Janice C. Simpson spent nearly three decades at Time magazine, serving in a variety of positions that included assistant managing editor, arts editor, and deputy chief of correspondents. Before joining Time, she was a staff reporter for The Wall Street Journal. She has also worked at Essence, Ebony Jr!, and Woman’s Day magazines and was a contributing editor to TheaterWeek magazine. She most recently served as contributing entertainment editor for W magazine.
She currently blogs twice a week about theater at the web site she created, Broadway & Me and is a contributor to and is a contributor to the online magazine Stages, the podcast This Week on Broadway, and the iBroadway phone app. She is a member of the Advisory Committee of the American Theatre Wing, which administers the Tony Awards, and a Tony voter as well as a member of the Outer Critics Circle and the Independent Theater Bloggers Association. She holds a B.A. in Liberal Arts from Sarah Lawrence College and was a Knight-Bagehot Fellow at the Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism, where she also served as a member of the editorial board of The Columbia Journalism Review.