- Bennett, Michael, 1943-1987
- Call number
- *T-Mss 1997-024
- Physical description
- .5 linear feet (1 box)
- Preferred Citation
- Legal papers regarding a chorus line, Billy Rose Theatre Division, The New York Public Library
- Billy Rose Theatre Division
- Access to materials
- Collection is open to the public. Library policy on photography and photocopying will apply. Advance notice may be required.
Michael Bennett, director and choreographer, conceived, choreographed and directed the enormously successful Broadway musical, A CHORUS LINE. The collection concerns "the matter of Michael Bennett," preliminary hearings in an unsuccessful plagiarism suit against him for A CHORUS LINE. It consists of transcripts of sworn testimony of Bennett, Cy Coleman and James Lipton and photocopies of A CHORUS LINE correspondence and calendars assembled for Bennett's lawyers.
Source of acquisitionPapers: Transfer, NY Shakespeare Festival/Joe Papp Archives, 08/07/97
Using the collection
LocationBilly Rose Theatre Division
New York Public Library for the Performing Arts, Dorothy and Lewis B. Cullman Center
40 Lincoln Center Plaza, New York, NY 10023-7498