Tyler Mount. Humans of Broadway. BroadwayGirlNYC. You know ‘em. You love ‘em. You already follow them on social media. Especially if you took Playbill’s advice and followed everyone on our 2017 social media influencers list. This year we’re giving you eight more social media accounts to follow for an even wider look at the industry.
1. Broadway Buzz
Follow on: Twitter
Follow if you: Like knowing the goings-on Broadway
Get a glimpse at insider Broadway events around New York City with Broadway Buzz. Whether it’s Phantom of the Opera’s anniversary curtain call, a Broadway Serves event, or a Playbill Pop-Up performance, Broadway Buzz’s Bryan Campione always makes sure his followers have a front row seat to the action.
— Broadway Buzz (@broadway_buzz) August 17, 2017
Another incredible event giving back with @BwayServes! We donated time and food to those less fortunate in the NYC area and tonight #Broadway’s youngsters did the majority of the work! So proud of #KidsServe and our community! pic.twitter.com/cKvXs0xYnR
— Broadway Buzz (@broadway_buzz) November 12, 2017
2. Broadwaysted podcast
Broadwaysted serves interviews with members of the theatre community with a twist. Guests of the podcast (including Andrew Keenan-Bolger, Carmen Cusack, and Jenna Ushkowitz, just to name a few) join hosts, Bryan Plofsky, Kevin Jaeger, and Kimberly Cooper, for a drink as they talk about their love for theatre and play games the way only theatre kids can.
3. call and response podcast
Hosted by Playbill’s social media manager, Felicia Fitzpatrick, the call and response podcast explores the intersection between blackness and performing arts through interviews with Broadway actors, creatives, and more. Guests, including Tony nominees Adrienne Warren and Denée Benton, discuss their audition room anecdotes, industry trends, and artistic journeys.
4. David Korins
Follow on: Instagram
Follow if you: Want to watch the sets of Broadway’s hottest shows built before your eyes
He designed Hamilton. He designed Dear Evan Hansen. He designed Bandstand, War Paint, and—beyond Broadway—works on the concert tours of Lady Gaga, Bruno Mars, Kanye, and other superstars. Korins documents his creative process on his Instagram to give his followers unparalleled access to Broadway stages and beyond.
5. Diep Tran
Follow on: Twitter
Follow if you: Aim to further the conversation of diversity and representation
“Diversity” and “representation” are still buzzwords in the industry—for good reason—and we are constantly learning how these words can impact our work and art. Through her writing at American Theatre Magazine and beyond, Diep Tran pushes the theatre community to think about how everyone can proactively integrate these concepts into daily life.
Question for journalists: have you started asking sources what their pronouns are? My publication allows "they" so I'm going to make sure that's a part of my practice going forward.
— Diep Tran ����♀️ (@diepthought) November 14, 2017
I'm a Vietnamese American and here is my take on Miss Saigon (aka whiteness will kill you). https://t.co/wnqRgxFejl
— Diep Tran ����♀️ (@diepthought) April 14, 2017
6. The Hamilcast podcast
Hosted by Gillian Pensavalle, The Hamilcast began in 2016 as an outlet for Pensavalle to talk about Ron Chernow’s Hamilton biography with her fellow Hamilfans. The podcast quickly became a fan favorite and a go-to source for all things Hamilton. Throughout the 100 episodes, hear from actors like Javier Muñoz, Lexi Lawson, and Andrew Chappelle. Even Lin-Manuel Miranda takes the mic—for five episodes!
7. Pets of Broadway
Follow on: Instagram
Follow if you: Love Jellicle cats, Bruiser, Sandy, and Toto
Similar to Humans of Broadway, the Instagram account provides access to meet and learn the stories about the pets of your favorite Broadway performers.