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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:
I think the two sexiest scents in the world are "Clean Laundry" and "Old Playbill".— Jennifer Tepper (@jenashtep) March 10, 2013
Someone said they don't need to hear Kelli O'Hara sing all the classic musical theater roles. WELL I DO. #amiright— Tyler J. Martins (@mrtylermartins) March 2, 2013
I only know the date Kennedy died because of ASSASSINS.— Amanda Sales (@Scamandalous) March 5, 2013
Wow. If Smash ratings drop any lower, I will personally know every person who watches.— Mark Falconer (@franklinshepard) February 20, 2013
"You're really defying the demographics of this audience."- adorable couple next to me at CAROUSEL who probably think I'm 12— Linda(@PataphysicalSci) March 2, 2013