The find of the day at the Broadway Flea Market was this window card for the world premiere of 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue in Philadelphia, with the original creative team and Coca Cola company (the sole investor) credited. I’ve been on the hunt for a 1600 window card for years and it has always eluded me until now. A sainted, eagle-eyed Twitter follower tweeted me early in the day, and the rest was history! Later on in the day, I had it framed at the Triton Gallery table.
I also picked up the special multi-DVD sets celebrating Mary Martin and Harold Prince at the POTO table, with enough video and audio material for dozens of posts.
BC/EFA Cast Album Haul:
There was a noticeable dearth of LPs this year, which in previous years have never been in short supply. Still, I was able to pick up 5 albums on LP.
The Boys from Syracuse - 1963 New York Cast
Bright Lights, Big City - Studio Cast Recording (CD)
Catch Me If You Can - Original Broadway Cast (Special Advance Copy)
An Evening with Lerner and Loewe
The Grand Tour - Original Broadway Cast
Luv - Original Broadway Cast
Tintypes - Original Broadway Cast
Other window cards:
Katharine Hepburn in A Matter of Gravity, Holland Taylor in Ann & the original Broadway company of Mary, Mary.
The 2009 revival of Mary Stuart with Janet McTeer and Harriet Walter; the 1999 revival of Kiss Me, Kate starring Brian Stokes Mitchell and Marin Mazzie; the 2010 Broadway company of Elf.
Playbills (all original Broadway casts unless otherwise noted):
I didn’t intend on collecting any Playbills but found a few here and there I liked. The majority of these I pulled from boxes at the end of the day, as they were were about to be thrown out and that just didn’t sit well with me.
A Majority of One; A Hatful of Rain; Child’s Play; My One and Only; Dream Girl; the 1970 revival of Hay Fever starring Shirley Booth; Angel; The Dresser; Hollywood Arms; the 2003 revival of Wonderful Town; A Doll’s Life; the 1987 revival of Blithe Spirit (Patricia Conolly as Madame Arcati); A Small Family Business; The Coast of Utopia; The Moony Shapiro Songbook; Tru; The Life and Adventures of Nicholas Nickleby; Georgy; Angel in the Wings; Shōgun, The Musical; Harrigan ‘n Hart; High Button Shoes; Allegro; The Desk Set; Juno; Sail Away; Donnybrook!; The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie; the 1983 return engagement of the Houston Grand Opera production of Porgy and Bess at Radio City Music Hall; the 1996 off-Broadway revival of I Do! I Do!; the 1982 national tour of The Pirates of Penzance with James Belushi as the Pirate King, Patrick Cassidy as Frederic, Clive Revill as the Major General, Paxton Whitehead as The Sergeant, Jo Anne Worley as Ruth, and Patti Cohenour as Mabel’s understudy; the London programme for Blitz!
Special Broadway Edition script of Holland Taylor’s Ann, published editions of David Hare’s The Breath of Life and Arthur Kopit/Maury Yeston’s Nine; show magnets for Nine (2003 revival), Deuce, Nice Work If You Can Get It, Mary Poppins, The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee, and words from Matilda; a notepad from The Color Purple; keychains for Scandalous and Jerusalem; trading cards for the cast of Lombardi; a car air freshener for Hands on a Hardbody.