Debbie Humphreys, our New York City member, sends this story from Playbill. Click the link , then the link in the story and be sure to click “See theatres” at the top of the page which opens.
Online Project Preserves Legacy of Broadway Theatres;
By Adam Hetrick , Playbill.com September 9, 2012
“The New York City Mayor’s Office of Media and Entertainment has announced the launch of a new interactive website which celebrates and documents the vibrancy of the Broadway theatre district.
Titled SpotlightonBroadway.com, the multimedia project launches Sept. 9 and includes an ever-growing series of profiles and documentaries that capture the storied history of Broadway theatres and the landmark productions that played their stages. Broadway houses currently represented on the site include the Booth, the Al Hirshfeld, the Richard Rodgers, the August Wilson and the Majestic theatres. The goal is to profile all 40 of Broadway’s theatres.
The profiles are studded with commentary from Broadway actors, restoration architects, union members, producers and other industry members. Plans are also being developed for a permanent installation in Times Square. The endeavor is a partnership between the Broadway League and the Mayor’s Office of Media & Entertainment