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Curtain Up: A Special Event

Members say: Entertaining, Delightful, Must see, Thought-provoking, Intelligent
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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.... Read 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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Enchanting, Exquisite, Thought-provoking, Must see, Resonant

See it if You love the theatre

Don't see it if exhibits aren't your thing


See it if you love to see the pieces from theater industry.

Don't see it if you despise theater as a form of historical arts

Also Saw the exhibition when it was in London last summer, they definitely ... Read more Read less

Enchanting, Masterful, Resonant

See it if you're a Broadway superfan who will appreciate behind the scenes looks at famous plays and musicals.

Don't see it if you don't care about Broadway props, costumes, sets, etc. You want an interactive exhibit experience (you just walk around and observe here)

Also It's really cool, but pretty small so it doesn't take a long time to w... Read more Read less

Absorbing, Clever, Intelligent

See it if you enjoy Broadway and have experience with (or an interest in) London's West End.

Don't see it if your NYC theater interests are limited to Off- and Off-Off-Broadway.

Also I particularly enjoyed the parts of the exhibit that contrasted Broadw... Read more Read less

Delightful, Exquisite, 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

Must see, Fun, Well-organized

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

Delightful, Must see, Refreshing

See it if you like theatre and have seen it on both sides of the pond

Don't see it if you are expecting to see just block-buster musicals

Exquisite, Riveting, Entertaining

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

Delightful, Entertaining, Fun

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!

Interesting, Well organized

See it if the exhibits were great and it was nice to see and hear about shows from the past - but I walked away more aware of how many shows I missed.

Don't see it if you prefer to see shows rather than exhibits about shows

Also It was very generous of Show-Score to sponsor this event, which was we... Read more Read less

Fascinating, Great photos, Lovely group like-minded of folks

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!

Fun, Convivial, Change of pace, For us superfans, Community

See it if Want to salivate over some choice, iconic props and costumes from famous productions like Chorus Line, Phantom, Lion King. Up close is great

Don't see it if you don't care about Broadway, or don't get excited by seeing costumes and props up close.

Absorbing, Intelligent, Masterful, Must see, Entertaining

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.

Delightful, Intelligent, Must see, Entertaining, Fun

See it if anyone who is interested in theater should see Curtain Up at LPA. Come at lunchtime and eat at Amy's. Enjoy the biographies on the shelves.

Don't see it if There's no good reason NOT to see the exhibit if you love theater. The event was a great way to meet the folks behind the show-score curtain

Also Minor suggestion. Rather than asking people to note the (high end) sho... Read more Read less

Fun, informative, exclusive, generous, worth while

See it if You like theatre and theatre people in a "grown up" environment.

Don't see it if You want to be at a show

Clever, Relevant, Entertaining

See it if You want to see a fun and well curated museum gallery dedicated to recent Broadway and West End shows.

Don't see it if You aren't interested in "pop" theatre history or want to see behind-the-scenes on award-winning productions.

Funny, Delightful, Intelligent, Must see, Entertaining

See it if You love theater and want to get a deeper u derstanding of its history.

Don't see it if You're not a history buff.

Delightful, Intelligent, Relevant, Entertaining

See it if you love theater and would like to see artifacts from New York and London.

Don't see it if you do not care about theater.

Nicely done & visually appealing

See it if You enjoy the history of award winning shows and enjoy behind the scenes look at budgets and staging notes as well as costumes from classics

Don't see it if You're not in the area or don't have a little downtime for a free fun exhibit. Might be fun to bring kids to though.

Delightful, Intelligent, Thought-provoking, Resonant, Entertaining

See it if Any theayreaholic would love this evening !

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

Absorbing, Delightful, Intelligent, Refreshing, Entertaining

See it if Want to see a very interesting collection of theater artifacts.

Don't see it if You are not in n New York.

Absorbing, Entertaining, Informative

See it if You love theater history. You're interested in behind-the-scenes elements of theater.

Don't see it if You're not interested in history. You think behind-the-scenes aspects ruin the magic.

Delightful, Entertaining, Small

See it if You love theater and are fascinated with behind the scenes aspects. You want to see props, set designs, costumes, theater correspondence.

Don't see it if You don't care about theater. Props, set models, costumes, etc., don't interest you.

Also It's a small collection. Doesn't take much time to go through.

Ambitious, Delightful, Exquisite

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.

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