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Read for The New York Times Critic Watch



You read reviews anyway, why not strengthen American Theatre while you're at it? The New York Times Critic Watch survey at nytcriticwatch.com takes 5 minutes and adds your voice to the building pool of curious folks who want understand:  

  • What kind of power prominent reviews have over new plays?
  • What tonal and contextual patterns emerge with most reviews?
  • What kind of show reviewed in what month gets the "best" reviews?


Take a read, help us out, make theatre stronger.


We think that this community-fueled project will give us data to challenge or confirm our experiences and ideas about the interaction between critics and theatre-makers. Take a read, help us out, make theatre stronger. Follow us on Twitter @NYTCriticWatch and tag #NewPlay to participate in the discussion.

Thoughts from the curator

A reader-fueled experiment attempting to chart the NYT's effect on American theatre.

New York Times Critic Watch Project


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