Town Hall for Summer 2022
by A.A. Cristi - Mar 1, 2022

Provincetown‚Äôs Art House Theatre has announced its¬†largest and most ambitious lineup of music and comedy superstars for this summer‚Äôs 2022 season. He will also add to the mix a first-ever ‚ÄúVirtuoso‚ÄĚ series spotlighting six of the solo classical reps brightest stars.

Shop the Patti Murin Collection - Now Available in Our Theatre Shop! Photo Shop the Patti Murin Collection - Now Available in Our Theatre Shop!
by Team BWW - Feb 10, 2021

We've partnered with Broadway star Patti Murin for our latest Theatre Shop releases! Four new designs have been added to the site, available on t-shirts, mugs, and onesies, all conceived by Patti and designed by David O'Neill!

BWW Feature: A Tapestry Of Cabaret Photo BWW Feature: A Tapestry Of Cabaret
by Stephen Mosher - Jan 14, 2021

Thirty-three years later, these are the shows that Stephen Mosher remembers most vividly, from his first time in a Manhattan nightclub to the last night, on March 12th, 20202

BWW Feature: Cabaret Critters Photo BWW Feature: Cabaret Critters
by Stephen Mosher - Nov 25, 2020

What are you Thankful for this year? These members of the cabaret and club community are particularly thankful for their animal babies.

VIDEO Roundup: Richard Jay-Alexander & Matt Howe Mine YouTube for Barbra Streisand's  Photo VIDEO Roundup: Richard Jay-Alexander & Matt Howe Mine YouTube for Barbra Streisand's Birthday
by Robert Diamond - Apr 24, 2020

It's Barbra Streisand's birthday and BroadwayWorld wanted to do something special to acknowledge it, so I think we think we've got that BOX checked, celebrating an absolutely singular career and giving you a glimpse into some remarkable history.

The Australian Music Vault Turns One Photo The Australian Music Vault Turns One
by A.A. Cristi - Dec 18, 2018

Since opening its doors to the public one year ago, the Australian Music Vault has had a triumphant first year seeing almost 750,000 people enter the space. The free permanent exhibition was created in partnership with the Victorian Government and the music industry to enrich music lovers in ever-evolving displays, associated learning programs and through digital and interactive experiences to strengthen Melbourne's music industry and culture.

BWW News: Theatre Life Turns One Year Old Photo BWW News: Theatre Life Turns One Year Old
by Elliot Lanes - Oct 3, 2017

One year ago today, I went from writing for a local theatre site to writing for the largest worldwide theatre site. One year ago today, Theatre Life made its debut here on Broadway World's DC page with a profile of scenic designer Paige Hathaway.

BroadwayWorld Launches Industry Insider; New Section and Content Geared Towards Profe Photo BroadwayWorld Launches Industry Insider; New Section and Content Geared Towards Professionals
by Robert Diamond - Aug 7, 2017

With a newly minted menu and fully dedicated section, BroadwayWorld's Industry Insider delivers informative, insightful, no-nonsense features and commentary, along with practical tools for executive professionals working in the theatre industry on Broadway and around the world.

Photo Coverage: Backstage Bite Celebrates Launch of Season 2- Premieres Tomorrow!
by Jessica Fallon Gordon - May 22, 2017

She's back! BroadwayWorld is excited to bring back Backstage Bite with Katie Lynch. 

Rob Diamond Videos

VIDEO: BWW's 12 Days of Christmas with Guest Editor Richard Jay-Alexander; Day 11 - Michael Crawford!
by Robert Diamond - Dec 23, 2014

While Rob and I were talking, we started chatting about the year in theatre and in life and BroadwayWorld.com's 10th Year in business and how it all began with his Dad taking him to see THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA, and how it led him down the path of becoming a fan of Michael Crawford. There's a story in there, that you may or may not know, but, it's a pretty safe bet that if that 'theatrical moment' hadn't occurred, this website might not be in existence. So ... today, I offer you MICHAEL CRAWFORD singing one of the most beloved traditional and holy songs of the season.

VIDEO: BWW's 12 Days of Christmas with Guest Editor Richard Jay-Alexander; It's KWANZAA! & ELMO Dances!
by Robert Diamond - Dec 26, 2014

Today is the first day of KWANZAA. Many people don't know what, exactly, Kwanzaa is or how it is celebrated. Leave it to SESAME STREET to 'break it down' for us. These two videos are 'must-see' viewing. The first is beautifully informational and the second one is ELMO ... dancing!

VIDEO: BWW's 12 Days of Christmas with Guest Editor Richard Jay-Alexander; Day 2 - Laila Robins Like You've Never Seen Her Before!
by Richard Jay-Alexander - Dec 14, 2014

Today is Sunday and Sunday night is HOMELAND on Showtime, now in it's 4th season and as riveting as ever. It also informs my choice for Day 2 of BWW's 12 DAYS OF CHRISTMAS Holiday Video picks. Over the years, I have done a number of benefits for BroadwayWorld. Rob Diamond has a wonderful relationship with Tom Viola and everyone at Broadway Cares / Equity Fights AIDS and the that has been the focus of the fundraising at these events. Now, when I do, pretty much, anything, I put alot of thought on the 'assignment' and am not a fan of, what I like to call, PARK & BARK events. I try to match talents and material in a very special way. This brings us to LAILA ROBINS.

BWW TV: VIDEO: BWW's 12 Days of Christmas with Guest Editor Richard Jay-Alexander; Day 6 - Christine Pedi - Never Before Seen 'Roxie Rocks Santa'!
by Richard Jay-Alexander - Dec 18, 2014

I'm thrilled to hear from so many of you, that you are really 'into' and enjoying BroadwayWorld's 12 DAYS OF CHRISTMAS Feature 'videos.' Today is DAY 6 and I'm REALLY EXCITED to share this one with you. I think Christine Pedi is one of New York's best kept secrets. The girl is INSANELY talented and I would cast in her in just about anything.

VIDEO: BWW's 12 Days of Christmas with Guest Editor Richard Jay-Alexander; Day 12 - Never Before Seen Jill Eikenberry & Michael Tucker - PROMISES, PROMISES!
by Richard Jay-Alexander - Dec 24, 2014

We did it! Welcome to Day #12 of BroadwayWorld's 12 Days Of Christmas 'video' features. It has been really fun being your 'Guest Editor' for these 12 days and today, on this Christmas Eve, we, once again, have something really special for you, which had us, yet again, digging into the VAULTS.

BWW TV Special: BroadwayWorld.com to Kick Off 2014 with a Bang! Announces 10th Anniversary Shows & Year-Long Concert Series at Joe's Pub
by BWW Special Coverage - Sep 17, 2013

BroadwayWorld.com is very excited to announce that we will be returning to Joe's Pub at the Public Theater in 2014, kicking off a year-long celebration of the community and our 10th anniversary with regularly scheduled concerts, live streams and special events in a BIG way. The concert series will launch on January 20, 2014 with BROADWAYWORLD VISITS OZ, directed by Richard Jay-Alexander and with music direction by Mary-Mitchell Campbell. Tickets will go on sale on October 15, 2013 at 1pm. Below, watch a VERY special 10th Anniversary look back at the site's original concert series.

STAGE TUBE: Broadway's Richard Jay-Alexander Sings at GMA's Sam Champion and Artist Rubem Robierb's Wedding
by Robert Diamond - Jan 1, 2013

MSNBC anchor Thomas Roberts, himself newly married to Patrick Abner, performed a brief wedding ceremony at the Beach reception, which was attended by the grooms' mothers and about 100 friends and other family members. Broadway Producer-director Richard Jay-Alexander sang Frank Loesser's 'What Are You Doing New Year's Eve?' at the ceremony along with custom lyrics and we've got the footage.

TWITTER WATCH: Spacey 'Tweets' On Letterman. 'Dave says hi'
by Eddie Varley - Jul 22, 2009

BroadwayWorld.com presents it's newest column, Twitter Watch, which will bring you only the best and most interesting reports straight from the mouths of Broadway stars, shows and more on the hot social networking service - Twitter!