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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
Wednesday, May 4, 2016

The Jerome Robbins Dance Division Fellows Project by Tanisha Jones, New York Public Library For The Performing Arts, Dorothy and Lewis B. Cullman Center, Jerome Robbins Dance Division

The New York Public Library for the Performing Arts has launched a new Fellows of the Jerome Robbins Dance Division program. This class of six fellows was chosen by the Committee for the Jer…

SOURCE: The New York Public Library at 06:49PM
Tuesday, April 26, 2016

The Music Division's Clipping File: Performers and Performances by Bob Kosovsky, Curator, Rare Books and Manuscripts, New York Public Library For The Performing Arts, Dorothy and Lewis B. Cullman Center, Music Division

The Music Division is celebrating the completion of its Clipping File inventory (done entirely by volunteers) with a blog series. Melissa is one of the volunteers who contributed so much to …

SOURCE: The New York Public Library at 04:37PM
Monday, April 25, 2016

Hamlet Turns Left: Handwritten Shakespeare Promptbooks at LPA by Suzanne Lipkin, Lta Iii, New York Public Library For The Performing Arts, Dorothy and Lewis B. Cullman Center, Special Collections

As the world commemorates the 400th anniversary of Shakespeare’s death this year, The New York Library for the Performing Arts is doing its part by sharing with the world some of our uniqu…

SOURCE: The New York Public Library at 10:24PM
Thursday, April 21, 2016

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)…

SOURCE: The New York Public Library at 09:10PM

"Archives of Sound" at the Library for the Performing Arts by Danielle Cordovez, Librarian Ii, 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 03:08PM
Monday, April 11, 2016

A Mystery Plot: Guest Shakespeare Post by Emma Winter Zeig by Barbara Cohen-Stratyner, Curator Of Exhibitions, New York Public Library For The Performing Arts, Dorothy and Lewis B. Cullman Center

Henry V. Stage-plot. Directions for scenery, curtains, drops, etc. with drawings and diagrams. *NDB [RBS] 97-1287 (Shakespeare, W. Henry V) This post is a report by volunteer/former intern …

SOURCE: The New York Public Library at 12:04PM
Monday, April 4, 2016

Falstaff On the Road: Or, Why Dickens Was Right About America by Barbara Cohen-Stratyner, Curator Of Exhibitions, New York Public Library For The Performing Arts, Dorothy and Lewis B. Cullman Center

James H. Hackett as Falstaff. Image ID: TH-26477 Shakespeare’s Star Turn in America focuses on production of Shakespeare’s works in North American theaters and why certain plays were po…

SOURCE: The New York Public Library at 03:57PM

The Music Division's Clipping File: The Scandals by Bob Kosovsky, Curator, Rare Books and Manuscripts, New York Public Library For The Performing Arts, Dorothy and Lewis B. Cullman Center, Music Division

Last week I introduced Melissa, a volunteer with the Music Division, who began a series of three blog posts on the newly available inventory of the Music Division's Clipping file.  Here is…

SOURCE: The New York Public Library at 03:57PM
Thursday, March 31, 2016

The Music Division's Clipping File: Musicians and Politics by Bob Kosovsky, Curator, Rare Books and Manuscripts, New York Public Library For The Performing Arts, Dorothy and Lewis B. Cullman Center, Music Division

I'm happy to announce that the "Names" portion of the Music Division's Clipping File has been inventoried. This inventory contains over 46,000 names and is a list of folders in our Clipping …

SOURCE: The New York Public Library at 02:53PM

Finding a Life at The New York Public Library: Remembering Shannon Bolin 1917-2016 by George Boziwick, Chief, New York Public Library For The Performing Arts, Dorothy and Lewis B. Cullman Center, Music Division

To whom it may concern: Today I spoke with a reference librarian about donating my copy of Marc Blitzstein’s original working score of Regina. I worked with Marc for two years singing his …

SOURCE: The New York Public Library at 02:53PM
Tuesday, March 1, 2016

The Black Rock Coalition: Empowering Artists Who Break the Mold by Danielle Cordovez, Librarian Ii, New York Public Library For The Performing Arts, Dorothy and Lewis B. Cullman Center, Rodgers and Hammerstein Archives Of Recorded Sound

In 1985, a group of musicians fed up with industry-imposed limitations that pigeonholed Black artists into either R&B singers or rappers, formed the Black Rock Coalition (BRC). Founders …

SOURCE: The New York Public Library at 05:45PM
Monday, February 29, 2016

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

  Promotional Brochure, "Thoughts of Prominent Men Regarding Margaret Mather," for her Romeo and Juliet tour, back cover, 1880s.  Shakespeare's Star Turn in America, the new exhibition a…

SOURCE: The New York Public Library at 04:55PM
Friday, January 29, 2016

Dance Broadside Collection on Exhibit in LPA Reading Room by Danielle Castronovo, New York Public Library For The Performing Arts, Dorothy and Lewis B. Cullman Center, Jerome Robbins Dance Division

Guest post by Emma Thursland The Dance Broadside Collection was processed by Camille Dee and has recently been made available to the public. A new exhibit showcasing a few pieces from this…

SOURCE: The New York Public Library at 05:58PM
Thursday, January 21, 2016

Public Domain Theater: The Black Crook 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

This is one of a series of blog posts related to the NYPL Public Domain Release: discover the collections and find inspiration for using them in your own research, teaching, and creative pr…

SOURCE: The New York Public Library at 10:55AM
Tuesday, January 12, 2016

2,000 Public Domain Prints Available From the Jerome Robbins Dance Division by Danielle Castronovo, New York Public Library For The Performing Arts, Dorothy and Lewis B. Cullman Center, Jerome Robbins Dance Division

This is one of a series of blog posts related to the NYPL Public Domain Release: discover the collections and find inspiration for using them in your own research, teaching, and creative pr…

SOURCE: The New York Public Library at 04:33PM
Monday, January 4, 2016

Head Shots: Doubles, Triples and Quads by Barbara Cohen-Stratyner, Curator Of Exhibitions, New York Public Library For The Performing Arts, Dorothy and Lewis B. Cullman Center

Long before cut and paste, there was cutting and pasting. As part of the development of Head Shots, we searched out articles and books that advised actors and photographers on ideal examples…

SOURCE: The New York Public Library at 05:56PM
Monday, December 14, 2015

Head Shots: Tallulah Bankhead's Sleeve by Barbara Cohen-Stratyner, Curator Of Exhibitions, New York Public Library For The Performing Arts, Dorothy and Lewis B. Cullman Center

Tallulah Bankhead. Photograph by Florence Vandamm. Image ID: 5057002 If you walk west on 65th Street between Broadway and Amsterdam Avenue, you will go past the “blades.” These electron…

SOURCE: The New York Public Library at 02:34PM
Monday, December 7, 2015

Head Shots: Dulcie Cooper by Barbara Cohen-Stratyner, Curator Of Exhibitions, New York Public Library For The Performing Arts, Dorothy and Lewis B. Cullman Center

Guest post by Emma Winter Zieg, volunteer and former intern at The New York Public Library for the Performing Arts. Dulcie Cooper. Image ID: TH-04678 If you’ve never heard of Dulci…

SOURCE: The New York Public Library at 08:28PM
Tuesday, December 1, 2015

Alice Live! on Television by Barbara Cohen-Stratyner, Curator Of Exhibitions, New York Public Library For The Performing Arts, Dorothy and Lewis B. Cullman Center

Eva LeGallienne, as the White Queen in the 1982 revival of Alice in Wonderland.. Photograph by Martha Swope In the mid-1950s, the networks and independent channels campaigned to establish t…

SOURCE: The New York Public Library at 04:31PM
Friday, September 4, 2015

Musical of the Month: Golden Dawn 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

A guest post by Kate Edney. Page from the original souvenir program of Golden Dawn  Golden Dawn (1927) is one of those musicals that has been almost completely erased from histories of …

SOURCE: The New York Public Library at 12:16PM
Friday, August 21, 2015

Kate Claxton Head Shots: This Week Only by Barbara Cohen-Stratyner, Curator Of Exhibitions, New York Public Library For The Performing Arts, Dorothy and Lewis B. Cullman Center

The Library for the Performing Arts is having a photogenic summer. Between Sinatra in the Oenslager Gallery and Geoffrey Holder in the Corridor Gallery, we have many examples of compelling i…

SOURCE: The New York Public Library at 01:16PM
Wednesday, August 12, 2015

Contact Strips and Head Shots by Barbara Cohen-Stratyner, Curator Of Exhibitions, New York Public Library For The Performing Arts, Dorothy and Lewis B. Cullman Center

Contact Strips of Anna Held (above) and Lillian Burkhardt One of the themes of the exhibition Head Shots is the selection process through which performers view options and chose their heads…

SOURCE: The New York Public Library at 04:54PM
Wednesday, July 29, 2015

Musical of the Month: Little Nemo in Slumberland 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

Image from published sheet music of Little Nemo. Image ID: g99c836_001 A guest post By Brian D. Valencia In one of two overblown patriotic spectacles, the Act 2 finale of Little Nemo in S…

SOURCE: The New York Public Library at 11:21AM
Monday, July 27, 2015

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

Bertha Kalich. Image ID: TH-25311 While curating Head Shots, we looked for unusual formats that performers believed would represent their careers better than the standard portrait.  Or, at…

SOURCE: The New York Public Library at 04:39PM
Wednesday, July 8, 2015

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

Edwin Booth.  Stereograph by J. Gurney & Son. Image ID: 89096 When we started to think about an exhibition on Head Shots based on the Library for the Performing Arts’ collections, we…

SOURCE: The New York Public Library at 02:52PM
Monday, June 29, 2015

Frank Sinatra's "The House I Live In" by Barbara Cohen-Stratyner, Curator Of Exhibitions, New York Public Library For The Performing Arts, Dorothy and Lewis B. Cullman Center

  Press photograph of Frank Sinatra, ca. 1946   The Sinatra: An American Icon exhibition has many wonderful media stations for visitors—songs, excerpts from television  specia…

SOURCE: The New York Public Library at 12:14PM
Monday, May 18, 2015

Sinatra at the Stage Door Canteen by Barbara Cohen-Stratyner, Curator Of Exhibitions, New York Public Library For The Performing Arts, Dorothy and Lewis B. Cullman Center

  Stage Door Canteen, NY. Photograph by Florence Vandamm. Image ID: ps_the_4036 We have received many questions recently about this, the secondary key image for the exhibition. In t…

SOURCE: The New York Public Library at 10:53AM
Tuesday, April 21, 2015

Across A Crowded Room: 2015 Edition 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

After the wildly successful 2013 edition of Across A Crowded Room, we are about to launch a second edition that is more exciting than ever before. If you are a musical theater...  ...com…

SOURCE: The New York Public Library at 01:26PM
Friday, April 17, 2015

"...a half-acre of strings..." Sinatra on the Radio by Barbara Cohen-Stratyner, Curator Of Exhibitions, New York Public Library For The Performing Arts, Dorothy and Lewis B. Cullman Center

Irving Berlin.  Photograph by Vandamm Studio. Frank Sinatra was, as the Library for the Performing Arts exhibition attests, an American icon.  The project, a collaboration of LPA and the …

SOURCE: The New York Public Library at 01:55PM
Thursday, April 16, 2015

Merce Cunningham Archive 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 proud to announce that the Merce Cunningham Dance Foundation Inc, records, Additions is now open. This collection is 141.44 linear feet comprising 315 bo…

SOURCE: The New York Public Library at 02:53PM

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