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), as well as digital theater, and occasionally some off-topic commentary.
NewYorkTheater.me 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’ve covered the theater, both reviews and feature stories, for a variety of publications including Howlround, DC Theatre Scene (now defunct), TDF Stages, and American Theatre Magazine. I am a member of the Drama Desk and the Outer Critics Circle. My reviews are aggregated on Show-Score.
To contact me, please e-mail me at NewYorkTheater.firstname.lastname@example.org
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, Disney.com, and NPR.com. He has served as editor-in-chief of GothamGazette.com, producer for CBSNews.com and CNN.com, 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 in English from Yale and an MA in American Studies from Columbia University