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Feel free to ask any questions regarding Playbills, Broadway Theatre events/houses, Stage Manager/addressed to info, or anything else that you may want to know about obtaining playbills. Also, list your list of playbills!! Tips, Info & Suggestions are below my list!

So for the collectors,
Here's my list of Playbills (US)!:

*Addams Family - B/w Broadway June 10 (Not Signed)
Addams Family - Broadway May 10 (Signed by Carolee Carmello)
Everyday Rapture - b/w Broadway April 10 (Not Signed)- **OPENING Night**
WONDERLAND: Alice's New Musical Adventure - Houston, World Premiere Jan. 10 (Not Signed)
WONDERLAND: Alice's New Musical Adventure - Tampa, World Premiere Dec. 09 (Not Signed)
White Christmas - Broadway Dec. 09 (Not Signed) (Melissa Errico Cast)
Ragtime - Broadway Revival Dec. 09 (Not Signed)
The 39 Steps - b/w Broadway Dec. 09 (Not Signed)
White Christmas - National Tour Nov. 09 (Not Signed) (Showcase - No People on Cover)
Hair - BLUE Broadway Sept. 09 (Not Signed)
Rock of Ages - b/w Broadway Sept. 09 (Not Signed)
Rock of Ages - b/w Broadway Sept. 09 (Signed by Don Stephenson, others)
next to normal - Broadway July 09 (Not Signed)
The 39 Steps - b/w Broadway (Helen Hayes Theatre) June 09 (Signed by Jill Paice)
The 39 Steps - b/w Broadway (Helen Hayes Theatre) June 09 (Not Signed)
9to5 - Broadway May 09 (Signed by cast)
Exit the King - Broadway Revival May 09 (Signed by Geoffrey Rush)
Hair - Broadway Revival March 09 (Signed by Cast) **OPENING Night: March 31, 2009**
Hair - Broadway Revival March 09 (Signed by Gavin Creel) - Previews
Mamma Mia! - Broadway March 09 (Signed by Cast)
West Side Story - Broadway Revival March 09 (Signed by Cast)
Jersey Boys - Broadway March 09 (Not Signed)
Story of My Life: A New Musical - Broadway Feb. 09 (Not Signed) **OPENING Night: February 19, 2009**
Wicked: A New Musical - Broadway Feb. 09 (Signed by Nicole Parker)
You're Welcome America - Broadway Feb. 09 (Signed by Will Ferrell)
Story of My Life: A New Musical - Broadway Feb. 09 (Not Signed)
West Side Story - Pre-Broadway Revival Washington, D.C. (National Theatre) Dec. 09 (Not Signed)
Pal Joey - Broadway Revival Dec. 08 (Signed by Matthew Risch)
Legally Blonde: The Musical - National Tour Philadelphia Dec. 08 (ShowCase Bill) (Signed by Coleen Sexton, Rhinnanon Hansen, DB Bonds & Becky Gulsvig)(IP)
Legally Blonde: The Musical - National Tour Philadelphia Dec. 08 (ShowCase Bill) (Not Signed)
SHREK the Musical - Broadway November 08 (Signed by Cast)
Irving Berlin's White Christmas - Broadway Nov. 08 (Not Signed) **OPENING Night Playbill: November 23, 2008**
Irving Berlin's White Christmas - Broadway Nov. 08 (Signed by Cast) **OPENING Night Playbill: November 23, 2008**
PATTI LuPONE GYPSY - Red Dress, Broadway Revival November 08 (Not Signed)
PATTI LuPONE GYPSY - Red Dress, Broadway Revival November 08 (Signed by Leigh Ann Larkin & Patti LuPone) (IP)
13: A New Musical - Broadway Oct. 08 (Not Signed) **Opening Night: October 5, 2008
Billy Elliot: The Musical - Broadway October 08 (Signed by Cast)
A Tale of Two Cities...the new muscial - Broadway September 08 (Not Signed) **OPENING Night Playbill: September 18, 2008**
A Tale of Two Cities...the new muscial - Broadway September 08 (Signed by cast) **OPENING Night Playbill: September 18, 2008**
Spamalot - Broadway September 08 (Signed by Stephen Collins)
A Tale of Two Cities...the new musical - Broadway August 08 (Not signed)
A Tale of Two Cities...the new musical - Broadway August 08 (Signed by Cast)(IP)
A Tale of Two Cities...the new musical - Broadway August 08 (Signed by Brandi Burkhardt)(IP)
A Tale of Two Cities...the new musical - Broadway August 08 (Signed by James Barbour)(IP)
Legally Blonde: The Musical - b/w Broadway August 08 (Signed by Bailey Hanks)
Legally Blonde: The Musical - b/w Broadway August 08 (Signed by cast)(IP)
Legally Blonde: The Musical - b/w Broadway August 08 (Not signed)
Boeing-Boeing - Broadway Revival August 08 (Not Signed)
Legally Blonde: The Musical - b/w Broadway July 08 (Signed by cast) **Special MTV Winner Playbill**
Grease: You're the One I Want - b/w Broadway Revival July 08 (signed by Derek Keeling TTM)
Les Miserables - Philadelphia (WST) June/July 08 (Christina DeCicco & Hugh Panaro) (Signed by Paul Schoeffler)
Les Miserables - Philadelphia (WST) June/July 08 (Christina DeCicco & Hugh Panaro) (not signed)
PATTI LuPONE GYPSY - b/w Broadway July 08 (Not signed)
August: Osage County - b/w Broadway June 08 (Signed by cast)
PATTI LuPONE GYPSY - Red Dress, Broadway Revival June 08 (Signed by Cast, c/o Leigh Ann Larkin (June))
Passing Strange - b/w Broadway June 08 (Signed by Cast)
Mamma Mia! - b/w Broadway June 08 (1 signed, 1 unsigned)
In the Heights - Broadway May 08 (Signed by Lin-Manuel Miranda)
Sunday in the Park with George - b/w Broadway Revival May 08 (Not signed)
EVITA - National Tour - DuPont Theatre May 08 (Non-Equity; DuPont House Playbill)(Not signed)
The Lion King - Broadway May 08 (Signed by Cast; 1 inscribed!)
Mary Poppins - Broadway May 08 (OBC (mostly) Signed by Cast) (1 Not signed) (Showbill??)
In the Heights - Broadway May 08 (OBC Signed by Cast)
Hairspray - Broadway May 08 (Signed by Cast)
Cry-Baby: The Musical - Broadway May 08 (OBC ned by Cast)(1 Not signed)
Cat on a Hot Tin Roof - Broadway Revival May 08 (Not signed)
Spring Awakening - Broadway May 08 (Signed by Cast)
Les Liasons Dangeruses - Broadway Revival May 08 (Signed by Cast) **OPENING Night Playbill: May 5, 2008**
Sweeney Todd - Broadway Revival National Tour May 08 (Signed by Cast, through Lauren Molina :D )
Avenue Q - b/w Broadway May 08 (Signed by Cast)(1 Not signed)
A Catered Affair: The Musical - Broadway April 08 (Not Signed) **OPENING Night: April 17, 2008**
Curtains - b/w Broadway April 08 (Signed by David Hyde Pierce)
A Chorus Line - b/w Broadway Revival April 08 (Signed by Cast)
A Chorus Line - b/w Broadway Revival April 08 (Mario Lopez Cast; Not signed)
South Pacific (Revival) - Broadway April 08 (Signed by Kelli O'Hara)
Wicked - Broadway April 08 (Signed by Lisa Brescia)
Cat on a Hit Tin Roof - Broadway Revival March 08 (Signed by Cast)
PATTI LuPONE GYPSY - Blue Dress, Broadway Revival March 08 (Signed by Patti LuPone through mail)
November - b/w Broadway Feb. 08 (Signed by Cast) (1 Not signed)
Wicked - Broadway Feb. 08 (Signed by the principles through mail)
Sunday in the Park with George (Revival) - b/w Broadway Feb. 08 (Not Signed)
Young Frankenstein - Broadway Feb. 08 (OBC Signed through mail)
Cyrano de Bergerac - Broadway Revival Jan. 08 (Not Signed)
Disney's The Little Mermaid - Broadway Jan. 08 (Signed by cast through mail) **OPENING Night Playbill: January 10, 2008**
Phantom of the Opera - Broadway Jan. 08 (Signed by entire cast through mail)
Legally Blonde - b/w Broadway Jan. 08 (Not signed)
Les Miserables - Broadway Dec. 07 (Judy Kuhn & John Owen-Jones Cast, not signed)
Pygmilian - Broadway Revival (Claire Danes!! Cast) Oct. 07 **OPENING Night Playbill: October 19, 2007**(?)
Spamalot - Broadway Oct. 07 (Signed by the cast)
Spamalot - Broadway August 07 (Not signed)
Curtains - Broadway August 07 (Not Signed)
Tarzan - Broadway July 07 (Not Signed)
Les Miserables - Broadway July 07 (Signed by Drew Sarich, Lea Salonga + Cast(IP))(1 Not signed)
Spamalot - Broadway July 07 (Not signed)
Les Miserables - Broadway July 07 (Signed by Lea Salonga/ + Cast (IP)) (1 Not signed)
Les Miserables - Broadway May 07 (Not signed)
Doubt - National Tour May 07 (Not signed)
Legally Blonde: The Musical - Broadway April 07 **OPENING Night Playbill: April 29, 2007**
Curtains - Broadway March 07 (Signed by OBCast) **OPENING Night Playbill: March 23, 2007**
Wicked - Broadway Feb. 07 (Not signed)
Phantom of the Opera - Broadway Feb. 07 (Not signed)
High Fidelity (The Musical) - Broadway Dec. 06 (Not Signed) **OPENING Night Playbill: December 7, 2006**
Phantom of the Opera - National Tour Nov. 06 (Not signed)
Beauty and the Beast - Broadway Sept. 06 (Not signed)
Sweeney Todd - b/w Broadway Revival March 06 (Signed by Patti LuPone)
Woman in White - Broadway Nov. 05 (Not signed)
Disney's Beauty & the Beast - Philadelphia (WST) Nov. 05 (Christina DeCicco!) (Not signed)
**Waiting for the Moon: The New Musical - Lenape Valley PAC July 05 (Signed by Frank Wildhorn, composer)
Frank Wildhorn's Dracula, the musical - Broadway Aug. 04 (Not signed) **OPENING Night Playbill: August 19, 2004**
Cats - Philadelphia (WST) Nov. 04 (Not signed)
Assisans - Broadway "Revival" 04 (Not Signed)
Saturday Night Fever - National Tour April 02 (Not Signed)
Annie Get Your Gun - b/w Broadway July 01 (Featuring a YOUNG Nick Jonas as Little Jake!) (Not signed)
Jane Eyre ~ The Musical - Broadway Dec. 00 (Not Signed) **OPENING Night Playbill: December 10, 2000**
Jekyll & Hyde - b/w Broadway Feb. 00 (Coleen Sexton/Jack Wagner Cast!) (Not signed)
The Scarlet Pimpernel: Broadway's Most Intriguing Musical - Broadway April '99 (SP2 Cast) (Not signed)
Jekyll & Hyde - b/w Broadway Feb. 99 (Luba Mason cast!) (Not signed)
Beauty and the Beast - b/w Broadway (Palace Theatre) May 98 (Not Signed)
The Scarlet Pimpernel: The New Musical Adventure (SP1) - Broadway May 98 (Not Signed)
SideShow - Broadway Dec. 97 (Alice Ripley & Emily Skinner/OBC) (Not Signed)
The Scarlet Pimpernel: The New Musical Adventure (SP1) (Not Signed) **OPENING Night Playbill: November 9, 1997**
Jekyll & Hyde - Broadway April 97 (Linda Eder cast!) (Not signed) **OPENING Night Playbill: April 28, 1997**
Jekyll & Hyde - Pre-Broadway National Tour (TUTS) Feb. 95 (Not signed)
Sunset Boulevard - b/w Broadway Aug. 95 (Betty Buckley as Norma) (Not signed)
Sunset Boulevard - b/w Broadway July 95 (Betty Buckley as Norma)
Sunset Boulevard - b/w Broadway June 95 (OBC) (Signed by Alan Campbell)
Sunset Boulevard - b/w Broadway Dec 94 (OBC) (Not Signed)
Aspects of Love - b/w Broadway March 91 (OBC) (Not Signed)
Starlight Express - Broadway March 87 (OBC) (Not Signed) **OPENING Night Playbill**
EVITA - b/w Broadway 1979 (OBC) (Patti LuPone, Mandy Patinkin, Bob Guton/et al) (Not Signed)

* = New!
b/w = Black/White cover, rather than in colour. Some shows only have b/w's, such as Sunset Blvd., EVITA and ALL Roundabout shows, among others.


London/World Programmes (Similar to Playbills)
Marguerite - West End May 08 (?) (Signed by Ruthie Henshall TTM)
Gone with the Wind: The Musical - West End April 08 (Signed by Jill Paice TTM)
Maria Friedman: Re-Arranged - West End/Menier Chocolate Factory Feb. 08 (Signed by Maria Friedman TTM)
The Woman in White - West End 04/05 (Original London Cast) (Not Signed)
Sunset Blvd. - West End 95 (4?) (London Cast; Elaine Paige, John Barrowman) (Not Signed)
Sunset Blvd. - West End 95 (London Cast; Betty Buckley, John Barrowman) (Not Signed)
Sunset Blvd. - West End 92 (Original London Cast; Patti LuPone) (Not Signed)
Sunset Blvd. - West End 92 (Original London Cast; Patti LuPone) (Not Signed)

US Souvenir Programmes (Picture Programmes)
Legally Blonde: The Musical - National Tour: 2008-2009 Edition (Original National Tour Cast, Original Broadway Cast)
PATTI LuPONE Gypsy - Broadway: 2008-2009 Edition (Original Revival Cast)
Les Miserables - Walnut Street Theatre (Philly): 2008; One signed by Hugh Panaro, one not signed
Les Miserables - Broadway Revival: 2006-2008 Second Edition (Lea Salonga); 2
Les Miserables - Sydney (AU): 1997 Tenth Anniversary Edition
EVITA - National Tour: 2004-2005 (Equity), 2008 (Non-Eq) Edition
The Pirate Queen - Broadway: 2007 Edition
Curtains: A Musical - Broadway: 2007 Edition (Signed by Jill Paice)
Phantom of the Opera - Broadway: 2006 "Breaking Performance" Edition
SUNSET BLVD. - Broadway: 1994-5 Edition (Glenn Close)
SUNSET BLVD. - Broadway: 1996-7 Edition (Elaine Paige)
SUNSET BLVD. - Los Angeles: 1993 Edition (Glenn Close / Judy Kuhn)
Chess - Broadway: 1988 Edition
..more to come!

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Tips & Suggestions for Acquiring Playbills TTM

Should I Send a SASE Along?
It's really best to send a SASE with your request, especially now with the bad economy! Most shows are struggling to survive, let alone spend useless money on stamps/etc.! Not only will this assure a response (hopefully, see below for more info), but hopefully you'll get it back faster. Sorry to have caused any confusion earlier :neutral:.

I've come across the following shows with personal successes WITHOUT sending a SASE/Envelope/Postage:
Wicked: A New Musical
The Little Mermaid: Disney's Sparkling New Broadway Musical
The Phantom of the Opera

Unfortunately you are NOT guarantee'd a response. Plenty of shows do not partake in this practice at all. Plenty of people (and probably some on here) take advantage of them and decide to sell them on eBay and other websites, which of course is threatening every aspect of this hobby as many of you know.

Stamps & Envelope Info
SASE suggestions:
For One playbill, usually TWO STAMPS will do.
For Two playbills, 3-4 stamps (atleast $1 postage, but don't send a $1 bill)

Minimal size envelope: 6x9; will fit ONE perfectly. Also, a 9x12 works fine (and is what I usually send for 1 or 2.

The ROUNDABOUT THEATRE COMPANY
The Theatre company which manages two theatres: The American Airlines and the historic Studio 54 almost NEVER send out Cast-Signed playbills. I've gotten one cast-signed success from them, which was Les Liaisons... at the AA Theatre. However, individuals can be reached at those theatres, just not through the stage manager. Certainly you could try for a cast-signed one, but your chances are generally slim (unless they changed people :)).

Who do I address it to? What do I write?
All requests for cast-signed playbills should be address such that:
Stage Manager of "The Little Mermaid"
c/o the Lunt-Fontanne Theatre
205 W 46th Street
New York, NY 10036

or if writing to a specific person (and not a cast-signed playbill, but perhaps a headshot or personally signed playbill):
Carolee Carmello
Mamma Mia!
c/o The Winter Garden Theatre
1634 Broadway
New York, NY 10019

When writing to an individual, write normally, and request a playbill or headshot. When writing to a stage manager, write a somewhat short note (atleast half-page) about the production: maybe you saw it on Broadway or on tour, you like the source material (Shrek, obviously the movie; or the book or whatever), you like the people in the cast...Then simply request if you could be sent a cast-signed playbill.

Lastly, "What is a playbill"?
A Playbill is a booklet which is also a magazine which is 6x9 inches-ish in size, which list articles relating to BROADWAY, "OFF-BROADWAY," and some other New York Events. It also lists other Broadway shows, restuarant recomendations made by the actors themselves (2 or 4 per month), advertisments, and of course it's main reason is to credit the people in a given production. It lists everyone from the main cast to the chorus to the orchestra to the creators to the producers to who does the payroll for the show.

Playbills are really a US only thing. They are complimentary when you see a show. In London, they just have "Show Programmes" which cost money and serve the same purpose, but are often larger, sometimes show photos from the show, and are often in colour.

How Should I Store my playbills?
PlaybillStore.com offers Playbill Binders, which although extremely expensive for what they are, are a binder that is roughly 6.5x10 with ACID FREE Sleeves. It is possible to just recreate this from your local office supply store. Others, like myself, store playbills in boxes or shelves. Similar to a picture, so long as they are not exposed to acid or direct sunlight, they will most likely not fade.

What do playbills look like?
All playbills have a yellow border with the word "PLAYBILL" in it, with the theatre listed below. (Mary Poppins has "Showbill"s, and Wicked for it's 5th anniversary put a GREEN banner there) The shows logo/artwork follows below. Below are 5 examples of what they look like!

Pal Joey - Broadway Musical Revival Playbill (2008-2009); Black & White, and at Roundabout's Studio 54 (Obviously, no cast-playbills)
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Will Ferrell's One Man Broadway play "You're Welcome America. A Final Night with George W. Bush" (2009)
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A Tale of Two Cities...the new musical Broadway (2008)
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Shrek The Musical (2008-2010)
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Mamma Mia! The Musical (2001-?)
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Hope this helps! Any other questions PM me! Also, check out the other pages in this thread! Lots of helpful info...


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I have The Little Mermaid and I'm planning to write to a few more.

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i only have the Legally Blonde Playbill signed by the whole cast...but i think i plan on writing to more broadway shows

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I have:

Beauty and the Beast (signed by the cast)
Wicked (signed by the cast)
Top Girls (Canadian Playbill - signed by the cast)

I am hoping to write to a few more. I personally like Playbills. No idea why, but its got something thats appealing (I mean this when they are not signed either)


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I just started this hobby though I think the idea of collecting playbills is just as great as collecting autographs. Though I have no idea what to write.

What do you usually say when you collect a playbill? Who do you send it to? Just write stage manager on the envelope? Sorry I'm completely new to this. :?


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AMCP wrote:
I just started this hobby though I think the idea of collecting playbills is just as great as collecting autographs. Though I have no idea what to write.

What do you usually say when you collect a playbill? Who do you send it to? Just write stage manager on the envelope? Sorry I'm completely new to this. :?


well....on the enevelope I just wrote whole cast of legally blonde then the address
i tell them what i like about the show and my favorite songs in it too

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Heres what I have:

Signed:
Come Back Little Sheba-S Epetha Merkerson
Young Frankenstein-Andrea Martin
Young Frankenstein-Cast
November-Nathan Lane + Cast
Spamalot-Clay Aiken
Wicked-Cast

Not Signed
Little Mermaid
Lestat-Opening Night
Phantom of the Opera
Les Miserables
Phantom of The Opera-this playbill isdifferent than my other one- it is special as it was only available the night of it's 2 thousand and something performance-the night it became the longest running broadway show. I got it in person but I think you can buy it-but it's really expensive-probably my post prized playbill.

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Heres what I have:

Signed:
Come Back Little Sheba-S Epetha Merkerson
Young Frankenstein-Andrea Martin
Young Frankenstein-Cast
November-Nathan Lane + Cast
Spamalot-Clay Aiken
Wicked-Cast

Not Signed
Little Mermaid
Lestat-Opening Night
Phantom of the Opera
Les Miserables
Phantom of The Opera-this playbill isdifferent than my other one- it is special as it was only available the night of it's 2 thousand and something performance-the night it became the longest running broadway show. I got it in person but I think you can buy it-but it's really expensive-probably my post prized playbill.


that's cool that you have all those and i checked in http://www.playbillstore.com/playbills.html and there are kinda expensive

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Heres what I have:

Signed:
Come Back Little Sheba-S Epetha Merkerson
Young Frankenstein-Andrea Martin
Young Frankenstein-Cast
November-Nathan Lane + Cast
Spamalot-Clay Aiken
Wicked-Cast

Not Signed
Little Mermaid
Lestat-Opening Night
Phantom of the Opera
Les Miserables
Phantom of The Opera-this playbill isdifferent than my other one- it is special as it was only available the night of it's 2 thousand and something performance-the night it became the longest running broadway show. I got it in person but I think you can buy it-but it's really expensive-probably my post prized playbill.


It was from the 7000++ performance in January of 2006 I believe when it overtook CATS as the longest running show! And it is really expensive like $50-$100.

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trooperkittie wrote:
Heres what I have:

Signed:
Come Back Little Sheba-S Epetha Merkerson
Young Frankenstein-Andrea Martin
Young Frankenstein-Cast
November-Nathan Lane + Cast
Spamalot-Clay Aiken
Wicked-Cast

Not Signed
Little Mermaid
Lestat-Opening Night
Phantom of the Opera
Les Miserables
Phantom of The Opera-this playbill isdifferent than my other one- it is special as it was only available the night of it's 2 thousand and something performance-the night it became the longest running broadway show. I got it in person but I think you can buy it-but it's really expensive-probably my post prized playbill.


It was from the 7000++ performance in January of 2006 I believe when it overtook CATS as the longest running show! And it is really expensive like $50-$100.


Oh yeah duh. I can't remember that far back. It's a really nice playbill though. Has a letter in it from mayor bloomberg, some photos through the years. It's really cool. I can scan it if you want to see what it looks like.

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Here is a list of the playbills I have:
:arrow: Accent on Youth - Autographed Playbill
:arrow: August: Osage County - Autographed Playbill
:arrow: Avenue Q - Autographed Playbill
:arrow: Billy Elliot - Autographed Picture & Autographed Picture
:arrow: Come Back Little Sheba - Autographed Playbill
:arrow: Cybeline - Playbill & Letter
:arrow: Cyrano de Bergerac - Autographed Playbill
:arrow: The Drowsy Chaperone - Autographed Playbill
:arrow: Exit the King - Autographed Playbill
:arrow: Hairspray - Autographed Playbill
:arrow: How the Grinch Stole Christmas! - Autographed Playbill & Back of Playbill
:arrow: Irena's Vow - Autographed Playbill
:arrow: Is He Dead? - Autographed Playbill
:arrow: The Little Mermaid - Autographed Playbill
:arrow: Les Misérables - Autographed Playbill
:arrow: Mary Poppins - Autographed Playbill
:arrow: Monty Python's Spamalot - Autographed Playbill
:arrow: November - Autographed Playbill
:arrow: Rent - Autographed Playbill
:arrow: Rock 'n' Roll - Autographed Playbill
:arrow: Spring Awakening - Autographed Playbill
:arrow: A View from the Bridge - Programme Cover & Sample Autograph
:arrow: Waiting for Godot - Autographed Playbill
:arrow: Walmartopia - Autographed CD (not a Playbill, but it was a Musical?)
:arrow: Wicked - Autographed Playbill & Letter
:arrow: Young Frankenstein - Autographed Playbill

I'll update it when I get more!


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I also collect playbills. I have (these are the signed ones):
700 Sundays
Phantom of the Opera
Avenue Q
Jersey Boys
Curtains
Rent (I have 3)
Wheel of Fortune (25-27 September 2007)
Spamalot - IP and TTM
A Tale of Two Cities - In person
A Tale of Two Cities - TTM
Movin Out - Billy Joel (signed it!!!)
Wicked
The Little Mermaid
Mary Poppins
Speed the Plow
The Seagull
Mamma Mia
Deuce (forgot about that one)
November
Fame Becomes Me (signed by Martin Short)
Aida
Knock Knock (signed by Lynn Redgrave - my mom got this one)
one signed by the late Nell Carter (my mom got that too) forgot the name again..


and a ton more - I just found 3 shoeboxes of them! I'm still sorting the boxes (can barely move around now cos I'm so ready to have this baby!! I feel huge and bending is too difficult)

And I'm waiting on a bunch more.

*edited because I somehow forgot Rent*

Edited again - I'm slowly sorting and putting in chronological order my playbills.

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 Post subject: Re: Playbill Collectors
PostPosted: Sun Feb 24, 2008 6:26 pm 
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AMCP wrote:
I just started this hobby though I think the idea of collecting playbills is just as great as collecting autographs. Though I have no idea what to write.

What do you usually say when you collect a playbill? Who do you send it to? Just write stage manager on the envelope? Sorry I'm completely new to this. :?


Honestly, for best results write to "The Stage Manager of ____________" (Unless the title is too long like "The Phantom of the Opera") and then write c/o _____ Theatre

So like:

Stage Manager of "Wicked"
c/o Gershwin Theatre
(and the address)

And then I usually write at note about how much I enjoyed a particular performance of the show or the cast recording, and if I plan to see it, or see it again. And then you can usually add your request for SIGNED playbill or if you just request a playbill you may or may not get one signed. And usually the stage managers for each show have a pile of signed/unsigned playbills lying around ready to send..which is why sometimes you send for one in January and you get one that's from Septemeber!

Best of Luck! Many talented people on Broadway!

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 Post subject: Re: Playbill Collectors
PostPosted: Wed Feb 27, 2008 1:11 am 
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hi, i have these signed playbills.

spring awakening obc
spring awakening
spamalot
jon groff
spring awakening john gallagher jr.
color purple- fantasia
wediing singer obc
wedding singer tour cast
is he dead?
spelling bee closing cast
legally blonde obc
wicked original la cast
wicked current cast
little mermaid obc
les miz reival
rent with adam and anthony
wicked david ayres (sp.),megan hilty,shoshana bean
mary poppins obc
xanadu obc
lion king current cast
hairspray current cast
and i am waiting for 8 more.

those are not for sale, but i have other unsigned playbills that are for sale. i am also selling handbills. if you want my list. please email me. thanks!
mailto:xpqtza89@yahoo.com


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 Post subject: Re: Playbill Collectors
PostPosted: Sat Mar 01, 2008 11:29 am 
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i've just started collecting playbills, but i have loads pending!

I have :
Spring Awakening (cast)
Wicked (cast)
Spamalot (cast)
November (Nathan Lane)
The Homecoming (cast)


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