TODAY IN THEATRE HISTORY: In 1998, it’s Ragtime at the Ford Center for the Performing Arts. The show’s epic journey to a home on Broadway nearly matches that of E.L. Doctorow’s novel, adapted by Terrence McNally. Frank Galati directs the cast of 59, led by Brian Stokes Mitchell, Peter Friedman, Marin Mazzie and Audra McDonald. Also in the cast is a young Lea Michele, playing the role of The Little Girl. The production will go on to win several Tony Awards but ultimately fail to survive the financial turmoil of its producing organization, Livent.

Find out more about the original Broadway production of Ragtime, and take a look inside one of the production’s Showbills, at

Cast Signed Broadway Playbills For Sale!!!!

So I have some cast signed playbills that I don’t really pay much attention too, so I thought I would sell them

The Playbills:
Aladdin - Rainbow Pride Showbill - OBC Cast Signed
The Book of Mormon - Ben and Nic - Cast Signed
A Gentleman’s Guide To Love & Murder - 2nd Cover (I think) OBC Cast Signed
The Phantom of the Opera - Norm and Sierra - Cast Signed

Please message me if you are interested in buying! I am also willing to trade them, so message me for that too! Thanks!

Playbill Giveaway #4:

Autographed Showbill from the TONY WINNING Musical “Aladdin“ autographed by a few of the cast members INCLUDING the 2014 TONY WINNER for BEST ACTOR in a Featured Role in a Musical “JAMES MONROE IGLEHART  (a.k.a the GENIE.


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anonymous asked:

Why is Aladdin a "SHOWBILL" instead of "PLAYBILL"??? Whats the difference?

Aladdin has Showbills because the show is performed in a Disney run theatre. Disney “leased” the theatre forever, so they technically own it. Disney therefor has the choice to either use playbills or showbills. The difference between a Playbill and a Showbill is that in a Showbill, the show (Disney) gets to choose what is put into the playbill. Showills started being produced because Lion King didn’t like having all of the car and perfume ads show in the playbill, so they decided to switch over to stagebill. The company Playbill didn’t like this because they wanted to be the only programme that were used at Broadway shows, so they created a “Showbill”. Disney’s shows are the only shows that use showbills because Disney was the only producers that had a problem with ads in the playbill. This is why Lion king went from Stagebill to showbill. They then went to playbill because the show became so popular. Hope this helps and actually makes sense.