“MJ” RELEASES COMMEMORATIVE PLAYBILLS EXCLUSIVELY FOR THE MONTH OF MAY
Rick Miramontez / Marie Bshara / Kendall Edwards
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FOR RELEASE ON FRIDAY, MAY 13
COMMEMORATIVE PLAYBILL COVERS
TO CELEBRATE 10 TONY AWARD® NOMINATIONS
EXCLUSIVELY DURING THE MONTH OF MAY
FEATURING ILLUSTRATIONS BY
ARTIST NATE GIORGIO, KNOWN FOR HIS WORK
WITH MICHAEL JACKSON
ALL FOUR COLLECTABLE COVERS
WILL BE DISTRIBUTED TO TICKETHOLDERS
AT BROADWAY’S NEIL SIMON THEATRE
New York, NY – MJ is proud to announce that their commemorative Playbills are coming back exclusively in the month of May to celebrate their recent 10 Tony Award® nominations. In February, for the first time in Playbill’s 138-year history, MJ released the four commemorative Playbills in honor of their opening night. The Playbills will be distributed to ticketholders throughout the month at the Neil Simon Theatre. These collectible Playbills each feature a different illustration of an iconic Michael Jackson pose by world-renowned illustrator, Nate Giorgio.
Nate Giorgio’s paintings – known for their uncanny ability to celebrate the very essence of his subject – have been collected by some of the most influential people of our time. His figurative and landscape paintings have been the subjects of exhibitions worldwide, with works residing in many significant private collections. Early in his career, Giorgio signed a contract in 1984 to create a series of paintings for Michael Jackson that were displayed in his home and some were used for various projects such as Michael’s book of poems, “Dancing The Dream”, calendars and other merchandise. The two remained friends for over 25 years.
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. To collectors and fans around the world, a Playbill is a prized possession and one of the few meaningful and lasting keepsakes from the ephemeral experience of theatergoing.
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