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Theater & Drama: Performing Arts

This guide is for students who have an interest in the preforming arts.

Internet resources in theater

Historical and background information

 

encyclopedia

 

 

Performing Arts Encyclopedia http://www.loc.gov/performingarts/ from the Library of Congress. This is a guide to performing arts resources at the Library of Congress.  It includes digitized items from the collections; special Web presentations on topics and collections; articles and biographical essays and more.

Virtual Vaudville http://vvaudeville.drama.uga.edu/ from the U. of Georgia, this 3D simulation of a complete act by legendary vaudeville comedian Frank Bush transports you back to the 19th c.  

Internet Broadway Database http://www.ibdb.com/index.php information about current and past Broadway shows.

Peter Hall platformhttp://www.nationaltheatre.org.uk/discover-more National Theatre of London don't miss this resource!  Includes videos, interviews, podcasts, a virtual classroom so to speak.  

http://collections.si.edu/search/ Smithsonian Image Collections Online collection of works found in the Smithsonian Museums, including videos, photographs, sound files and other museum objects

 

Current productions, organizations, info for actors and news

Broadway.org 
BroadwayLeague.com
Playbill.com
Broadway.com
Theatermania.com
Backstage
Variety
Talkin' Broadway's All That Chat
BroadwayWorld.com
Tony Awards
American Theatre Wing
New York Public Library for the Performing Arts
Theatre Communications Group
Internet Off-Broadway Database
Musical Cast Album Database
Actors Equity Association
Local 802 - American Federation of Musicians
Association of Theatrical Press Agents & Managers
Society of Stage Directors and Choreographers
United Scenic Artists
Dramatists Guild of America
Internatonal Alliance of Theatrical Stage Employees (IATSE)
Stagehands' Union, Local One
American Society of Composers, Authors, and Publishers (ASCAP)

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