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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 ... (read complete bio)

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Robert Diamond Biography

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 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, 35 countries worldwide and 15 other related areas of entertainment - including dance, opera, fashion, concerts, comedy, films, television and more. In May of 2014, the site was awarded a 2014 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.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 wrote weekly about theatre for the USA Network's Character Approved blog. In December of 2011, Diamond was one of 5 Syracuse University Alumni, al



l 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. In late 2012, Wisdom Digital Media announced the official spinoff and launch of 10 new entertainment web sites including BWWMoviesWorld.com, BWWTVWorld.com, BWWFashionWorld.com, BWWBooksWorld.com, BWWMusicWorld.com, BWWArtWorld.com, BWWComedyWorld.com, BWWDanceWorld.com, BWWClassicalWorld.com and BWWOperaWorld.com. In January of 2013, BWWGeeksWorld.com, devoted to home entertainment, mobile technologies and social media launched as well, followed by BWWFitnessWorld.com and BWWTravelWorld.com in April of 2013. In July of 2013, BWWHub.com launched as a portal to the complete family of entertainment and lifestyle offerings. The site's expansion was featured in a Crain's New York Business profile as well. In 2014, BroadwayWorld.com returned to the concert stage, with a series of benefit concerts featuring Broadway's brightest stars. A new partnership with Rock-it Science Records will record and release these special evenings, with proceeds benefiting various charities.







Robert Diamond News

Photos: First Look At CM Performing Arts HELLO, DOLLY! In The Noel S. Ruiz Theatre Photo Photos: First Look At CM Performing Arts HELLO, DOLLY! In The Noel S. Ruiz Theatre
by Robert Diamond - May 9, 2022

This past weekend, the CM Performing Arts Center opened HELLO, DOLLY! which closes out their 48th Season!

BroadwayWorld Names Nicole Rosky New Editor-in-Chief Photo BroadwayWorld Names Nicole Rosky New Editor-in-Chief
by Team BWW - Mar 15, 2022

As Broadway and theatre across the globe continue their triumphant return to normalcy this Spring, BroadwayWorld is proud to announce that as part of its continuing expansion, longtime Senior Managing Editor, Nicole Rosky, has been elevated to the position of Editor-in-Chief.

Marc-André Bougie Conducts New York Premiere Of His 'Requiem' At Carnegie Hall To Op Photo Marc-André Bougie Conducts New York Premiere Of His 'Requiem' At Carnegie Hall To Open MidAmerica Productions' 39th Season
by Robert Diamond - Mar 10, 2022

On Saturday, March 19, Marc-André Bougie will conduct the New York premiere of his own Requiem. This premiere is to take place during the first concert for MidAmerica Productions at Carnegie Hall's Stern Auditorium / Perelman Stage since 2019.

Happy 80th Birthday, Michael Crawford! Photo Happy 80th Birthday, Michael Crawford!
by Team BWW - Jan 19, 2022

A big BroadwayWorld birthday wish goes out to Michael Crawford, who today turns 80 years old. To celebrate, we're sharing an interactive timeline of the star's career - that's featured on his website. Responsible for (amongst other things) inspiring this very web site, created by Robert Diamond in 2003, take a look back through his multi-decade career below!

Wake Up With BWW 1/10: JERSEY BOYS Celebrates 1000 Performances Off-Broadway, and Mor Photo Wake Up With BWW 1/10: JERSEY BOYS Celebrates 1000 Performances Off-Broadway, and More!
by - Jan 10, 2022

Today's top stories include Jersey Boys celebrating 1000 performances off-Broadway! Plus, The Book of Mormon's Elder Price and Elder Cunningham, Kevin Clay and Cody Jamison Strand join Backstage Live with Richard Ridge, The Avett Brothers musical, Swept Away, begins performances at Berkeley Rep, and more!

Bob Saget Dies at 65 Photo Bob Saget Dies at 65
by Robert Diamond - Jan 9, 2022

According to TMZ and Variety, comedian and actor Bob Saget has died at 65. He was found in a hotel room in Orlando, where he appeared on Saturday night as part of a comedy tour and no cause of death has been released.

Legendary Star Betty White Dies at 99 Photo Legendary Star Betty White Dies at 99
by Robert Diamond - Dec 31, 2021

BroadwayWorld is sad to report that legendary star Betty White has died at 99 years old this morning at her home, just weeks short of her 100th birthday. 

The Public Theater Cancels UNDER THE RADAR FESTIVAL Photo The Public Theater Cancels UNDER THE RADAR FESTIVAL
by Robert Diamond - Dec 31, 2021

The Public Theater today announced the cancellation of the 18th annual UNDER THE RADAR FESTIVAL, running January 12-30, 2022. According to their web site, 'IMPORTANT UPDATE: Thank you for being a member of The Public Theater community, and Happy New Year. 

BWW Feature: The Best of 2021 Cabaret, Club, and Concert Photo BWW Feature: The Best of 2021 Cabaret, Club, and Concert
by Stephen Mosher - Dec 31, 2021

The return to live entertainment brought a lot of honesty and authenticity, and some singing actors who had a lot to say. This is the list of shows that rose, in some way, to a new level for audience member and cabaret journalist Stephen Mosher.

Revival Theatre Company Announces TITANIC Casting Photo Revival Theatre Company Announces TITANIC Casting
by Robert Diamond - Dec 31, 2021

Revival Theatre Company (RTC) announces the cast for its opening show for 2022, Titanic.

Robert Diamond Videos

VIDEO: Hugh Jackman Releases Holiday Video from the Winter Garden Theatre to Broadway VideoVIDEO: Hugh Jackman Releases Holiday Video from the Winter Garden Theatre to Broadway
by Robert Diamond - Dec 25, 2021

'Humbled and Inspired' star of stage and screen Hugh Jackman (now back on the boards in The Music Man) has released a holiday message to the Broadway community, straight from the Winter Garden Theatre on Broadway where the show recently began previews.

VIDEO: Bridgerton Season 2 Gets Premiere Date; Plot Tease VideoVIDEO: Bridgerton Season 2 Gets Premiere Date; Plot Tease
by Robert Diamond - Dec 25, 2021

Bridgerton premiered one year ago today ‚Äď Happy Anniversary, dear readers. To commemorate the occasion, Lady Whistledown has gotten her readers a very special gift: Bridgerton Season 2 shall premiere on March 25th, 2022, only on Netflix.

VIDEO: Stephen Sondheim Sings 'Move On' At Michael Bennett's Memorial VideoVIDEO: Stephen Sondheim Sings 'Move On' At Michael Bennett's Memorial
by Robert Diamond - Nov 27, 2021

On July 27th 1987 at the Shubert Theatre on Broadway, the theater community gathered to say goodbye to the great Michael Bennett. At this service, Stephen Sondheim sang a very emotional version of 'Move On' from SUNDAY IN THE PARK WITH GEORGE

VIDEO: Watch as COMPANY Dedicates Performance & Run to Sondheim VideoVIDEO: Watch as COMPANY Dedicates Performance & Run to Sondheim
by Robert Diamond - Nov 27, 2021

Mirroring the revival's first preview just a few weeks back, the night started with a pre-performance speech from director Marianne Elliott where she brought the full cast of Company to the stage. The cast, creative team and crew dedicated both the performance and the run to composer Stephen Sondheim. 

VIDEO: Preview Matt Doyle in Concert with Seth Rudetsky VideoVIDEO: Preview Matt Doyle in Concert with Seth Rudetsky
by Robert Diamond - Apr 4, 2021

Matt Doyle is stopping by the Seth Rudetsky Concert Series this weekend! We've got a Preview Here from Soundcheck.

VIDEO: Must Watch 'Broadway Remembers' Honors Those We Lost from June 2019 to Decembe VideoVIDEO: Must Watch 'Broadway Remembers' Honors Those We Lost from June 2019 to December 2020
by Robert Diamond - Jan 1, 2021

A moving new video has been released to¬†honor the memory of those the Broadway community has lost from June 2019 through December 2020. It was¬†Produced and Conceived by Mike Karns and Steven Tartick,¬†Directed by Ra√ļl Esparza and Music Directed by Mary-Mitchell Campbell. The ¬†Music was Produced by Benedict Braxton-Smit, with¬†Vocals by Sierra Boggess and Raul Esparza.

Exclusive VIDEO: Megan Hilty Joins Project Angel Food For Good with Two Thanksgiving  VideoExclusive VIDEO: Megan Hilty Joins Project Angel Food For Good with Two Thanksgiving Week Events
by Robert Diamond - Nov 22, 2020

Tony-nominee Megan Hilty joins Project Angel Food for two events Thanksgiving week. First, she is headlining the organization’s Night of Gratitude & Song on Sunday, November 22; then she is delivering meals on Thanksgiving to those in need day with her daughter Viola.

VIDEO: Watch Nick Cordero 'One of the Great Ones' Memorial Tribute VideoVIDEO: Watch Nick Cordero 'One of the Great Ones' Memorial Tribute
by Robert Diamond - Sep 6, 2020

In honor and celebration of Nick's memory, over 150 of his friends, colleagues, and family from all over the world came together to sing the song that will keep Nick in our hearts forever 'One of the Great Ones' from A Bronx Tale. The resulting video was featured during the streaming of the memorial.

VIDEO: Daveed Diggs Asks: ‚ÄúWhat to My People is the Fourth of July?‚ÄĚ VideoVIDEO: Daveed Diggs Asks: ‚ÄúWhat to My People is the Fourth of July?‚ÄĚ
by Robert Diamond - Jul 3, 2020

In a powerful new video, and amidst the national uprising against racist violence, Daveed Diggs demands we ask what the Fourth of July means to Black people in America right now.

VIDEO: Watch All of the Songs from THE DISNEY FAMILY SINGALONG: VOLUME II from Idina  VideoVIDEO: Watch All of the Songs from THE DISNEY FAMILY SINGALONG: VOLUME II from Idina Menzel to Katy Perry, Jennifer Hudson, John Legend, Ben Platt & More!
by Robert Diamond - May 10, 2020

Taking to their living room studios and kitchen stages to sing beloved Disney melodies with the nation were Christina Aguilera, Tituss Burgess, Sabrina Carpenter, Chloe x Halle, Billy Eichner, Hayley Erbert, Josh Gad, Donald Glover, Halsey, Derek Hough, Julianne Hough, Jennifer Hudson, Lang Lang, John Legend, Idina Menzel, Miguel, Keke Palmer, Katy Perry, Ben Platt, Seth Rogen, Anika Noni Rose, Walter Russell III, Shakira, Rebel Wilson and more surprises.