UNLOCK THE VAULT: Dec. 11, A New Clear Day Dawns

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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.


Tonight Broadway welcomes back the Burton Lane/Alan Jay Lerner Musical On a Clear Day You Can See Forever for its first-ever Broadway revival. This supernatural story about hypnosis and past lives was a collaboration between composer Burton Lane (Finian's Rainbow) and lyricist-librettist Alan Jay Lerner (My Fair Lady, Camelot) but the new revival has a new book by Peter Parnell that substantially changes one of the play's central relationships. You can compare the original production with the revival in the Playbill Vault, under "Shows." For the revival we've added the ability to look inside the actual pages of the current Playbill, and view production photos, headshots of the actors, web links, a rundown on how the show is doing at the box office — even a photo of the theatre's marquee.


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The original production

The revival

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