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PLAYBILL Covers of the 2011-2012 Season

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WayTooBroadway
Leading Actor
joined:1/11/10

SPIDER-MAN: TURN OFF THE DARK
Foxwoods Theatre


MASTER CLASS
Samuel J. Friedman Theatre


HAIR: THE AMERICAN TRIBAL LOVE-ROCK MUSICAL
St. James Theatre
"When the audience comes in, it changes the temperature of what you've written." -Stephen Sondheim
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ACL2006
Broadway Legend
joined:2/11/06
will the Hair playbill definitly be in black & white.
A Chorus Line played its final Broadway performance on August 17, 2008. The tour played its final performance on August 21, 2011. A new non-equity tour started in October 2012 played its final performance on March 23, 2013.
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The Guilty One2
Swing
joined:6/16/11
I hope it is in color! It looks "ok" in Black & White. But I prefer color.
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jacobsnchz14
Broadway Legend
joined:12/13/06

FOLLIES
Marquis Theatre
LegallyBroadway2
Broadway Star
joined:8/19/10
Love the new spider-man playbill design
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aasjb4ever
Broadway Legend
joined:3/29/09
I have a KenCen FOLLIES window card in my room and I'm still not 100% on the artwork. I was hoping they'd change it for Broadway, but I guess not.
What a colossal piece of crap! It'll probably run for years.
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BlackCabbiTabbi
Stand-by
joined:5/9/09
does anyone know if the spider man playbills are in color?
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quizking101
Broadway Legend
joined:12/25/09
When I was in the city last (July 6th), the SPIDER MAN Playbills were reverted to B&W (I saw a little boy with one in hand at Chevy's).

CATCH ME also went B&W at the same time.
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WayTooBroadway
Leading Actor
joined:1/11/10

MAN AND BOY
American Airlines Theatre
"When the audience comes in, it changes the temperature of what you've written." -Stephen Sondheim
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staunchcharacter
Stand-by
joined:11/25/10
Out of curiosity, ho long does it usually take for a show to switch to B&W??
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SondheimFan5
Broadway Legend
joined:6/20/10
I saw Young Frankenstein about 6 months into the run nd it was b&w then. Roundabout always does b&w.

Also - this has probably been asked before - but when I saw Mary Poppins (in its last week of previews on Broadway) it was a "Showbill" --- what's the difference??
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WayTooBroadway
Leading Actor
joined:1/11/10
http://www.playbill.com/features/article/112023-ASK-PLAYBILLCOM-Playbill-and-Showbill

"Why not just call it a Playbill? Well, Playbill does not want its advertisers showing up to Mary Poppins and rifling through the program, confused as to why their ad is not there. They use the Showbill brand to signify that the mix of advertisers is different."

http://www.playbill.com/features/article/112230-ASK-PLAYBILLCOM-Theatre-Size-Equity-Archives-and-Playbill-Covers

"According to Playbill Magazine Publisher and President Philip Birsh, Playbill gives the shows the choice, and they can have color if they pay for it. The black-and-white covers are provided free of charge."

Read between the lines.
"When the audience comes in, it changes the temperature of what you've written." -Stephen Sondheim
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WayTooBroadway
Leading Actor
joined:1/11/10
http://www.playbill.com/features/article/112023-ASK-PLAYBILLCOM-Playbill-and-Showbill

"Why not just call it a Playbill? Well, Playbill does not want its advertisers showing up to Mary Poppins and rifling through the program, confused as to why their ad is not there. They use the Showbill brand to signify that the mix of advertisers is different."

http://www.playbill.com/features/article/112230-ASK-PLAYBILLCOM-Theatre-Size-Equity-Archives-and-Playbill-Covers

"According to Playbill Magazine Publisher and President Philip Birsh, Playbill gives the shows the choice, and they can have color if they pay for it. The black-and-white covers are provided free of charge."

Read between the lines.
"When the audience comes in, it changes the temperature of what you've written." -Stephen Sondheim
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winston89
Broadway Legend
joined:6/18/06
Another difference between a Showbill and a Playbill is also content. For example, Playbills have theatre related articles and is a magazine that gets updated issues out to the theatres every so often. Showbills like the ones used for Poppins have articles that are specific to the show itself. In other words, all the articles in the Poppins Showbill are just on Poppins itself and its creation and things of that nature rather then articles about other shows on Broadway.
"If you try to shag my husband while I am still alive, I will shove the art of motorcycle maintenance up your rancid little Cu**. That's a good dear" Tom Stoppard's Rock N Roll
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Yero my Hero
Broadway Legend
joined:3/27/05

OTHER DESERT CITIES
Booth Theatre


THE MOUNTAINTOP
Bernard B. Jacobs Theatre


RELATIVELY SPEAKING
Brooks Atkinson Theatre
Nothing matters but knowing nothing matters. ~ Wicked
Everything in life is only for now. ~ Avenue Q
There is no future, there is no past. I live this moment as my last. ~ Rent

"He's a tramp, but I love him."
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Yero my Hero
Broadway Legend
joined:3/27/05

CHINGLISH
Longacre Theatre



GODSPELL
Circle in the Square Theatre
Nothing matters but knowing nothing matters. ~ Wicked
Everything in life is only for now. ~ Avenue Q
There is no future, there is no past. I live this moment as my last. ~ Rent

"He's a tramp, but I love him."
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Yero my Hero
Broadway Legend
joined:3/27/05

VENUS IN FUR
Samuel J. Friedman Theatre
Nothing matters but knowing nothing matters. ~ Wicked
Everything in life is only for now. ~ Avenue Q
There is no future, there is no past. I live this moment as my last. ~ Rent

"He's a tramp, but I love him."
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Elke
Broadway Star
joined:6/8/03
Why would they use the old Venus In Fur artwork? I agree the new one is badly edited, but using the old artwork instead makes no sense
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WiCkEDrOcKS
Broadway Legend
joined:6/13/04
...Why is Wes Bentley on the Broadway Playbill cover?
Current Avatar: Tony-winner Idina Menzel, delivering a sucker-punch of an 11:00 number, "Always Starting Over," in IF/THEN.
thismyshow
Broadway Star
joined:2/21/11
^ because thats not the real playbill.... duh......
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Yero my Hero
Broadway Legend
joined:3/27/05
Tell that to the folks at Playbill.com. They are the ones who put it online as the Broadway Playbill cover. I just linked it. You can look at the source in the Image Info. Or just go here: http://www.playbill.com/events/event_detail/22593-Venus-in-Fur-at-Samuel-J-Friedman-Theatre
Nothing matters but knowing nothing matters. ~ Wicked
Everything in life is only for now. ~ Avenue Q
There is no future, there is no past. I live this moment as my last. ~ Rent

"He's a tramp, but I love him."
Updated On: 10/2/11 at 07:11 PM
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Yero my Hero
Broadway Legend
joined:3/27/05
Some new Playbill covers posted today.


BONNIE & CLYDE
Gerald Schoenfeld Theatre



AN EVENING WITH PATTI LUPONE AND MANDY PATINKIN
Ethel Barrymore Theatre



HUGH JACKMAN, BACK ON BROADWAY
Broadhurst Theatre



LYSISTRATA JONES
Walter Kerr Theatre



ON A CLEAR DAY YOU CAN SEE FOREVER
St. James Theatre



PRIVATE LIVES
Music Box Theatre



SEMINAR
John Golden Theatre


And I guess the other cover was just a placeholder, because Playbill.com now shows this one:
Nothing matters but knowing nothing matters. ~ Wicked
Everything in life is only for now. ~ Avenue Q
There is no future, there is no past. I live this moment as my last. ~ Rent

"He's a tramp, but I love him."
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WayTooBroadway
Leading Actor
joined:1/11/10

STICK FLY
Cort Theatre


SISTER ACT (as of November 2011)
Broadway Theatre


MEMPHIS (as of October 2011)
Shubert Theatre
"When the audience comes in, it changes the temperature of what you've written." -Stephen Sondheim
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Elke
Broadway Star
joined:6/8/03
Bonnie & Clyde has such gorgeous artwork, are they seriously using B&W Playbills from the start of the run? Such a pity!

Same for Hugh Jackman... gorgeous artwork there too.
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quizking101
Broadway Legend
joined:12/25/09
Alot of shows are starting off with B&W or switching rather quickly nowadays...Maybe Color Playbills are simply too much of a luxury for productions.
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Yero my Hero
Broadway Legend
joined:3/27/05

THE GERSWHINS' PORGY AND BESS
Richard Rodgers Theatre
Nothing matters but knowing nothing matters. ~ Wicked
Everything in life is only for now. ~ Avenue Q
There is no future, there is no past. I live this moment as my last. ~ Rent

"He's a tramp, but I love him."

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