Found 33 collections related to Playbills

Jerome Robbins Dance Division | *MGZP+++ Broadsides
9 linear feet (91 folders)
Over 420 broadsides primarily of dance performances, but also of theater and music presentations at theaters in cities all over the world: Bologna, Boston, Copenhagen, Hanover, London, Milan, Munich, New York City, Panama City, Paris, San... more
Karras, Athan
Billy Rose Theatre Division | *T-Mss 2001-049
.21 linear feet (1 box)
Director, choreographer, dancer and actor Athan Karras was born in Greece, toured there in classical drama, then came to the United States where he was most active in theater during the 1950s and 1960s. Karras was perhaps best known in America for... more
Pauker, Edmond, approximately 1880-1962
Manuscripts and Archives Division | MssCol 2354
42 linear feet (44 boxes)
Edmond Pauker (ca. 1880-1962) was a Hungarian-born literary agent and play broker in New York who represented European, especially Hungarian, playwrights, as well as some American authors. Collection consists of Pauker's personal and business... more
Nugent, Elliott, 1899-1980
Billy Rose Theatre Division | 8MWEZ/26107-117.
3.7 linear feet (11 boxes)
Elliott John Nugent, actor, playwright, producer, and director, was born on September 20, 1896, in Dover, Ohio, the son of John Charles Nugent and Grace Mary Fertig. Nugent's most notable work is the Broadway play, THE MALE ANIMAL (1941)... more
Cherry, Ewing, d. 1969
Billy Rose Theatre Division | *T-Mss 2001-020
.21 linear feet. (1 box of material)
Ewing Cherry was an American stage actor with years of touring experience. Born in Des Moines, Iowa, Ewing Cherry (sometimes billed as V. E. Cherry) made his stage debut in WITHIN THE LAW in Chicago in 1916. Soon afterwards Cherry was working in... more
Bernstein, Karl, 1894-1983
Billy Rose Theatre Division | MWEZ 22,037-070; 22,074-085
13 linear feet (46 scrapbooks)
Karl Bernstein was a theatrical publicist for New York theater productions from 1925 to 1970. Bernstein began his career as a vaudeville critic but soon became a theatrical publicist in the 1920s representing theatres in his native Brooklyn.... more
Rodgers, Richard, 1902-1979
Music Division | JPH 85-5
60 v
The Richard Rodgers scrapbooks contain materials collected by Richard Rodgers, generally pertaining to his shows and other professional activities.
Oppenheimer, George
Billy Rose Theatre Division | 8MWEZ/25001-011
3 linear feet (4 boxes, 7 scrapbooks)
The George Oppenheimer papers consist of correspondence, clippings, writings, research notes and annotated playbills from his professional career as a writer and drama critic. The papers span the years 1943-1977, though there is not much from his... more
Pearl, Jack
Billy Rose Theatre Division | *T-Mss 1985-001
1.67 linear feet (4 boxes)
The Jack Pearl Papers consist of correspondence, contracts, scripts, programs and photographs and are primarily of his professional life and career.
Romano, Amelia
Billy Rose Theatre Division | *T-Mss 2015-015
.6 linear feet (1 box, 1 volume)
Amelia Romano (circa 1907-2000?) was an American character actor who worked in theatre, on television and in the movies. The collection holds photographs, a scrapbook and telegrams.
Roache, Viola, 1885-1961
Billy Rose Theatre Division | *T-Mss 2015-014
.4 linear feet (1 box)
Philippa Bevans (1913-1968) and her mother Viola Roache (1885-1961) were British character actors in the theatre whose work is documented through photographs and reviews.
Lortz, Richard
Billy Rose Theatre Division | *T-Mss 1994-012
.4 linear feet (1 box)
Richard Lortz was an author, playwright and screenwriter whose work is reflected in letters, playbills, reviews and scripts.
MacMahon, Aline, 1899-1991
Billy Rose Theatre Division | *T-Mss 1990-011
.5 linear feet (1 boxes)
Aline MacMahon was born May 3, 1899 in McKeesport, Pa. After studying and performing with the Neighborhood Playhouse Theatre, she made her Broadway debut in THE MIRAGE (1921). She appeared in over 50 plays, among them THE EVE OF SAINT MARK (1942);... more
O'Shaughnessy, John, 1907-1985
Billy Rose Theatre Division | *T-Mss 2014-130
3.3 linear feet (6 boxes, 1 volume)
John O'Shaughnessy (1907-1985) was an actor and director. The collection, dated 1927 to 1976, mostly focuses on his career as a director through correspondence, clippings, photographs, playbills and scripts.
Lockhart, James, circa 1923-1989
Billy Rose Theatre Division | *T-Mss 2014-108
2.1 linear feet (4 boxes, 4 volumes)
The James Lockhart collection, dated 1943 to 1987, documents the career of James Lockhart (circa1923-1989) an actor, director and playwright through photographs, scripts and scrapbooks.
Don, Carl
Billy Rose Theatre Division | *T-Mss 2001-026
1.3 linear feet (2 boxes, 2 volumes)
Carl Don (1910-2001) was a stage and screen actor whose work is represented by clippings, photographs, photograph albums, playbills, reviews, and writings.
Morris, Mary
Billy Rose Theatre Division | *T-Mss 1970-006
5.9 linear feet (15 boxes)
Mary Morris (1895-1970) was an American stage actress. The collection, dated 1915 to 1969, holds clippings, correspondence, notes, playbills, posters, and writings.
Gnys, Charles, d. 1986
Billy Rose Theatre Division | *T-Mss 1999-015
3.2 linear feet (7 boxes, 2 volumes)
Charles Gnys (d. 1986) was a director and manager of the Playwrights Unit. The Charles Gnys papers hold agreements, clippings, letters, notebooks, photographs, playbills, and scripts.
Ullman, Bob
Billy Rose Theatre Division | *T-Mss 2012-049
2.9 linear feet (7 boxes)
Bob Ullman (1923- ) was a publicist for over thirty years who promoted productions on Broadway, Off-Broadway, and for regional theatres, as well as individual performers. The collection, dated from the 1950s through the 1960s, holds biographical... more
Shafer, Robert K., 1901-1981
Billy Rose Theatre Division | *T-Vim 2014-090
1.05 linear feet (2 boxes, 1 volume)
Robert Shafer (1908-1981) was an American actor known mostly for his roles in regional musicals. One of his most successful roles was in Damn Yankees!, portraying the character Joe Boyd, a role he reprised for the movie.... more
Truex, Lizanne
Jerome Robbins Dance Division | (S) *MGZMD 435
.42 linear feet (1 box)
Lizanne Truex (née Elizabeth Ann Williams, 1931-2013), was known for her work in the movies, most recognizably Oklahoma. Early in her career, she joined the Agnes De Mille Dance Theatre. Truex also appeared in stage... more
Kean, Edmund, 1787-1833
Billy Rose Theatre Division | *T-Mss 2014-123
2.1 linear feet (8 boxes)
Maynard Morris served as secretary of the Edmund Kean Club that celebrated the career of the Shakespearean stage actor. The collection, dated 1813 to 1961, holds letters, graphics, posters, and printed matter.
Feist, Gene
Billy Rose Theatre Division | *T-Mss 1997-010
28.29 linear feet (72 boxes)
Gene Feist (1923-) is an American artistic director, playwright, producer, director and teacher. In 1965 he co-founded the Roundabout Theatre Company, of which he served as Artistic Director until 1988. The Gene Feist Papers document the personal... more
Holland, Anthony
Billy Rose Theatre Division | *T-Mss 2001-067
1.78 linear feet (4 boxes)
Anthony Holland (1928-1988) was an actor and playwright best known for his comic performances in theater, film, and television. He was a founding member of the Second City satirical improvisation comedy troupe in Chicago. This collection documents... more
Nichtern, Claire
Billy Rose Theatre Division | *T-Mss 1994-026
12.72 linear feet (33 boxes)
Claire Joseph Nichtern (1920-1994) was an American producer of Broadway and Off-Broadway plays and musicals in the second half of the twentieth century. The Claire Nichtern papers (1962-1987) document Nichtern's professional career. The bulk of... more
Brooks, Patricia, 1933-1993
Music Division | JPB 09-4
3.07 linear feet (8 boxes)
The Patricia Brooks papers (1867, 1897-2009) document the professional vocal career of the artist, focusing on her operatic performances. The papers contain professional and personal correspondence; reproductions of photographs documenting her... more
Harburg, E. Y. (Edgar Yipsel), 1896-1981
Billy Rose Theatre Division | *T-Mss 1990-002
E.Y. "Yip" Harburg, Academy Award winning lyricist created the lyrics for the Academy Award winning film The Wizard of Oz, as well as the Broadway shows Finian's Rainbow, more
Lillie, Beatrice, 1894-1989
Billy Rose Theatre Division | *T-Mss 1990-025
Beatrice Lillie was an actress and comedian. The collection was created by Bruce Laffey, her biographer, and contains correspondence and photographs documenting Beatrice Lillie's career. Most of the correspondence is either to Bruce Laffey from... more
Stewart, Michael, 1929-1987
Billy Rose Theatre Division | *T-Mss 1990-018
Michael Stewart (nee Rubin), librettist, lyricist, playwright, and novelist, was born in New York City, where he attended Queens College. He received a Master of Fine Arts in drama from Yale in 1953. Prior to his work on Broadway, Stewart wrote... more
Radio City Music Hall (New York, N.Y.)
Billy Rose Theatre Division | *T-Mss 2002-005
The manuscript and photograph collection of James Stewart Morcom and John William Keck contains a scrapbook, newspaper and magazine clippings, photo albums, photographs, theater programs, souvenir brochures, playbills, theater journals, and a copy... more
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