WBEZ | Playbill http://www.wbez.org/tags/playbill Latest from WBEZ Chicago Public Radio en Daily Rehearsal: Theater nerds rejoice over Playbill Vault http://www.wbez.org/blog/onstagebackstage/2011-12-02/daily-rehearsal-theater-nerds-rejoice-over-playbill-vault-94547 <img typeof="foaf:Image" src="http://llnw.wbez.org//blog/photo/2011-December/2011-12-02/playbillvault.jpg" alt="" /><p><p><img alt="" src="http://llnw.wbez.org/blog/insert-image/2011-December/2011-12-02/playbillvault.jpg" style="margin-right: 10px; margin-top: 10px; margin-bottom: 10px; float: left; width: 300px; height: 196px;" title=""><span style="font-size: 14px;"><span style="font-family: georgia,serif;"><strong>1. Hot news for history buffs: Playbill launched <a href="http://www.playbillvault.com/index.html">PlaybillVault.com</a> yesterday</strong></span></span>, what they're calling a "Comprehensive Broadway Database." The site, which is pretty nice looking, hasn't yet expanded to Off-Broadway content, and it DEFINITELY hasn't expanded into anything we'd consider regional. But for all you theater dorks out there who saved every last Playbill on your trips to the Big City...well, now that was a waste.</p><p><span style="font-size: 14px;"><span style="font-family: georgia,serif;"><strong>2. Listen to short plays from different authors</strong></span></span> in the <a href="http://chicagoindieradio.org/chirplog/2399/chicago-theatre-off-book-dec-2-2011-ed">latest Chicago Theatre Off-Book</a>, in a very special episode they're calling GAM-fest (it's all their Got A Minute? segment, where they air very very short play excerpts). More excitedly, listen to a few songs from <em>Doyle &amp; Debbie</em>.</p><p><span style="font-size: 14px;"><span style="font-family: georgia,serif;"><strong>3. On Sunday night, Chay Yew will be celebrating</strong></span></span> the release of a new book<em> Version 3.0</em>, which Yew edited. The book is an anthology of contemporary Asian American drama, and the event will include a discussion with playwright and poet Luis Alfaro. Included in the book are pieces by Julia Cho, Diana Son, Han Ong and Alice Tuan.</p><p><span style="font-size: 14px;"><span style="font-family: georgia,serif;"><strong>4. Still celebrating House Manager Appreciation week?</strong></span></span><a href="http://backstageat.backstagejobs.com/?p=835"> Backstage Jobs wants</a> photos of your House Managers. Post them on twitter with <a href="https://twitter.com/#%21/search/%20%23HouseManagerAW">#HouseManagerAW</a>&nbsp;or email them to webmaster@backstagejobs.com. Make the unfamous famous, utilizing the power of the internet. &nbsp;</p><p><span style="font-size: 14px;"><span style="font-family: georgia,serif;"><strong>5. <a href="http://newcitystage.com/2011/11/29/review-ariadne-auf-naxoslyric-opera/">NewCity recommends</a> the Lyric Opera's&nbsp;<a href="http://www.lyricopera.org/tickets/production.aspx?pid=10253&amp;gclid=CNLB26mR5KwCFYTsKgodkUsRRQ"><em>Ariadne auf Naxos</em></a></strong></span></span>, starring Amber Wagner. And for those who admittedly know little about the art form, there's some nice history about how Wagner happened into the part. Read it! See it! Tonight at 7:30.&nbsp;</p><p>Questions? Tips? Email <a href="mailto:kdries@wbez.org">kdries@wbez.org</a>.</p></p> Fri, 02 Dec 2011 17:38:00 -0600 http://www.wbez.org/blog/onstagebackstage/2011-12-02/daily-rehearsal-theater-nerds-rejoice-over-playbill-vault-94547