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 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.
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 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.
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.
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 .
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.
See it if you are interested in theatre history or would enjoy a walk down memory lane revisiting some productions you saw and enjoyed.
Don't see it if you don't like theatre.
See it if You enjoy seeing artifacts (costumes, sets, etc.) from Broadway shows and if you are interested in the difference/similarities with West End
Don't see it if you aren't a theatre buff or you aren't interested in artifacts. Don't expect too much, though, as it is not really extensive.
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.
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
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.
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.
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'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.
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 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
See it if You're into the detailed history behind some of the best performing shows.
Don't see it if You're in it for the show, not the behind-the-scenes stuff.