- Call number
- *T-Mss 1998-042
- Physical description
- 1 portfolio
- Preferred Citation
- Fan letters for Side show, 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.
Side Show, a musical about the Siamese twins Daisy and Violet Hilton, with music by Henry Krieger and book and lyrics by Bill Russell, opened in the fall of 1997 at the Richard Rodgers Theatre, but despite positive reviews, failed to find a sufficient audience, and closed January 3, 1998. Collection consists of letters of praise and thanks to Alice Ripley and Emily Skinner, the stars of the show, and poems by Bill Russell to the Side Show company.
Source of acquisitionPapers: Bob, Buckler, assistant prop man for Side Show, 12/31/1998
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