The Playbill Broadway Yearbook June 2011 to May 2012 – Eighth Annual Edition

The 2011-2012 Broadway season will be remembered for a pyrotechnic display of bravura performers; the year Stephen Sondheim rattled Broadway with a punched-up version of Porgy and Bess; the year James Corden beat out Philip Seymour Hoffman, Frank Langella, John Lithgow, and James Earl Jones for Best Leading Actor in a Play at the Tony Awards; the year bittersweet Irish love story Once touched so many hearts; and the year without a season blockbuster, unless you count Hugh Jackman’s solo show, which was so sold out that producers passed on the opportunity to be nominated for a Tony so they could sell more seats. (Jackman was given a special Tony anyway.) Read more

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