In addition to all of the articles featured in the December theatre edition (Roger Rees and David Threlfall in The Rehearsal; Julia Sweeney laughs through the tears in God Said "Ha!" , Once Upon a Mattress' composer Mary Rodgers plus Celebrity Choice, London Ticket, Theatre Quiz and much more....), the subscription edition of Playbill also includes these exclusive columns with many never-before-publishes photos:
On Broadway, The Inside Story: This month, writer Harry Haun's gossip column about current and upcoming Broadway projects discusses Make Someone Happy, the upcoming show by Phyllis Newman and David Ives; Sigourney Weaver's recent stint on Broadway in Sex and Longing. . .plus a photo-op with Julie Andrews
Now Playing on Broadway: A complete listing of all productions currently playing on Broadway, including theatre names, addresses, brief descriptions of the shows and the telephone numbers to purchase tickets
Off-Broadway: What's Happening, Coming and Playing: In the December Off-Broadway news column, Harry Haun discusses the terrific new production of Forbidden Broadway; the star-studded production of The Importance of Being Earnest at the Irish Rep; and the upcoming production of Three Sisters with Amy Irving
Now Playing Off-Broadway: Like the Broadway Now Playing column, the Off-B'way column lists all the Off-Broadway productions currently served by Playbill with brief descriptions, theatre names and addresses, and telephone numbers for tickets On the Town: During this holiday season, Jennifer Lanter takes you to New York's Diamond District, and she offers insights on purchasing Broadway tickets at discount prices; plus a spotlight on Broadway Joe's Steakhouse
Theatre News from London: Renowned theatre critic and author Sheridan Morley, reviews Donna McKechnie's recent one-woman show in London's West End, plus revivals of both Osborne's The Entertainer and Sam Shepard's Fool for Love.
Regional Theatre News: Pacheco writes about one of San Diego's repertory theatres: the Lamb's Players Theatre and their upcoming holiday season.
Theatre Travel: Playbill program editor Sandra Mardenfeld also focuses on holiday favorites, including productions of The Nutcracker, It's a Wonderful Life and A Christmas Carol.
For the Record: Playbill associate editor Andrew Gans discusses some newly-released recordings: What's Good About Goodbye?, the first posthumous album from the late, great Nancy LaMott; Andrew Lloyd Webber's By Jeeves; and the CD of the upcoming Broadway musical, Ragtime.
New York Scenes: A pictorial of the New York Theatrical Scene provided by Playbill photographer Starla Smith features photos of Bernadette Peters, Elaine Paige, Betty Buckley, Bebe Neuwirth, Marisa Tomei and many others.
On-line with the Stars: An exclusive chat with a theatre celebrity who answers your questions. This month: Forbidden Broadway's Bryan Batt discusses his many roles in FB plus his work in such shows as Sunset Boulevard and Jeffrey.
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