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Albert and Hilda Biller Collection, 1936-1985, undated

(Manuscript Collection #1114)

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Title: Albert and Hilda Biller Collection
Creator: Biller, Albert and Hilda
Repository: ECU Manuscript Collection
Languages: English; French; German; Italian; Spanish; Swedish
Abstract: Collection (1936-1985, undated) of programs (the majority published by Playbill), librettos and souvenir pamphlets documenting plays, theatrical dance and musical productions performed in New York City and Stockholm. The publications are printed in English, French, German, Italian, Spanish and Swedish languages.
Extent: 1.0 Cubic feet, 2 archival containers, 122 items, 2326 pages, consisting of Playbill Magazines, programs, librettos, souvenir pamphlets, etc., of programs (the majority published by Playbill), librettos and souvenir pamphlets documenting plays, theatrical dance and musical productions performed in New York City and Stockholm. The publications are printed in English, French, German, Italian, Spanish and Swedish languages.

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September 18, 2007 1.0 cubic foot; Collection (1936-1985, undated) of programs (the majority published by Playbill), librettos and souvenir pamphlets documenting plays, theatrical dance and musical productions performed in New York City and Stockholm. The publications are printed in English, French, German, Italian, Spanish and Swedish languages. Acquired at the request of The East Carolina University School of Theatre and Dance. Donor: Mrs. Ilene Karlsson.

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No restrictions

Copyright Notice

Literary rights to specific documents are retained by the authors or their descendants in accordance with U.S. copyright law.

Preferred Citation

Albert and Hilda Biller Collection (#1114), East Carolina Manuscript Collection, J. Y. Joyner Library, East Carolina University, Greenville, North Carolina, USA.

Acquisition Information

  • Gift of Ilene Karlsson

Processing Information

  • Encoded by Mark Custer, 12/31/2007; preliminary processing & inventory by Saundra Pinkham, April 2009; revised by Jonathan Dembo, May 2009; final processing & inventory by Samantha Sheffield, 5/7/2013; revised by Jonathan Dembo, 8/23/2013.


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Albert H. Biller was born 26 June 1917; in 1936, he married Hilda Biller, who was born in 1919. During their life together, the couple traveled frequently to New York City, NY, and Stockholm, Sweden, where they attended a wide variety of musical and theatrical performances from 1936 through 1985. They recorded these travels by collecting Playbills and other items documenting each performance. Albert Biller died 23 August 1999 aged 82. The donor, Mrs. Ilene Karlson, was the Billers’ daughter.

Playbill Magazine, first printed in 1884, is a magazine for theatrical shows that contain cast lists, song lists, cast photos and biographies, and a list of scenes for the particular show. Although there is a home subscription available, Playbills are usually printed for particular shows to be distributed at the door. Articles within the Playbills change monthly to reflect new shows and artists performing in plays, musicals or special attractions.

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The Albert & Hilda Biller Collection is arranged in four series: Plays, Operas, Ballets, and Musicals. The collection was received in partly chronological order and partly in subject order; the processor chose to rearrange the collection in subject order with chronological subseries.

The collection consists primarily of printed materials, including 122 issues of Playbill Magazine, programs and other memorabilia from the theatrical -- mostly Broadway productions – that the Billers attended from 1936-1985. The shows represented include multiple award winning and iconic performances; such as Angela Lansbury in Mame, Mary Martin in South Pacific, Yul Brynner in The King and I, and the original cast of A Chorus Line. Among the shows represented are multiple award winning performances, including Carousel, Fiddler on the Roof, Hello, Dolly!, Man of La Mancha, My Fair Lady, The Nutcracker, and Porgy and Bess. Also included is a Playbill from the 1937 production of Tobacco Road autographed by Al Biletsky.

This collection also includes Operas and Ballets attended by the couple dating from the late 1930s until 1979. These include performances at the Metropolitan Opera House, The New York City Center, The Federal Theater (during the WPA Theater Project) and the Kungliga Teatern in Stockholm, Sweden. The performers include Rudolf Nureyev, George Balanchine, Margot Fonteyn, and Suzanne Farrell.

In addition to the information about the performances the collection includes a wide variety of articles on and about the Theatre world with a larger focus on Broadway. These articles include show reviews and previews, and features on specific actors, directors, dancers, and choreographers. Other articles include suggested New York eateries and shopping locations. Playbill produces a fashion supplement at the change of seasons, which are included within the Playbill at specific shows. The “Plays” series includes a menu dated 7 May 1938 from the Famous Dairy Restaurant in Brooklyn, New York.

Many of the programs also include articles describing current events in the theater world, as well as contemporary advertisements for a variety of products, including automobiles, cigarettes and alcoholic beverages. The publications are printed in English, French, German, Italian, Spanish and Swedish languages.

The collection was acquired at the request of the School of Theatre and Dance. See the container list for further details on all materials.

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Series 1:
Plays
1
Plays 1936-1955
  • Box 1#1114.1
    • Folder a#1114.1.a
      • Three Men on a Horse (December 1936) Playwright: John Cecil Holm & George Abbott. Director: George Abbot. Erwin Trowbridge played by William Lynn; Mabel played by Shirley Booth. Fulton Theatre. (New York ed.: New York Theatre Program Corp., © 1936) Periodical. 1 item. 10 p.  (item #1)
      • Tobacco Road (November 1937) Playwright: Jack Kirkland. Director: Anthony Brown. Dude Lester played by Robert Rose; Ada Lester played by Ann Dere; Jeeter Lester played by James Barton. Forrest Theater. (New York: New York Theatre Program Corp., © 1937) Periodical. 1 item. 8 p. Note: Autograph: back cover "With love Al Biletsky[?]"  (item #2)
      • Famous Dairy Restaurant menu, Brooklyn NY (7 May 1938) 1 item. 2 p.  (item #3)
      • Brother Rat (7 May 1938) Playwright: John Monks, Jr. & Fred F. Finklehoffe. Director: George Abbot. Mrs. Brooks played by Curtis Burnley Railing; Joyce Winfree played by Florence Sundstrom; Jenny played by Eulabelle Moore. The Majestic. (New York Theater Program Corporation, © 1938) Periodical. 1 item. 8 p.  (item #4)
      • Life with Father (5 December 1942) Playwrights: Howard Lindsay & Russel Crouse. Director: Bretaigne Windust. Father played by Howard Lindsay; Vinnie played by Dorothy Stickney; Clarence played by Richard Simon. Cover art by W. Cotton. The Empire Theater. (New York ed.: Playbill, Inc., © 1942) Periodical. 1 item. 10 p.  (item #5)
      • Born Yesterday (30 December 1949) Playwright: Garson Kanin. Director: Garson Kanin. Producer: Max Gordon Helen played by Mavis Butler; Paul Verrall played by Scott McKay; Eddie Brock played by Frank Otto. Henry Miller's Theater. (New York ed.: Playbill, Inc., © 1949) Periodical. 1 item. 14 p. Notes: "Lev's home" written on front cover. Conservation info: Pages 6 & 7 coming out of staple binding.  (item #6)
      • The Happy Time (30 December 1950) Playwright: Samuel Taylor. Director: Robert Lewis. Producers: Richard Rodgers & Oscar Hammerstein II. Bibi played by Johnny Stewart; Papa played by Roger Dann; Maman played by Leora Dana. Mignotee played by Eva Gabor (debut). The Plymouth Theater. (New York ed.: Playbill, Inc., © 1950) Periodical. 1 item. 14 p. Notes: Conservation info: front cover torn near binding.  (item #7)
      • The Country Girl (5 May 1951) Playwright: Clifford Odets & Steven Hill. Director: Clifford Odets. Producer: The Strasberg Co. & Odets Production. Frank Elgin played by Paul Kelly; Georgie Elgin played by Uta Hagen. Lyceum Theater. (New York ed.: Playbill, Inc., © 1951) Periodical. 1 item. 14 p. Notes: Conservation info: entire playbill creased in the middle and foreign residue on front left of cover.  (item #8)
      • Bell, Book, and Candle (4 June 1951) Playwright: John van Druten. Director: John van Druten. Shepherd Henderson played by Rex Harrison; Gillian Holroyd played by Lilli Palmer. Ethel Barrymore Theater. (New York ed.: Playbill, Inc., © 1951) Periodical. 1 item. 16 p. Notes: Conservation info: Bottom corner of front cover ripped off. Entire playbill creased in the middle. Front cover discolored.  (item #9)
      • Anniversary Waltz (16 November 1954) Playwright: Jerome Chodorov & Joseph Fields. Director: Moss Hart. Producer: Joseph M. Hyman & Bernard Hart. Bud Walters played by MacDonald Carey; Alice Walters played by Kitty Carlisle. The Broadhurst Theatre. (New York ed.: Playbill, Inc., © 1954) Periodical. 1 item. 12 p.  (item #10)
      • Teahouse of the August Moon (17 June 1955) Playwright: John Patrick. Director: Robert Lewis. Producer: Maurice Evans & George Schaefer. Sakini played by Eli Wallach; Captain Fisby played by John Beal. Martin Beck Theater. (New York ed.: Playbill, Inc., © 1955) Periodical. 1 item. 12 p.  (item #11)
2
Plays 1956-1973
  • Box 1#1114.1 Icon to indicate that there are digitized materials available
    • Folder b#1114.1.b (1 item  digitized)
      • Inherit the Wind (10 January 1956) Playwright: Jerome Lawrence & Robert E. Lee. Director & Producer: Herman Shumlin. Henry Drummond played by Paul Muni; Matthew Harrison Brady played by Ed Begley; E.K. Hornbeck played by Alan Hewitt. National Theater. (New York ed.: Playbill, Inc., © 1956) Periodical. 1 item. 14 p. Notes: Conservation info: corner of page 12 creased  (item #1)
      • Auntie Mame (March 1957) Playwright: Jerome Larence & Robert E. Lee. Director: Morton DaCosta. Producer: Robert Fryer & Lawrence Carr. Auntie Mame played by Rosalind Russell; Vera Charles played by Polly Rowles; Sally Cato MacDougal played by Marian Winters. Beauregard Jackson Pickett Burnside played by Robert Smith. The Broadhurst Theatre. (New York ed.: Playbill, Inc., © 1957) Periodical. 1 item. 28 p.  (item #2)
      • Come Blow Your Horn (21 April 1962) Playwright: Neil Simon. Director: Stanley Prager. Producer: William Hammerstein & Michael Ellis. Alan Baker played by Hal March; Mrs. Baker played by Pert Kelton; Buddy Baker played by Joel Grey; Mr. Baker played by Lou Jacobi. Brooks Atkinson Theater. (New York ed.: Playbill, Inc., © 1962) Periodical. 1 item. 24 p. Notes: Loose items: page 3 is a postcard from Lüchow's Famous Restaurant in New York City.  (item #3)
      • Purlie Victorious (March 1962) Playwright: Ossie Davis. Director: Howard da Silva. Producer Philip Rose. Purlie Victorious Judson played by Ossie Davis; Lutiebelle Gussie Mae Jenkins played by Ruby Dee; Ol' Cap'n Cotchipee played by Sorrell Booke; Charley Cotchipee played by Alan Alda. Longacre Theater. (New York ed.: Playbill, Inc., © 1962) Periodical. 1 item. 25 p. Notes: Loose items: Page 22 insert advertisement for new musical: Fly Blackbird.  (item #4)
      • A Man for All Seasons (21 June 1962) Playwright: Robert Bolt. Director: Noel Willman. Producer: Robert Whitehead & Roger L. Stevens. Sir Thomas More played by Paul Scofield; Thomas Cromwell played by Thomas Gomez; The Common Man played by George Rose. American National Theatre Academ7 (ANTA) Theater. (New York ed.: Playbill, Inc., © 1962) Periodical. 1 item. 22 p.  (item #5)
      • Barefoot in the Park (June 1965) Playwright: Neil Simon. Director: Mike Nichols. Producer: Saint Subber. Mrs. Banks played by Mildred Natwick; Victor Velasco played by Kurt Kasznar; Corie Bratter played by Penny Fuller; Paul Bratter played by Anthony Roberts. Biltmore Theater. (New York ed.: Playbill, Inc., © 1965) Periodical. 1 item. 28 p.  (item #6)
      • Cactus Flower (21 June 1966) Playwright: Abe Burrows. Director: Abe Burrows. Producer: David Merrick. Stephanie played by Lauren Bacall; Julian played by Barry Nelson. Royale Theater. (New York ed.: Playbill, Inc., © 1966) Periodical. 1 item. 28 p.  (item #7)
      • You Know I Can't Hear You When the Water's Running (24 February 1968) Playwright: Robert Anderson. Director: Alan Schneider. Producer: Jack Farren & Gilbert Cates. Richard Pawling played by Martin Balsam; Harriet played by Eileen Heckart; Jack Barnstable played by George Grizzard. Ambassador Theater. (New York ed.: Playbill, Inc., © 1968) Periodical. 1 item. 32 p.  (item #8)
      • Forty Carats (1969) Playwright: Jay Allen. Director: Abe Burrows. Producer: David Merrick. Ann Stanley played by Julie Harris; Billy Boylan played by Murray Hamilton & David Baker; Peter Latham played by Marco St. John; Pat by Michael Nouri (debut). Morosco Theater. (New York ed.: Metromedia, Inc., © 1969) Periodical. 1 item. 28p. Notes: Loose items: two cast substitution announcements.  (item #9)
      • Much Ado About Nothing (February 3, 1973) Playwright: William Shakespeare. Director: A.J. Antoon. Producer: Joseph Papp. Dogberry played by Barnard Hughes; Benedick played by Sam Waterston; Don Pedro played by Douglass Watson; Beatrice played by Kathleen Widdoes. Winter Garden Theater. (New York ed.: Metromedia, Inc., © 1973) Periodical. 1 item. 24 p.   (item #10)
3
Plays 1973-1975
  • Box 1#1114.1
    • Folder c#1114.1.c
      • The Jockey Club Stakes (24 February 1973) Playwright: William Douglas Home. Director: Cyril Ritchard. Producer: The John F. Kennedy Center for Performing Arts. The Marquis of Candover played by Wilfrid Hyde-White; Colonel Sir Robert Richardson played by Robert Coote; Lord Coverley de Beaumont played by Geoffrey Sumner. Cort Theater. (New York ed.: Metromedia, Inc., © 1973) Periodical. 1 item. 24 p.  (item #1)
      • The Sunshine Boys (18 March 1973) Playwright: Neil Simon. Director: Alan Arkin. Producer: Emanuel Azenberg & Eugene V. Wolsk. Willie Clark played by Jack Albertson; Al Lewis played by Sam Levene. Broadhurst Theatre. (New York ed.: Metromedia, Inc., © 1973) Periodical. 1 item. 25 p.   (item #2)
      • That Championship Season (26 May 1973) Playwright: Jason Miller. Director: A.J. Antoon. Producer: Joseph Papp. Tom Daley played by Stephen Joyce; George Sikowski played by Charles Durning; The Coach played by Richard A. Dysart; Phil Romano played by Paul Sorvino. The Booth Theater. (New York ed.: Metromedia, Inc., © 1973) Periodical. 1 item. 23 p. Notes: Loose items: cast substitution notice. Conservation info: entire playbill creased in the middle.  (item #3)
      • Moonchildren (February 1974) Playwright: Michael Weller. Director: John Pasquin. Producer: Steven Steinlauf & Jay Kingwell. Mike played by James Seymour; Ruth played by Elizabeth Lathram; Cootie (Mel) played by Jim Jansen. Theatre de Lys. (New York ed.: American Theatre Press, © 1974) Periodical. 1 item. 14 p.  (item #4)
      • The Sea Horse (11 May 1974) Playwright: James Irwin. Director: Marshall W. Mason. Kermit Bloomgarden. Harry Bales played by Edward J. Moore; Gertrude Blum played by Conchata Ferrell. The Westside Theater. (New York: Playnews, © 1974) Pamphlet. 1 item. 2 p. Notes: Loose item cast substitution notice. Conservation info: creased in the center of entire book  (item #5)
      • When You Comin' Back, Red Ryder (25 May 1974) Playwright: Mark Medoff. Director: Kenneth Frankel. Producer: Elliot Martin. Teddy played by Kevin Conway; Clarisse played by Robyn Goodman; Clark played by Joe Jamrog. Eastside Playhouse. (New York ed.: American Theatre Press, © 1974) Periodical. 1 item. 2 p. Notes: Loose item.  (item #6)
      • Scapino! (December 1974) Playwright: Frank Dunlop & Jim Dale. Director: Frank Dunlop. Producer: Eugene V. Wolsk & Emanuel Azenburg. Scapino played by Jim Dale; Sylvestro played by Gavin Reed; Argante played by Ian Trigger. Ambassador Theater. (New York ed.: American Theatre Press, © 1974) Periodical. 1 item. 13 p. Notes: includes 10 page gift supplement; duplicate of #1114.1.c.8.  (item #7)
      • Scapino! (21 December 1974) Playwright: Frank Dunlop & Jim Dale. Director: Frank Dunlop. Scapino played by Jim Dale; Sylvestro played by Gavin Reed; Argante played by Ian Trigger. Ambassador Theater. (New York ed.: American Theatre Press, © 1974) Periodical. 1 item. 23 p. Notes: Includes gift supplement; duplicate of #1114.1.c.7.  (item #8)
      • A Doll's House (23 February 1975) Playwright: Henrik Ibsen & Christopher Hampton. Director: Tormod Skagestad. Producer: Joseph Papp. Torvald Helmer played by Sam Waterston; Nora Helmer played by Liv Ullmann; Nils Krogstad played by Michael Granger; Helene played by Judith Light. Vivian Beaumont Theater. (New York ed.: American Theatre Press, © 1975) Periodical. 1 item. 18 p. Notes: Conservation info: front and back cover separated from staple binding.  (item #9)
      • Absurd Person Singular (14 June 1975) Playwright: Alan Ayckbourn. Director: Eric Thompson. Producer: Philip Langner & Armina Marshall. Marion played by Geraldine Page; Eva played by Sandy Dennis; Ronald played by Fritz Weaver. The Music Box. (New York ed.: American Theatre Press, © 1975) Periodical. 1 item. 27 p. Notes: "34th Anniversary" written on front cover. Includes fashion supplement.  (item #10)
      • Same Time, Next Year (25 October 1975) Playwright: Bernard Slade. Director: Gene Saks. Producer: Morton Gottlieb, Dasha Epstein, & Edward L. Schalm. Doris played by Joyce Van Patten; George played by Conrad Janis. Brooks Atkinson Theatre. (New York ed.: American Theatre Press, © 1975) Periodical. 1 item. 32 p. Notes: Includes fashion supplement. "SYMS 748-69" written on back cover. Conservation info: entire playbill creased in the middle. Discoloration on front cover.  (item #11)
4
Plays 1977- 1982
  • Box 1#1114.1
    • Folder d#1114.1.d
      • Equus (9 April 1977) Playwright: Peter Shaffer. Director: John Dexter. Producer: Kermit Bloomgarden & Doris Cole Abrahams. Martin Dysart played by Anthony Perkins; Alan Strang played by Ralph Seymour; Frank Strang played by Page Johnson. Helen Hayes Theatre. (New York ed.: American Theatre Press, © 1977) Periodical. 1 item. 25 p. Notes: Loose items: cast substitution announcement. Conservation info: Front cover lower left corner separating from staple binding.  (item #1)
      • Dirty Linen & New-Found-Land (23 April 1977) Playwright: Tom Stoppard. Director: Ed Berman. Producer: Elliot Martin. McTeazle, M.P. played by Francis Bethencourt; Bernard played by Humphrey Davis; Mrs. Ebury, M.P. played by Leila Blake. John Golden Theatre. (New York ed.: American Theatre Press, © 1977) Periodical. 1 item. 24 p.  (item #2)
      • Sly Fox (21 May 1977) Playwright: Larry Gelbart & Ben Johnson. Director: Arthur Penn. Producer: Sir Lew Grade & Martin Starger. Foxwell J. Sly played by Robert Preston; Jethro Crouch played by Jack Gilford; Simon Able played by Hector Elizondo. Cover art by Chara. Broadhurst Theatre. (New York ed.: American Theatre Press, © 1977) Periodical. 1 item. 28 p.  (item #3)
      • Otherwise Engaged (30 June 1977) Playwright: Simon Gray. Director: Harold Pinter. Producer: Michael Dodron. Simon played by Hywel Bennet; Jeff played by David Baron; Beth played by Caroline Mortimer. Comedy Theatre. (London ed.: Stillwell, Darby & Co., Ltd., © 1977) Periodical. 1 item. 10 p.  (item #4)
      • Whose Life Is It Anyway? (June 1979) Playwright: Brian Clark. Director: Michael Lindsay-Hogg. Producer: Emanuel Azenberg, James M. Nederlander, & Ray Cooney. Ken Harrison played by Tom Conti; Dr. Scott played by Jean Marsh; Dr. Emerson played by Philip Bosco. Cover art by Fraver. Trafalgar Theatre (New York ed.: American Theatre Press, © 1979) Periodical. 1 item. 36 p. Notes: Includes 11 p. fashion supplement.  (item #5)
      • Master Harold'…and the Boys (9 September 1982) Playwright: Athol Fugard. Director: Athol Fugard. Producer: Yale Repertory Theatre. Sam played by Zakes Mokae; Willie played by Danny Glover; Hally played by Lonny Price. Lyceum Theatre (New York ed.: American Theatre Press, © 1982) Periodical. 1 item. 40 p. Notes: includes fashion supplement. Conservation info: discoloration on front cover.  (item #6)
Series 2:
Operas
1
Operas 1938-1975
  • Box 1#1114.1
    • Folder e#1114.1.e
      • The Mikado, Trial by Jury, Pinafore (October 1938) Lyricist: Sir W.S. Gilbert. Composer: Sir Arthur Sullivan. Director: Edwin T. Emery. Conductor: Harry M. Meyer. Cast: The Gilbert & Sullivan Opera Co. Federal Theater. (New York: WPA Theatre Project) Leaflet. 1 item. 2 p. Notes: Loose item.  (item #1)
      • Carmen (17 November 1945) Authors: Henri Meilhac & Ludovic Halevy. Composer: Georges Bizet. Grand Opera. (Scarsdale, New York: Edward F. Kalmus, © 1945) Pamphlet. 1 item. 18 p.  (item #2)
      • Un Ballo in Maschera [The Masked Ball] (7 February 1948) Author: Antonio Somma. Composer: Giuseppe Verdi. Director: Herbert Graf. Conductor: Fritz Busch. Choreographer: Boris Romanoff. Riccardo (Gustave III of Sweden) played by Richard Tucker; Renato played by Francesco Valentino; Amelia played by Daniza Ilitsch. Metropolitan Opera House. (New York ed.: Opera Magazines, Inc., © 1948) Periodical. 1 item. 12 p. Notes: Conservation info: front cover creased and scraped.   (item #3)
      • Il Barbiere di Siviglia [The Barber of Seville] (28 February 1948) Author: Cesar Sterbini. Composer: Gioacchino Rossini. Director: Desire Defrere Conductor: Pietro Cimara. Figaro played by Guiseppe Valdengo; The Count of Almaviva played by Felix Knight; Rosina played by Josephine Antoine. Metropolitan Opera House. (New York ed.: Opera Magazines, Inc., © 1948) Periodical. 1 item. 18 p. Notes: Conservation info: slight tear in front cover.   (item #4)
      • Il Barbiere di Siviglia [The Barber of Seville] (undated) Metropolitan Opera House. Composer: Gioacchino Rossini. (New York: Fred. Rullman, Inc.) Pamphlet. 1 item. 18 p. Notes: Loose item. Conservation info: fragile item. Binding loose, front cover fraying.  (item #5)
      • Fledermaus [The Bat] (7 April 1951) Author: Howard Dietz. Composer: Johann Strauss. Director: Garson Karin. Conductor: Tibor Kozma. Choreographer: Anthony Tudor & Zachary Solov. Gabriel von Einsenstien played by Charles Kullman; Rosalinda played by Marguerite Piazza; Adele played by Patrice Munsel. Metropolitan Opera House. (New York ed.: Opera Magazines, Inc., © 1951) Periodical. 1 item. 12 p. Notes: Loose item: cast substitution notice  (item #6)
      • Un Ballo in Maschera [The Masked Ball] (undated) Composer: Guiseppe Verdi. Metropolitan Opera House. (New York: Fred. Rullman, Inc.) Pamphlet. 1 item. 18 p. Notes: Conservation info: Fragile item. Bottom corner of page 2 torn.  (item #7)
      • The Merry Widow (3 August 1972) Playwright: Milton Lazarus. Lyricist: Forman Brown. Composer: Franz Lehar. Director: David Davis. Choreographer: Bill Bradley Sonia played by Catherine Christensen; Prince Danilo played by Nolan van Way; Popoff played by Stanley Carlson. Ogunquit Playhouse. (New York ed.: Ongunquit Playhouse © 1972) Periodical. 1 item. 10 p.  (item #8)
      • I Puritani (20 October 1974) Author: Carlo Pepoli. Composer: Vincenzo Bellini. Director: Tito Capobianco. Conductor: Julius Rudel. Choreographer: Thomas Andrew. Sir Riccardo Forth played by Richard Fredricks; Sir Bruno Roberton played by Jerold Siena; Elvira played by Beverly Sills. New York State Theater. (New York: City Center of Music and Drama, Inc., © 1974) Periodical. 1 item. 19 p.  (item #9)
      • La Forza del Destino [The Force of Destiny] (7 March 1975) Author: Francesco Maria Piave. Composer: Guiseppe Verdi. Director: John Dexter & Patrick Tavernia. Conductor: James Levine. Choreographer: William Badolatz Marquis of Calatrava played by James Morris; Leonora played by Martina Arroyo; Curra played by Cynthia Munzer. New York State Theater. (New York: New York State Theater for the Performing Arts, Inc., © 1975) Periodical. 1 item. 24 p.  (item #10)
Series 3:
Ballets
1
Ballets 1956-1969
  • Box 1#1114.1 Icon to indicate that there are digitized materials available
    • Folder f#1114.1.f (1 item  digitized)
      • The Nutcracker (30 December 1956) Author: E.T.A. Hoffmann. Composer: P.I. Tchaikovsky. Conductor: Hugo Fiorato. Choreographer: George Balanchine. Dr. Silberhaus played by Walter Georgov; Mary played by Zina Bethune; Soldier played by Roy Tobias and Jonathan Watts. New York City Center of Music and Drama. (New York ed.: Playbill, Inc.© 1956) Program. 1 item. 16 p. Notes: Conservation info: Pages 5-8 and 15 creased.   (item #1)
      • Jose Greco and His Spanish Company (May 1961) Director: Roger Machado. Cast: Jose Greco; Lola de Ronda; Carmen Mora. Royale Theatre. (New York ed.: Playbill, Inc. © 1961) Periodical. 1 item. 18 p.  (item #2)
      • Antonio and the Ballets de Madrid (September 1964) Director: Antonio. Conductor: Silvio Masciarelli. Cast: Antonio; Rosita Segovia; Alicia Diaz; Paco Romero. New York City Center. (New York ed.: Playbill, Inc. © 1967) Periodical. 1 item. 30 p.  (item #3)
      • Don Quixote (5 February 1967) Composer: Nicolas Nabokov. Cast: New York City Ballet. Cover art by Esteban Frances and illustrations by Gustave Dore. (New York ed.: Program Publishing Company, © 1967) Periodical. 1 item. 15 p. Notes: Souvenir book. Loose items: Cast substitution announcement.  (item #4)
      • Don Quixote (5 February 1967) Author: Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra. Composer: Nicolas Nabokov. Conductor: Robert Irving. Choreographer: George Balanchine. Don Quixote played by Richard Rapp; Sancho Panza played by Deni Lamont; Dulcinea played by Suzanne Farrell. New York State Theater. (New York ed.: Playbill, Inc. © 1967) Periodical. 1 item. 39 p. Notes: Loose item: cast substitution notice. Special info: Page 21 is a cruise brochure bound with the periodical.  (item #5)
      • Jewels (27 April 1969) Composers: Gabriel Faure, Igor Stravinsky, Peter I. Tchaikovsky. Choreographer: George Balanchine. Conductor: Hugo Fiorato. Cast: New York City Ballet. New York State Theater. (New York ed.: Metromedia, Inc., © 1969) Periodical. 1 item. 32 p.   (item #6)
      • Swan Lake & Harlequinade (11 May 1969) Swan Lake Composer: P.I. Tchaikovsky. Conductor: Hugo Fiorato. Harlequinade Composer: Ricardo Drigo. Conductor: Robert Irving. Choreographer: George Balanchine. Cast: New York City Ballet. New York State Theater. (New York ed.: Metromedia, Inc., © 1969) Periodical. 1 item. 34 p.   (item #7)
      • Nutcracker playbill  (item #1)
2
Ballets 1969-1979
  • Box 2#1114.2
    • Folder a#1114.2.a
      • La Sonnambula [The Sleepwalker], Episodes & Stars and Stripes (8 June 1969) La Sonnambula Composer: Vittorio Rieti & Vincenzo Bellini. Episodes Composer: Anton Webern. Stars and Stripes Composer: Hershy Kay & John Philip Sousa. Conductor: Robert Irving. Choreographer: George Balanchine. The Sleepwalker played by Allegra Kent; Cast: New York City Ballet. New York State Theater. (New York ed.: Metromedia, Inc., © 1969) Periodical. 1 item. 35 p. Notes: Loose item: cast substitution notice. Conservation info: Pages 18 and 19 separated from binding.  (item #1)
      • Swan Lake, The Nutcracker, Romeo and Juliet, Marguerite and Armand, La Fille Mal Gardée [The Badly Kept Girl], La Bayadère, Sylvia, Le Corsaire [The Corsair], Symphonic Variations (1969) Swan Lake & The Nutcracker Composer: Piotr Illich Tchaikovsky. Romeo and Juliet Composer: Serge Prokofieff. Marguerite and Armand Composer: Franz Liszt. La Fille Mal Gardée Composer: Ferdinand Herold. La Bayadère Composer: Ludwig Minkus. Sylvia Composer: Leo Delibes. Le Corsaire Composer: Riccardo Drigo & Léon Minkus. Symphonic Variations Composer: César Franck. Swan Lake Choreographer: Marius Pepita & Lev Ivanov. Nutcracker choreographer: Rudolf Nureyev. Romeo and Juliet Choreographer: Frederick Ashton & Kenneth MacMillan. Marguerite and Armand Choreographer: Ashton. La Baradere Choreographer: Nureyev & Pepita. Sylvia Choreographer: Ashton. Le Corsaire Choreographer: Pepita. Symphonic Variations Choreographer: Ashton. Principal Dancers: Rudolf Nureyev & Margot Fonteyn. Cast: The Royal Ballet. Metropolitan Opera House. (New York ed.: Hurok Publications, © 1969) Periodical. 1 item. 28 p. Notes: Souvenir book; duplicate of #1114.2.a.003.  (item #2)
      • Swan Lake, The Nutcracker, Romeo and Juliet, Marguerite and Armand, La Fille Mal Gardée [The Badly Kept Girl], La Bayadère, Sylvia, Le Corsaire [The Corsair], Symphonic Variations (1969) Swan Lake & The Nutcracker Composer: Piotr Illich Tchaikovsky. Romeo and Juliet Composer: Serge Prokofieff. Marguerite and Armand Composer: Franz Liszt. La Fille Mal Gardée Composer: Ferdinand Herold. La Bayadère Composer: Ludwig Minkus. Sylvia Composer: Leo Delibes. Le Corsaire Composer: Riccardo Drigo & Léon Minkus. Symphonic Variations Composer: César Franck. Cast: The Royal Ballet. Metropolitan Opera House. (New York ed.: Hurok Publications, © 1969) Periodical. 1 item. 28 p. Notes: Souvenir book; duplicate of #1114.2.a.002.  (item #3)
      • Baletter Folder for Opera at Kungliga Teatern, Stockholm, Sweden.  (item #4)
      • De Små Bagatellerna [The Small Ballerina] (21 June 1977) Composer: Wolfgang Mozart. Choreographer: Björn Holmgren. Operan. Principal cast: Marie-Louise Waldenström & Jens Graff. Operan. (Stockholm: Kungliga Teatern, © 1977) Pamphlet. 1 item. 2 p. Notes: Baletter folder. Written in Swedish.  (item #4.1)
      • Blå Hud [Blue Skin] (21 June 1977) Composer: folklore. Choreographer: Jiri Kylian. Principal cast: Helene Perback & Per Arthur Segerström. Operan. (Stockholm: Kungliga Teatern, © 1977) Periodical. 1 item. 37 p. Notes: Loose item in a Baletter folder. Written in Swedish.  (item #4.2)
      • Otello (21 June 1977) Composer: Henry Purcell. Choreographer: José Limón. Principal cast: Verner Klavsen & Margit Lithander. Operan. (Stockholm: Kungliga Teatern, © 1977) Periodical. 1 item. 1 p. Notes: Loose item in a Baletter folder. Written in Swedish.  (item #4.3)
      • Vänthall [Waiting Room] (21 June 1977) Composer: Ragnar Grippe. Choreographer: Oscar Araiz. Principal cast: Anneli Alhanko & Per Arthur Segerström. Operan. (Stockholm: Kungliga Teatern, © 1977) Pamphlet. 1 item. 4 p. Notes: Loose item in a Baletter folder. Written in Swedish.  (item #4.4)
      • Donizetti Variations, Kammermusik No. 2 [Chamber Music No. 2], Chaconne (17 June 1979) Choreographer: George Balanchine. Donizetti Variations Composer: Gaetano Donizetti. Kammermusik Composer: Paul Hindemith. Chaconne Composer: Christoph Willibald Gluck. Conductor: Hugo Fiorato. Cast: New York City Ballet featuring Suzanne Farrell. New York State Theater. (New York: City Center of Music and Drama, Inc., © 1979) Periodical. 1 item. 30 p. Notes: Conservation info: yellow spotting on p. 17.  (item #5)
Series 4:
Musicals
1
Musicals 1937-1951
  • Box 2#1114.2
    • Folder b#1114.2.b
      • Babes in Arms (31 May 1937). Playwright: Richard Rodgers & Lorenz Hart. Lyricist: Lorenz Hart. Composer: Richard Rodgers. Director: Robert Sinclair. Choreographer: George Balanchine. Producer: Dwight Deere Wiman. Maizie LaMar played by Ethel Intropidi; Dan LaMar played by Jere Delaney; Val LaMar played by Ray Heatherton. Sam S. Shubert Theater. (New York: New York Theatre Program Corp., © 1937) Periodical. 1 item. 18 p. Notes: Conservation info: front cover tattered.  (item #1)
      • Babes in Arms (31 May 1937). Playwright: Richard Rodgers & Lorenz Hart. Lyricist: Lorenz Hart. Composer: Richard Rodgers. Director: Robert Sinclair. Maizie LaMar played by Ethel Intropidi; Dan LaMar played by Jere Delaney; Val LaMar played by Ray Heatherton. (New York: no publication information, © 1937) Periodical. 1 item. 8 p. Notes: Souvenir book. Conservation info: Fragile item. Cover separating from binding.   (item #2)
      • Virginia (16 October 1937) Authors: Laurence Stallings & Owen Davis. Composer: Arthur Schwartz. Lyricist: Albert Stillman. Director: Edward Clark Lilley & Leon Leonidoff. Choreographer: Florene Rogge. Hannibal played by Ronald Graham; Sylvia Laurence played by Anne Booth. The Center Theater. (New York.: New York Theater Playbill Corp., © 1937) Periodical. 1 item. 12 p.  (item #3)
      • Du Barry Was a Lady (29 July 1940). Playwright: Herbert Fields & B.G. De Sylva. Lyricist & Composer: Cole Porter. Director: Edgar McGregor. Choreographer: Robert Alton. Producer: B.G. de Sylva. Louis Blore played by Bert Lahr; May Daly played by Ethel Merman. Forty-Sixth Street Theater. (New York: New York Theatre Program Corp., © 1940) Periodical. 1 item. 14 p.  (item #4)
      • Louisiana Purchase (30 December 1940) Playwright: Morrie Ryskind. Lyricist & Composer: Irving Berlin. Director: Edgar MacGregor. Choreographer: George Balanchine & Carl Randall. Producer: B.G. de Sylva. Jim Taylor played by William Gaxton; Marina Van Linden played by Vera Zorina; Alphonse played by Victor Moore. The Imperial Theater. (New York: New York Theatre Program Corp., © 1940) Periodical. 1 item. 21 p.  (item #5)
      • Porgy and Bess (14 June 1942) Author: DuBose Hayward. Lyricist: DuBose Heyward & Ira Gershwin. Composer: George Gershwin. Director: Robert Ross. Producer: Cheryl Crawford. Porgy played by Todd Duncan; Bess played by Etta Moten. Majestic Theatre. (New York: Playbill, Inc., © 1942) Periodical. 1 item. 16 p. Notes: "6/14/42 1st Wedding Anniversary" written on front cover.  (item #6)
      • Rosalinda (8 September 1943) Composer: Johann Strauss & Erich Wolfgang Korrigold. Lyricist: Paul Kerby. Conductor: Wolfgang Martin. Choreographer: George Balanchine. Producer: Max Reinhardt. Alfredo Allevanto played by Everett West; Gabriel von Eisenstein played by Ralph Herbert; Adele played by Virginia MacWatters. Cast: A New opera Co. The Imperial Theater. (New York ed.: Playbill, Inc., © 1943) Periodical. 1 item. 16 p. Notes: Conservation info: tear on top of back cover.  (item #7)
      • Rosalinda (Fledermaus) [The Bat] (8 September 1943) Souvenir book including cast and production still. (New York: Barry Krueger, © 1943) Periodical. 1 item. 4 p. Conservation info: Entire book creased in middle.  (item #8)
      • Russian Easter Overture, Marco Takes a Walk, Afternoon of a Faun, Ritual Fire Dance, March from The Love of Three Oranges, Symphonie Espagñole for Violin and Orchestra [Spanish Symphony], Second Hungarian Rhapsody (26 February 1944) Russian Easter Overture Composer: Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov. Marco Takes a Walk Composer: Deems Taylor. Afternoon of a Faun Composer: Claude Debussy. Ritual Fire Dance Composer: Manuel de Falla. March from The Love of Three Oranges Composer: Serge Prokofieff. Symphonie Espagñole for Violin and Orchestra Composer: Victor Lalo. Second Hungarian Rhapsody Composer: Franz Liszt. Conductor: Max Reiter. Municipal Auditorium. (San Antonio, Texas: Symphony Society of San Antonio, © 1944) Pamphlet. 1 item. 6 p. Notes: entire program creased in the middle. Conservation info: Fragile item. Pages 3-4 separated from binding.  (item #9)
      • Call Me Mister (1 March 1947) Playwright: Arnold Auerbach. Lyricist & Composer: Harold Rome. Director: Robert H. Gordon. Conductor: Lehman Engel. Choreographer: John Wray. Producer: Melvyn Douglas & Herman Levin. Cast: Jane Kean, Jules Munshin, Bill Callahan. (New York ed.: Al Greenstone, © 1947) Periodical. 1 item. 25 p.  (item #10)
      • Call Me Mister (1 March 1947) Souvenir book includes cast and production stills. National Theater. (New York ed.: Playbill, Inc., © 1947) Periodical. 1 item. 10 p.  (item #11)
      • Kiss Me, Kate (2 April 1949) Playwright: Samuel & Bella Spewack. Lyricist & Composer: Cole Porter. Director: John C. Wilson. Choreographer: Hanya Holm. Producer: Saint Subber & Lemuel Ayers. Cast: Alfred Drake & Patricia Morison. (New York ed.: no publication information, © 1949) Periodical. 1 item. 10 p. Notes: Souvenir book. Conservation info: Fragile item. Small tear on edge.  (item #12)
      • Where's Charley? (11 June 1949) Playwright: George Abbott. Lyricist & Composer: Frank Loesser. Director: George Abbott. Choreographer: George Balanchine & Fred Danielli. Charley Wykeham played by Ray Bolger; Amy Spettigue by Joan Chandler; Jack Chesney played by Byron Palmer. St. James Theater. (New York ed.: Playbill, Inc., © 197?) Periodical. 1 item. 22 p.  (item #13)
      • South Pacific (20 March 1950) Playwright: Oscar Hammerstein II & Joshua Logan. Lyricist: Oscar Hammerstein II. Composer: Richard Rodgers. Director& Choreographer: Joshua Logan. Ensign Nellie Forbush played by Mary Martin; Emile de Beque played by Enzio Pinza; Bloody Mary played by Juanita Hall. Majestic Theatre. (New York ed.: Playbill, Inc., © 1950) Periodical. 1 item. 26 p. Notes: Conservation info: front cover torn near binding.  (item #14)
      • South Pacific (8 January 1951) Playwright: Oscar Hammerstein II & Joshua Logan. Lyricist: Oscar Hammerstein II. Composer: Richard Rodgers. Director: Josh Logan. Ensign Nellie Forbush played by Mary Martin; Emile de Becque played by Ray Middleton; Bloody Mary played by Juanita Hall. Majestic Theatre. (New York ed.: Playbill, Inc., © 1951) Periodical. 1 item. 24 p.  (item #15)
2
Musicals 1954-1965
  • Box 2#1114.2
    • Folder c#1114.2.c
      • The King and I (March 1954) Playwright: Oscar Hammerstein II. Lyricist: Oscar Hammerstein II. Composer: Richard Rodgers. Director: John van Druten. Choreographer: Jerome Robbins. The King played by Yul Brynner; Anna Leonowens played by Patricia Morison. St. James Theater. (New York ed.: Playbill, Inc., © 1954) Periodical. 1 item. 13 p.  (item #1)
      • Carousel (August 1954) Playwright: Oscar Hammerstein II. Lyricist: Oscar Hammerstein II. Composer: Richard Rodgers. Director: William Hammerstein. Choreographer: Agnes de Mille. Julie Jordan played by Jo Sullivan; Billy Bigelow played by David Atkinson; Carrie Pipperidge played by Barbara Cook. New York City Center of Music & Drama. (New York ed.: Playbill, Inc., © 1954) Periodical. 1 item. 12 p. Notes: Conservation info: entire playbill creased in the middle.  (item #2)
      • Comedy in Music (10 September 1955) Victor Borge. John Golden Theater. (New York ed.: Playbill, Inc., © 1955) Periodical. 1 item. 12 p.  (item #3)
      • My Fair Lady (6 August 1959) Playwright & Lyricist: Alan Jay Lerner. Composer: Frederick Loewe. Director: Moss Hart. Choreographer: Hanya Holm. Costumes by Cecil Beaton. Henry Higgins played by Edward Mulhare; Eliza Doolittle played by Pamela Charles. Mark Hellinger Theater. (New York ed.: Playbill, Inc., © 1959) Periodical. 1 item. 14 p.  (item #4)
      • Flower Drum Song (27 February 1960) Playwright: Oscar Hammerstein II & Joseph Fields. Lyricist: Oscar Hammerstein II. Composer: Richard Rodgers. Director: Gene Kelly. Choreographer: Carol Haney. Linda Low played by Pat Suzuki; Wang Chi Yang played by Keye Luke; Wang Ta played by Ed Kenney. St. James Theater. (New York ed.: Playbill, Inc., © 1960) Periodical. 1 item. 24 p.  (item #5)
      • La Plume de Ma Tante [The Pen of My Aunt] (April 1960) Playwright: Robert Dhery. Composer: Gerard Calvi. Director: Robert Dhery. Monsieur Robert played by Robert Dhery; Speakerine played by Collette Brosset. Royale Theater. (New York ed.: Playbill, Inc., © 1960) Periodical. 1 item. 16 p. Notes: Conservation note: fragile binding  (item #6)
      • Time, Gentlemen Please! (24 February 1962) Director: Fred Stone. Choreographer: Tony Bateman. Chairman played by Fred Stone. Strollers Theatre-Club. (New York: Newcastle Publications, © 1962) Periodical. 1 item. 6 p. Notes: Conservation info: entire playbill creased in the middle.  (item #7)
      • Brigadoon (July 1962) Playwright & Lyricist: Alan Jay Lerner. Composer: Frederick Loewe. Director: David Tihmar. Choreographer: Mavis Ray. Fiona MacLaren played by Dorothy Collins; Tommy Albright played by Stanley Grover; Jeff Douglas played by Frank Buxton. Westbury Music Fair. (New York: Westbury Music Fair, © 1962) Periodical. 1 item. 8 p.  (item #8)
      • The Girl Who Came to Supper (21 December 1963) Playwright: Harry Kurnitz. Lyricist & Composer: Noel Coward. Director & Choreographer: Joe Layton. The Grand Duke Charles played by José Ferrer; Mary Morgan played by Florence Henderson; Queen Mother played by Irene Brown. The Broadway Theater. (New York ed.: Playbill, Inc., © 1963) Periodical. 1 item. 21 p.  (item #9)
      • The Pirates of Penzance (31 March 1964) Playwright: W.S. Gilbert. Lyricist & Composer: Arthur Sullivan. Director: Dorothy Raedler. Major-General Stanley played by Emile Renan; The Pirate King played by Paul Ukena & William Chapman; Samuel played by William Ledbetter. The City Center. (New York ed.: The City Center of Music and Drama, Inc., © 1964) Periodical. 1 item. 8 p. Notes: includes entire season of Gilbert & Sullivan Company  (item #10)
      • Camelot (March 1965) Playwright: Alan Jay Lerner. Composer: Frederick Loewe. Director: Stone Widney. Choreographer: Emily Frankel. King Arthur played by Howard Keel; Sir Lancelot played by Robert Peterson; Queen Guinevere played by Margot Moser. Mineola Playhouse. (New York ed.: Melvin A. Hoffman, Inc., © 1965) Periodical. 1 item. 8 p.  (item #11)
3
Musicals 1966-1972
  • Box 2#1114.2
    • Folder d#1114.2.d
      • Mame (26 November 1966) Playwright: Jerome Lawrence & Robert E. Lee. Lyricist & Composer: Jerry Herman. Director: Gene Saks. Choreographer: Onna White. Mame Dennis played by Angela Lansbury; Vera Charles played by Beatrice Arthur; Agnes Gooch played by Jane Connelll Beauregards played by Charles Braswell. Winter Garden Theater. (New York ed.: Playbill, Inc., © 1966) Periodical. 1 item. 35 p.  (item #1)
      • Walking Happy (2 April 1967) Playwright: Roger O. Hirson & Ketti Frings. Lyricist: Sammy Cahn. Composer: James Van Heusen. Director: Cy Feurer. Choreographer: Danny Daniels. Will Mossop played by Norman Wisdom; Maggie Hobson played by Louise Troy; Henry Horatio Hobson played by George Rose. Lunt-Fontanne Theater. (New York ed.: Playbill, Inc., © 1967) Periodical. 1 item. 33 p.  (item #2)
      • Fiddler on the Roof (15 December 1967) Playwright: Joseph Stein. Lyricist: Sheldon Harnick. Composer: Jerry Bock. Director: Jerome Robbins. Tevye played by Harry Goz; Golde played by Maria Karnilova; Tzeitel played by Bette Midler (debut). Majestic Theatre. (New York ed.: Playbill, Inc., © 1967) Periodical. 1 item. 33 p.   (item #3)
      • Hello, Dolly! (11 May 1968) Playwright: Michael Stewart. Lyricist & Composer: Jerry Herman. Director & Choreographer: Gower Champion. Mrs. Dolly Gallagher Levi played by Pearl Bailey; Horace Vandergelder played by Cab Calloway; Irene Molloy played by Emily Yancy; Rudolph played by Morgan Freeman (debut). St. James Theater. (New York ed.: Playbill, Inc., © 1968) Periodical. 1 item. 32 p.  (item #4)
      • The Fantasticks (14 June 1969) Playwright & Lyricist: Tom Jones. Composer: Harvey Schmidt. Director & Choreographer: Word Baker. The Narrator played by Joe Bellomo; The Girl played by Anne Kaye; The Boy played by Craig Carnelia. Sullivan St. Playhouse. (New York ed.: Grove Press, © 1969) Periodical. 1 item. 4 p. Notes: Conservation info: entire playbill creased in the middle.  (item #5)
      • Man of la Mancha (30 August 1969) Playwright: Dale Wasserman. Lyricist: Joe Darion. Composer: Mitch Leigh. Director: Albert Marre. Choreography by Jack Cole. Don Quixote played by Bob Wright & David Holliday; Sancho played by Joey Faye; Aldonza played by Gaylea Byrne & Marilyn Child. Martin Beck Theater. (New York ed.: Metromedia, Inc., © 1969) Periodical. 1 item. 17 p. Notes: Cover art by Al Hirschfeld. Conservation info: entire playbill creased in the middle.   (item #6)
      • 1776 (28 February 1970) Playwright: Peter Stone. Lyricist & Composer: Sherman Edwards. Director: Peter Hunt. Choreographer: Onna White. John Adams played by William Daniels; John Dickinson played by John Hecht; Edward Rutledge played by David Cryer. Benjamin Franklin played by Howard da Silva. 46th Street Theater. (New York ed.: Metromedia, Inc., © 1970) Periodical. 1 item. 24 p.  (item #7)
      • Follies (17 June 1972) Playwright: James Goldman. Lyricist & Composer: Stephen Sondheim. Director: Harold Prince. Choreographer: Michael Bennett. Phyllis Rogers Stone played by Alexis Smith; Buddy Plummer played by Gene Nelson; Sally Duran Plummer played by Dorothy Collins. Winter Garden Theater. (New York ed.: Metromedia, Inc., © 1972) Periodical. 1 item. 26 p.  (item #8)
      • The Beggar's Opera (14 July 1972) Playwright: John Gay. Composer: Ryan Edwards. Director: Gene Lesser. Choreographer: Elizabeth Keen. Conductor: Edward Strauss. Ben Budge played by Roy Brocksmith; Filch played by John Long; Mr. Peachum played by Gordon Connell. McAlpin Rooftop Theater. (New York: Chelsea Theater Center of Brooklyn, ©1972). Pamphlet 1 item. 1p. Notes: Conservation info: edge of front cover torn, trifold creases, numbers written on cover.  (item #9)
4
Musicals 1973-1975
  • Box 2#1114.2
    • Folder e#1114.2.e
      • A Little Night Music (16 June 1973) Playwright: Hugh Wheeler. Lyricist & Composer: Stephen Sondheim. Director: Harold Prince. Choreographer: Patricia Birch. Desiree Armfeldt played by Glynis Johns; Frederik Egerman played by Len Cariou; Madame Armfeldt played by Hermione Gingold. Sam S. Shubert Theater. (New York ed.: Metromedia, Inc., © 1973) Periodical. 1 item. 22 p. Notes: Loose items: survey from director. Conservation info: entire playbill creased in the middle.  (item #1)
      • Pippin (1973) Playwright: Roger O. Hirson. Lyricist & Composer: Stephen Schwartz. Director & Choreographer: Bob Fosse. Leading Player played by Ben Vereen; Pippin played by John Rubinstein; Charles played by Eric Berry. Catherine played by Betty Buckley Imperial Theater. (New York ed.: Metromedia, Inc., © 1973) Periodical. 1 item. 10 p.  (item #2)
      • Spotlight on Holiday Fashion/Gifts (1973) Special holiday shopping guide. (New York ed.: Metromedia, Inc., © 1973) Periodical. 1 item. 11 p.  (item #3)
      • El Grande de Coca-Cola (27 April 1974) Playwright: Ron House, John Neville-Andrews, Alan Shearman, Diz White, & Sally Willis. Juan Rodriguez played by Doug Lee; Miguiel Hernandez played by James Howard Laurence; Señor Don Pepe Hernandez played by Dan Held. Plaza 9 Theatre. (New York ed.: American Theatre Press, Inc., © 1974) Periodical. 1 item. 16 p. Notes: Loose items: cast substitution announcement, cast omission slip, program for play within play.  (item #4)
      • Raisin (15 June 1974) Playwright: Robert Nemiroff & Charlotte Zaltzberg. Lyricist: Robert Brittan. Composer: Judd Woldin. Director & Choreographer: Donald McKayle. Lena Younger played by Virginia Capers & Barbara Montgomery; Walter Lee Younger played by Joe Morton; Ruth Younger played by Ernestine Jackson. Beneatha the Younger played by Deborah Allen. 46th Street Theater. (New York ed.: American Theatre Press, © 1974) Periodical. 1 item. 28 p. Notes: "33rd Anniversary" written on front cover. Includes fashion supplement with art by Pedro Barrios. Loose items: two cast substitution announcements.  (item #5)
      • Jacques Brel Is Alive and Well and Living in Paris (15 December 1974) Translators: Eric Blau & Mort Shuman. Lyricist & Composer: Jacques Brel. Director: Cash Baxter. Cast: Theodore Bikel, Lainie Kazan, Julie Wilson, & Jon Franz. Westbury Music Fair. (New York ed.: American Theatre Press, © 1974) Periodical. 1 item. 12 p.  (item #6)
      • Me and Bessie (28 January 1975) Authors: Will Holt & Linda Hopkins. Director: Robert Greenwald. Choreographer: Robert Greenwald. Bessie Smith played by Linda Hopkins; Man played by Thomas M. Pollard; Woman played by Gerri Dean. Ambassador Theatre. (New York ed.: American Theatre Press, © 1975) Periodical. 1 item. 32 p. Notes: [writing on cover]. Includes Spring/Summer fashion supplement.  (item #7)
      • Candide (23 February 1975) Playwright: Hugh Wheeler & Voltaire. Lyricist: Richard Wilbur, Stephen Sondheim & John Latouche. Composer: Leonard Bernstein. Director: Harold Prince. Choreographer: Patricia Birch. Dr. Voltaire played by Charles Kimbrough; Candide played by Mark Baker; Cunegonde played by Maureen Brennan. The Broadway Theatre. (New York ed.: American Theatre Press, © 1975) Periodical. 1 item. 18 p.  (item #8)
5
Musicals 1975-1977
  • Box 2#1114.2
    • Folder f#1114.2.f
      • Diamond Studs: The Life of Jesse James: A Saloon Musical (19 July 1975) Author Jim Wann. Lyricist & Composer Bland Simpson & Jim Wann. Director: John Haber. Choreographer: Patricia Birch. Zee James played by Joyce Cohen; Major Edwards as Jan Davidson; Jesse James played by John Foley. The Westside Theater. (New York: Chelsea Theater Center of Brooklyn, ©1975). Pamphlet. 1 item. 1 page. Notes: Loose item in plastic folder.  (item #1)
      • Diamond Studs: The Life of Jesse James: A Saloon Musical (19 July 1975) Souvenir $100 bill. 1 item. 1 p. Notes: Loose item in plastic folder  (item #2)
      • Shenandoah (23 September 1975) Playwright: James Lee Barrett, Peter Udell & Philip Rose. Lyricist: Peter Udell. Composer: Gary Geld. Director: Philip Rose. Choreographer: Robert Tucker. Charlie Anderson played by John Cullum; Anne played by Donna Theodore; Jenny played by Maureen Silliman. Alvin Theatre. (New York ed.: American Theatre Press, © 1975) Periodical. 1 item. 22 p. Notes: Includes fashion supplement.  (item #3)
      • A Chorus Line (6 December 1975) Playwright: James Kirkwood & Nicholas Dante. Lyricist: Edward Kleban. Composer: Marvin Hamlisch. Director & Choreographer: Michael Bennett. Roy played by Scott Allen; Kristine played by Renee Baughman; Sheila played by Carole Bishop. Shubert Theatre. (New York ed.: American Theatre Press, © 1975) Periodical. 1 item. 25 p. Notes: Includes fashion/gift supplement. Conservation info: entire playbill creased in the middle. Small tear on top back cover.  (item #4)
      • Tuscaloosa's Calling Me…But I'm Not Going! (10 January 1976) Playwright: Bill Heyer, Hank Beebe & Sam Dann. Lyricist: Bill Heyer. Composer: Hank Beebe. Director: James Hammerstein & Gui Andrisano. Cast: Len Gochman, Patti Perkins & Renny Temple. Westside Theater. (New York: Chelsea Theater Center, © 1976) Pamphlet, 1 item. 4 p.  (item #5)
      • Very Good Eddie (21 February 1976) Playwright: Guy Bolton & Phillip Bartholomae. Lyricist: Schuyler Greene. Composer: Jerome Kern. Director: Bill Gile. Choreographer: Dan Siretia. Mr. Dick Rivers played by David Christmas; M. de Rougemont played by Joel Craig; Mrs. Georgina Kettle played by Spring Fairbank. The Booth Theatre. (New York ed.: American Theatre Press, © 1976) Periodical. 1 item. 23 p.   (item #6)
      • Something's Afoot (5 June 1976) Playwrights, Lyricists, & Composers: James McDonald, David Vos & Robert Gerlach. Director: Tony Tanner. Miss Tweed played by Tessie O'Shea; Nigel Rancour played by Gary Beach; Geoffrey played by Willard Beckham. Lyceum Theatre. (New York ed.: American Theatre Press, © 1976) Periodical. 1 item. 36 p. Notes: Includes fall fashion supplement. Cover art by N. Klein.  (item #7)
      • Music Is (11 December 1976) Playwright: George Abbott. Lyricist: Will Holt. Composer: Richard Adler. Director: George Abbott. Choreographer: Patricia Birch. Malvolio played by Christopher Hewitt; William Shakespeare played by Daniel Ben-Zali; Curio played by David Brummel. St. James Theatre. (New York ed.: American Theatre Press, © 1976) Periodical. 1 item. 34 p. Notes: Conservation info: Pages 17-18 separated from binding.  (item #8)
      • The Robber Bridegroom (8 January 1977) Playwright & Lyricist: Alfred Uhry. Composer: Robert Waldman. Director: Gerald Freedman. Choreographer: Donald Saddler. Jamie Lockhart played by Barry Bostwick; Rosamund played by Rhonda Coullet; Salome played by Barbara Lang. Biltmore Theatre. (New York ed.: American Theatre Press, © 1977) Periodical. 1 item. 36 p. Notes: Includes Summer fashion supplement. Conservation info: Pages 18-19 separated from binding.  (item #9)
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Musicals 1977-1985
  • Box 2#1114.2
    • Folder g#1114.2.g
      • Side by Side by Sondheim (2 July 1977) Lyricist & Composer: Stephen Sondheim. Director: Ned Sherrin. Choreographer: Bob Howe. Cast: Maggie Fitzgibbon, Gay Sopher, David Firth & Robin Ray. Wyndhams Theatre. (London ed.: Theatreprint, Ltd., © 1977) Periodical. 1 item. 12 p.  (item #1)
      • The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas (June 1979) Playwright: Larry L. King & Peter Masterson. Lyricist & Composer: Carol Hall. Director: Peter Masterson & Tommy Tune. Choreographer: Tommy Tune. Sheriff Ed Earl Dodd played by Hederson Forsythe; Mona Stangley played by Carlin Glynn; Jewel played by Delores Hall. 46th Street Theatre. (New York ed.: American Theatre Press, © 1979) Periodical. 1 item. 36 p. Notes: Loose items: two cast substitution announcements. Includes fashion supplement. Conservation info: Fragile item. Edges tattered.  (item #2)
      • Eubie! (June 1979) Lyricist: Noble Sissle & Andy Razaf. Composer: Eubie Blake. Director: Julianne Boyd. Choreographer: Henry LeTang & Billy Wilson. Cast: Deborah Burrell, Leslie Dockery, Gregory Hines. Ambassador Theatre. (New York ed.: American Theatre Press, © 1979) Periodical. 1 item. 38 p. Notes: Loose items: two cast substitution announcements. Includes fashion supplement. Conservation info: Fragile item. Edges starting to fray.  (item #3)
      • A New York Summer: A Magical Musical Celebration (June 1979) Director: Robert F. Jani. Cast: Karen Anders, Tim Cassidy, Anthony Falco, John Hallow, John J. Martin, Christina Saffran. Radio City Music Hall Entertainment Center. (New York: J. Walter Thompson Co., © 1979) Periodical. 1 item. 4 p.  (item #4)
      • A Doll's Life (8 September 1982) Playwright & Lyricist: Betty Comden & Adolph Green. Composer: Larry Grossman. Director: Harold Prince. Choreographer: Larry Fuller. Nora played by Betsy Joslyn; Torvald played by George Hearn; Otto played by Peter Gallagher. Mark Hellinger Theatre. (New York ed.: American Theatre Press, © 1982) Periodical. 1 item. 40 p. Notes: includes fashion supplement. Conservation Info: back cover blurred in spots.  (item #5)
      • 42nd Street (September 1985) Playwright: Michael Steward & Mark Bramble. Lyricist: Al Dubin. Composer: Harry Warren. Director: Lucia Victor. Dorothy Brock played by Millicent Martin; Julian Marsh played by Don Chastain; Peggy Sawyer played by Lisa Brown. Majestic Theatre. (New York ed.: Playbill, Inc., © 1985) Periodical. 1 item. 42 p.  (item #6)

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