Designing poster art for the New York Theatre is a wonderful challenge.  Every show is different.  Whether it is for Broadway or Off-Broadway, the creative process is the same, although the budgets may vary.  Some shows are star vehicles, or have famous playwrights or composers as the centerpiece or, a bigger challenge, have no bold face names attached to them at all.  My job is to create a poster that exemplifies the show, be it musical or drama, with an arresting image that will cause anyone looking at it to say, “I’d like to see that” or “I’d like to learn more about that show”.  While looking through my work, you’ll get a glimpse of the back stage story behind each poster as well.

Unlike many other commercial design forms, the Theatre Poster is considered, by most, to be art.  Here, then, is my art.
I’ve selected about 100 of my favorites.  Enjoy.   I certainly enjoyed creating them!

Follies (Broadway) Follies (Broadway)
The Lion King The Lion King
Sweeney Todd Sweeney Todd
Sunday in the Park With George Sunday in the Park With George
Our Town Our Town
Carrie Carrie
Getting Away With Murder Getting Away With Murder
On Your Toes On Your Toes
Side Show Side Show
Buyer & Cellar Buyer & Cellar
A Christmas Carol A Christmas Carol
These Paper Bullets! These Paper Bullets!
Tryst Tryst
Irma La Douce Irma La Douce
Dinosaur Zoo Dinosaur Zoo
Love and Information Love and Information
The Most Happy Fella The Most Happy Fella
One Night One Night
Little Me Little Me
Little Dancer Little Dancer
A Civil War Christmas A Civil War Christmas
Tribes Tribes
Red Dog Howls Red Dog Howls
Hit the Wall Hit the Wall
My Name Is Asher Lev My Name Is Asher Lev
Three Sisters Three Sisters
All the Rage All the Rage
Pipe Dream Pipe Dream
Merrily We Roll Along Merrily We Roll Along
The Acting Company The Acting Company
Oklahoma! Oklahoma!
The King & I The King & I
South Pacific South Pacific
The Sound of Music The Sound of Music
Deathtrap Deathtrap
Journey’s End Journey’s End
Looped Looped
Cymbeline Cymbeline
Belleville Belleville
Misery Misery
The Sun Also Rises The Sun Also Rises
Play Dead Play Dead
Twelve Angry Men Twelve Angry Men
Forbidden Broadway – Rude Awakening Forbidden Broadway – Rude Awakening
Sondheim Celebration Sondheim Celebration
Jekyll & Hyde Jekyll & Hyde
Agatha Christie’s The Mousetrap Agatha Christie’s The Mousetrap
My One and Only My One and Only
Follies (Sondheim) Follies (Sondheim)
The Horse The Horse
Morning’s at Seven Morning’s at Seven
Mame Mame
Candide Candide
The Frogs The Frogs
Adding Machine Adding Machine
A Little Night Music A Little Night Music
Little Women Little Women
The Kathy & Mo Show The Kathy & Mo Show
Company Company
Prymate Prymate
Baby Baby
Moguls & Movie Stars: A History of Hollywood Moguls & Movie Stars: A History of Hollywood
Pacific Overtures Pacific Overtures
Beirut Beirut
Forbidden Broadway: Special Victims Unit Forbidden Broadway: Special Victims Unit
Twentieth Century Twentieth Century
Whose Life Is It Anyway? Whose Life Is It Anyway?
Passion Passion
The Story of My Life The Story of My Life
Cheaters Cheaters
Theatre Museum Theatre Museum
Marie Antoinette Marie Antoinette
Hot Feet Hot Feet
Spoils of War Spoils of War
American Buffalo American Buffalo
Sunday in the Park with George Sunday in the Park with George
The Lady and the Clarinet The Lady and the Clarinet
Roza Roza
Michael Feinstein Piano and Voice Michael Feinstein Piano and Voice
Night of the Iguana Night of the Iguana
Freud’s Last Session Freud’s Last Session
Waiting in the Wings Waiting in the Wings
The Merchant The Merchant
Restoration Restoration
In Trousers In Trousers
The Three Penny Opera The Three Penny Opera
I Ought To Be In Pictures I Ought To Be In Pictures
Electra Electra
Sweeney Todd Sweeney Todd
Valhalla Valhalla
Beyond Therapy Beyond Therapy
The Odyssey The Odyssey
The Night of the Iguana The Night of the Iguana
Death and the Maiden Death and the Maiden
Merrily We Roll Along Merrily We Roll Along
Footloose Footloose
Cinderella R&H Songbook Cinderella R&H Songbook
South Pacific R&H Songbook South Pacific R&H Songbook
The Glass Menagerie The Glass Menagerie
Travesties Travesties
Imaginary Friends Imaginary Friends
The Scarlett Pimpernel The Scarlett Pimpernel
Primo Primo
On the 20th Century On the 20th Century
Otherwise Engaged Otherwise Engaged
Whose Life Is It Anyway? Whose Life Is It Anyway?
As Is As Is
Dust Dust
Total Adandon Total Adandon
A Perfect Future A Perfect Future
Sondheim & Co Sondheim & Co
The Young Man From Atlanta The Young Man From Atlanta
Fran’s Bed Fran’s Bed
Cakewalk Cakewalk
Fortune’s Fool Fortune’s Fool
The Unexpected Man The Unexpected Man
David Copperfield Dreams & Nightmares David Copperfield Dreams & Nightmares
Festen Festen
Tennesee Williams Explored – Cat on a Hot Tin Roof Tennesee Williams Explored – Cat on a Hot Tin Roof
Tennessee Williams Explored – A Streetcar Named Desire Tennessee Williams Explored – A Streetcar Named Desire
Tennessee Williams Explored – The Glass Menagerie Tennessee Williams Explored – The Glass Menagerie
Shakespeare’s R&J Shakespeare’s R&J
Showstoppers! Showstoppers!
An Illiad An Illiad
Pacific Overtures Pacific Overtures
Mrs. Klein Mrs. Klein
Valley of the Dolls Valley of the Dolls
A Doll’s Life A Doll’s Life
Burn This Burn This
Forbidden Broadway: The Roast of Utopia Forbidden Broadway: The Roast of Utopia
Vigil Vigil
Zanna Don’t! Zanna Don’t!
Dead Man’s Cell Phone Dead Man’s Cell Phone
Into the Woods, Jr. Into the Woods, Jr.
Tony Awards Tony Awards
Exit the King Exit the King
All My Sons All My Sons
Gentlemen Prefer Blondes Gentlemen Prefer Blondes
The Effect of Gamma Rays The Effect of Gamma Rays
The Realistic Joneses The Realistic Joneses