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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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Ambitious, Disappointing, Interesting, Entertaining

See it if you want the rare opportunity to see some costumes, set designs, factoids & clips from a few of the biggest hits from Bway & the West End.

Don't see it if you're not interested in Tonys & Oliviers. Huge lost opportunity by using award-winners as the through-line, limiting the shows to showcase.

85
Ambitious, Relevant, Eclectic mix

See it if you enjoy theater - especially behind the scenes glimpses - and theater posters.

Don't see it if expect a comprehensive exhibit of all New York and London shows.

80
Absorbing, Inspiring, Educational

See it if you like learning about how theater is made; are a big Broadway fan; enjoy the history of theater.

Don't see it if Broadway history does not interest you.

Also The Performing Arts Library is a New York treasure. Their exhibits are... Read more Read less

88
Delightful, Must see, Interesting

See it if you're a lover of all things Broadway, but especially of musicals and the majority of the exhibit is dedicated to musicals.

Don't see it if you hate musicals or can't appreciate information and artifacts of past and present Broadway productions.

93
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.

90
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.

92
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.

85
Interesting, Cool

See it if you like knowing about design elements of shows

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

85
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.

90
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.

91
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.

88
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 .

90
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.

99
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.

89
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.

92
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

89
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!

78
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.

90
Enchanting, Exquisite, Thought-provoking, Must see, Resonant

See it if You love the theatre

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

75
Interesting

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

90
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

90
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

90
Delightful, Refreshing, Unique

See it if you are interested in the Olivier and Tony awards the exhibit features plays & musicals that have won. Costumes, masks, scripts, programs

Don't see it if you prefer theater live vs an exhibit

Also and set models are featured. The event was hosted by Score.. with inte... Read more Read less

95
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

88
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.