Found 21 collections related to Theater -- 20th century

New York Shakespeare Festival Productions
Billy Rose Theatre Division | *T-Mss 1993-028
170.97 linear feet (416 boxes, 4 other items)
Since its inception in 1954, the New York Shakespeare Festival/the Public Theater has been a highly acclaimed theater company, dedicated to achieving artistic excellence while developing an American theater that is accessible and relevant to all... more
Chelsea Theater Center (New York, N.Y.)
Billy Rose Theatre Division | *T-Mss 1984-007
6.72 linear feet (16 boxes)
The Chelsea Theater Center records document the workings of this nonprofit company founded by Robert Kalfin in 1965. Files consist of production materials and scripts.
Lerman, Leo, 1914-1994
Billy Rose Theatre Division | *T-Mss 2012-040
3.61 linear feet (9 boxes)
Leo Lerman was a contributing editor at Mademoiselle beginning in 1948 and continuing until 1974. He also wrote a column called "The Playbill Diarist" for Playbill magazine. He was well-known for his extensive network of famous friends in the... more
Okun, Lilian
Billy Rose Theatre Division | *T-Mss 2001-076
4.19 linear feet (12 boxes)
Lilian Okun worked as an actress, an assistant to radio commentators and a producer of children's and teenage radio and television programs. Documenting the personal and working life of Lilian Okun, the papers contain photographs, correspondence,... more
Barrymore, Diana, 1921-1960
Billy Rose Theatre Division | *T-Mss 1960-002
7.3 linear feet (4 boxes, 7 volumes)
Diana Barrymore (1921-1960) was an an American actress. The Diana Barrymore papers hold correspondence, photographs, scrapbooks, programs, and other material documenting Barrymore's acting career and the publication of her memoir, more
Summer Theatre at Mount Holyoke
Billy Rose Theatre Division | *T-Mss 2006-012
9 linear feet (33 boxes)
The Summer Theatre at Mount Holyoke was founded in 1970 by James T. Cavanaugh, a professor emeritus of Theater Arts at Mount Holyoke College. The Summer Theatre offered college students the opportunity to develop their acting and technical skills.... more
Beckhard, Richard, 1918-1999
Billy Rose Theatre Division | *T-Mss 2002-011
1.2 linear feet (4 boxes, 1 oversized folder)
Richard Beckhard (1918-2000) was a theatrical stage manager and actor who worked on Broadway, Off-Broadway, and in regional theaters. The collection, dating 1937 to 1990, consists mostly of material documenting Richard Beckhard's work as a stage... 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
Millholland, Charles Bruce
Billy Rose Theatre Division | *T-Mss 1967-004
9.9 linear feet (18 boxes, 3 volumes, 1 oversized folder)
Charles Bruce Millholland (1903-1991) was an American playwright, author, dancer, actor, model, and artist best known for his play The Napoleon of Broadway, which was the basis for Ben Hecht and Charles MacArthur's hit... more
Samples, M. David
Billy Rose Theatre Division | *T-Mss 1973-008
1.7 linear feet (4 boxes)
M. David Samples also known as David Samples (circa1924-) was a director, playwright and actor for Off-Broadway, regional theaters and abroad. Samples' career spanned over forty years, with over a hundred productions including William Inge's... more
Muschamp, Catherine
Billy Rose Theatre Division | *T-Mss 2002-034
.4 linear feet (1 box)
Catherine Muschamp was a British playwright, librettist, and actor whose plays were produced in Australia, Europe, and the United States. Muschamp's career spanned over forty years in the performing arts. Her plays include the Beheading, The Four... more
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.
Comden, Betty
Billy Rose Theatre Division | *T-Mss 2010-107
8.64 linear feet (23 boxes)
Betty Comden was an American lyricist, playwright, screenwriter and actress working on stage and screen productions from the late 1930s through the 1990s. This collection is the personal and professional papers of Betty Comden. It consists mainly... more
Shubert Theatre (Organization : New York, N.Y.)
Billy Rose Theatre Division | *T-Mss 2002-029
1.47 linear feet (4 boxes)
The Shubert Theatre Organization is America's oldest professional theatre company and the largest theatre owner on the Great White Way. Since 1900, the company has operated hundreds of theatres and produced hundreds of plays and musicals both in... more
Lincoln Center Theater (New York, N.Y.)
Billy Rose Theatre Division | *T-Mss 1991-024
20.38 linear feet (39 boxes, 19 other items)
The Lincoln Center Theater was formed as a non-profit in 1985 to present and develop theatrical works and make the performing arts accessible to a wide audience through the use of low cost and free tickets for culturally under-served populations.... more
Debuskey, Merle
Billy Rose Theatre Division | *T-Mss 1996-026
34.63 linear feet (80 boxes)
Merle Debuskey (b. 1923) is an American theater press representative. From 1948 until his retirement in 1996, he publicized over 500 theatrical productions. He was the first and longest-lasting press agent for Joseph Papp and the Public Theater,... more
Stein, Joseph
Billy Rose Theatre Division | *T-Mss 1993-010
10.29 linear feet (25 boxes)
Joseph Stein (1912-2010) was an American playwright and librettist, best known for his book for the musical Fiddler on the Roof. The Joseph Stein papers (1955-1993) document Stein's professional life with scripts, a small amount of other... more
Maxwell, Wayne F., 1939-2000
Billy Rose Theatre Division | *T-Mss 2002-033
4.4 linear feet (12 boxes)
Wayne F. Maxwell (1939-2000) was an actor, director and playwright who performed on Broadway, Off-Broadway, and in regional theaters. Occasionally, he appeared on commercial television, and film. The collection, dating from the 1940s to 2005,... more
Edson, Elie
Billy Rose Theatre Division | *T-Mss 2013-107
1.9 linear feet (3 boxes, 1 volume)
Elie Edson (1882-1971) was an American theatrical press agent. The Elie Edson press files on Sarah Bernhardt hold correspondence, press releases, photographs, notes, and programs relating to the representation of Bernhardt's American tour from... more
Bumbalo, Victor
Billy Rose Theatre Division | *T-Mss 2014-192
2.94 linear feet (7 boxes)
The Victor Bumbalo papers date from 1969 to 2013 and document Bumbalo's career as a playwright and television writer. The collection includes scripts, clippings, photographs, and publicity material.
Zeckendorf, Nancy
Jerome Robbins Dance Division | (S) *MGZMD 474
0.42 linear feet (1 box)
Nancy Zeckendorf is an arts patron and former Metropolitan Opera ballet dancer. Zeckendorf was a close friend of British choreographer Antony Tudor and one of the trustees of his will. The Nancy Zeckendorf collection on Antony Tudor and Oliver... more