The iconic yellow-and-black Broadway Playbill will display a rainbow-colored cover logo in June to honor LGBT Pride.
Playbill, the magazine/program handed out at Broadway and off-Broadway shows, has been around for 130 years, and this is the first time it will change its logo for Pride. Playbill-affiliated websites will also go rainbow the last week of June, plus they’ll feature LGBT-related content like profiles about nonprofits that partner with Broadway.
"The Broadway community has always been at the forefront of this issue — leading the way to prove that equality, love and respect matters," says Playbill president and CEO Philip Birsh in a statement. "Playbill continues its support for this vital cause by honoring all the outstanding efforts made by the community at large and will lend our magazine — the magazine of Broadway — to celebrate all the theatrical community has done to further the efforts towards fairness and equality."
So basically, I’ll be spending the month of June waiting around theater venues so I can ask exiting patrons for their programs. Time to start this year’s Pride collection!
Ahhhhh this is awesome!!!!!!!!!