Found 71 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
Blackwell, Billy Wilder
Manuscripts and Archives Division | MssCol 310
1.4 linear feet (1 carton, 1 box)
Theatrical director. The papers consist of scrapbooks of clippings from the gay, underground and mainstream press and production scripts of one- and two-act plays. Included are scripts of "Prisoner of Love" by Richard Hall; "Bill and William" by... 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
Blum, Gustav
Billy Rose Theatre Division | *T-Mss 1996-047
.63 linear feet (2 boxes)
Gustav Blum (d. 1963) was an American theater director, producer, actor, and teacher. In 1916, he founded the East-West Players, a group that performed one-act plays, including English translations of Yiddish plays. The East-West Players won the... more
Dillingham, C. B. (Charles Bancroft), 1868-1934
Manuscripts and Archives Division | MssCol 813
Collection consists of correspondence, stage managers'reports, receipt books, roster and salary records, and some personal papers of Dillingham. Correspondence, 1903-1927, of Dillingham and his associates Bruce Edwards and Fred G. Latham with... 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
Cohen, Alexander H., 1920-2000
Billy Rose Theatre Division | *T-Mss 1969-001
189.75 linear feet (396 boxes)
The papers primarily document the career of theater and television producer Alexander H. Cohen and include some personal papers, as well as a number of materials by and about Cohen's wife and professional partner, Hildy Parks.
Crawford, Cheryl, 1902-1986
Billy Rose Theatre Division | *T-Mss 1973-004
Cheryl Crawford, producer and director. Her papers include correspondence, production files, scripts, photographs, ephemera, ledgers, financial materials and scrapbooks documenting her career.
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
Monk, Julius, 1912-1995
Billy Rose Theatre Division | *T-Mss 1995-023
5.9 linear feet (19 boxes)
Julius Withers Monk was a producer and director of satirical revues and founder of the New York City nightclubs the Downstairs Room, Upstairs at the Downstairs, and Plaza 9-, where his revues were staged. The Julius Monk papers (1906-1991, bulk... 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
Tumarin, Boris, 1910-1979
Billy Rose Theatre Division | *T-Mss 2012-048
8.7 linear feet (21 boxes, 1 oversized folder)
Boris Tumarin (1910-1979) was a Latvian-born theater director, writer, and performer. The collection dates from 1934 to 1978 and contains scripts, prompt books, production files, photographs, programs, and drawings.
Somlyo, Roy A.
Billy Rose Theatre Division | *T-Mss 1998-029
57.54 linear feet (137 boxes)
Roy Somlyo (1925-2009) was an American theater and television producer and manager. The Roy Somlyo papers contain production files for plays and musicals produced by Somlyo, as well as the Tony Awards, on which he worked from 1967 to 2003, and the... more
Gest, Simeon
Billy Rose Theatre Division | *T-Mss 1986-029
.84 linear feet (2 boxes)
Simeon Gest (1890-1964) was a theater presenter, and the brother of the impresario Morris Gest (1875-1942). The Simeon Gest papers, dating from 1918 to 1959, hold letters, photographs, scripts, programs, and clippings documenting portions of... more
Hunt, William E.
Billy Rose Theatre Division | *T-Mss 2000-043
8.4 linear feet (21 boxes, 1 oversized folder)
William E. Hunt (circa 1923-2000) was an American theater director. The collection dates from 1862 to 1998 and contains production files, scripts, scores, correspondence, programs, and professional files.
Mandelstam, Abraham, 1886-1969
Billy Rose Theatre Division | *T-Mss 2012-068
17.12 linear feet (7 boxes, 18 volumes)
Abraham Mandelstam (1886-1969) was a New York-based theater producer and photographer, and director of Camp Wigwam and Camp Hiawatha in Maine. The Abraham Mandelstam papers date from 1911 to 1969 and contain certificates, correspondence,... 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
Carter, Randolph, 1908-1998
Billy Rose Theatre Division | *T-Mss 1999-019
5.4 linear feet (9 boxes, 3 volumes, 1 oversized folder)
Randolph Carter (1908-1998) was an American writer, director, and critic. The Randolph Carter papers date from 1860s-1997 (bulk dates 1930s-1980s) and contain manuscripts, typescripts, journals, photographs, letters, sound recordings, and programs.
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
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