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 have any interest in theater history. The Library's resources are vast and it uses amazing technology. The curator is Terrific!
Don't see it if you don't care about theatrical artifacts.
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 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'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 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 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 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.
See it if You would be thrilled at the opportunity to look at a scrapbook kept by Richard Rodgers, or the original set model for Follies.
Don't see it if You have no knowledge of theater history, and no desire to learn about it.
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 the ephemera of theater or curiosity about the LC library interest you. See & touch manuscripts, programs, letters, scores. photos, etc
Don't see it if close spaces or standing are difficult for you. Offered more library codes and less history of collecting than I'd prefer. but may change
See it if you are a fan of theatre history. This tour is focused on all of the history and program offerings on the theatre collection in the library
Don't see it if you are not a fan of theatre history.
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 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 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’re interested in how these dedicated people acquire and maintain this collection of theater and dance artifacts, recordings and photos.
Don't see it if You’re looking to see a show. This is a wonderful tour of a collection.