UNLOCK THE VAULT: Dec. 12, Turnover at Broadway Theatres

News   UNLOCK THE VAULT: Dec. 12, Turnover at Broadway Theatres
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.


Since the turn of the 21st century, Broadway theatres have been pretty steadily booked, with very little "dark" time, even during the Great Recession that started in 2008. But which theatre has seen the most shows opening and which has seen the fewest during those 12 years? You can find the answers in the Playbill Vault.


Continue to page 2 for the answer.


Theatre with the most shows: The American Airlines Theatre (neé Selwyn), which is operated by Roundabout Theatre Company. It has hosted 35 shows since 2000, mainly owing to Roundabout's subscription series programming.

Theatre with the fewest shows: The Majestic Theatre. It has had only one show, the record-holding Phantom of the Opera, which has been the Majestic's only tenant since Jan. 26, 1988.

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