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PLAYBILL Covers of the 2013-2014 Season
Posted by loliveve 2013-06-15 00:49:05


Here's the first I've seen...

First Date:

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Posted by loliveve 2013-06-15 00:51:04


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Posted by WiCkEDrOcKS 2013-06-15 00:52:26


Ew and ew.

Here's hoping for a bit more creativity with the rest of this season's Playbill covers...

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Posted by bwayphreak234 2013-06-15 01:47:20


Ugh another Beatles tribute. Rain was just a couple years ago. They're all the same.

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Posted by Andre4 2013-06-15 09:00:53


Yes, and let's not have the "artists" who did the Seminar and The Assembled Parties" Playbills do more Playbills. :)

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Posted by loliveve 2013-06-18 22:21:04


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Posted by bwayphreak234 2013-06-19 01:54:30


yawn.

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Posted by bdn223 2013-06-19 17:20:48


Seminar's playbill cover/logo was pretty ingenious in my opinion. A play about a writing seminar's title being made up of adjectives to describe a piece of work, it is one of the most clever logos in recent years.

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Posted by loliveve 2013-06-25 09:21:55




I like that so far this season, the Playbills are all in color!

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Posted by Andre4 2013-06-25 20:54:11


That is indeed a good point. I think I would have like a combination of the logo with the face shots / group shot of the aftors that ended up being the poster. The same applied for me to The Assembled Parties. But then I like to frame Playbills from plays that I liked so more graphical Playbills make for a better wall decoration. :)

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Posted by loliveve 2013-07-23 00:47:39


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Posted by bwayphreak234 2013-07-23 01:18:09


^ LOVE IT.

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Posted by aasjb4ever 2013-07-23 01:40:50


The strange way their bodies are contorted immediately brings a heart shape to mind, even though it isn't technically a heart shape. I guess they were going for the sexy "blending into the sheets" thing? I'm tired.

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Posted by loliveve 2013-08-23 14:46:46


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Posted by bwayphreak234 2013-08-23 17:44:12


I LOVE the simplicity of The Glass Menagerie's art.

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Posted by Yero my Hero 2013-09-09 20:21:20


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Posted by OperaBwayLover 2013-09-09 22:00:17


Out of all the covers posted so far, my favorites are Romeo and Juliet, A Night with Janis Joplin, and Soul Doctor.

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Posted by loliveve 2013-09-27 10:53:11


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Posted by loliveve 2013-09-27 10:54:50


Thumbprint of SNOW GEESE (when I find the larger one, I'll post it):

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Posted by WayTooBroadway 2013-09-27 12:29:57



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Posted by PositivelyEmerald 2013-10-01 01:45:30


Wicked's special 10th anniversary Playbill.



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Posted by loliveve 2013-10-01 21:16:25


I don't think it's really that bright neon. I think this is a more accurate representation, given the colors of the 5th anniversary Playbill:

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Posted by CATSNYrevival 2013-10-01 22:48:24


That looks pretty cool.

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Posted by loliveve 2013-10-03 16:12:20


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Posted by loliveve 2013-10-16 18:47:03


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Posted by bwayphreak234 2013-10-16 19:07:30


Hmm I kind of like that.

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Posted by Marcellus2 2013-10-30 00:36:58


I like the Macbeth one, but it may be because it looks so much like a poster for American Horror Story. Same font and everything.

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Posted by Andre4 2013-10-30 06:03:34


Random side-note: it seems that this year, relative to last, there are many more colored Playbills or am I just imagining that? If that is true, is that more a random occurrence or a reflection of the fact that, say, this year there seems to be more producing-money available for many shows? I like it either way!

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Posted by loliveve 2013-11-02 11:30:37


^ There ARE more colored Playbills! I don't know why either, but I like it too

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Posted by loliveve 2013-11-02 11:31:42


Wicked has changed its Playbill cover after the 10th Anniversary:

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Posted by bstoll1 2013-11-02 17:15:06


Do you know where I can get a colored copy of the Soul Doctor Playbill? I have a black & white one, but would really like the colored one to display in my collection. Thanks.

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Posted by showchoirguy 2013-11-05 10:22:01


I just saw this one!

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Posted by WiCkEDrOcKS 2013-11-05 13:34:30


That BEAUTIFUL artwork/font looks straight out of clip art.

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Posted by loliveve 2013-12-05 01:15:03


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Posted by PlayItAgain 2013-12-05 05:08:08


^ wow a roundabout playbill I actually really like.

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Posted by Younger Brother 2013-12-19 14:04:56


The Bridges playbill looks like one of those photobooth pictures with a frame. Not crazy about it.

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Posted by AntV 2013-12-22 08:49:46


A new playbill cover for Gentleman's Guide. I wonder why the change. I don't like it much, but I don't like any playbills with actors on them. At least the change wasn't to black and white.

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Posted by Smaxie 2014-01-09 17:55:57


The Rocky cover reminded me of this little number...

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Posted by jeffmiele 2014-01-09 18:01:17


The Rocky artwork is so nice, I'm upset they went for this cover design

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Posted by promisespromises2 2014-01-09 18:28:41


I'm I allowed to say how pissed I am about the Bridges one? Why couldn't they chose the photograph that is constantly talked about it in the book!? How gorgeous would that have been with Kelli O'Hara?!

Ok, I'm not really that upset, but I still think that it would have been a better choice. It looks like some cheesy Nicholas Sparks thing as it is now.

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Posted by loliveve 2014-01-09 21:57:30


jeffmiele- I agree! The cover for Rocky is very disappointing.

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Posted by bwayphreak234 2014-01-09 22:19:49


Bridges of Madison County looks like an ad for a Lifetime movie.

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Posted by tmbyru 2014-01-10 11:25:12


The Rocky cover is ugly. the artwork is great and they do something so plain. Ugh. That won't look good on my wall.

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Posted by ryandl15 2014-01-10 11:33:58


I love the Aladdin artwork!!

I, too, am disappointed with the Rocky cover.

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Posted by Chester Prince2 2014-01-29 22:21:15


Yea.. If/Then isn't my favorite, but it's better than just the title under black. At least they took a chance with it. Maybe it will change come opening.

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Posted by Smaxie 2014-02-11 18:23:26


You want to see atrocious? I'll show you atrocious.







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Posted by CATSNYrevival 2014-02-11 18:38:31


I like the colors they're using for the artwork for the Les Miz revival. They're very similar to the colors used in a lot of the projections in the show so it seems more fitting than the usual blue and red.

Also, I think the Rocky producers are just saving their pennies and starting out in black and white instead of staring out in color and then switching to black and white as most shows do. That's why the cover is so plain.

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Posted by GreasedLightning 2014-02-19 13:55:47


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Posted by GreasedLightning 2014-02-19 13:56:12


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Posted by GreasedLightning 2014-02-19 13:56:55


So glad to see all these colorful Playbills for the Spring!

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Posted by BroadwayGuy12 2014-02-27 02:28:37


ACT ONE's artwork is absolutely stunning.

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Posted by TheatreKid3 2014-02-27 12:06:23


I think BULLETS' cover would have looked better with the color logo centered on a solid black background.

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Posted by Rainbowhigh23 2014-02-27 12:11:30


The Playbill for the "The Realistic Jones" is so pretty - I like to think the squirrel is just sleeping though he's most likely dead.

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Posted by CoreyRyan3 2014-02-27 15:48:50


Wow, the Act One artwork IS amazing. And I love the Bullets playbill.

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Posted by Emma White 2014-02-27 16:21:19


The Act One playbill reminds me so much of the Light in the Piazza playbill.

(edited because I don't know how to post pictures apparently?)





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Posted by NewSynchopation 2014-02-27 17:41:48


LCT has all of their playbills in the same style.

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Posted by Emma White 2014-02-27 19:46:30


Oh, I didn't know that! I think they're gorgeous.

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Posted by loliveve 2014-02-28 15:36:59


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Posted by mjohnson2 2014-02-28 15:44:49


Is that any different from the 1998 one?

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Posted by loliveve 2014-02-28 15:48:04


Not much- the title is above the image rather than below it.

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Posted by mikem 2014-03-01 00:41:58


James MacMullen has created more than 40 posters for Lincoln Center Theater. (He does a lot of theirs, but not all of them -- Women on the Verge and War Horse being recent examples of other poster creators.) If you're a McMullan fan, there is a nice selection of them at the Triton Gallery website under "collections and collectibles," and there are also 2 books collecting his posters.

I really like his work for Light in the Piazza.

I am a little disappointed that the Cabaret Playbill is essentially a copy of the 1998 version. I guess that's not a surprise given that this production is a duplicate of the last one, but I was hoping for some different artwork.

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Posted by TotallyEffed 2014-03-02 10:18:41


I've always wondered- who is that a photograph of in the Cabaret revival art?

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Posted by wdwfreak 2014-03-02 11:58:02


New Kinky Boots Playbill for March

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Posted by ethan231h 2014-03-04 21:02:13


is it just me are most if not all of the roundabout theatre company playbill's black & White

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Posted by loliveve 2014-03-04 21:16:34


^ No, they are. Roundabout doesn't pay for the color covers.

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Posted by ethan231h 2014-03-04 21:45:25


but they did pay for the bye bye birdie revival but then it turned B&W

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Posted by mjohnson2 2014-03-04 22:35:20


shhh. let's forget that ever happened.

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Posted by mikem 2014-03-14 07:40:52


I guess Roundabout is going the Public Theater route and using the same typeface for every show. I believe that is new over the past year. I hope they change it back. I've always found it interesting what the title logo ends up being.

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Posted by GreasedLightning 2014-03-15 11:52:00


Black and white to convey a time period, as people were calling it for the Bonnie and Clyde Playbill, was a bogus excuse (and I loved that show!) But as gorgeous as the color artwork is for Lady Day… this playbill actually works well in black and white and I love it.

I'm also really surprised that they are going with that artwork for Inishmaan. I really, really thought that was just a placeholder artwork for the website/ads until they got closer to opening. It's kind of boring, then again they could just be going for simplicity/selling Radcliffe.

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Posted by VotePeron 2014-03-21 00:17:06


BRIDGES is getting a new playbill, and I personally think its GORGEOUS!

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Posted by themonkeybananaking 2014-03-24 09:46:18


Rebranding! Rebranding! Rebranding!
I personally love the new playbill design!

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Posted by jacobsnchz14 2014-03-24 10:06:19


To quote a song from your avatar THEMONKEYBANANAKING, "it is so much better!"

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Posted by WayTooBroadway 2014-03-25 10:52:37


Last one of the season:



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Posted by NewSynchopation 2014-03-25 11:28:24


^ Eh. Kinda boring for a show about men in drag.

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Posted by aasjb4ever 2014-03-25 13:10:00


I mean it’s certainly not unfounded at MTC in recent years

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Posted by Blackbird3 2014-04-27 13:08:11


Mothers & Sons is getting a color playbill. Interesting that it went from black and white to color. Isn't it usually the other way around?

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Posted by mjohnson2 2014-04-27 13:21:54


Not only a color one, but an UGLY color one. The old one was so nice too.

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Posted by GreasedLightning 2014-07-09 19:09:42


A post-Tony makeover, perhaps.

Also… Bullets and Les MIs are going B/W for July… in case anyone cares as much as I do, hah!

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Posted by VotePeron 2014-08-05 17:05:42


ugh. really?

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Posted by maxkko 2014-08-05 18:42:04


I'm not fond of it. I was hoping for them to use the poster of Andrew as the cover.