The Broadway Blog is an insider’s guide to theater and live performance in New York City—Broadway, Off-Broadway, and beyond—from London’s West End to regional theaters around the United States. Get a personal spin on theater news, the latest reviews, backstage gossip and exclusive interviews with the stars and creators of your favorite plays and musicals.
Matthew Wexler, Editor
Matthew is a nationally recognized lifestyle, culture and travel editor/writer. His work has appeared in more than 20 publications and online media outlets including Passport, Hamptons Magazine, Gothamist, Travel Weekly, Wine Enthusiast, Private Islands, AAA, Hemispheres, Every Day with Rachael Ray, Edible Berkshires, offMetro, and more.
Matthew has appeared as a speaker at The New York Times Travel Show, Travel Gay Canada LGBT Tourism Conference, and is a regular panelist at The National Publicity Summit. He currently serves as the National Travel & Style Editor for EDGE Media Network. He is a member of the New York Travel Writers Association and an alumnus of the Eugene O’Neill Theater Center’s National Critics Institute. Follow Matthew on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram at @wexlerwrites and read more of his work at wexlerwrites.com.
Jim Gladstone, Contributor
Jim Gladstone is a San Francisco-based creative consultant and writer. A book columnist and Contributing Editor at Passport, he is the author of an award-winning novel, The Big Book of Misunderstanding.
Ryan Leeds, Contributor
Ryan is a freelance writer living in the Hell’s Kitchen neighborhood of New York City. A proud native of Central Pennsylvania, he holds a degree in Communications from Penn State University. He attends theater frequently and annoys his friends and colleagues by chattering incessantly about his passion for it. Ryan is the Chief Theater Critic for Manhattan Digest and a frequent contributor to Dramatics Magazine. Follow him on Twitter @Ry_Runner or on Facebook.
Samuel L. Leiter, Contributor
Samuel is a Distinguished Professor Emeritus (Theater) of Brooklyn College and the Graduate Center, CUNY. He has written and/or edited 27 books on Japanese theater, New York theater, Shakespeare, and the great stage directors, including The Encyclopedia of the New York Stage, 1920-1930, 1930-1940, 1940-1950 and Historical Dictionary of Japanese Traditional Theatre. For more of his reviews, visit Theatre’s Leiter Side.
Bobby McGuire is the backstage veteran of nine Broadway shows and national tours. His post-showbiz life led him to work for Ogilvy and Mather, Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS and Edge Media Network. He resides in Manhattan with two roommates and a Maltese named Nero.
Becky is an award-winning journalist, theater critic and blogger, as well as the author of Cubsessions: Famous Fans of Chicago’s North Side Baseball Team (Eckhartz Press). She is a proud Chicago resident, where Becky lives with her husband Bob. Check out her collected work at BeckySarwate.com, and follow her on Twitter @BeckySarwate.
April Stamm, Contributor
April is a theater, food and lifestyle writer out of New York City. She is a classically trained actor (Northwestern University, UW Wisconsin, and Hunter College Graduate School, Theater History). She spent twenty years as an actor and director for theater in NYC and the Chicago area. In 2007, she decided to do something completely different and got her Grand Diploma in Culinary Arts from the prestigious French Culinary Institute (now called the International Culinary Center) in NYC. After working in restaurants, as a private chef, appearances on food television, food writing (Pastry Scoop, The Nibble) and running kitchens for Whole Foods Markets, April is now a Chef Instructor at her alma mater and is a regular contributor to The Broadway Blog and EDGE Media Network.
Tom Mizer, Founding Editor
Tom was the winner of the 2016 Fred Ebb Award for “excellence in musical theatre songwriting” and recipient of a Jonathan Larson Grant from the American Theatre Wing for his collaborations with Curtis Moore. Most recently, he wrote the lyrics and co-wrote the book for Triangle, which premiered at TheatreWorks Silicon Valley and received six Theatre Bay Area Awards including “Outstanding World Premiere Musical.” In addition to his theater work, Thomas is an award-winning copywriter for national media brands including Comedy Central, Food Network and Passport Magazine. For more information go to www.mizerandmoore.com.
Robert Adams, Editor and Co-Founder, Passport Magazine
Joseph Pedro, Associate Managing Editor, Passport Magazine