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Theatre 491: Theatre Resources

Article Databases

Newspaper Databases


  • *** Variety: the International Entertainment Weekly -
    “The longest running publication on the business of entertainment in the United States.” While its primary focus is on film and television, it includes information on the business side of theater production and reviews of current theater productions across America.
  • *** TheaterMania -
    It started in 1999 and some of its features are comprehensive listings, news, reviews, and interviews.
  • *** Playbill On-Line
    Dating back to 1884 this periodical mostly covers New York with news, feature articles and short reviews,
  • *** New York Magazine -
    Look under the Entertainment section to find theater reviews
  • Aisle Say -
    This website is updated bi-weekly and has theater reviews from 17 different cities if you scroll down the page.
  • Curtain Up -
    This is a free online theater magazine that began in 1996 with reviews, features, and news. The coverage is more international than Aisle Say