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Book Review: The Playbill Broadway Yearbook

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Editor Robert Viagas and his team at Playbill have done it once again. The Playbill Broadway Yearbook for the 2010 – 11 Broadway season has just arrived. It’s formatted like a yearbook, but instead of classes you have Broadway shows. All the actors that appeared in each show are represented with a headshot.  The billboard page of the Playbill as well as the cover, is represented.  There are even sections for events like Broadway Bares. Broadway Bears and Broadway Barks.

{module ad_left_body}There are plenty of candid backstage shots and a scrapbook section for each show.  This book is chockablock with anything you could want to know about any of the plays or musicals that appeared on Broadway last season. Everyone, including the ushers, are represented here. Appropriately, there is also an In-Memoriam for those in the industry who left us during the year.

From the Scrapbook for each show you can learn about backstage rituals, find out who performed the most roles in a show, what the cast’s favorite off-site hangout is, and even memorable ad libs. In the case of musicals, the musical numbers and the orchestra members are listed as well.

There is a faculty section which is dedicated to all the related organizations that help make Broadway happen. This includes the Broadway League, the Stage Directors and Choreographers Society, the Dramatists Guild, Actors’ Equity Association, the Association of Theatrical Press Agents and Managers, the Theatrical Teamsters, and many more.

If you are looking for the perfect gift for the Broadway lover in your life this holiday season, The Playbill Broadway Yearbook is the perfect gift. Get THE PLAYBILL BROADWAY YEARBOOK Now.

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