Write For Broadway Baby
  • By Pete Shaw
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  • 1st Jan 2004
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  • Edinburgh Fringe

Broadway Baby is one of the leading arts publications in the UK. Our coverage started in reviewing and we have since expanded into interview and feature coverage.

To write for Broadway Baby you need to have some practical experience in arts performance.

Our reviewers are first and foremost experienced in the subject matter. To write for Broadway Baby you need to have some practical experience in arts performance; be that actor, comedian, writer, director or dancer. For instance, to really understand whether a show at the Edinburgh Fringe is good, it helps if you've been through it yourself. Appreciating the peculiar challenges of a festival and the audience expectations means you're ideally qualified to comment on whether it's worth the ticket price. The second most important quality of a Broadway Baby is the ability to write interesting and insightful copy about a show you'll probably only see once. And then be able to do that three or four times a day.

How to apply

Our application process has now moved online. This means applications to review in any of our categories are open year-round (although there is a cut-off each year for press accreditation for festivals, but you can still apply for next year while the current one is still in progress). Once we've received your application, one of our editors will review it and if you're successful will give you access to Thistle so you can set your availability. You'll also get access to our Google Drive shared folders which contain our reviewing guides - assembled knowledge of our editors over the years to give you important 'house style' guidelines and lots of great tips on how to write a better review.

What are you waiting for?

So, want to join us? Apply now!

Since you’re here…

… we have a small favour to ask. We don't want your money to support a hack's bar bill at Abattoir, but if you have a pound or two spare, we really encourage you to support a good cause. If this article has either helped you discover a gem or avoid a turkey, consider doing some good that will really make a difference.

You can donate to the charity of your choice, but if you're looking for inspiration, there are three charities we really like.

Mama Biashara
Kate Copstick’s charity, Mama Biashara, works with the poorest and most marginalised people in Kenya. They give grants to set up small, sustainable businesses that bring financial independence and security. That five quid you spend on a large glass of House White? They can save someone’s life with that. And the money for a pair of Air Jordans? Will take four women and their fifteen children away from a man who is raping them and into a new life with a moneymaking business for Mum and happiness for the kids.
Donate to Mama Biashara now

Theatre MAD
The Make A Difference Trust fights HIV & AIDS one stage at a time. Their UK and International grant-making strategy is based on five criteria that raise awareness, educate, and provide care and support for the most vulnerable in society. A host of fundraising events, including Bucket Collections, Late Night Cabarets, West End Eurovision, West End Bares and A West End Christmas continue to raise funds for projects both in the UK and Sub-Saharan Africa.
Donate to Theatre MAD now

Acting For Others
Acting for Others provides financial and emotional support to all theatre workers in times of need through the 14 member charities. During the COVID-19 crisis Acting for Others have raised over £1.7m to support theatre workers affected by the pandemic.
Donate to Acting For Others now