Playbill Gallery Showcasing 11 Playbills in Times Square - AmNews Curtain Raiser


Saturday, April 9, 2022

Playbill Gallery Showcasing 11 Playbills in Times Square


Alex Newell, in Times Square. Photo, Heather Gershonowitz

Playbill Gallery presented a concert (Thursday, April 7 at 11 AM ) that was open to the public that had live performances hosted by Donnie Kehr at the Playbill Sing for Hope Piano which featured  Jessica Vosk and Alex Newell.  


As 15 new Broadway shows open by the end of April 2022, Times Square will be transformed into a grand gallery of playbills. The Broadway Grand Gallery exhibition will feature 21 currently running shows on 11 large Playbill monoliths. The installation will be located on the Broadway Plaza between 47th and 48th Streets and will be on display through June 15, 2022.


Each monolith will include 2 shows on each side for a total of 11 on the Times Square Plaza totaling 21 participating shows. They will each be ten feet tall, six feet wide, and three feet deep. The sides of each will be designed by each of the shows and will include information including description text, photos, the show’s logo, a QR code to their own Playbill webpage, and a QR code powered by a ticketing agent to allow for ticket purchases. Some will include a map showing guests where the theater is in relation to the exhibit. There will be a “Title” monolith describing the exhibit and a full map of theatres located in Times Square / the Theater District.

21 shows participating in the Broadway Grand Gallery include:


The Book of Mormon

Come From Away


Dear Evan Hansen

Funny Girl


Harry Potter and the Cursed Child

Jersey Boys

The Lion King

The Little Prince

Little Shop of Horrors

MJ The Musical

Moulin Rouge! The Musical!

Mr. Saturday Night

Mrs. Doubtfire

The Phantom of the Opera

The Play That Goes Wrong

Plaza Suite

Six: The Musical

Tina: The Tina Turner Musical

About the Times Square Alliance

The Times Square Alliance works to improve and promote Times Square - cultivating the creativity, energy and edge that have made the area an icon of entertainment, culture, and urban life for over a century. Founded in 1992, the Alliance keeps the neighborhood clean and safe, promotes local businesses, manages area improvements and produces major annual events with partners including New Year's Eve, Solstice in Times Square and Taste of Times Square. As the custodians of Times Square, the Alliance works every day to improve the quality of life for the neighborhood residents and businesses while driving economic growth in New York City.


About Playbill

Playbill Founded in 1884, Playbill is an internationally known trademark synonymous with theatre and is a symbol of the arts. Playbill Magazine is distributed to every Broadway theatre, most Off-Broadway theaters, and regional theaters and fine arts institutions in over 24 cities across the country. The company’s website,, debuted in 1994 and continues to be the most trusted source of theatre news and information on the web, reaching nearly 2 million unique users per month. Playbill Online boasts the popular subsidiaries The Playbill Store, the online-only store for theatre fans; PLAYBILLder, the make-your-own Playbill site; and Playbill Jobs, the premiere job marketplace for the Broadway industry. Playbill Travel was introduced in 2011, focusing on chartering Broadway-themed cruises and additional vacations worldwide. The newest division, Playbill Events, curates and produces in-person and virtual events annually for audiences worldwide.


About the Playbill Sing for Hope Piano

Sing for Hope harnesses the power of the arts to create a better world. Our creative programs bring hope, healing, and connection to millions of people in hospitals, schools, refugee camps, transit hubs, independent living centers, and community spaces worldwide. Founded in New York City in 2006, Sing for Hope partners with hundreds of community-based organizations, mobilizes thousands of artists in creative service, and produces artist-created Sing for Hope Pianos across the US and around the world. The official Cultural Partner of the World Summit of Nobel Peace Laureates, Sing for Hope champions art for all because we believe the arts have an unmatched capacity to uplift, unite, and heal. Learn more and join the movement at

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