The Playbill Broadway Yearbook: June 2010 to May 2011

Seventh Annual Edition

Series: Playbill Broadway Yearbook
Publisher: Playbill Books/Applause Books
Format: Hardcover
Editor: Robert Viagas

Many of the people who work on Broadway keep scrapbooks of their experiences: photos, signed posters, ticket stubs, and, of course the Playbills. Playbill Books, a division of the iconic 127-year-old company that designs the programs for every show on Broadway, has expanded this idea into an annual project that has become a Broadway institution: The Playbill Broadway Yearbook. Taking the form of a college yearbook, the seventh edition is packed with photos – more than 4,000 of them, many in color – and memorabilia from the entire 2010-2011 Broadway season, including headshots of all the actors, and photos of producers, writers, designers, stage managers, stagehands, musicians – even the ushers!

A new feature this year is plot summaries of each of the shows, as well as stats, Playbill covers, and inside stories that only Playbill can get. It includes chapters on nearly 80 Broadway shows – not just new shows such as Spider-man: Turn Off the Dark, Warhorse, The Book of Mormon, and Catch Me If You Can, but also the season's long-running ones, such as Billy Elliot, Mamma Mia! and Wicked. Also included is a wealth of photos from Broadway insider events, including “Gypsy of the Year,” “Broadway Bare,” and the annual Broadway League softball championship.

The authors have once again asked each production to supply a member of the cast or crew to serve as correspondent, to report on things that only those who worked backstage would know: opening night presents, embarrassing moments, memorable ad-libs, who got the Gypsy Robe, daily rituals, celebrity visits, favorite health tips and regimens, and so on. Correspondents range from dressers and stage doormen to stage managers, dancers, featured players, and, in some cases, the star of the show.

$39.99 (US)
Inventory #HL 00314865
ISBN: 9781557837837
UPC: 884088570026
Width: 8.25"
Length: 10.75"
480 pages

Reviews

“The Yearbook allows me and other fortunate theatre fans out there to enjoy the entire season of not only the wonderful Playbill cover art and 'billboard' credits page of each show to open on Broadway between June 2009 and May 2010, but many insiders treats not available elsewhere.” – Joe Stead, Chicago Stage Style

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