Playbill Will Alter Iconic Logo to Celebrate LGBTQ Pride Month
17 Apr 2014
For the first time in its 130 years, Playbill will alter its logo on the covers of all Broadway and Off-Broadway theatres from iconic yellow to rainbow in support of LGBTQ Pride Month this June. Playbill will commemorate LGBTQ Pride with a myriad of programs that celebrate the theatre's diverse community of artists, innovators and theatre lovers.
"The Broadway community has always been on the forefront of this issue—leading the way to prove that equality, love and respect matters," said Playbill President and CEO Philip Birsh. "Playbill continues its support for this vital cause by honoring all the outstanding efforts made by the community at large and will lend our magazine—the magazine of Broadway—to celebrate all the theatrical community has done to further the efforts towards fairness and equality."
The resilience and passion of the LGBTQ community will be celebrated within the pages of Playbill magazine and online at Playbill.com with cause-related content and features highlighting many of the vital organizations that serve the LGBTQ community, as well as pioneering voices and productions that have altered the theatrical landscape.
Holed up in a seedy motel on the edge of the Mojave Desert, two former lovers unpack the deep secrets and dark desires of their tangled relationship, passionately tearing each other apart. Led by director Daniel Aukin (Back Back Back at MTC, 4,000 Miles), Tony winner Nina Arianda (Venus in Fur at MTC, Born Yesterday) and Sam Rockwell (A Behanding in Spokane, The Way Way Back) bring an explosive intensity to Sam Shepard’s (Buried Child, True West) landmark myth of the new Wild West.