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 50 of my favorites. Enjoy. I certainly enjoyed creating them!