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    The Playbill Broadway Yearbook 2011 - 2012 Season: 8th Annual Edition. Edited by Robert Viagas. Published by Applause/Playbill Books. Hardcover, 400 pages.

    This edition of the annual Playbill Broadway Yearbook includes chapters on 70 Broadway shows, which is every show that ran during the season - not just such new shows as Spider-Man: Turn Off the Dark, Once, Newsies, Nice Work If You Can Get It, and One Man, Two Guvnors, but the long-running ones from seasons past, such as Phantom of the Opera, The Book of Mormon, and 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, ushers - even Leonardo, the "SM" fish who is the backstage mascot at Jersey Boys. The roster tops 10,000 names.

    Many of the people who work on Broadway keep scrapbooks of their experiences: photos, signed posters, ticket stubs, and, of course the Playbills. These are treasured keepsakes, something to be savored over a lifetime, and then passed on to friends and descendants. Playbill Books, a division of the iconic 128-year-old company that designs the programs for every show on Broadway, has expanded this idea into an annual project that has become a Broadway institution: The Playbill Broadway Yearbook. Taking the form of a high school or college yearbook, the eighth edition is packed with photos (more than 4,000 of them, many in color) and memorabilia from the entire 2011-2012 Broadway season. The Broadway shows featured in this edition are:

    The Addams Family
    Anything Goes
    Baby It's You!
    Bengal Tiger at the Baghdad Zoo
    Billy Elliot, The Musical
    Bonnie & Clyde
    The Book of Mormon
    Born Yesterday
    Catch Me If You Can
    Clybourne Park
    The Columnist
    Death of a Salesman
    Don't Dress for Dinner
    End of the Rainbow
    An Evening with Patti LuPone and Mandy Patinkin
    The Gershwins' Porgy and Bess
    Ghetto Klown
    Ghost The Musical
    Gore Vidal's The Best Man
    The House of Blue Leaves
    How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying
    Hugh Jackman Back on Broadway
    The Importance of Being Earnest
    Jersey Boys
    Jesus Christ Superstar
    Leap of Faith
    The Lion King
    The Lyons
    Lysistrata Jones
    Mamma Mia!
    Man and Boy
    Mary Poppins
    Master Class
    Million Dollar Quartet
    The Motherf**ker with the Hat
    The Mountaintop
    Nice Work If You Can Get It
    The Normal Heart
    On a Clear Day You Can See Forever
    One Man, Two Guvnors
    Other Desert Cities
    The People in the Picture
    Peter and the Starcatcher
    The Phantom of the Opera
    Priscilla Queen of the Desert
    Private Lives
    Rain: Tribute to the Beatles on Broadway
    Relatively Speaking
    The Road to Mecca
    Rock of Ages
    Shatner's World:We Just Live in It
    Sister Act
    Spider-Man:Turn Off the Dark
    Stick Fly
    A Streetcar Named Desire
    Venus in Fur
    War Horse