- Corning Summer Theatre (Corning, N.Y.)
- Call number
- MWEZ 30448
- Preferred Citation
- Corning Summer Theatre programs, 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.
The Corning Summer Theatre was established in the Corning Glass Center of Corning, New York, in 1950. Originally intended as a "star house" which would host pre-packaged touring companies, the Corning Summer Theatre changed its function under new management in 1953 and became a repertory operation with a resident company. This approach was adjusted somewhat in 1956, with the resident company retained, but serving as support to star performers brought in to headline productions. These performers included Joan Fontaine, James Earl Jones, Dana Andrews, Sid Caesar, Gig Young, Myrna Loy, William Shatner, and others. The collection consists of programs detailing 209 productions by the Corning Summer Theatre, 1953 to 1973. Programs offer news about the Corning Summer Theatre and its future plans, and biographical sketches of the cast and crew.
Source of acquisitionGift, Marr, N.M, 12/19/2000
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