Internet Broadway Database

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Internet Broadway Database
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Type of site
Theatrical database
Available in English
Owner The Broadway League
Website ibdb.com
Alexa rankDecrease2.svg 113,834 (September 2019) [1]
CommercialYes
RegistrationOptional
Launched20 November 2000;18 years ago (2000-11-20)
Current statusActive

The Internet Broadway Database (IBDB) is an online database of Broadway theatre productions and their personnel. It was conceived and created by Karen Hauser in 1996 and is operated by the Research Department of The Broadway League, a trade association for the North American commercial theatre community. [2] The website also has a corresponding app for both the IOS and Android. [3] [4] [5]

Database organized collection of data

A database is an organized collection of data, generally stored and accessed electronically from a computer system. Where databases are more complex they are often developed using formal design and modeling techniques.

Broadway theatre class of professional theater presented in New York City, New York, USA

Broadway theatre, also known simply as Broadway, refers to the theatrical performances presented in the 41 professional theatres, each with 500 or more seats located in the Theater District and Lincoln Center along Broadway, in Midtown Manhattan, New York City. Along with London's West End theatre, Broadway theatre is widely considered to represent the highest level of commercial theatre in the English-speaking world.

The Broadway League, formerly the League of American Theatres and Producers and League of New York Theatres and Producers, is the national trade association for the Broadway theatre industry based in New York, New York. Its members include theatre owners and operators, producers, presenters, and general managers in New York and more than 250 other North American cities, as well as suppliers of goods and services to the theatre industry.

Contents

This comprehensive history of Broadway provides records of productions from the beginnings of New York theatre in the 18th century up to today. Details include cast and creative lists for opening night and current day, song lists, awards and other interesting facts about every Broadway production. Other features of IBDB include an extensive archive of photos from past and present Broadway productions, headshots, links to cast recordings on iTunes or Amazon, gross and attendance information.

Its mission was to be an interactive, user-friendly, searchable database for League members, journalists, researchers, and Broadway fans.

The League recently added Broadway Touring shows to the database for ease of tracking shows that play in theatres across the country.

It is managed by Karen Hauser, Michael Abourizk, and Mark Smith of the Broadway League.

See also

The Internet Theatre Database (ITDb) is an online database with information about plays, playwrights, actors, legitimate theatre, musical theatre, Broadway shows, and similar theatrical information.

The Lortel Archives, also known as the Internet Off-Broadway Database (IOBDB), is an online database that catalogues theatre productions shown Off-Broadway.

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