About Me

This is Jonathan Mandell’s New York Theater blog, where you’ll read reviews and news about Broadway, Off-Broadway and independent theater (aka Off-Off Broadway), and occasionally some off-topic commentary. offers weekly summaries of theater news, a monthly calendar of theater openings, monthly theater quizzes, and occasional ticket giveaways.  In this publication, I discuss issues in the arts, and books, and theater etiquette, and I crack jokes. But mostly, I write theater reviews.

I also Tweet as @NewYorkTheater, post videos on my YouTube page and use other social media (Links are at the top of the page.)
I cover the theater, both reviews and feature stories, for a variety of publications including  Howlround,  DC Theatre Scene, and American Theatre Magazine. I am a member of the American Theatre Critics Association, the Drama Desk, the Independent Theater Bloggers Association, and the Outer Critics Circle. My reviews are aggregated on Show-Score.
To contact me, please e-mail me at

I am a third-generation New York City journalist. My official bio:

Jonathan Mandell has written articles for a wide variety of newspapers, magazines and websites, including the New York Times, the Washington Post, Esquire, New York, ArtNews, Good Housekeeping, Reader’s Digest,, and He has served as editor-in-chief of, producer for and, and as a staff writer for Newsday and the New York Daily News.He has taught at the Columbia School of Journalism and at New York University. He holds a BA from Yale and an MA in American Studies from Columbia University


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