Show/Production ListBy Laura & Mike Clark • Mar 21st, 2008 • Category: ShowBizRadio
We’ve just completed our updated, cross-referenced database of over 1,800 shows and other productions. What we’ve done is cross-referenced the production history all of the groups we track, so that you can at a glance see if a show has been produced before or not. If we’ve reviewed the show, a link to the review is available. You can also see which groups have performed that show, and see their history as well. Then if you have questions about the production, you can contact the other organization for feedback on that show.
The most often produced shows are You Can’t Take It With You (with 27 productions), The Fantasticks, A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum, and You’re a Good Man, Charlie Brown, each with 24 productions.
We have gone through and standardized show titles. For example, is Gilbert and Sullivan’s opera “The Yeoman of the Guard” or “The Yeomen and the Guard?” Neither, it’s The Yeomen of the Guard.
Now that the initial cross-referencing is complete, it will be much easier to add new shows as they are added to theater’s schedules. Eventually, we’re planning to add in links to the rights organizations for each show, as well as a link to the show’s Wikipedia entry. If you have any suggestions, or spot any problems with this, please let us know.
This article can be linked to as: http://washingtondc.showbizradio.com/goto/2212.
Laura & Mike Clark started ShowBizRadio in August 2005 because they love live theater. They each have both performed in and worked behind the scenes in DC area productions, as well as earned a Career Studies Certificate in Theater from Northern Virginia Community College. Mike & Laura are each members of the American Theatre Critics Association, and Mike is a member of the Online News Association.