Courtesy of the vital showbiz info site, Playbill.com, this week's Swag Tuesday prize is a hardback copy of the Playbill Broadway Yearbook 2006-2007, a fantastic compendium of everything Broadway from the last 12 months. Playbill.com sent me a copy last week and it's like an encyclopedia, over 500 pages.
Many people who work on Broadway keep scrapbooks of their experiences, with photos, signed posters, ticket stubs, and of course Playbills. Playbill Books has expanded this idea into an annual project that is becoming a Broadway institution: The Playbill Broadway Yearbook. Taking the form of a school yearbook, the third edition is packed with photos and memorabilia from the 2006-2007 Broadway season.Enter to win your copy of the Playbill Broadway Yearbook 2006-2007 by commenting on this post. Only your first comment counts and please remember to include your email. Publicists: if you'd like to take part in Swag Tuesday on JMG, please email me.
The new edition includes chapters on all 67 Broadway shows that ran during the season - new shows like Curtains and Spring Awakening as well as long-running ones like Wicked. In addition to headshots of all the actors who appeared in Playbill, the book has photos of producers, writers, designers, stage managers, stagehands, musicians - even ushers. The Playbill Broadway Yearbook also has a correspondent on each production to report on inside information: opening-night gifts, who got the Gypsy Robe, daily rituals, celebrity visits, memorable ad-libs, and more. Correspondents range from dressers and stage doormen to stage managers, dancers, featured players, and even stars of the shows.
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