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Curtain Up: A Special Event

From 108 member reviews
Members say: Entertaining, Delightful, Must see, Relevant, Absorbing

About the show

Curtain Up is an exhibition created in partnership between the New York Public Library for the Performing Arts and London's V&A celebrating 40 Years of theater in both cities. More…

Curtain Up celebrates both the 40 year anniversary of the Olivier Awards and 70 years of the Tonys®. It tells the story of the plays, musicals and productions that have won both an Olivier and a Tony, exploring the craft and collaboration that creates spectacular international theater. Highlights include costumes and masks from Disney's 'The Lion King;' the original costume designs from "The Phantom of the Opera"; a celebration of the international hit, 'A Chorus Line;' and the original set models for 'In the Heights,' 'Arcadia.' and 'War Horse.'

On February 15, 2017 Show-Score hosted its first member meet-up at this exhibit.  You can visit the exhibit FOR FREE during library hours.

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Delightful, Enchanting, Must see, Entertaining, Absorbing

See it if You love Broadway and West End and love the history behind it and learning what it takes to put on a show.

Don't see it if you never liked theater

Exquisite, Must see, Epic, Enchanting, Absorbing

See it if Omg it's lik i died and went to Broadway fan heaven!

Don't see it if Stfu it's free, there is literally no reason not to see it

Must see, Interesting, Educational

See it if You are interested in anything or everything Broadway and at a great price!

Don't see it if You find museums boring.

Also The only drawback was that I would've loved more items on display, bec... Read more Read less

Edgy, Absorbing

See it if you can

Don't see it if if you can't

Also Wonderful evening

Entertaining, Delightful, Clever

See it if You enjoy retrospectives of past and present theater productions presented in an entertaining way.

Don't see it if Please! Just see it.

Fun, Entertaining, Delightful

See it if Great to meet new people; the exhibit was really interesting

Don't see it if N/A

Also Thank you for this meetup!

Relevant, Must see

See it if You enjoy theater memorabilia. It's a fun exhibit for anyone who loves theater and is interested in seeing Broadway costumes and memorabilia

Don't see it if Displays and exhibits don't interest you

Must see, Masterful, Intelligent, Entertaining, Absorbing

See it if You love theater lore and want an up close and personal look at some true treasues.

Don't see it if You're not a museum person(?) Though really you should go anyway.

Thought-provoking, Resonant, Intelligent, Entertaining, Delightful

See it if Any theayreaholic would love this evening !

Don't see it if You have no interest in mixing with theatre aficionados !

Delightful, Refreshing, Clever, Entertaining, Thought-provoking

See it if fans of show score and library

Don't see it if you missed it!

Excellent, Extensive, Entertaining, Interesting, Must see

See it if You really love musical theater and you are interested in past shows as well as current ones both in New York and London.

Don't see it if You are only interested in current shows.

Entertaining, Exquisite, Riveting

See it if Thai was a wonderful way to spend an evening . I was so happy to experience this experience.

Don't see it if If you're not interested in theatre or theatre gatherings

Absorbing, Must see, Thought-provoking

See it if you want to know more about the behind-the-scenes of a broadway show

Don't see it if you hate creativity

A must-see for theatre fans!, Intelligent, Entertaining

See it if You love theatre--what a treasure trove of props and costumes and production notes! What you never knew about Broadway and West End theatre!

Don't see it if You aren't interested in theatre or really don't care about anything that goes on behind what you see.

Lovely group of like minded folks, Great photos, Fascinating

See it if I didn't spend as much time looking at the exhibit as I would have liked because there were so many terrific folks to meet, so I'll have to

Don't see it if ... go back. What I saw was wonderful - illuminating trip through theater history. Thanks to the library for having us!

Absorbing, Entertaining, Delightful

See it if You love theatre and are fascinated by design and enjoy socializing with theatre lovers and industry

Don't see it if You dislike cocktail parties and exhibitions

Also Had a fabulous time!

Must see, Intelligent, Entertaining, Delightful

See it if love theater and Broadway and the West End. NYPL is great!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Don't see it if you have no interest in the arts

Relevant, Enchanting, Exquisite

See it if you love Broadway.

Don't see it if you never been to a Broadway show or seen the Tony's.

Delightful, Exquisite, Ambitious

See it if you have an appreciation and love of theatre. Rare items from the halls of recent theatre history on display!

Don't see it if you are bored by museums and free cultural events.

Exquisite, Delightful, Must see

See it if you love theatre, both Broadway and West End, want to see clips from the theatre on film and tape archive, costumes, props, scripts, etc.

Don't see it if a behind the scenes, up-close glimpse into creating world class theatrical productions isn't your thing. You need the exhibit to be large.

Also This is an intimate exhibit, but well worth the visit to the Library f... Read more Read less

Indulgent, Enchanting, Entertaining, Refreshing, Delightful

See it if LOVE theater, or just have a strong interest in costume/set design. It was lovely to see all the work and detail that goes into a production

Don't see it if You haven't seen a lot of theater. Don't care about the details.

Relevant, Refreshing, Entertaining, Ambitious

See it if you love the theatre, and the Lincoln Center Performing Arts library

Don't see it if you don't like to meet fellow theatre fans and professionals

Ambitious, Entertaining, Delightful

See it if you love theater history

Don't see it if you don't love theater history!

Must see, Well-organized, Fun

See it if you want to see memorabilia and footage from old and new shows. This is for anyone who loves Broadway and wants to see pieces from history.

Don't see it if you're not a die-hard fan and would be uninterested in seeing props and costumes from the past.

Also I wish the exhibit was bigger with more things, but it was still so mu... Read more Read less

Refreshing, Relevant, Intelligent, Entertaining

See it if You believe that the enjoyment of theater is best when interactive with other humans

Don't see it if You want to stay isolated