Found 89 collections related to Theater -- Production and direction

Kazan, Elia
Billy Rose Theatre Division | *T-Mss 2011-151
.25 linear feet (1 box)
Typescript notes of the director Elia Kazan are from rehearsals and performances of the pre-Broadway tryout in New Haven of A Streetcar Named Desire starring Jessica Tandy and Marlon Brando. Includes script called "Revised Version for Rehearsals,... more
Sinclair, Robert B., 1905-1970
Billy Rose Theatre Division | *T-Mss 2013-127
.13 linear feet (1 volume)
Robert B. Sinclair (1905-1970) was a director who was primarily active in the theater in the 1930s and 1940s. His productions on Broadway included For Services Rendered (1933), The Women... more
Emery, Edwin T., d. 1951
Billy Rose Theatre Division | *T-Mss 1997-054
.1 linear feet (1 portfolio)
Actor, director and producer, Edwin T. Emery was the director of the WPA's Federal Theatre Project's Gilbert and Sullivan unit. He began his stage career in 1893 appearing with leading stock companies and working with Maude Adams and E. H. Sothern... more
Nelson, Mervyn, -1991
Billy Rose Theatre Division | *T-Mss 1993-045
.1 linear feet (1 portfolio)
Mervyn Nelson acted, wrote, produced, and directed for stage and film. He began in vaudeville at the age of five and worked on Broadway (1940-1960), appearing in TIS OF THEE (1940) and THE SNARK WAS A BOOJUM (1943), and directing BABES IN ARMS... more
Fried, Walter, 1906-1975
Billy Rose Theatre Division | *T-Mss 1995-003
2.5 linear feet. (6 boxes)
Walter Fried was a producer and general manager of Broadway plays. His productions included DEATH OF A SALESMAN, COME BLOW YOUR HORN, MAN OF LA MANCHA, FESTIVAL, LIFE WITH FATHER, MIDDLE OF THE NIGHT and RAISIN IN THE SUN, to name a few. The... more
Ryerson, Florence
Manuscripts and Archives Division | MssCol 2657
.9 linear feet (2 boxes)
Florence Ryerson (1892-1965) was an American playwright and screenwriter. Collection consists of Ryerson's diaries, correspondence, notes, and memoranda. Work diaries kept by Ryerson, chiefly at her homes in Beverly Hills and Canoga Park,... more
Appelbaum, Gertrude H., 1918-
Billy Rose Theatre Division | *T-Mss 1995-004
.1 linear feet (1 portfolio)
Gertrude Appelbaum (also known as Apple) worked in the theater as a casting and production assistant for various producers including Howard Lindsay, Russel Crouse and Guthrie McClintic. She was also a business manager for the Theatre Guild... more
Gordone, Charles
Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, Manuscripts, Archives and Rare Books Division | Sc MG 691
3 linear feet (2 record cartons, 1 archival box)
The bulk of the Charles Gordone Collection pertains to the author's Pulitzer-prize winning play "No Place to Be Somebody," which includes several versions of the play script, programs, letters, playbills, flyers, posters, production and showcase... more
Hyde, James H. (James Hazen), 1876-1959
Manuscripts and Archives Division | MssCol 1471
.5 linear feet (2 boxes)
Collection consists of correspondence and other papers of Hyde. Includes correspondence with French actors and dramatists, and correspondence while Hyde was in Paris acting as foreign agent for the New Theatre in New York City. Topics include the... more
Harris, A. Lincoln
Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, Manuscripts, Archives and Rare Books Division | Sc MG 599 Harris
1 vol
An actor and producer, A. Lincoln Harris reportedly was the first black playwright to feature black people in dramatic works. He produced several plays among them "The Advanced Negro," " Waena," "High Life in Haiti" and "A Trusted Friend" that... more
Stebbins, Rowland, 1882-1948
Manuscripts and Archives Division | MssCol 2867
4.2 linear feet (13 boxes)
Rowland Stebbins (1882-1948) was a New York theatrical producer who worked under the name Laurence Rivers, Inc. He began his professional life as a stockbroker, started producing plays during the 1920s, and in 1929 became a full-time theatrical... more
Ford, Paul Leicester, 1865-1902
Manuscripts and Archives Division | MssCol 1043
Paul Leicester Ford (1865-1902) was a historian, novelist and playwright. The bulk of the collection consists of general and family correspondence and manuscripts and typescripts of Ford's writings.
De Mille, William C. (William Churchill), 1878-1955
Manuscripts and Archives Division | MssCol 748
1.15 linear feet (3 boxes, 1 v.)
William Churchill De Mille (1878-1955) was an American playwright, producer and director. He wrote a number of stage plays and produced them with David Belasco from 1902 to 1914 before becoming one of the pioneers of the motion picture industry.... more
Samrock, Victor
Billy Rose Theatre Division | *T-Mss 2002-008
8.9 linear feet (16 boxes, 13 volumes)
Victor Samrock (1907-1995) was an American theatrical business manager, active in New York theatre from the mid-1930s to the mid-1980s. From 1938 to 1960 he was the general manager of the Playwrights' Company. The Victor Samrock professional files... more
National Repertory Theatre Foundation
Billy Rose Theatre Division | *T-Mss 1994-021
23.87 linear feet (48 boxes, 18 volumes, 1 oversized folder)
The National Repertory Theatre was an American theatre company founded by Michael Dewell and Frances Ann Hersey, which produced touring productions of classic and modern plays. This collection consists of the records of the National Repertory... more
Jeffrey Richards Associates
Billy Rose Theatre Division | *T-Mss 1995-011
11.76 linear feet (28 boxes)
Jeffrey Richards Associates is a New York City-based theatrical press agency and production office founded in 1977 by press agent and producer Jeffrey Richards. The records contain press materials for the Broadway and Off-Broadway shows that the... more
Theatre Guild, 1919-
Billy Rose Theatre Division | *T-Mss-2004-024
.42 linear feet (1 box)
The Theatre Guild, established in 1919 by Theresa Helburn, Lawrence Langner, Philip Moeller, and Helen Westley, is an American theatrical association. Since its inception, the Theatre Guild has produced over 200 original theatrical productions,... more
American Theatre Association
Manuscripts and Archives Division | MssCol 93
48 linear feet (106 boxes)
The American Educational Theatre Association, was formed in 1936 by a group of drama teachers to encourage high standards of teaching, production and scholarship; to disseminate information concerning developments in the theatre; and to initiate... more
Rosenthal, Jean, 1912-1969
Billy Rose Theatre Division | *T-Mss 1993-005
2.2 linear feet (5 boxes, 1 oversized folder)
Jean Rosenthal (1912-1969) was a stage lighting designer whose work included productions of the Martha Graham Dance Company, the Metropolitan Opera, the Dallas Civic Opera, the American Ballet Theatre, and Broadway shows such as more
Lenox Hill Players
Billy Rose Theatre Division | *T-Mss 2014-106
1.05 linear feet (2 boxes, 4 volumes)
The Lenox Hill Players was a theater company that was active in New York City in the 1920s. The company's board of directors included Jerome Seplow, who went on to sit on the board of the Ensemble Theatre in 1934. The Lenox Hill Players records... more
Hunt, Diana, 1942-
Billy Rose Theatre Division | *T-Mss 1993-044
.29 linear feet (2 boxes)
Diana Hunt worked in the theater from the 1920s through the 1990s, first as a performer, and later as a production assistant to the Shubert family, as a talent agent, and sometimes as a director. Her papers date from 1926 to 1995, and include... more
Meyer, Richard
Billy Rose Theatre Division | *T-Mss 1998-001
.72 linear feet (1 box, 3 oversized folders)
Richard Meyer was technical director for the Mabou Mines production of Through the Leaves. The show was produced at the Women's Interart Center (1984) and the Public Theater (1985 and 1990), and was also presented at the... more
Wiman, Dwight Deere, 1895-1951
Billy Rose Theatre Division | *ZC-310
37 reels of microfilm (35mm)
Theatrical producer, Dwight Deere Wiman produced 56 plays and musicals in 26 years on Broadway making his most distinctive imprint in the musical comedy and revue fields. He was born on August 8, 1895 in Moline, IL, a direct descendant of John... more
Skinner, Neil McFee
Billy Rose Theatre Division | *T-Mss 1959-003
3.61 linear feet (9 boxes)
The Neil McFee Skinner papers date from 1921 to 1957 and document his career as an actor and managing director of the Wharf Theatre and the Martha's Vineyard Playhouse. The collection holds correspondence, programs, reviews, photographs and... more
Bolton, Guy, 1884-1979
Billy Rose Theatre Division | *T-Mss 2013-108
.84 linear feet (2 boxes)
Guy Bolton (1884-1979) was a British-American playwright, librettist, and novelist. He wrote more than 50 plays and musicals, many of which were collaborations with P.G. Wodehouse and George and Ira Gershwin, including Oh,... more
Schifter, Peter Mark, 1949-1993
Billy Rose Theatre Division | *T-Mss 1993-048
9.9 linear feet (23 boxes, 2 oversized folders, 3 tubes)
Peter Mark Schifter (1949-1993) was an American theater, opera, and television director and writer. The Peter Mark Schifter papers hold production files, correspondence, photographs, and other material documenting his career as a director,... more
Frank, Mary K.
Billy Rose Theatre Division | *T-Mss 1999-010
12.85 linear feet (31 boxes)
Mary Frank (circa 1911-1988) was an American theatrical producer, investor, and the president of the New Dramatists Committee. The Mary Frank papers contain production files from plays produced or invested in by Frank; submitted scripts; reports... more
Ryerson, Florence, 1892-1965
Billy Rose Theatre Division | *T-Mss 2014-102
5.4 linear feet (2 boxes, 6 volumes)
Florence Ryerson (1892-1965) and Colin Clements (1894-1948) were a married American writing team who created plays, novels, and short stories. The Florence Ryerson and Colin Clements papers date from 1909 to 1965 and contain scrapbooks,... more
Sherman, Stuart, 1945-2001
Billy Rose Theatre Division | *T-Mss 1996-012
13.8 linear feet (30 boxes, 7 oversized folders); 147.456 kb (5 computer files)
Stuart A. Sherman (1945-2001) was a New York-based visual, film, and performance artist. The Stuart A. Sherman artist files date from 1959 to 2000 and contain articles and essays, production files, and publications that document his work across... more
Woodman, William, 1932-1995
Billy Rose Theatre Division | *T-Mss 1996-044
2.2 linear feet (5 boxes, 3 oversized folders)
William Woodman was a director and stage manager for regional theater productions. The William Woodman papers (1914, 1955-1992) contain annotated scripts and scores and other production materials from shows that Woodman directed. The collection... more