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Wednesday, March 9, 2022

George Balanchine's Dancing Cat by Alex Teplitzky, Senior Communications Manager, New York Public Library For The Performing Arts, Dorothy and Lewis B. Cullman Center

George Balanchine with, Mourka, his cat. Photo by Martha Swope (1964). NYPL Digital Collections, Image ID: 5120841 Although The New York Public Library for the Performing Arts has one of …

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Wednesday, March 2, 2022

Intimate Apparel in the Archive by Doug Reside, Curator, Billy Rose Theatre Division, New York Public Library For The Performing Arts, Dorothy and Lewis B. Cullman Center

Playbill for Intimate Apparel opera at Lincoln Center Theater​​​​​ Lynn Nottage is among the most important and prolific playwrights of the turn of the 21st century, and her work…

SOURCE: The New York Public Library at 03:24AM

Ralph Ellison, Songwriter by Bob Kosovsky, Librarian, Rare Books and Manuscripts, Music Division, New York Public Library For The Performing Arts, Dorothy and Lewis B. Cullman Center

Ralph Ellison photo portrait seated.  The author Ralph Ellison is inextricably linked to his novel The Invisible Man, now considered a classic of American literature. While his other acti…

SOURCE: The New York Public Library at 03:24AM
Thursday, February 24, 2022

Jerome Robbins Dance Division Coloring Books: Volume 12, Asian American Dancers (#danceincolor) by Arlene Yu, Jerome Robbins Dance Division, New York Public Library For The Performing Arts, Dorothy and Lewis B. Cullman Center

Yeichi Nimura in his Flag Dance, c. 1939. Constantine © Constantine Hassalevris. Jerome Robbins Dance Division photograph files, call number *MGZEA (Nimura, Yeichi) no. 12. To mark Asi…

SOURCE: The New York Public Library at 07:18PM

Invisible No More: Julian Work by Bob Kosovsky, Librarian, Rare Books and Manuscripts, Music Division, New York Public Library For The Performing Arts, Dorothy and Lewis B. Cullman Center

Julian Work's union stamp for 1948. We in The New York Public Library's Music & Recorded Sound Division are doing what we can to uncover and bring attention to composers from underre…

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Remote Links: A Celebration of the Life and Work of Maryanne Amacher by Jonathan Hiam, Curator, Rodgers and Hammerstein Archives Of Recorded Sound, New York Public Library For The Performing Arts, Dorothy and Lewis B. Cullman Center

The Music and Recorded Sound Division at the New York Public Library for the Performing Arts acquired the innovative composer and sound artist Maryanne Amacher’s archive in 2020. Now, we…

SOURCE: The New York Public Library at 07:18PM

Jonathan Larson's Tick, Tick...Boom! in the Archives by Doug Reside, Curator, Billy Rose Theatre Division, New York Public Library For The Performing Arts, Dorothy and Lewis B. Cullman Center

Leslie Odom Jr., Lin-Manuel Miranda, and Karen Olivo in the Encores! Off-Center Concert of Tick, Tick...Boom! (Photo © Joan Marcus) Lin-Manuel Miranda’s film adaptation of Jonathan Lars…

SOURCE: The New York Public Library at 07:18PM

Alice Childress's Trouble in Mind in the Archives by Doug Reside, Curator, Billy Rose Theatre Division, New York Public Library For The Performing Arts, Dorothy and Lewis B. Cullman Center

Photograph by Milton Meltzer depicting Hilda Haynes as Millie, James McMahon as Al Manners, Stephanie Elliot as Judith Sears, and Charles Bettis as John Neville. NYPL Digital Collections, Im…

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The New York Public Library for the Performing Arts Honors the Legacy of American Composer Stephen Sondheim with Display of Personal Letters by Doug Reside, Curator, Billy Rose Theatre Division, New York Public Library For The Performing Arts, Dorothy and Lewis B. Cullman Center

Stephen Sondheim. Photograph by Friedman-Abeles (Firm).  NYPL Digital Collections, ID: TH-51787   The New York Public Library for the Performing Arts honors the legacy of late America…

SOURCE: The New York Public Library at 07:18PM

Stephen Sondheim in the Archives by Doug Reside, Curator, Billy Rose Theatre Division, New York Public Library For The Performing Arts, Dorothy and Lewis B. Cullman Center

I’ve nothing to say. Well, nothing that’s not been said. Any sentimental recounting of my memories of the few times I was lucky enough to interact with Stephen Sondheim would feel, to me…

SOURCE: The New York Public Library at 07:18PM

Sherlock Holmes on Stage by Doug Reside, Curator, Billy Rose Theatre Division, New York Public Library For The Performing Arts, Dorothy and Lewis B. Cullman Center

William Gillette as Sherlock Holmes. NYPL Digital Collections, Image ID: TH-50730 This month, A Sherlock Carol, a new play featuring Sherlock Holmes and the characters of A Christmas Caro…

SOURCE: The New York Public Library at 07:18PM

Celebrating Composers of Color in the Circulating Scores Collection at the Library for the Performing Arts by Anthony McDonald, Librarian/specialist Ii, Music Division, New York Public Library For The Performing Arts, Dorothy and Lewis B. Cullman Center

Works  acquired for the circulating collection by Tania León, Alvin Singleton, Jeffrey Mumford, Adolphus Hailstork, Jessie Montgomery, and Florence Price In our continuing efforts to upd…

SOURCE: The New York Public Library at 07:18PM

Caroline, or Change in the Archives by Doug Reside, Curator, Billy Rose Theatre Division, New York Public Library For The Performing Arts, Dorothy and Lewis B. Cullman Center

Sharon D. Clarke and Samantha Williams in Caroline, or Change (Photo © Joan Marcus) There are certain Broadway seasons in which any of the shows nominated for the Best Musical Tony Award …

SOURCE: The New York Public Library at 07:18PM

The Bryant Park Concerts of Recorded Music by Danielle Cordovez, Rodgers and Hammerstein Archives Of Recorded Sound, New York Public Library For The Performing Arts, Dorothy and Lewis B. Cullman Center

A promotional poster for the "Outdoor Record Concerts." Bryant Park Concerts of Recorded Music, * L (Special) 20-1, Box 3, Folder 6, Notices, [n.d.]. In 1937, Columbia Records donated 5…

SOURCE: The New York Public Library at 07:18PM

Stephen Sondheim's Assassins in the Archive by Doug Reside, Curator, Billy Rose Theatre Division, New York Public Library For The Performing Arts, Dorothy and Lewis B. Cullman Center

(Animation from photos by Martha Swope) The superstitious might, with some evidence, argue that when a major New York production of Assassins is announced, it’s time to get very nervous. …

SOURCE: The New York Public Library at 07:18PM

Company in the Archive by Doug Reside, Curator, Billy Rose Theatre Division, New York Public Library For The Performing Arts, Dorothy and Lewis B. Cullman Center

Elaine Stritch in the original Broadway production of COMPANY. Photo by Friedman-Abeles. NYPL Digital Collections, Image ID: 58155824 In a December 1, 2021 piece inThe New York Times ab…

SOURCE: The New York Public Library at 07:18PM
Thursday, December 15, 2016

Stage to Screen, New York to London (or Vice Versa) by John Calhoun, New York Public Library For The Performing Arts, Dorothy and Lewis B. Cullman Center

Does the story of a disaster-prone theatrical tour of the British provinces pack the same farcical punch when transposed to the States? Are the nuances of a right-to-die-fueled narrative los…

SOURCE: The New York Public Library at 08:48PM
Tuesday, November 1, 2016

Which Witch Is Which? The Other Salem/McCarthy Parable by Barbara Cohen-Stratyner, Curator Of Exhibitions, New York Public Library For The Performing Arts, Dorothy and Lewis B. Cullman Center

For my last blog post before retirement, I am pleased to feature the research and analysis of Emma Winter Zeig, volunteer and former intern, on one of the songs discovered for "Laughter, Agi…

SOURCE: The New York Public Library at 06:54PM
Tuesday, October 11, 2016

"Brother, Can You Spare a Dime" by Barbara Cohen-Stratyner, Curator Of Exhibitions, New York Public Library For The Performing Arts, Dorothy and Lewis B. Cullman Center

Scene from the stage production AmericanaDue to our unique existence as a research center of The New York Public Library and a constituent member of Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts, I…

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Thursday, September 22, 2016

J. Rosamond Johnson and "Lift Every Voice" by Barbara Cohen-Stratyner, Curator Of Exhibitions, New York Public Library For The Performing Arts, Dorothy and Lewis B. Cullman Center

Bob Cole and J. Rosamond Johnson, 1902. Image ID: TH-03842The National Museum of African American History & Culture opens on September 24, 2016. The opening ceremonies will be broadcast …

SOURCE: The New York Public Library at 12:04PM
Monday, August 29, 2016

Pearl Primus in "Strange Fruit" by Barbara Cohen-Stratyner, Curator Of Exhibitions, New York Public Library For The Performing Arts, Dorothy and Lewis B. Cullman Center

Photograph by Myron Ehrenberg, October 25, 1945, “provided by [press representative] Ivan Black for Café Society.”  Jerome Robbins Dance Division   The Library for the Performing Ar…

SOURCE: The New York Public Library at 05:06PM
Thursday, August 18, 2016

The Florence Foster Jenkins Scrapbook by Bob Kosovsky, Curator, Rare Books and Manuscripts, New York Public Library For The Performing Arts, Dorothy and Lewis B. Cullman Center, Music Division

With the release of the latest film starring Meryl Streep, many people are discovering Florence Foster Jenkins. Long known to many of those involved with music, Jenkins is generally viewed a…

SOURCE: The New York Public Library at 07:40PM
Wednesday, August 10, 2016

Olive Wong and a Guide to the NYPL Costume Collections by Doug Reside, Lewis and Dorothy Cullman Curator For The Billy Rose Theatre Division, New York Public Library For The Performing Arts, Dorothy and Lewis B. Cullman Center, Billy Rose Theatre Division

Title bar from Olive Wong's Original Draft for the Costume Guide  Download: Costume Design Research Guide by Aileen Abercrombie Anyone who has ever had the good fortune to visit the Libra…

SOURCE: The New York Public Library at 11:19AM
Monday, July 11, 2016

Boris Anisfeld Costume Designs by Danielle Castronovo, New York Public Library For The Performing Arts, Dorothy and Lewis B. Cullman Center, Jerome Robbins Dance Division

The Dance Division has over forty-five original costume designs by artist and designer Boris Anisfeld. We are thrilled that we have been given permission to digitize the designs and include …

SOURCE: The New York Public Library at 03:39PM
Tuesday, July 5, 2016

Photography Permitted: Opening Up the Dance Oral History Project Transcripts by Emma R. Brown, Oral History Assistant, New York Public Library For The Performing Arts, Dorothy and Lewis B. Cullman Center, Jerome Robbins Dance Division

New York City Ballet rehearsal of "Dim Lustre" with Patricia McBride and Antony Tudor, choreography by Antony Tudor. Image ID: swope_1209509 As the new Oral History Assistant, I have observ…

SOURCE: The New York Public Library at 01:16PM
Monday, July 4, 2016

"Archives of Sound" at the Library for the Performing Arts by Danielle Cordovez, New York Public Library For The Performing Arts, Dorothy and Lewis B. Cullman Center, Rodgers and Hammerstein Archives Of Recorded Sound

On March 21, 2016, the Library for the Performing Arts (LPA) debuted Archives of Sound, an interactive audio installation inspired by collections in the Rodgers and Hammerstein Archives of R…

SOURCE: The New York Public Library at 12:34AM

British Soldiers' Theatre During the Revolutionary War by Barbara Cohen-Stratyner, Curator Of Exhibitions, New York Public Library For The Performing Arts, Dorothy and Lewis B. Cullman Center

John Street Theatre, NYC, c. 1791. Image ID: 1650651 A guest post on the research that informed the earliest material in Shakespeare's Star Turn in America, by volunteer (and former intern)…

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Tuesday, June 28, 2016

Ted Shawn Papers, Additions Now Open for Research by Danielle Castronovo, New York Public Library For The Performing Arts, Dorothy and Lewis B. Cullman Center, Jerome Robbins Dance Division

The Jerome Robbins Dance Division is pleased to announce that the Ted Shawn papers, Additions is now open for research.  This material was donated to the Library in 1992 by the John Ch…

SOURCE: The New York Public Library at 11:14PM
Friday, June 24, 2016

Are You Spoken For? An Ad Campaign and A Cultural Stereotype by Barbara Cohen-Stratyner, Curator Of Exhibitions, New York Public Library For The Performing Arts, Dorothy and Lewis B. Cullman Center

A guest blog by volunteer and former intern Emma Winter Zeig  Photograph taken by the author. Before a television ad sells a product to the consumer, the company behind the product has …

SOURCE: The New York Public Library at 03:46PM
Monday, June 20, 2016

The Other Secret Garden by Barbara Cohen-Stratyner, Curator Of Exhibitions, New York Public Library For The Performing Arts, Dorothy and Lewis B. Cullman Center

Advertisement for Burnett's adult and juvenile fiction Anti-Prom 2016 was a great success. The outfits designed by the High School of Fashion Industries were beautiful interpretations of t…

SOURCE: The New York Public Library at 02:58PM
Monday, June 6, 2016

Garden Fashion at Anti-Prom by Barbara Cohen-Stratyner, Curator Of Exhibitions, New York Public Library For The Performing Arts, Dorothy and Lewis B. Cullman Center

Rose dancer, 1914. Image ID: 5208659 It is almost time for the Library’s fabulous Anti-Prom.  On Friday, June 17, New York teens will assemble on the steps of the Schwarzman Building and…

SOURCE: The New York Public Library at 04:31PM

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