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James Sims
Works at Center Theatre Group
Attended Columbia University's Graduate School of Journalism
Lives in Los Angeles
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Had the chance to interview #BarryManilow  and Bruce Sussman ahead of opening night for their new musical #Harmony  at +Center Theatre Group's #AhmansonTheatre . 
I recently filmed and edited the opening night coverage of Barry Manilow and Bruce Sussman's
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My latest video for +Center Theatre Group: Mamet and Pinter and Beckett, oh my.
 
What do Pinter, Mamet and Quentin Tarantino have in common? Beckett! #illgoon   #samuelbeckett  
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What better way to celebrate the world premiere of a new rock musical than by creating a music video? #BlackSuitsMusical  +Center Theatre Group 
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Hi +Linda Sherman. Yes, I'm using #SproutSocial  at +Center Theatre Group. I had previously been using it at +Lincoln Center. I find it quite useful in a non-profit setting.
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New video from +Center Theatre Group on Hollywood's reaction to The #ScottsboroBoys .
 
Angela Bassett, Paula Abdul, Dawnn Lewis and more discuss the importance of #ScottsboroBoys , a bold and thrilling new musical, performing at the Ahmanson Theatre through June 30. 
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My latest video work for +Center Theatre Group. Director David Hyde Pierce and playwright Christopher Durang discuss their play "Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike."  #marktaperforum   #vanyasonia   #broadway  
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The future of arts journalism? "In the new media landscape, everyone is a content provider, and thus everyone is in competition."
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Getting ready to present this morning at the National Arts Marketing Project Conference. I'll be talking about +Center Theatre Group's Facebook tactics. #NAMPC   #FBMarketing  
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Frustrated by the slow pace of app development on Broadway, I've written a new blog post: Broadway Needs a Swift Kick in the App. #ArtsTech
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Two years ago today, Jenny and I got married. Happy to be celebrating on the day of the #DOMA ruling!
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Digital Journalist and Arts Marketer
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  • Center Theatre Group
    Marketing Creative Manager, 2013 - present
  • The Huffington Post
    Featured Blogger, 2009 - 2013
  • Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts
    Digital Content Editor, 2011 - 2013
  • BroadwayWorld.com
    Senior Editor, 2011
  • American Museum of Natural History
    Senior New Media Specialist, 2011
  • Nederlander Producing Company of America
    Digital Media Consultant, 2011
  • The Hollywood Reporter
    Features Writer
  • Entertainment Tonight
    Production Assistant
  • KHTS
    On-Air Host
  • KLLY
    On-Air Host
  • American Forces Network
    Broadcast Journalist
  • Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts
    Blogger-in-Residence
  • Fancast
    Writer
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James Sims is the Marketing Creative Manager at Center Theatre Group in Los Angeles, CA.
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James Sims is the Marketing Creative Manager at Center Theatre Group in Los Angeles, managing social media, digital advertising, content creation and email marketing. Originally from L.A., he spent the last five years working in NYC, where he moved for graduate school at Columbia University. In NYC, he worked for the American Museum of Natural History—he was honored with a Webby Award in 2012—and Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts, managing social media and digital content. Always focused on the arts, he also works as a featured theatre writer for The Hollywood Reporter, BroadwayWorld.com, The Huffington Post and TheWrap.com. Prior to working in the arts, James served in the U.S. Air Force as a radio and television reporter for American Forces Network.

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Beat out Google for a Webby Award.
Education
  • Columbia University's Graduate School of Journalism
    M.S. Digital Journalism, 2009
  • California State University, Northridge
    B.A. Broadcast Journalism
  • Saugus High
  • Defense Information School
    Broadcast Journalism
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James Sims | Opening Night of “Harmony” at the Ahmanson Theatre
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No Man's Land & Waiting For Godot
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The future of arts journalism?
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About a week before Christmas, the Chicago Symphony Orchestra put out a press release announcing the launch of a new "online multimedia maga

James Sims | Broadway Needs a Swift Kick in the App
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It's time for arts-related mobile apps to get micro, right down to the seat you're sitting in, and extend the storytelling experience throug

Monkey: Journey to the West
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A celebrated rock odyssey by the creators of Gorillaz makes its way to Lincoln Center.

Adding Music to Movies by Way of the Stage: Sleepless in Seattle to Kink...
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Glancing at the shows nominated for Best Musical for this year's Tony Awards, it is easy to mistake the list as being a Hollywood box office

Are Ballerinas Dog or Cat People? Instagram and the New York City Ballet
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George Balanchine once said, "See the music, hear the dance." Perhaps Balanchine's successor, Peter Martins, can add, "See the music, hear t

Review: Bette Midler is Infectious in Broadway's 'I'll Eat You Last: A C...
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There is a moment in Broadway's "I'll Eat You Last: A Chat with Sue Mengers," as the one-time Hollywood agent extraordinaire is perched on h

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6 Seconds on Broadway: How Vine Could Revolutionize Theater Promotion
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Co-authored by Daniel Vahab. Just three short months ago, Twitter launched a new social video-sharing site Vine, a mobile application that a

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Theater in New York: Superfans’ tweets
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Through Twitter and crazy devotion, they’re the stage-door johnnies of the 21st century.

Rudin’s $9.1 Million ‘Mormon’ Said to Pay Back 30% to Investors Since Open
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With hopeful pilgrims camping out daily on West 49th Street for standing-room tickets to “The Book of Mormon,” Broadway’s biggest hit in yea

Broadway Means Big Business Across America | Broadway Direct
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Broadway means big business for the city of New York, as this past season brought in nearly $10 billion for the local economy, grossing upwa

The Globe's Shakespeare, Coming to a Movie Theater Near You ...
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Summer is underway, and that means it's time for Shakespeare. What's a warm June or July without a production of a Shakespearian cla