By Andy Propst on Jun 19, 2009 | In ATW News
It's weird. When I started AmericanTheaterWeb back in 1998, I really couldn't have imagined the journey that it and I have been on over the past 11 years. It's really remarkable not only how time flies, but also how much the 'net has changed since I sat down and thought "Gee the web needs a place where theater from around the country and in all of its forms needs to be celebrated."
And now, it's time for me to announce that the curtain will be coming down on ATW July 1 as I prepare to move on to a new position at TheaterMania.
At TheaterMania, you'll find that a lot of what you've come to expect from me will continue – I'll be aggregating news stories from various urban centers for the site's regional sections and I'll be working on original news items about productions and events outside of the New York metropolitan area. Additionally, I'll continue to review shows in NYC – from Broadway to off-off-Broadway.
I'll begin at TheaterMania on July 13. In between now and then, I'll be finishing a move – finally getting settled after the upheavals of the past year, and heading to Connecticut to the O'Neill to participate as a mentor at the National Critic's Institute for a few days. Rather than letting ATW slide quietly and sadly into the night while all of this happens, I've decided that the final day of news will be on June 30. In between now and then, you may notice some slowdowns because of personal obligations, but there will be news each morning until then, as you've come to expect.
Let me close by saying thank you to everyone for their extraordinary support of the site over the past 11 years. As I said at the top, the site and I have been on an amazing journey together, and I'm hoping that you'll join me in the next phase of my professional life by dropping by TheaterMania to get your daily fill of news from around the country.
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