UNLOCK THE VAULT: Dec. 14, A Play By Any Other Name

News   UNLOCK THE VAULT: Dec. 14, A Play By Any Other Name In celebration of Playbill’s new site, Playbill Vault, we offer a month-long theatrical treasure hunt! Playbill Vault offers an interactive treasure trove for theatre fans, students, aficionados and historians alike. To build the Playbill Vault, more than a dozen Playbill staff members spent nearly 18 months scanning, cataloging and tagging thousands of programs from the Playbill archives in Queens and Manhattan, as well as synching up tens of thousands of news stories, photos and videos from 17 years of theatre coverage online on Playbill.com.

Upon the Dec. 1 launch of its beta version, the Playbill Vault includes information on over 10,000 shows and 120,000 actors, creative teams and crew members who have worked or are currently working on Broadway, with content being added on a daily basis.

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The titles of Broadway shows tell you a lot about what you're going to see. Usually. Some, like The Addams Family, War Horse or The Music Man are pretty straightforward. Some, like A Streetcar Named Desire and Other Desert Cities are poetic. But over the years some Broadway titles have left people startled, convulsed, dumbfounded or just plain confused. Visit the Playbill Vault to find out what these shows were about…or just to confirm that they were real!

The Amazing Dr. Clitterhouse
Blood, Sweat and Stanley Poole
Box/Quotations From Chairman Mao Tse-Tung
Don't Throw Glass Houses
The Freaking Out of Stephanie Blake
A Good Woman, Poor Thing
Hello, Mr. Ice!
How Beautiful With Shoes
The Man Who Reclaimed His Head
Mrs. McThing
Nathan Weinstein, Mystic, Connecticut
The New Gossoon
The Persecution and Assassination of Jean-Paul Marat as Performed by the Inmates of the Asylum of Charenton Under the Direction of the Marquis de Sade
Rachael Lily Rosenbloom and Don't You Ever Forget It!
Sh! The Octopus
The Stork Is Dead
Too Hot for Maneuvers
Waltz in Goose Step
A Woman's a Fool - to Be Clever

UNLOCK THE VAULT Continue to page 2 for the answer.

ANSWER:

The Amazing Dr. Clitterhouse
Blood, Sweat and Stanley Poole

Box/Quotations From Chairman Mao Tse-Tung

Don't Throw Glass Houses

The Freaking Out of Stephanie Blake

Howdy, Mr. Ice 

How Beautiful With Shoes

The Man Who Reclaimed His Head

Mrs. McThing 

Nathan Weinstein, Mystic, Connecticut

The New Gossoon

The Persecution and Assassination of Jean-Paul Marat as Performed by the Inmates of the Asylum of Charenton Under the Direction of the Marquis de Sade

Rachael Lily Rosenbloom and Don't You Ever Forget It

Sh, The Octopus

The Stork Is Dead

Too Hot for Maneuvers

Waltz in Goose Step

A Woman's a Fool - to Be Clever

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