Found 72 collections related to Theatrical producers and directors

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
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
Goldsmith, Oliver, 1730?-1774
Manuscripts and Archives Division | MssCol 4417
.1 linear feet (1 folder)
One holograph letter from Anglo-Irish author Oliver Goldsmith (1730-1774) to English actor, playwright, theatre manager and producer David Garrick (1717-1779) regarding a piece written by Goldsmith. Letter includes Garrick's reply
Padula, Edward, 1916-2001
Billy Rose Theatre Division | *T-Mss 1995-032
.1 linear feet (1 portfolio)
Edward Padula is a producer, director and writer for the American theater. He produced BYE BYE BIRDIE on Broadway at the Martin Beck Theatre in 1960. Collection consists of the typescript of his memoirs on producing the show and a souvenir program... more
Harper, Ken, d. 1988
Rodgers and Hammerstein Archives of Recorded Sound | *L (Special) 92-40
8 sound recordings; 5, analog 1 7/8 ips stereo; 5, analog 1 7/8 ips stereo; 1, analog 7 1/2 ips stereo, 5 in.; 1, analog 7 1/2 ips stereo, 5 in.; 2, analog 7 1/2 ips. stereo, 7 in.; 2, analog 7 1/2 ips. stereo, 7 in.
Ken Harper was the producer of the popular Broadway musical The Wiz. Born in New York, Harper became a radio disc jockey in the army. In the late 1960's and early 1970's he worked for radio station WPIX (New York), and later left his job to begin... more
Kippen, Manart, 1892-1947
Manuscripts and Archives Division | MssCol 1653
1 box
Manart Kippen was an American actor. Collection consists of papers of Manart Kippen and, in part, letters and papers of author Minna C. Smith, including two letters from Edward Everett Hale. Kippen papers include correspondence, 1915-1947,... more
Urban Arts Corps (New York, N.Y.)
Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, Manuscripts, Archives and Rare Books Division | Sc MG 210
1.5 linear feet
The Urban Arts Corps records consists of the production records for plays produced by UAC from 1967-1983 (bulk dates 1972-1979), and a separate body of material relating to Vinnette Carroll. The material has been divided into two series:... 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
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
Harrigan, Edward, 1845-1911
Manuscripts and Archives Division | MssCol 1327
Collection consists of manuscripts, script materials and other items pertaining to Harrigan's plays. Manuscripts include holograph and typescript versions (some with manuscript revisions), carbons and fragments of plays. Also, programs, costume... more
Weiner, Robert, 1902-
Billy Rose Theatre Division | *T-Mss 2014-173
7.56 linear feet (18 boxes)
Robert Weiner (circa 1935-1989) was a theatrical, film, and television producer, as well as a theatrical funder. The Robert Weiner papers, dating from 1951 to 1975, consist of his files for theatrical, film, and television projects. They contain... 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
Klein, Robert, 1892-1958
Billy Rose Theatre Division | *T-Mss 1958-001
3.13 linear feet. (8 boxes)
The Robert Klein papers consist of both personal and professional correspondence, papers from organizational affiliations in the United States and Europe, materials regarding projects, articles written by Klein and ephemera documenting his... more
Effrat, John, approximately 1908-1965
Billy Rose Theatre Division | *T-Mss 2013-124
2.94 linear feet (7 boxes)
John Effrat (1908-1965) was a stage and production manager for Broadway, Off-Broadway and special events. The scripts, dated 1950s to 1960s, are from his theatrical and other stage productions. The remaining material relates to the Broadway Show... more
Major, Clare Tree
Manuscripts and Archives Division | MssCol 1849
2.6 linear feet (2 boxes, 4 v.)
Clare Tree Major (1880-1954) was an English-born actress, stage director and producer. She was founder and director of the Children's Theatre of New York. Collection consists of correspondence, accounts, photographs, and personal miscellany.... more
Prince, Harold, 1928-
Music Division | JPB 06-2
26 linear feet (35 boxes)
Harold Prince (b. 1928), is a producer and director of theater, film and opera, but is best known for his work on Broadway musicals. Prince, who is commonly known as Hal Prince, began his career in 1948 as an assistant in the office of Broadway... more
Barnowsky, Victor, 1876-1952
Manuscripts and Archives Division | MssCol 214
2.8 linear feet (5 boxes)
Collection consists of correspondence and scripts of Barnowsky's plays including The Hand that Rocked the Cradle and Women at the Helm; outlines or synopses for adaptations of Ibsen's Ghosts, Schiller's Don Carlos and others; drafts of book... 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
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
Morgan, Leo
Billy Rose Theatre Division | *T-Mss 1996-048
5 linear feet (12 boxes)
Leo Morgan was an American theater and television producer. The Leo Morgan Paramount Publix and Strand Theatre materials date from 1926 to 1947 and contain photographs, programs, and public relations files for East Coast theaters owned by the... more
Bloomgarden, Kermit
Billy Rose Theatre Division | *T-Mss 2013-118
2.1 linear feet (6 boxes)
Kermit Bloomgarden (1904-1976) was an American theatrical producer. The Kermit Bloomgarden professional files document his work as a general manager under Herman Shumlin and his involvement with the Committee of Theatrical Producers.
Goodman, Edward, 1888-1962
Billy Rose Theatre Division | *T-Mss 1963-002
19.3 linear feet (29 boxes, 10 volumes, 2 oversized folders)
Edward Goodman (1888-1962) was a New York-based writer, director, and producer. The Edward Goodman papers date from 1899 to 1961 and contain letters, writings and notes, photographs, and scrapbooks that document his early 20th century theatrical... more
Shlaes, Geoffrey
Billy Rose Theatre Division | *T-Mss 1993-042
2.3 linear feet (6 boxes)
Geoffrey C. Shlaes is an American stage director and theater manager who founded the American Directors Institute in 1985. The collection (1983-1992) contains American Directors Institute files, correspondence, and materials relating to Shlaes'... more
Soho Rep. (Theater company)
Billy Rose Theatre Division | *T-Mss 1990-016
6.8 linear feet (17 boxes)
Soho Repertory Theatre is an Off-Broadway theater company in New York City. The Soho Repertory Theatre prompt books date from 1975 to 1989, and document the development process for theatrical productions from their first fourteen seasons.
Greet, Ben, Sir, 1857-1936
Manuscripts and Archives Division | MssCol 1241
1.3 linear feet (3 boxes)
Philip Ben Greet (1857-1936) was an English actor and theater manager. Collection consists of papers reflecting Greet's career in the theater. Includes correspondence, 1881-1936, concerning his American productions of Shakespeare's plays; notes on... more
Lockhart, Dorothy, 1905-1985
Manuscripts and Archives Division | MssCol 1793
Collection consists chiefly of correspondence from prominent theater and literary figures relating to Lockhart's work at the Annie Russell Theater. Includes correspondence regarding the 1931-1932 production of Hamlet and... more
Harris, William, 1884-1946
Manuscripts and Archives Division | MssCol 1331
Collection consists of approximately 13,000 vouchers, 1914-1934 concerning Harris' investments and theatrical expenses during his most active years in the theatre. Many of the vouchers have bills, accounts, or statements attached to them. There is... more
Forbes, Henry B., -1958
Billy Rose Theatre Division | *T-Mss 1996-007
1 linear foot (2 boxes, 1 volume, 2 oversized folders)
Henry B. Forbes (d. 1958) was a theatrical producer active on Broadway in the 1920s and 1930s. He also worked as an actor in the 1910s and early 1920s, performing with the East-West Players. The Henry B. Forbes papers (1917-1952) contain programs,... more
Selden, Albert
Billy Rose Theatre Division | *T-Mss 2014-136
8.82 linear feet (21 boxes)
Albert Selden (1922-1987) was an American theatrical investor, composer, and producer. He worked on Broadway and for regional theaters from 1948 to 1979. The Albert Selden production files contain contracts, scripts, programs, designs, publicity... more
Fredricks, Rita
Billy Rose Theatre Division | *T-Mss 2011-260
1.4 linear feet (3 boxes, 1 oversized folder)
Rita Fredricks is an actor and producer. The Rita Fredricks papers date from 1945 to 1975 and primarily contain promotional material and administrative records for Viveca Lindfors' one-woman show, I Am a Woman.
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