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PLAYBILL Covers of the 2018-2019 Season#126
Posted: 3/11/19 at 2:08pm

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YES. YES. YES. Other shows take note, THIS is a playbill cover. Use the artwork!!! 

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PLAYBILL Covers of the 2018-2019 Season#127
Posted: 3/13/19 at 7:55am

The KING LEAR Playbill cover is just awful.

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PLAYBILL Covers of the 2018-2019 Season#128
Posted: 3/13/19 at 1:06pm
King Lear’s playbill makes it look like a happy go-lucky romp, lol
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PLAYBILL Covers of the 2018-2019 Season#129
Posted: 3/16/19 at 10:38pm

PLAYBILL Covers of the 2018-2019 Season

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PLAYBILL Covers of the 2018-2019 Season#130
Posted: 3/17/19 at 6:25am
^ ^ ^ Another NO from me. Just looks cheap and hurried, like they didn’t have any better ideas or put any thought into it.
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PLAYBILL Covers of the 2018-2019 Season#131
Posted: 3/17/19 at 7:42am
Are these rehearsal playbills seriously becoming a thing? Or just a Scott Rudin thing? Either way, don't care for them. This may be my favorite out of them, but I'd really prefer a production photo or artwork.
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PLAYBILL Covers of the 2018-2019 Season#132
Posted: 3/17/19 at 8:06am

Mike Barrett said: "Are these rehearsal playbills seriously becoming a thing? Or just a Scott Rudin thing? Either way, don't care for them. This may be my favorite out of them, but I'd really prefer a production photo or artwork. "

 
As expensive as it would be to produce, a Playbill detailing a large variety of the campaign badges shown in the marquee, or that of a miniaturized marquee itself with the shape of the star, would have been wonderful

 

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PLAYBILL Covers of the 2018-2019 Season#133
Posted: 3/28/19 at 7:03pm

By tomorrow night, both Tootsie and Beetlejuice will have started previews. Does anyone have the HD Playbill covers?

Santino posted the Tootsie Playbill on his Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/p/Bvj4ZHLj6ya/

As far as Tootsie goes, it reminds me of the Amelie playbill. I think that is a really pretty color red, but it's definitely a bit too bland for my taste. I wish they used his character headshot they've been using in a majority of the promotional materials for the show.

It's weird how minimalist all the marketing artwork has been for this. It's really contemporary in a not necessarily good way. It's just a bit weird IMO.

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PLAYBILL Covers of the 2018-2019 Season#134
Posted: 3/28/19 at 7:45pm
I don't like the Toosite playbill. With all the edits they did with the logo, why wouldn't they just put it on the cover (white text with black background and lipstick dot). They would be so much more iconic.
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PLAYBILL Covers of the 2018-2019 Season#135
Posted: 3/28/19 at 7:48pm
I love the artwork of Santino shaving in drag. I'm kind of disappointed that they didn't put that on the playbill.
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PLAYBILL Covers of the 2018-2019 Season#136
Posted: 3/28/19 at 7:50pm

GeorgeandDot said: "I love the artwork of Santino shaving in drag. I'm kind of disappointed that they didn't put that on the playbill."

I would've loved that as well! That's such a dymanic image. Imagine it changing with every leading actor who takes over that role.. That would've been so cute. 
 

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PLAYBILL Covers of the 2018-2019 Season#137
Posted: 3/28/19 at 7:54pm
Also, I heard there's a new King Lear playbill that's a bit more appropriate to the show.
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PLAYBILL Covers of the 2018-2019 Season#138
Posted: 3/28/19 at 7:56pm
A definitive NO from me on the TOOTSIE Playbill. Reminds me too much of the HELLO, DOLLY! red. They could have used the imagery from the Chicago run or anything else but that. A 5th Grader could’ve done better.
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PLAYBILL Covers of the 2018-2019 Season#139
Posted: 3/28/19 at 8:27pm

dmwnc1959 said: "A definitive NO from me on the TOOTSIE Playbill. Reminds me too much of the HELLO, DOLLY! red. They could have used the imagery from the Chicago run or anything else but that. A 5th Grader could’ve done better. "

It does look like Hello Dolly!!!! 

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PLAYBILL Covers of the 2018-2019 Season#140
Posted: 3/28/19 at 8:31pm

Credit to @bwayemm on Twitter for this BEETLEJUICE Playbill photo:

https://twitter.com/bwayemm/status/1111418604816228353/photo/1

I think I liked DC better. The suit & tie artwork was really cute and gave it a bit more "flair" than just stripes, but it seems as though they've phased that artwork out of all their recent Broadway marketing. I also don't like the extra yellow-space at the top of the Playbill, though I totally see what they were going for. That's just me being picky though, I'm sure lots of thought went into that and it's a pretty cute idea.

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PLAYBILL Covers of the 2018-2019 Season#141
Posted: 3/28/19 at 8:31pm

DOUBLE POST

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PLAYBILL Covers of the 2018-2019 Season#142
Posted: 3/28/19 at 9:13pm
It’s annoying that there’s not three beetles on the cover.
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PLAYBILL Covers of the 2018-2019 Season#143
Posted: 3/28/19 at 9:22pm

Another one (Tootsie and now Beetlejuice) where the out of town Playbill was better. However, a tad tighter at the top and a third beetle and that would’ve been much better. Still prefer the suit on the front. :)

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PLAYBILL Covers of the 2018-2019 Season#144
Posted: 3/29/19 at 1:55pm

Sara and Gavin in Waitress is incredibly charming. I can't wait to see Shoshana and Jeremy. One day I will probably end up buying a lot of all the Waitress Playbills (for the casts I haven't seen in person, I mean). They generally do a great job and I love that they do a special Playbill for the new cast additions. 

Kiss Me Kate is disappointing. It's like Roundabout forgets they do B&W Playbills when designing the art sometimes. 

Ain't Too Proud is barely trying. I guess it's okay if you get a kick out of fonts.

I get that Oklahoma! is going for something different but the art is very dull. The slight scuffing is barely going to register. 

Burn/This is a great glamour shot.

Hadestown is not my favorite image (it reminds me too much of lazy book covers of the school of headless woman and pair of shoes) but I think it's doing what Oklahoma! is trying to do but much better. It's minimal while still making an impression.

Gary is definitely a choice. 

I like Hillary and Clinton as a rehearsal shot. At least there's some emotion.

Tootsie has to be a placeholder, right? I guess it makes it easier to read signatures if they anticipate this show being big with the stage door crowd. (The only positive I can think of.)

Beetlejuice is fine. Not unexpected.

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PLAYBILL Covers of the 2018-2019 Season#145
Posted: 3/29/19 at 10:51pm
No excuses can be made for that Tootsie playbill design. That is horrific, and such a waste - who is doing marketing for this show?
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PLAYBILL Covers of the 2018-2019 Season#146
Posted: 3/29/19 at 11:04pm

VotePeron said: "No excuses can be made for that Tootsie playbill design. That is horrific, and such a waste - who is doing marketing for this show?"

 

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PLAYBILL Covers of the 2018-2019 Season#147
Posted: 3/29/19 at 11:12pm

Robbie2 said: "VotePeron said: "No excuses can be made for that Tootsie playbill design. That is horrific, and such a waste - who is doing marketing for this show?"



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AKA was let go from the project a few months ago. 

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PLAYBILL Covers of the 2018-2019 Season#148
Posted: 3/29/19 at 11:17pm

GreasedLightning said: "Robbie2 said: "VotePeron said: "No excuses can be made for that Tootsie playbill design. That is horrific, and such a waste - who is doing marketing for this show?"



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AKA was let go from the projecta few months ago.
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Yup ~ SpotCo now is handling marketing for Tootsie

https://www.spotnyc.com/our-clients/

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PLAYBILL Covers of the 2018-2019 Season#149
Posted: 3/30/19 at 4:06am

Robbie2 said: "Yup ~ SpotCo now is handling marketing for  Tootsie"

Good. I hope they can fix it. Or is the removal of the lipstick smudge their only contribution?

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PLAYBILL Covers of the 2018-2019 Season#150
Posted: 3/30/19 at 9:13am

Well King Lear got an update

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