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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
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!
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.
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.
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.