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Have a question for us? Below are the most frequently asked questions regarding Internet Broadway Database. Please review them before using the contact form - your question may already be answered here.

  1. Why is the cast and crew list for a particular show incomplete?
  2. How can I update or correct data in the database?
  3. Can I add a headshot to my page?
  4. How can I contact a person in the database?
  5. Where can I get a poster/video/cast recording/merchandise item for a show?
  6. Where can I get lyrics or musical scores to a show?
  7. Why don't you have a person's entire resume on the site?
  8. How can I get the rights to put on a show?
  9. How can I get tickets to a Broadway show?
  10. What other enhancements to the site can I expect?
  11. How much is my program/poster/etc worth?
  12. How can I get more information on or pictures of someone listed on the site?
  13. Where else can I find more information on theatre?
  1. Why is the cast and crew list for a particular show incomplete?

    We are working backwards through history as we enter data. Due to the enormity of this undertaking, not all credits have been confirmed to date. At the top of incomplete shows is a note that we have not yet fully entered this particular show.


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  2. How can I update or correct data in the database?

    We welcome corrections and updates. Have you read our policies?

    We will need verification of submissions of cast/crew participation in a show (a copy of the relevant pages from the theatre program usually suffices). Please contact us via our electronic submission form at the bottom of this page. We also accept faxes or mail with a note explaining the correction/addition to:

    IBDB
    The Broadway League
    729 Seventh Avenue, 5th Floor
    New York, NY 10019

    Fax (212) 944-0524

    No phone calls please.

    Please include all relevant dates (start & end) and role name(s).


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  3. Can I add a headshot to an individual's person page?

    Yes, you may submit your own headshot or that of another individual if you are an authorized agent for that person. Please email clear, professional-quality headshots as digital files via our contact submission form. (For verification, you may be asked to also provide an image of a Playbill page with any headshot of that individual. )


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  4. How can I contact a person in the database?

    We do not have contact information for the people in our database. We are unable to forward messages to any of the people on IBDB.

    If you are interested in contacting someone who is involved with a currently-running Broadway show, you can write to him/her in care of the theatre.


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  5. Where can I get a poster/video/cast recording/merchandise item for a show?

    We do not sell items through this site, nor do we have information on related show memorabilia. The currently-running shows’ official web sites may have merchandise for sale. For past shows, videos/DVDs of theatre performances are rarely available for sale. Some websites that may offer help include:

    The New York Public Library for the Performing Arts
    Broadway Theatre Archive


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  6. Where can I get lyrics or musical scores to a show?

    We do not keep a list of websites with this information. There may be some fan sites for particular shows that have lyrics posted on the web.


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  7. Why don't you have a person's entire resume on the site?

    At this time, our site includes only shows that played in Broadway houses in New York. We hope to expand the site in the future, but for the time being we are committed to completing the Broadway information as fully as possible.


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  8. How can I get the rights to put on a show?

    You will need to contact a licensing organization to inquire for the rights:

    Broadway Play Publishing
    Dramatists Play Service
    Music Theatre International
    Rodgers & Hammerstein Organization
    Samuel French
    Tams-Witmark Theatrical Rights Worldwide
    Theatrical Rights Worldwide

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  9. How can I get tickets to a Broadway show?

    Individual show web sites include links to ticketing agencies. You can purchase tickets and check availability at ILoveNYTheater.com.

    In New York, you can go to the theatre box office or the Broadway Concierge and Ticket Center to purchase tickets for same day or future performances.

    For productions in New York as well as on national tour in as many as 140 cities across North America each year, you can also visit TouringBroadway.com.


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  10. What other enhancements to the site can I expect?

    Recent enhancements to the site include the addition of gross and attendance information, reviews for closed productions (we're moving backwards through time), incorporating the Facebook "Like" button on production and person pages, links to cast recordings on iTunes via the song lists, and incorporating headshots on peron pages. Down the road, we plan to expand the site to include Touring Broadway data. And of course each week, the database expands with more information as our day-to-day data entry is ongoing. Do you have an idea for the site? Let us know!


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  11. How much is my program/poster/etc worth?

    We have no expertise in valuing programs, posters, or other memorabilia. Try a professional appraiser, or try listing the item on an online auction site such as ebay.com. The short answer is that an item is worth whatever someone is willing to pay for it.


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  12. How can I get more information on or pictures of someone listed on the site?

    We have no pictures in our files, nor do we have any further information for people listed on our site other than what is already posted. For additional information, try performing an internet search on the person's name.


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  13. Where else can I find more information on theatre?

    The following are related theatre web sites with news articles, show descriptions, chat rooms and more:

    BroadwayLeague.com
    ILoveNYTheater.com
    TouringBroadway.com
    Playbill.com
    Broadway.com
    Theatermania.com
    Backstage
    Variety
    Talkin' Broadway's All That Chat
    BroadwayWorld.com
    Tony Awards
    American Theatre Wing
    New York Public Library for the Performing Arts
    Theatre Communications Group
    Actors' Fund of America
    Internet Off-Broadway Database
    Musical Cast Album Database
    Actors Equity Association
    Local 802 - American Federation of Musicians
    Association of Theatrical Press Agents & Managers
    Society of Stage Directors and Choreographers
    United Scenic Artists
    Dramatists Guild of America
    Internatonal Alliance of Theatrical Stage Employees (IATSE)
    Stagehands' Union, Local One
    American Society of Composers, Authors, and Publishers (ASCAP)
    Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS


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Content Submission Form

Use this form to contact us with a question, supply additional information, update your credits, or add a head shot. Please note that you are writing to IBDB.com, not to any individual, company, or production that is listed in our database. (Are you familiar with our policies?)

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Email Address
Reason for Contact
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If you are writing to update credits or correct errors, you must include some formal documentation to verify for your claim. E.g., include a Playbill title page and the page from Playbill on which your name is included. IBDB.com is unable to verify credits on your behalf.

Attach up to three files with your submission. We accept PDFs, JPGs, GIFs or PNGs up to 2MB per file.
Correspondence may also be sent via mail or fax. IBDB.com
c/o The Broadway League
729 Seventh Avenue, 5th Floor
New York, NY 10019
Fax: 212-944-0524