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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.

Robert Diamond founded in 2003, which has now become the largest theatre web site in the world. He served as the site's Editor-in-Chief until early 2022, covering Broadway and beyond, with specific local coverage for 100 cities in the United States, 45+ countries worldwide and 10 other related areas of entertainment - including dance, opera, concerts, comedy, films, television and more. In 2014, the site was awarded an Award for Excellence in Theatre Arts Education by the prestigious Theatre Museum.

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 '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 splits his time between Manhattan and Lake Tamarack in Stockholm, NJ with his wife, two dogs and new baby (Leia Francesca Diamond - born May 2020!), growing the business and getting little sleep. In addition, you can usually find him in a theatre many nights a week. Robert's writing has been featured on the site in 'The Broadway Pulse' and Industry Insight sections on BroadwayWorld and he also wrote weekly about theatre for the USA Network's Character Approved blog.

In late 2012, Wisdom Digital Media announced the official spinoff and launch of new entertainment web sites including,,,, and The site's expansion was featured in a Crain's New York Business profile as well. Since then, Diamond has been featured as an industry expert by numerous outlets.

In December of 2014, 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.

To celebrate the site's 10th birthday, returned to the concert stage, with a series of benefit concerts featuring Broadway's brightest stars. The site continued its growth and leading technology support adding exclusive features, an industry-first Apple TV app, Roku App, new iPhone, Android and iPad Apps, Apple Watch and Safari alerts, a slew of original video content, international expansion & more.

In 2020, the site unveiled a major redesign, and launched numerous new businesses including the Theatre Shop, Online Education, BroadwayWorld Research, Industry Pro and more. During the Broadway shutdown, the site continues to light a path with several new features including Next on Stage, Living Room Concerts, broadcasting Stars in the House, Live with Richard Ridge, brainteasers & more reaching record site traffic, supporting charities and spotlighting artists and organizations.

Diamond also spearheaded the launch of the platform's newest feature - Stage Mag. The first mobile-first, digital only show program service. Since launching, hundreds of theaters around the world have enjoyed the convenience of creating modern, fully interactive show programs for all types of productions- from streaming to in-person.

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Photos: Nathan Lane, Matthew Broderick, and More Celebrate Marc Shaiman & Scott Wittman's Sardi's Caricature Unveiling

Wednesday afternoon, May 24th, at the iconic theatre district’s Sardi’s, the Tony-nominated songwriting team of Marc Shaiman and Scott Wittman were honored with original portraits as they join the legendary walls full of their esteemed peers. Check out our photos from the event here!

Photos: Go Inside BroadwayWorld's Star-Studded 20th Anniversary Celebration

Sunday night was a very special occasion here at BroadwayWorld. The best of Broadway gathered at Sony Hall to celebrate a huge milestone- our 20th Anniversary! The concert event benefitted Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS.

Photos: On the Red Carpet for BroadwayWorld's 20th Anniversary Celebration

Sunday night was a very special occasion here at BroadwayWorld. The best of Broadway gathered at Sony Hall to celebrate a huge milestone- our 20th Anniversary! The concert event benefitted Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS. Check out photos from the red carpet!

Review: BroadwayWorld's 20th Anniversary Concert Thrills And Satisfies at Sony Hall

For two decades of excellence, a concert like this was an embarrasment of riches and a right proper production.

Wake Up With BWW 5/23: THE COLOR PURPLE Trailer, PETER PAN GOES WRONG Extends, and More!

Top stories: watch the trailer for The Color Purple movie musical, Peter Pan Goes Wrong extends its Broadway run, and more!

Reflecting on 20 Years of BroadwayWorld and Last Night's Celebration at Sony Hall

As I woke this morning in a hotel room in the heart of Manhattan, I somehow felt that I was waking up in a land of another time and space. The one single word that I can form in my head and heart is 'gratitude.'

Photos: BroadwayWorld Celebrates 20 Years with Star-Studded Benefit Concert at Sony Hall

Last night will go down in the books as a night to remember, especially if you happened to be at Sony Hall and witnessed the firestorm of talent that celebrated BroadwayWorld's 20th Anniversary under the musical direction of Kevin Stites and the direction of Richard Jay-Alexander.

Industry Pro Newsletter: BroadwayWorld Celebrates 20th Anniversary, Awards Season Officially Underway

The nominations for the 12th Annual Off Broadway Alliance Awards are announced, recognizing outstanding productions such as 'FAT HAM,' 'TITANIQUE,' and 'MERRILY WE ROLL ALONG.' The winners of the 2023 Outer Critics Circle Awards and the Drama League Awards are revealed, honoring exceptional performances on and off Broadway.

BroadwayWorld Turns 20 With Starry Concert

Last night, BroadwayWorld celebrated its 20th anniversary with a concert at Sony Hall. The show, which benefited Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS, took over a year to plan.

Photos: Go Inside EVERYTHING'S COMING UP DAME ANGELA at the Actors' Temple Theatre

See photos from Dancers over 40's special and intimate salute to Dame Angela Lansbury, Monday, May 15th at 8pm at the Actors’ Temple Theatre in NYC.

Photos: Edward W. Hardy, Colorado Mambo Orchestra, El Rasta Salsa, and More at El Sistema Colorado's First-Ever AMATEUR NIGHT GALA

On Thursday, April 20, Edward W. Hardy, Dr. Raul Murciano, Jr. & the Colorado Mambo Orchestra, El Rasta Salsa, and young music students performed at El Sistema Colorado's first-ever amateur night fundraising gala at The Savoy Denver, with food prepared by Chef Yvonne Maatouk.

Photos: The Stars Arrive at Closing Night of THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA

Broadway's longest-running show ever, The Phantom of the Opera, took its final Broadway bow last night, April 16, 2023, after a 35-year run. BroadwayWorld was there and you can check out photos of the stars arriving for the big night here!

Enter to Win the Ultimate BroadwayWorld Experience; Mario Cantone, Myles Frost, Constantine Maroulis, Seth Rudetsky and Marc Shaiman Join Concert Lineup!

Are you BroadwayWorld's biggest fan? Have you been following the site since its inception? In celebration of their 20th anniversary, BroadwayWorld, the #1 online destination for Broadway, theatre and live entertainment news across the globe, wants to celebrate their fans by giving one lucky winner and their guest the ultimate BroadwayWorld experience in NYC.

Andrew Lloyd Webber Releases Statement; Will Miss BAD CINDERELLA Opening

Composer Andrew Lloyd Webber has just released the following statement regarding his son's health, and Bad Cinderella on Broadway.

Lineup of Emmy-, Grammy- and Tony-Winning Artists Announced for BroadwayWorld's 20th Anniversary Celebration Concert Benefiting Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS

BroadwayWorld will celebrate our 20th anniversary with an exciting lineup of award-winning legends and rising stars at its 20th Anniversary Concert. Check out the line-up and get tickets today!

Photos: Behind The Shoot- THE CHICKENS HAVE COME HOME TO ROOST At Triskelion Theatre

Ana Cristina Da Silva, the playwright behind the upcoming production of 'The Chickens Have Come Home to Roost' at Triskelion Arts, has revealed a 15-photo journey that invites audiences to take a deep dive into the psyche of Angie 2, a central character in the play.

Photos: First Look At The Cast of SELLING KABUL At Ensemble Theatre Company

Ensemble Theatre Company (ETC) begins the new year with the third show of its 2022-23 Season, the suspenseful thriller, SELLING KABUL, written by Sylvia Khoury and directed by Nike Doukas.

Wake Up With BWW 12/7: INTO THE WOODS Tour, KPOP Sets Closing, and More

Top stories include Into The Woods embarking on a tour across America featuring members of the Broadway cast next year! Plus, KPOP has set its closing date, as well as STOMP, which will close off-Broadway after nearly 29 years.

Join BroadwayWorld: Open Ad Operations Team Position

BroadwayWorld is looking for a full-time Ad Operations team member with a solid understanding of the digital advertising ecosystem. This candidate should be a self-starter and demonstrate previous experience as well as excellent communication skills. Communicating technical issues across departments will be a key function of this role. Attention to detail is a must.

Industry Pro Newsletter: BWW 20th Hosts Announced, A Tentative Agreement Between AEA and the Broadway League

Nothing has been more exciting than our announcement last week of our 20th Anniversary Celebration set to take place on May 21, 2023 at Sony Hall in the theatre district. The event will be hosted by none other than BroadwayWorld’s Richard Ridge and Tony Award-Winning Broadway Legend Chita Rivera.

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