STOMP at the Orpheum Theatre (126 2nd Avenue, New York) started previews Off Broadway on February 18, 1994 with an opening night on February 27, 1994.
Produced by Columbia Artists Management Inc., Galin/Sandler, Harriet Newman Leve, Jennifer Manocherian, Dan Markley, Schuster/Maxwell, James D. Stern & Morton Wolkowitz
Directed by Luke Cresswell & Steve McNicholas; Lighting Designed by Steve McNicholas & Neil Tiplady; Production Managed by Pete Donno; Online Marketing by Toby Simkin; Press Representative: Boneau/Bryan-Brown
Starring Luke Cresswell, Nick Dwyer, Sarah Eddy, Sean Edwards, Theseus Gerard, Fraser Morrison, David Olrod, Carl Smith, Neil Tiplady and Fiona Wilkes
Won the 1994 Drama Desk Award for Unique Theatrical Experience
As Founder and CEO of Theatre.com and BuyBroadway.com. The pioneer in moving the Broadway industry onto the internet. Press branded me as “Toby is the man pushing theatre, kicking and screaming, into cyberspace.” What started in 1989 as a Broadway industry service called ShowCall via dialup BBS for members of the League of American Theatre Producers evolved onto the world wide web in 1993, and shortly after this, the vast majority of Broadway shows (starting with my production of Victor/Victoria) and theatrical organizations followed. Described by Variety Magazine as a “marketing powerhouse“, it was the single largest theatre community in the world with over 180,000 active members. From buying official Broadway tickets and souvenirs, providing detailed global show listings, interactive show study & educational guides, live streaming shows and events (including many Opening Nights), industry news from major theatre journalists, pictures and videos, games, messaging directly to Broadway cast’s backstage or even licensing a musical, theatre.com offered it all in a single, easy-to-use interface to theatregoers across North America and globally. The “Super site of Broadway” became a publicly traded company, prior to my re-branding it as Theatre.com at the Minskoff Theatre.