Wednesday, July 23, 2014 Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Happy Birthday Alan Menken!

Tony Award winner Alan Menken was born on July 22. Find out more about the composer of Beauty and the Beast, Little Shop of Horrors, The Little MermaidNewsies and more at PlaybillVault.com.

Monday, July 21, 2014

TODAY IN THEATRE HISTORY: In 1976, a revival of Guys and Dolls features a cast composed entirely of African-American actors, led by Robert Guillaume, Norma Donaldson, Ernestine Jackson and Ken Page. It will run 239 performances, and earn Tony nominations for Guillaume, Jackson and Most Innovative Production of a Revival.

For more on the 1976 revival of Guys and Dolls, including a look inside the show’s opening night Playbill, visit PlaybillVault.com.

Sunday, July 20, 2014
Saturday, July 19, 2014

TODAY IN THEATRE HISTORY: In 1951, Dolores Gray and Bert Lahr lead a cast of 75 in the revue Two on the Aisle, opening on Broadway at the Mark Hellinger Theatre for a run of 276 performances. Abe Burrows directs the show with sketches and lyrics by Betty Comden and Adolph Green, and music by Jule Styne. In his review for the New York Times, critic Brooks Atkinson calls Two on the Aisle “genuine entertainment, full of brains, talent, wit, humor and splendor.”

For more on Two on the Aisle, including a look inside the show’s Playbill, visit PlaybillVault.com.

Friday, July 18, 2014