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. ***
Like any good vault, the Playbill Vault is filled with valuable things, some of which you may have lost track of over the years. But all you have to do is search on a single word to bring up all sorts of treasures. For the final day of the year, we tried searching on the word "Year," and up from the recesses of the Vault came the Lauren Bacall musical Woman of the Year, Joan Didion's memory play The Year of Magical Thinking, Ruth Gordon's autobiographical Years Ago, the Ahrens and Flaherty musical My Favorite Year, the short-lived Katherine Alexander comedy Best Years, the children's show A Year With Frog and Toad, among others, including the very apropos Happy New Year. Try searching on these—or do a search of your own!