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Bruce Hallett Named Playbill Publisher

Bruce Hallett, the former Time Inc. veteran, has been named publisher of Playbill. The New York Times reports that Hallett will take publisher duties from Phillip Birsh, who will remain Playbill’s president and CEO.

During his 25 years with Time Inc., Hallett served as president of Sports Illustrated and Time. He departed the company in 2004.

Birsh told the Times that he reached out to Hallett because “the company was growing so quickly and so nicely and in so many areas.”

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Playbill Celebrates 125 Years

john stamos gina gershon inside.jpgBroadway pub Playbill celebrated its 125th anniversary with style on Monday, hosting a star-studded gala at Bon Appetit Supper Club and Café.

John Stamos and Gina Gershon (right) introduced a performance by Allie Trimm of “Bye Bye Birdie,” (below) who performed “How Lovely to Be a Woman.” allie trimm singing.jpg

Bernadette Peters performed a few numbers, including “Fever,” while the crowd that included Lynn Redgrave, Michael McKean, Mark-Paul Gosselaar, Justin Kirk, Cheyenne Jackson, Brian Stokes Mitchell and Anna Chlumsky dined on a an elegant dinner prepared by Chef Daniel Boulud.

Happy Birthday Playbill!

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