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Curtain Up: A Special Event

From 108 member  reviews
Members say: Entertaining, Delightful, Must see, Relevant, Absorbing

About the show

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.


Member Reviews (108)

MEMBERS SAY:

Entertaining, Delightful, Must see, Relevant, Absorbing
89
Avg Score

97
Entertaining, Intelligent, A must-see for theatre fans!

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.

90
Delightful, Entertaining, Absorbing

See it if you love theatre. simple as that.

Don't see it if you don't like looking at stuff and need someone else to entertain you.

95
Delightful, Refreshing, Entertaining, Enchanting, Indulgent

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.

95
Exquisite, Enchanting, Relevant

See it if you love Broadway.

Don't see it if you never been to a Broadway show or seen the Tony's.

85
Absorbing, Ambitious, Must see

See it if want to see some original props/set models/costume pieces from the West End and Broadway

Don't see it if you're not in New York - or you don't like theater -that would be the only reason - it's free and there's really no reason to miss this!

90
Entertaining, Must see

See it if It is definitely worth seeing. Well done comparison of Broadway and the West End. Best of all it was free!

Don't see it if I can't think of any reason unless you really dislike museums.

98
Thought-provoking, Must see, Absorbing

See it if you want to know more about the behind-the-scenes of a broadway show

Don't see it if you hate creativity

95
Ambitious, Entertaining, Refreshing, Relevant

See it if you love the theatre, and the Lincoln Center Performing Arts library

Don't see it if you don't like to meet fellow theatre fans and professionals

97
Delightful, Entertaining, Absorbing

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!

70
Entertaining, Relevant

See it if You love the theatre. Here you will see clips of many plays/musicals, learn some trivia, and see some costumes up close.

Don't see it if You don't love the theatre. Having a passing interest would not be enough, even though the exhibit is free.

Also It is the perfect venue for Show-Score members, who will appreciate th... Read more Read less

83
Entertaining

See it if You are a theatergoer, and have been going to see shows for a while.

Don't see it if You only like one genre

100
Absorbing, Entertaining, Must see, Enchanting, Delightful

See it if You love Broadway and West End and love the history behind it and learning what it takes to put on a show.

Don't see it if you never liked theater

93
Absorbing, Relevant, Thought-provoking, Riveting, Refreshing

See it if you enjoy the behind-the-scenes looks at Broadway/West-end shows

Don't see it if you need to keep the magic alive in front of you.

90
Refreshing, Relevant, Delightful

See it if You are interested in theater history and want to learn more about behind the scenes work in theater productions.

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

93
Entertaining

See it if you love meeting other theatre goers!

Don't see it if you don't enjoy theater!

100
Thought-provoking, Entertaining, Clever, Refreshing, Delightful

See it if fans of show score and library

Don't see it if you missed it!

79
Exquisite, Entertaining, Absorbing

See it if you are interested in all the work that goes into a west end or Broadway show. It is a condensed version of the V&A exhibition

Don't see it if don't care for museums

35
To quote shakespeare, "much ado about nothing"., Just a skimpy exhibit that doesn't begin to pay tribute to the tony and olivier awards

See it if You have no real show to see You want to spend a half hour looking at a few costumes

Don't see it if You have high expectations.

91
Intelligent, Entertaining, Delightful, Must see, Relevant

See it if You like to learn about design elements and to meet new people!

Don't see it if You don't want to have fun

90
Absorbing, Delightful, Exquisite, Must see

See it if you like up-close and behind the scenes looks at your favorite shows and their history

Don't see it if you don't care for the history of classic shows

100
Clever, Delightful, Entertaining

See it if You enjoy retrospectives of past and present theater productions presented in an entertaining way.

Don't see it if Please! Just see it.

89
Entertaining, Intelligent, Delightful, Clever, Must see

See it if The exhibit is fabulous for both theater-loving folks and those new to this art form. Explanations and clips of shows are fantastic.

Don't see it if you are pressed for time. There are lots to see so don't rush.

Also Best of all, it's free. Lincoln Center as a location for the exhibit i... Read more Read less

85
Entertaining, Delightful, Relevant

See it if you love theater and are interested in seeing a well-curated exhibit.

Don't see it if you don't like theater and have no interest in the craft or history of theater.

78
Delightful, Informative, Educational, Nostalgic, Professional

See it if You are a HUGE theater nerd, because there are so many annotated scripts, set models, props, budget sheets, costumes, etc.

Don't see it if You already know everything there is to know about Broadway or do not care for nitty gritty details.

70
Entertaining, Disappointing, Slow

See it if you really like broadway memorabilia and have time to watch videos of older productions.

Don't see it if you are expecting something grand. The exhibit is much smaller than I expected and can easily be covered in under an hour.


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