Found 40 collections related to Playwrights

Feist, Gene
Billy Rose Theatre Division | *T-Mss 1997-010
28.29 linear feet (72 boxes)
Gene Feist (1923-) is an American artistic director, playwright, producer, director and teacher. In 1965 he co-founded the Roundabout Theatre Company, of which he served as Artistic Director until 1988. The Gene Feist Papers document the personal... more
Chong, Ping
Billy Rose Theatre Division | LPA Mss 2009-001
24.85 linear feet (64 boxes); 958 mb (822 computer files)
Ping Chong (1946- ) is an interdisciplinary theatre director, writer, choreographer, videographer and installation artist. The Ping Chong Archive, dating from 1971 to 2008, documents his creative and production process. It holds scripts;... more
Higginsen, Vy
Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, Manuscripts, Archives and Rare Books Division | Sc MG 528
0.25 linear feet (1 box)
Mama, I Want to Sing is a gospel musical in 2 acts. The book and lyrics are by Vy Higginsen and Ken Wydro. Original music is by Rudolph V. Hawkins, Wesley Naylor and Doris Troy. The play opened at the Heckscher Theatre,... more
Zunser, Miriam Shomer
Manuscripts and Archives Division | MssCol 3424
.5 linear feet (3 boxes)
Miriam Shomer Zunser (born Manya Shaikevitsch) was a playwright for the Yiddish and English language theater. She was born in Odessa, Russia and emigrated to the United States with her family in 1890. She began her literary career writing for the... more
Locke, Robinson, 1856-1920
Billy Rose Theatre Division | NAFR+
107.94 linear feet (518 volumes, 574 other items)
The Robinson Locke collection consists of scrapbooks and portfolios containing clippings, programs, photographs, prints, letters and other ephemera documenting American theater history.
Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, Manuscripts, Archives and Rare Books Division | Sc MG 531
5.0 linear feet (12 boxes)
The Playscripts collection is composed of plays acquired from a variety of sources and includes plays donated by the playwrights and actors who performed in the plays, as well as those purchased from dealers. It is represented by authors like... more
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
Millholland, Charles Bruce
Manuscripts and Archives Division | MssCol 1993
1.09 linear feet (3 boxes)
Charles Bruce Millholland was an American playwright and author best known for his play The Napoleon of Broadway. His papers include typescripts of novels and other writings; diaries; record books; and other personal papers
Spence, Eulalie, 1894-1981
Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, Manuscripts, Archives and Rare Books Division | Sc MG 552
.4 linear feet (1 box)
Eulalie Spence was born in Nevis, West Indies on June 11, 1884. She and her family moved to New York in 1902. Ms. Spence was among the pioneer playwrights during the Harlem Renaissance and wrote fourteen plays, five of which were published. She... more
Padula, Edward, 1916-2001
Billy Rose Theatre Division | *T-Mss 2003-050
7.77 linear feet (19 boxes)
Edward Padula (1916-2001) was an American producer, director and writer of stage plays and musicals from the 1940s to the 1990s. The Edward Padula papers contain production materials and personal ephemera.
Wasserman, Dale
Billy Rose Theatre Division | *T-Mss 1996-027
15.96 linear feet (38 boxes)
Dale Wasserman (1914-2008) was an American playwright, television writer and screenwriter, working from the 1950s-the 1990s. He is best known for his play, One Flew over the Cuckoo's Nest (1963) and his book for the musical Man of La Mancha... more
Jones, Elinor, 1930-
Billy Rose Theatre Division | *T-Mss 2007-024
1.68 linear feet (4 boxes)
Elinor Jones (1930-2007) was a writer of plays and short stories, best known for her play Colette. The Elinor Jones papers, dating from 1967 to 2007, document her work through writings, correspondence, photographs, clippings, publicity material,... more
Stahl, Irwin
Billy Rose Theatre Division | *T-Mss 1990-017
10.71 linear feet (16 boxes, 6 volumes, 1 oversized folder)
Irwin Stahl was a theatrical director, playwright, actor, and educator. The Irwin Stahl theater files date from 1893 to 1988 and contain scripts, sheet music, programs, clippings, sketches, notes, photographs, and scrapbooks.
Osborn, Paul, 1901-1988
Billy Rose Theatre Division | *T-Mss 1994-011
4.2 linear feet (10 boxes)
Paul Osborn (1901-1988) was an American playwright and screenwriter. In 1930, Osborn achieved early success on Broadway with The Vinegar Tree. Other writings include screen adaptations of novels. In 1980, Osborn received a Tony Award for best... more
Fennelly, Parker
Billy Rose Theatre Division | *T-Mss 1992-011
6.2 linear feet (13 boxes, 6 volumes)
Parker Fennelly (1891-1988) was an actor and playwright who performed on stage, radio, film, and television. The Parker Fennelly papers, dating from 1911 to 1997, document his career through project files, photographs, letters, programs,... more
Furth, George, 1932-2008
Billy Rose Theatre Division | *T-Mss 2001-005
23.17 linear feet (58 boxes); 384 Kilobytes (3 computer files)
George Furth (1932-2008) was an American playwright, librettist and actor, most famous for writing the books for two Stephen Sondheim musicals, Company and Merrily We Roll Along. The George Furth papers contain professional and personal papers,... more
Sobel, Bernard, 1936-
Billy Rose Theatre Division | *T-Mss 2012-071
5.35 linear feet (13 boxes, 1 oversized folder)
Bernard Sobel (1887-1964) was an American author and theatrical press agent. His papers include drafts, notes, research materials, and other unidentified papers relating to Sobel's writing; correspondence; photographs; notebooks; a diary; and... 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
Oppenheimer, George
Billy Rose Theatre Division | *T-Mss 1978-001
4.4 linear feet (11 boxes)
George Oppenheimer (1900-1977) was an American drama critic, screenwriter for Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, playwright, author, editor, and one of the co-founders of Viking Press. The George Oppenheimer writings include plays, screenplays, novels,... 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
Owens, Rochelle
Billy Rose Theatre Division | *T-Mss 2001-052
.4 linear feet (1 box)
The Rochelle Owens papers contain photocopied scripts of several of her plays, with related materials, as well as recordings of her poetry.
Mayer, Edwin Justus, 1896-1960
Billy Rose Theatre Division | *T-Mss 2014-126
8.2 linear feet (20 boxes)
Edwin Justus Mayer (1896-1960) was an American screenwriter, playwright, and journalist, most remembered for writing the scripts for two comedies directed by Ernst Lubitsch. The Edwin Justus Mayer papers contain writings and personal files.
Kidder, Edward E., 1846-1927
Billy Rose Theatre Division | *T-Mss 2014-103
4.2 linear feet (10 boxes)
The Edward E. Kidder scripts, dated c. 1883 to 1911, document his career as a playwright for Broadway and touring companies.
Ryerson, Florence, 1892-1965
Billy Rose Theatre Division | *T-Mss 2014-102
5.4 linear feet (2 boxes, 6 volumes)
Florence Ryerson (1892-1965) and Colin Clements (1894-1948) were a married American writing team who created plays, novels, and short stories. The Florence Ryerson and Colin Clements papers date from 1909 to 1965 and contain scrapbooks,... more
Shelley, Elsa
Billy Rose Theatre Division | *T-Mss 2014-137
3.2 linear feet (8 boxes)
Elsa Shelley (c.1903-1971?) was a playwright. The collection, dated 1950 to 1971, holds scripts, notes and notebooks.
Dunning, Phillip, 1890-1968
Billy Rose Theatre Division | *T-Mss 2001-075
2.5 linear feet (5 boxes, 2 volumes, 2 oversized folders)
Philip Dunning (1890-1968) was a playwright and a theatrical producer and director. The Philip Dunning papers, dating from 1912 to 1968, document Dunning's life and career through production files, scrapbooks, and letters. Half of the collection... more
Chesley, Robert, 1943-1990
Billy Rose Theatre Division | *T-Mss 2010-112
4.1 linear feet (11 boxes)
Robert Chesley (1943-1990) was a pioneering gay playwright who created homoerotic plays. The Robert Chesley papers date from 1978 to 2005 (bulk dates 1980s-1990s) and contain scripts, correspondence, clippings, publications, photographs, posters,... more
Kesselring, Joseph, 1902-1967
Billy Rose Theatre Division
4.62 linear feet (11 boxes)
Joseph Otto Kesselring (1902-1967) was an American dramatist best known for his successful play Arsenic and Old Lace (1941). The Joseph O. Kesselring writings date from 1932 to 1970 and contain scripts and short stories.
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.
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