Theater in New York: Superfans’ tweets

Through Twitter and crazy devotion, they’re the stage-door johnnies of the 21st century.



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Broadway and New York theater have always drawn their share of devoted—not to say obsessive!—fans. And the advent of Twitter and other social media has given today’s stage-door johnnies a public platform from which to share an infectious excitement about theater history, writers and performers. They tweet their enthusiasm copiously—along with their inside jokes, drive-by snark, strong opinions and intense emotional investments. (For the excitable Tyler J. Martins, “I’m crying!” has become a catchphrase.)

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We’re compiling a list of the city’s most devoted stage followers—we call them “Theater Superfans”—over at our Theater feed, @TimeOutTheater. If you think you belong there, tweet us at our Theater handle and let us know. Be warned, though: Spend enough time in this company, and you may come to feel that all the world’s a stage door.

Here’s a sampling of some recent theater mania:

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