For almost 30 years at the State Journal, I did previews of everything from high school shows to BoarsHead and Wharton; that changed in 2008, when the paper dropped all of its feature writers, including me. Some things did continue, including the Thespie awards, some local festival previews, my daily TV column and some of my TV features.
Alas, the paper recently trimmed again. The Thespies and the festival previews continue, but the TV column is gone and fewer of my TV stories are used. I told people they could find them on the website ... and they told me it was an awfully primitive site. It had been set up a decade ago, to fit my techno-skills, which are approximately zero.
That's when two nice and talented people, Pamela Weil and Matt Borghi, intervened. They set up the new look, complete with flash and color. It has the new version of the daily column (five daily best-bets), plus a weekly top-10 and individual stories (I still spend a month each year in Los Angeles with the Television Critics Association). All of those still go out to various papers, but there's also a news-and-comments section that's just for the website.
And yes, theater occasionally pops up. The “Fosse/Verdon” series (10 p.m. Tuesdays, FX) is very well-crafted; one of the best parts of the Gloria Estefan tribute (9 p.m. May 3 on WKAR) is the opening medley by the Broadway cast of “On Your Feet.”
Anyway, I can be reached at mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org and the website is at http://www.mikehughes.tv