Collections in Billy Rose Theatre Division

29th Street Repertory Theater (New York, N.Y.)
Billy Rose Theatre Division | 8-MWEZ 30511
.25 linear feet (1 box)
The 29th Street Repertory Theater was founded in 1988 by Tim Corcoran, David Mogentale, and a core group of actors and directors including Leo Farley and Paula Ewin. The company's best known productions include Tracy Letts' KILLER JOE and Bill... more
A'Becket family
Billy Rose Theatre Division | *T-Mss 1991-002
The A'Becket Family Diaries and Prompt Books include handwritten memoirs and daily notations regarding the life and career of Thomas A'Becket, Sr. from 1844 to 1890. The diaries show the extent of A'Becket's theatrical activities. The diaries of... more
AIDS Theatre Project
Billy Rose Theatre Division | *T-Mss 1997-042
15.92 linear feet (39 boxes)
The AIDS Theatre Project (ATP) was formed in New York City in 1987 and sought to provide a creative outlet for people with AIDS while educating the public on HIV/AIDS by performing original theatrical productions. This collection documents over... more
ANTA (Organization)
Billy Rose Theatre Division | *T-Mss 2014-185
.21 linear feet (1 box)
The American National Theatre and Academy (ANTA) is a nonprofit theater company and school. The organization was established in 1935 to promote public interest in theater and improve theater education. The ANTA administrative records include press... more
Aarons Family
Billy Rose Theatre Division | *T-Mss 2010-021
.9 linear feet (3 boxes)
The Aarons Family papers (circa 1870-1979) mainly document the career of the producer Alfred E. Aarons, as well as his family life with the vocalist Leila Hughes and their children. A small amount of papers pertains to Alfred's children: Ruth... more
Abarbanell, Lina, 1880-1963
Billy Rose Theatre Division | *T-Mss 1963-001
.8 linear feet
The Lina Abarbanell Papers consist of production files, correspondence, manuscripts and outlines of plays and other writings of her husband, Edward Goldbeck and her daughter, Eva. The papers span the years 1886 to 1963. However, the materials are... more
Abdoh, Reza
Billy Rose Theatre Division | *T-Mss 1996-010
Reza Abdoh, avant-garde director, playwright, company leader and poet. The collection consists of biographical materials, ephemera, clippings, scripts and photographs relating to the theater and film projects of Reza Abdoh.
Abel, Walter, 1898-1987
Billy Rose Theatre Division | *T-Mss 1993-050
The papers of Walter Abel consist primarily of correspondence, contracts, speeches, and clippings documenting his work as an actor. The professional correspondence is not extensive: the bulk is single letters received from a wide variety of... more
Ackman, Herman Mrs
Billy Rose Theatre Division | 8-MWEZ + n.c. 27,484
2 boxes
Actor-Managers, Inc
Billy Rose Theatre Division | *T-Mss 2001-022
.21 linear feet. (1 box)
Actor-Managers, Inc., was a New York theatrical production organization which in February 1928 staged Simon Gantillon's French play MAYA (1924), in an English translation by Ernest Boyd, with Aline MacMahon in the lead role of a prostitute. City... more
Actors' Equity Association
Billy Rose Theatre Division | 8-MWEZ 11537 - 11621
85 portfolios
Scrapbooks documenting the Actors' Equity Association.
Actors' Fund of America
Billy Rose Theatre Division | 8-MWEZ 2873
240 portfolios
Scrapbooks, photographs, correspondence, programs, and other papers documenting the Actors' Fund of America.
Actor’s Workshop (San Francisco)
Billy Rose Theatre Division | 8-MWEZ 26,440
.25 linear feet (1 box)
Promotional materials, programs, business records, reviews, and other ephemera from the Actor's Workshop, San Francisco.
Adair, Jean, 1873-1953
Billy Rose Theatre Division | *T-Mss 1953-001
The Jean Adair papers document the early part of Ms. Adair's career through clippings, correspondence, photographs and ephemera. The materials span the years 1914-1936, though most of the collection documents the years 1914-1928.
Adams, Maude, 1872-1953
Billy Rose Theatre Division | *T-Mss 1956-001
The Maude Adams collection reflects many of the actress' varied interests: acting, directing, lighting, writing, sketching and teaching. The collection spans the years 1879-1956 and includes correspondence, writings by Maude Adams and others;... more
Adele Theatre (Eatonton, Ga.)
Billy Rose Theatre Division | *T-Mss 1996-017
Collection consists of correspondence and contracts of the Adele Theatre concerning the booking of films, and the advertising it received from various film companies on their offerings.
Adler, Luther, 1903-1984
Billy Rose Theatre Division | *T-Mss 1986-003
2 linear feet (5 boxes)
The Luther Adler collection contains clippings, contracts, correspondence, photographs, programs, scripts and other material that document Mr. Adler's career on stage, screen and television. It includes information about Mr. Adler's problems with... more
Adrian, Gilbert
Billy Rose Theatre Division | *T-Vim 1998-036 (Adrian, G.)
4 original designs, col, 51 x 38 cm; 4 original designs, col, 51 x 38 cm
Known through most of his career as "Adrian", Gilbert Adrian was born in Connecticut as Adrian Dolph Greenburg. His designs for Broadway include George White's scandals and Nifties of 1923 but much of his career was spent in Hollywood, designing... more
Albee, Edward, 1928-
Billy Rose Theatre Division | *T-Mss 2016-028
.21 linear feet (1 box)
Edward Albee (1928-2016) was an American, Pulitzer Prize winning playwright known for such works as The Sandbox (1959), and Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf? (1962). This collection contains an... more
Albee, Edward, 1928-2016
Billy Rose Theatre Division | *T-Mss 1964-003
Collection consists entirely of scripts of original plays and adaptations from the early career of playwright Edward Albee. It includes typescripts and proofs, many with handwritten revisions, and in various versions. Plays included in the... more
Albertson, Mabel
Billy Rose Theatre Division | *T-Mss 1997-047
1.5 linear feet (1 large box)
Mabel Albertson (1901-1982), actress and writer, worked steadily on stage, in films, and on radio and television, for over forty years. Born in Lynn, Massachusetts, on July 24th, 1901, Mabel Albertson was the sister of actor Jack Albertson. After... more
Aldredge, Theoni V.
Billy Rose Theatre Division | *T-Vim 2016-006
.46 linear feet (1 box, 1 volume)
Theoni V. Aldredge, a Greek-American (1922-2011), was a stage and screen costume designer noted for her work on the Broadway production of Dreamgirls. The Theoni Aldredge Dreamgirls designs and script, dated 1981 to... more
Aldrich, Charles T.
Billy Rose Theatre Division | 8-MWEZ 23567 - 23570
4 portfolios
Scrapbooks documenting the career of actor, magician, and quick-change artist Charles T. Aldrich.
Aldrich, Larry
Billy Rose Theatre Division | *T-Mss 2001-051
(1 box), 28 cm; (1 box), 28 cm
Larry Aldrich invested in a number of theatrical productions in the 1950s and 1960s. Consists of legal papers, financial statements, business correspondence, and other papers related to several stage productions in which Larry Aldrich held a... more
Aldrich, Richard, 1863-1937
Billy Rose Theatre Division | MWEZ + n.c. 2138
1 volume in a box
Richard Aldrich, theatrical producer. Scrapbook is mainly clippings, also programs, on a revival of THE IMPORTANCE OF BEING EARNEST produced by Richard Aldrich and Alfred de Liagre.
Alexander, A. L., 1906-1967
Billy Rose Theatre Division | 8-MWEZ 21741 - 21744
4 portfolios
Scrapbooks documenting the career of actor and radio announcer A. L. Alexander.
Alexander, C. K., 1923-1980
Billy Rose Theatre Division | *T-Mss 1989-011
2.6 linear feet (7 boxes)
C.K. Alexander (1923-1980) was an Egyptian actor, director, and composer. The C.K. Alexander papers date from 1943 to 1980 and document Alexander's acting career in the United States, and to some extent, his work as a director. The collection... more
Alexander, John, 1897-1982
Billy Rose Theatre Division | *T-Mss 1998-050
.42 linear feet (1 box)
John Alexander (1897-1982) was an American actor who was active in theater from 1913 to 1962. Beginning in 1916, he toured with the Robert B. Mantell and Genevieve Hamper theater company. Alexander and Hamper married in 1931. The John Alexander... more
Alford, Walter, -2003
Billy Rose Theatre Division | 8-MWEZ + n.c. 22,477-22,480
4 portfolios
Correspondence and press materials documenting the career of press agent Walter Alford.
Allbritton, Louise, 1920-1979
Billy Rose Theatre Division | *T-Mss 1985-003
1.26 linear feet (3 boxes, 1 volume)
Louise Allbritton (1920-1979) was an actress who appeared on stage, screen, and television. Her husband, Charles Collingwood (1917-1985), was an American broadcast journalist. The Louise Allbritton and Charles Collingwood papers (circa 1917-1960)... more
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