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Curtain Up: A Special Event

Members say: Entertaining, Delightful, Must see, Relevant, 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.

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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, Epic, Masterful, Must see, Entertaining

See it if You love musical theatre and want to learn more about the productions you love! You enjoy learning about Broadway/West End.

Don't see it if You don't love musical theatre. You don't want to learn about behind the scenes info.

Enchanting, Relevant

See it if you want to learn about Broadway and see interesting designs.

Don't see it if you're looking for a play or a musical. It's an exhibition.

Intelligent, Thought-provoking, Entertaining, Great staging

See it if You want to know the makings of popular theatre through informative museum like displays. And see great videos of the shows.

Don't see it if You don't want to wander through and read for yourself - if you just want a sit down documentary to entertain you.

Interesting, Cool

See it if you like knowing about design elements of shows

Don't see it if if dont care about set design

Relevant, Entertaining, Informative

See it if You want to see a good exhibition of behind the scenes of Broadway and West End shows.

Don't see it if You are not interested in exhibitions and the history of Broadway shows.

Absorbing, Delightful, Relevant, Entertaining

See it if you're a theatre fan and interested in viewing various photos, costumes, props, video recordings, etc. of iconic bway & west end shows.

Don't see it if you're not a BIG fan of the theatre.

Educational, Memory provoking

See it if You have any interest in Broadway and the London theatre. You want to see up close, the props, costumes, et al of Tony/ Olivier recipients.

Don't see it if You want a full accounting. Exhibit is short-about thirty minutes in length. Look up or you miss Mary Poppins and the Green Witch.

Intelligent, Thought-provoking, Must see, Entertaining

See it if You enjoy museum style exhibits with a wide range of displays , don't miss the videos that go with some of the items

Don't see it if You have no interest in the past or how shows are constructed . ..but that would be sad for someone on this site .

Absorbing, Interesting, Great costumes, Educational, For true theater lovers

See it if You love looking at costumes and other cool treasures from beloved Broadway and West End productions.

Don't see it if You don't like Broadway or the West End.

Must see, Interesting, Entertaining, Excellent, Extensive

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.

Delightful, Enchanting, Entertaining

See it if Great exhibition, a must see for all theater lovers.

Don't see it if If you are not interested in theater history.

Ambitious, Delightful, Must see

See it if Enjoy the "behind the scenes" workings of a play or musical, it's free to get in, exits displayed beautifully, wish it had more stuff on han

Don't see it if You are looking for an all day exhibit - unfortunately a half hour will suffice

Absorbing, Entertaining, Fascinating

See it if You enjoy the culture and background histories of various Broadway Shows...especially A Chorus Line!

Don't see it if You don't enjoy exhibits and Broadway...especially A Chorus Line!

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

Absorbing, Clever, Delightful, Thought-provoking, Must see

See it if you have an appreciation for the history of theater in both London and NYC; you want to see some original props, costumes, footage.

Don't see it if you don't care about the history of the art form, or the people who made it what it is today.

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!

Delightful, Thought-provoking, Must see, Refreshing, Great staging

See it if you have a time machine. Just kidding! The exhibit was great and the party was fun.

Don't see it if you don't like theatre memorabilia or theatre lovers

Also I would definitely attend more events like this. My guest enjoyed it t... Read more Read less

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