Founded in 1999, TheaterMania connects the theater and performing arts industry with a mass consumer audience, comprehensive listings, news, reviews, features, interviews, and video content covering live theater and the performing arts across the United States and in London. TM’s widely distributed email newsletters provide special offers to its subscribers. In addition to providing arts organizations with online marketing programs to drive ticket sales, TheaterMania’s proprietary ticketing system OvationTix is used throughout America by hundreds of performing arts organizations, museums, concerts, festivals, and events to process tickets sales, and manage fundraising and patron information. TheaterMania produces the Drama Desk Awards, New York’s theater awards honoring excellence in Broadway, Off and Off Off Broadway. In December 2012, TheaterMania acquired Whatsonstage.com, a leading digital theatre content and ticketing company based in the United Kingdom, from Time Out Group. The two companies share the mission of providing patrons with easy access to theater tickets and information through their respective websites, digital newsletters and apps.