7/1/2021- New Accessibility Settings
Turning on will add a small icon to the lower left of your program allowing users a variety of options to make your program more accessible including contrast, color and size settings.
5/5/2021- 1000+ Stage Mags and Easy-to-Add Show Listings!
Since BroadwayWorld launched Stage Mag last year, theaters all around the world have enjoyed the convenience of creating modern, fully interactive show programs for all types of productions- from streaming to in-person. We are excited to announce that users have created over 1,000 Stage Mags to date!
Additionally, BroadwayWorld is rolling out an all new feature- automatic BroadwayWorld show listings! Users can easily add their show to BroadwayWorld's regional show listings pages using information included in their Stage Mags. That means that even more exposure for all of your upcoming productions is just a click away!
4/23/2021- Stage Mag 2.0
Today we're excited to launch an entirely new, alternate Stage Mag format. It's the same user-friendly program builder you've come to love, with an even more modern, sleek look. In addition to a new menu toolbar, the new design features a two column desktop format and a single column mobile variation, providing the ultimate viewing experience for your audience, regardless of how or where they chose to consume your Stage Mag.
4/2/2021- Helping theatre return
Since the launch of Stage Mag, BroadwayWorld has been working closely with many high-profile productions to create virtual program experiences for audiences everywhere. Most recently, we partnered with Blindness, one of the first returning off-Broadway shows. "We are pleased to be working with BroadwayWorld on a digital program for Blindness in NYC. This service is one of many ways we are ensuring patron safety as we return to the theatre," said Blindness Producer Daryl Roth.
3/8/2021 - Countdown Clocks
Want to countdown to your curtain time? When to turn off phones? To a Stream?
You can now add animated countdown clocks to both your program, and save the date cards! It's under 'Extra Pages + Features' on the nav.
3/2/2021 - Extra Pages
Another user request has been added, and you can now add as many 'Extra Pages' to the program as you'd like. You can choose where to add pages, and add as many as you'd like.
2/15/2021 - Admin - Version 2
Just like the StageMag's themselves, we've released version 2 of the admin which is also designed for mobile - allowing any part of the program to be built or updated, right from your phone!
2/8/2021 - Got Animation?
We've now enabled the ability to add an animated .gif to your cover.
2/3/2021 - Custom Page Headers
Another user request is now in - if you'd like to modify any of our default page titles (Advertisement, Donors, Meet the Company, Who's Who, Cast, etc.) - we've added in those options.
2/1/2021 - Control Display of Who's Who and Cast
We are kicking off February with another customization option. Some users have requested the ability to turn off either the Who's Who or the Cast pages if they don't have headshots, or if it's an ensemble/dance piece. Well, now you can!
1/28/2021 - New! Multi-user Stage Mags
Want to give access to others on your team to make edits to your Stage Mag? You can now add on as many optional users as you want. Just click 'Add Additional Users' in the lower left nav panel and invite them to join.
If they already have a BWW account, they'll be ready to go right away. If they need one, they'll be invited to register (free and should take them under 30 seconds).
1/4/2021 - Color Customization
We're kicking off the year introducing a new option to be able to customize your section headers (Cast, Advertisement, Bios, etc.) in a color of your choosing! It's a great way to match your logo or brand colors.
12/28/2020 - Default Cover + Speed
To help you get started even faster, new programs now get a handy default cover. Also, our engineers worked through the holiday, celebrating our first 100 programs to improve speed throughout the whole experience.
12/18/2020 - Image Updates
We've added in a new image tool, which has made automatic resizing and cropping of images 3 times faster. Also, those of you having trouble uploading VERY large files - your troubles are over. (At least regarding file uploads).
12/7/2020 - Updates Aplenty
Thanks to all of our 'early adopters who provided invaluable feedback, we've pushed through a number of updates.
- It's now easier than ever to design your cover, with a new crop tool
- Audience members can now build their own libraries of shows that they've seen by saving programs. It's another way to build loyalty and engage by keeping your Stage Mag as living, breathing interactive tools.
- Mobile Friendly Admin - The Stage Mag admin is now mobile friendly, allowing on-the-go updates as needed!
11/30/2020 - Hello Ratatouille
Chances are by now you've heard of TikTok's latest craze, the Ratatouille musical.
11/18/2020- Introducing Stage Mag!
BroadwayWorld is excited to announce the launch of Stage Mag, a new service for easily creating modern, fully interactive show programs for all types of productions, from streaming to broadcast to in-person. It begins like a traditional show program with cover art, cast and creative team details, and then the sky's the limit.
Program builders can add photos, videos, interactive advertisements with their own ad pages, sell merchandise, collect email addresses, customize the design, and promote the show with a QR code. Just one smartphone click on a code included on lobby signs, printed slips, web site, or stream will instantly open the new interactive digital program. It's the full-on 21st century digital mobile first program experience the theatre world has been clamoring for.
Additional features include valuable real-time stats on number of program viewers, and ad clicks, email exports, and much more. Built for today, and to help accelerate audience growth, theatres may use the programs to cultivate social and email followings, engage more deeply, and meaningfully with customers, and market to both current and future ticket buyers.
With collaboration tools built right in, Stage Mag enables productions to distribute secure links for cast members, creatives, and more to easily submit up-to-date bios, headshots, and social media links, making it the perfect tool for busy educators, volunteers, company managers, and more! Theaters can also make important updates on the fly for
'At This Performance', cast changes and other instant notifications.
Audiences will appreciate convenient features like 'Theater Mode' which puts your Stage Mag into dark mode (low light/high contrast) for situations where the bright screen can be a distraction, such as a dark theater, and ability to adjust font size for optimum viewing.
Looking for a classic program? Print-friendly full color PDF output is available for quick and easy printing at any local printer, further supporting small businesses in theatre communities. To get started, visit https://stagemag.broadwayworld.com.
To get started, visit https://stagemag.broadwayworld.com.
Since the shutdown of Broadway in March, BroadwayWorld has stepped up expansion and development of new and exciting features for both the current period, and for when theatres begin to re-open in 2021.
- New design - Launched in April, the site features a new, more easily navigable, mobile-first design with AI powered content and a slew of new features.
- Next on Stage - With more than 3,000 nominees and 500,000 votes, our student singing competition (winner prize packs feature LaDuca shoes, $1,000 charity contributions, professional single recording session, more) will be entering its 3rd hit season.
- BroadwayWorld Research - The new BroadwayWorld Research platform provides practical data-driven insights into industry trends, demographics, and more for industry members, marketers, and the community at large.
- BroadwayWorld Events - Has now aired tens of thousands of Pay-Per-View streams, supporting a variety of artists and venues.
- Industry Pro - Weekly newsletters, webinars and exclusive insights for members of the theatre industry in New York, around the country, and throughout the world.
- BroadwayWorld Store - Offering an exclusive line of must-have merchandise for theatrical lovers, we've recently expanded to accommodate third party vendors as well.
- Streaming Calendar - The largest online selection of streaming events, concerts, and benefits. Listings are free, fully interactive, and searchable by date and type of event.
"This has been an unprecedented time for the Broadway World", said CEO and Founder Robert Diamond, "but we've chosen to double-down providing as much support for the community now and to help it rebuild as soon as humanly possible. We'll be there, center orchestra as soon as it does!"
Wisdom Digital Media Publishing launched in 2001 and its flagship site, BroadwayWorld.com in 2003. BroadwayWorld is the largest theatre site on the Internet covering Broadway, the West End and beyond to 100 US cities, 45 countries and in 12 languages worldwide. With over six million monthly visitors, BroadwayWorld delivers complete up-to-the-minute Broadway, off-Broadway, and regional theatre news, in-depth interviews, extraordinary photo coverage, entertaining video features, lively message boards, ticket discounts, reviews, and more.
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