Join the NYPL's theater curator for a behind-the-scenes tour of the fabulous collection at Lincoln Center. A must-do for theater fans! More…
The New York Public Library has the world’s leading collection of theater history. Join Doug Reside, the library’s theater curator, for this fascinating dive into its treasures. You’ll be able to get up close to priceless artifacts from shows like "West Side Story," and see other objects that are rarely on display. Best of all, you’ll be able to have all your theater history questions answered by a true expert.
See it if So much theater-ology you normally wouldn't see anywhere! Love the library in general. This one takes the cake!!
Don't see it if if you don't like theater or want to know some history behind shows or interesting tidbits
See it if Be still my theater geek heart. It was better than I thought it could be possibly be. I especially loved the discussion of preservation.
Don't see it if If you have time and interest- this is a must go to tour.
See it if you are fascinated about history/memorabilia of theatre and curious about contents and preserving private rooms of the NYPL Theatre Division
Don't see it if you do not enjoy group tours, libraries, or history/memorabilia of theatre, can’t walk or stand for most of 90 min, or have indoor allergies
See it if you are interested in how to preserve the performing arts for future generations.
Don't see it if you need vivid, hit-me-in-the-face; this is a chance to reflect on the past, and to consider what should be preserved and how.
See it if you love the theater. That's all you need to know. The curator was fabulous, knowledgeable and friendly.
Don't see it if you don't care for/love the theater. That's what it is about.
See it if You want to discover new ways to access the amazing theater, dance, music and performing arts collections of this city library treasure.
Don't see it if You don’t like bookish environments, although many other-than-current Broadway & Off Bdwy performances are available to view as recordings.
See it if You consider yourself a theatre fan! There are treasures at this library that most of us don’t even know how to access plus this tour...
Don't see it if ...shows us things that the general public doesn’t get to see. Behind the scenes (REALLY FASCINATING) material. I can’t recommend enough!
See it if Hear inside info, see theater memorabilia, & gain special access to areas of the collection. Led by a true aficionado who loves theater!
Don't see it if You wouldn't want to see replicas of stage sets, theater storage areas, and ask any question you have (you can't stump this guy!) Really fun
See it if you love theatre history and all the different crafts that go into making shows. Really great guide!!
Don't see it if you are not interested in theatre history or do not like libraries.
See it if You wish to know at all the history of theater in New York, the resources available as a theater student (formal or informal) or fan.
Don't see it if you just want to go to a showand let them do the work. Don't bother if you've never gotten into a theater argument er discussion.
See it if you love the theatre and its back-story. There is SO MUCH here to marvel at; I surely will come back to see more.
Don't see it if you don't want to learn anything about theatre and its archives and the future of theatrical collections.
See it if You want to know - and touch - theater history. This was an unmatchable opportunity not to be missed.
Don't see it if If touching an original typed manuscript of Carousel or costume sketch of Hello, Dolly! means nothing to you, stay home.
See it if you want the chance to ask questions of the curator and to hear about the inner workings of the NYPL collection. The curator is great!
Don't see it if you aren't interested in the archival material that remains behind after a show has closed or prefer to experience things passively.
See it if You love libraries, ephemera/artifacts, theatre history, getting access to "behind the scenes". The curator/tour leader is a deep well.
Don't see it if Wouldn't be thrilled seeing a working script close up, set designer models, old Playbills, card files. This is a geekfest for theatre buffs.
See it if You love to explore artifacts and history of performing Arts. You are interested in collections of shows, scripts, and memorabilia not seen.
Don't see it if You're not into preservation. You're Expecting to see videos of recorded shows, that requires special permission.
See it if You are fascinated by theater history and libraries in general. How do they store memorabilia? What is deemed important enough to save?
Don't see it if You have no interest in getting in theater and/or you really don’t care about its history or how they preserve the memorabilia.
See it if A theater fan and to see all that the theater library has to offer - which is a tremendous amount. Curator was so amazing; tour was a treat
Don't see it if You don't get excited by getting exclusive access to seeing theater artifacts, hearing about and seeing wide range of theater related items
See it if you are interested in theater, inside stories, explanations of successes, failures, of theater folk.
Don't see it if Talk was about many aspects of theater, in front of and behind the curtain. There was so much to take in, perhaps more than some would like
See it if You are a theatre buff, historian, researcher or just want to see items dating back to the 1800's. To get a peek at items few get to see.
Don't see it if You can't stand for too long, or walk for too long, if you have no interest in theatre archival, or tours.
See it if you’re interested in the history of NYC theater; and want to hear a curator explain the NYP Library’s quest to preserve that history.
Don't see it if the history of theater doesn’t excite you; if you don’t like libraries or theatrical artifacts, moving through narrow aisles.
See it if You are an avid theater fan & love details about the start of theater in NYC. The collection is back to the 1800’s. Go into secret rooms.
Don't see it if U have No interest in archives, theater, stories, dusty rooms.
See it if you've ever wanted to know more about the arts collection at the Lincoln Center location of NYPL. Bonus sneak peek into the on-site storage!
Don't see it if you have a specific expectation of what you want to experience or have covered. Keep an open mind, and don't be afraid to ask questions.
See it if You are interested in the arts and are concerned how we are preserving our theatrical history.
Don't see it if You don't like informative tours, thousands of scripts and playbills, models of sets, and photos of past productions.