David Sheward is a respected writer, editor, and critic. He is the former executive editor and theater critic for Back Stage, the actors’ resource. He has published three books on show business: Rage and Glory: The Volatile Life and Career of George C. Scott, It’s a Hit! The Back Stage Book of Broadway’s Longest-Running Shows and The Big Book of Show Business Awards. He served as president of the Drama Desk, the organization of New York-based theater critics, editors and reporters for seven years. He's a member of the New York Drama Critics Circle, the Outer Critics Circle and the American Theater Critics Association where he currently is a member of the organization's New Play Committee. For over 10 years, he was a contributing correspondent on NY-1 News’ weekly theater show On Stage. In addition to his blog, The David Desk2, David also provides Broadway walking tours. His reviews can be found on ArtsinNY.com, Theaterlife.com, and CulturalWeely.com. He also writes features and news for NewYork.com.
Joseph Merrick's extreme physical deformities made him a sideshow attraction in life, and the fascinating subject of posthumous stage and film productions, including the current Broadway show starring Bradley Cooper. Here's a look at the tragic real life that inspired "The Elephant Man."
A star-studded memorial "Everybody Rise! A Celebration of Elaine Stritch” put the late, great Broadway legend back in the spotlight.