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 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 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 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!
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.
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
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 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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.