Not in Packs
Some cards are created to be available at specific events or to promote specific ventures and/or individuals, so they're not available in packs. We hope these make their way to clever traders.
In our Autumn 2017 edition packs, we had every intention of including a card honoring Broadway animal trainer Bill Berloni, but we've since figured that they didn't make it into the packaging. So we've moved that card here since we've been offering these cards as contest prizes and for sale raising funds for the Human Society of NYC.
We found ourselves back in Shubert Alley in September of 2017 for the annual Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS Broadway Flea Market. We were happy to offer some cards with inspirational images from shows that had recently closed. And we featured our friend Iain Armitage whose work on TV's Young Sheldon was just being seen for the first time.
Late 2016 and 2017 brought a number of promotional collaborations with various ventures and organizations. Tom Rice (Lightcatcher and main man at Sycamore Pictures) worked with us to create cards to promote his film Speech & Debate (show art, a special foil version, playwright Stephen Karam). And we provided a couple cards for the gala and fundraising efforts of Broadway Dreams, theatrical education for young performers. For the first time, we offered packs for sale with partnering organizations: Show-Score and BC/EFA. Squigs created the cover illustration for the very first Tony Season compilation CD thanks to Broadway Records and we were grateful to cross-promote with this card version of the cover art. And most recently, we created a card especially for Josh Groban's Find Your Light Foundation gala fundraiser. Josh is one of our generous Giving Back stars in the Spring 2017 edition, and the signed and numbered card was a unique version of the Giving Back card. And we also have a special card we created for Sardi's who hosted our Autumn 2017 press event.
We were back at the second annual Broadway Con 2017, this time at the Javits Convention Center, and we once again had some Con exclusive cards. Squigs illustrated the poster again which made it to a card, then there were cards for shows that offered special panel discussions: Annie, Falsettos, In Transit, and In Trousers.
With the release of our Autumn 2016 edition, we decided to revisit our "Props to the Press" efforts, but this time we would include a number of our social media and podcast pals! And the wonderful Jim Caruso invited Squigs to sit in on Cast Party, drawing the cavalcade of talent and promoting the cards on Monday, November 14, 2016.
The BC/EFA Broadway Flea Market holds a dear place in the hearts of the creators of The Lights of Broadway™. So for this, the 30th edition of the Flea, we created some Flea Market exclusive cards: a Flea card as well as cards for audience favorite shows recently closed AND a card for the Kids of The King & I (because Squigs promised).
Our friends at Theatre Circle (and One Shubert Alley) unveiled a pop-up shop next door to the Winter Garden Theatre, and we worked with them on this card to promote the new venture.
In honor of our very first press release and event in Spring of 2016, we printed 250 cards each of our "Props to the Press" series. And we also made sure that our own Lights of Broadway co-creator Dori Berinstein had her own card.
The very first convention for Broadway nerds like us took place in January of 2016 during a crazy blizzard, and we had to be there with some Con-specific cards (Con VIP art by our own Squigs on a card, and cards for most of the shows giving big panel discussions and reunions during Broadway Con 2016):
When we created our Autumn 2015 edition, we wanted to honor two folks: George Takei who was telling a very personal story in the Broadway show Allegiance and Iain Armitage (of Iain Loves Theatre) who was one of the very first champions of our Lights of Broadway adventure. These cards have been distributed through our honorees and various online contests.
©2015-2016 Dramatic Forces LLC • All illustration and design ©2015-2016 Justin "Squigs" Robertson