The Playbill Broadway Yearbook by Robert Viagas
June 1, 2004 - May 31, 2005

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(Playbill Broadway Yearbook). 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 111-year-old company that designs the programs for every show on Broadway, has expanded this idea into a new project that it hopes will become a Broadway institution: The Playbill Broadway Yearbook . It takes the form of a high school or college yearbook, packed with photos and memorabilia from the entire 2004-2005 season. This inaugural edition will include chapters on every show that ran during the season not just the new shows, but the long-running ones from seasons past as well. In addition to all the headshots of all the actors who appeared in Playbill, the book will have photos of producers, writers, designers, stage managers, stagehands and musicians. The goal is to include as many of the faces that worked on Broadway and who made themselves available. Correspondents range from dressers and stage doormen to stage managers, dancers, featured players, and, in some cases, the star of the show.
 

About Robert Viagas

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Robert Viagas founded and managed Playbill.com, Theatre.com and Broadway Television Network, and is the editor of Playbill Books. He is the author or editor of fourteen books and lives in New York City.
 
Published August 1, 2005 by Playbill Books. 432 pages
Genres: Education & Reference, Humor & Entertainment, Arts & Photography. Non-fiction

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Playbill publisher Philip Birsh decided he would create "a yearbook, like a high school yearbook," which would include photos of every person working on a Broadway show in a given year.

Oct 24 2005 | Read Full Review of The Playbill Broadway Yearboo...

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In these sections you can learn, among other things, that Tyra Banks attended Billy Elliott and performed an African dance for the ballet girls, Javier Muñoz (Usnavi from In the Heights) once signed the bald head of a teenager who came to the stage door, Lorin Latarro got the Gypsy Robe for Guys ...

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