Playbill Broadway Yearbook 2005-2006 Season - Second Annual Edition. Published by Applause Books. Hardcover, 512 pages. Edited by Robert Viagas.
This second edition of The Playbill Broadway Yearbook has a chapter for each of the 71 Broadway shows that were running between June 2005 and May 2006, including alumni pages for shows held over from previous seasons.
In addition, every show has a correspondent who records the special moments and relationships that develop during rehearsals and the run. Actor hangouts, most memorable ad-libs, celebrity visitors, and the record number of cell phone rings during a performance are among the information recorded.
An insider Events section reports on such annual milestones as The Tony Awards, Gypsy of the Year, Broadway Bares, and the annual Broadway softball championship in Central Park
Once again, in addition to all the headshots of all the actors who appeared in Playbill, the book includes photos of producers, writers, designers, stage managers, stagehands and musicians. The goal is to include as many of the faces who worked on Broadway as possible. As a special treat, the Yearbook includes photos of opening night curtain calls from many shows. This is a book no Broadway buff will want to be without.
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