Playbill Vault Celebrates the 50th Anniversary of Goodspeed Opera House

By Brynn Cox
20 Jun 2013



Tony Awards

In 1980, the Tony administration awarded a special Tony to Goodspeed, citing its dedication to the "preservation of the American musical as well as the development of new works."

See the Playbill from the 1980 Tony Award ceremony here.

Fifteen years later, Goodspeed made history as the first regional theatre to receive two Tonys. The company took home the 1995 Regional Theatre Award.

Click here to explore 50 years of Goodspeed's Broadway contributions, including vintage Playbills and photos, in the Playbill Vault.