UNLOCK THE VAULT: Dec. 19, Was Your Favorite Show at the Imperial Theatre?

News   UNLOCK THE VAULT: Dec. 19, Was Your Favorite Show at the Imperial Theatre?
 
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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Many of Broadway's great theatres were built nearly a century ago or longer. Imagine all the classics that have played over decades in a house like the Imperial Theatre on West 46th Street, where Billy Elliot ends a three-year run on Jan. 8, 2012. The theatre, which opened in 1923, has been filled with some of Broadway's greatest hits. See pictures of the theatre and a complete list of its attractions in the "Theatre" section of the Playbill Vault.

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Among the biggest hits at the Imperial were Fiddler on the Roof, Annie Get Your Gun, Oliver!, The Most Happy Fella and, more recently The Boy From Oz, August: Osage County and Dirty Rotten Scoundrels. Next up: Nice Work If You Can Get It in April 2012.

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