New York Public Library Has Theatre Fans Covered This Season | Playbill

News New York Public Library Has Theatre Fans Covered This Season Check out what theatre-related events and exhibitions are on offer at NYPL’s various locations.
A scene from the original Broadway production of A Chorus Line. Martha Swope / The New York Public Library
Ruben Santiago-Hudson Joseph Marzullo/WENN

The New York Public Library will present a number of theatre-related events and exhibitions at various locations throughout the city. Speakers featured in the lineup include director Ruben Santiago-Hudson, playwright Chisa Hutchinson, Feinstein’s/54 Below’s Jennifer Ashley Tepper, composer Michael John LaChiusa, and, Jeff Hamlin, the stage manager for the original production of A Chorus Line.

Currently on offer at the New York Public Library for the Performing Arts are Curtain Up: Celebrating the Last 40 Years of Theatre in New York and London—an exhibit that celebrates the shows, stars, creatives, and designs that have won both of the theatre’s most coveted awards: a Tony Award and an Olivier Award—and David Gordon: Archiveography - Under Construction, an installation created by writer, director, and choreographer Gordon. The latter features four video projections and images from his history and personal life; it runs through April 6.

Curtain Up is on display through June 30. Read’s breakdown of the 11 coolest theatre relics and mementos now on view at the Library here—or scroll down to flick through photos of the exhibition.

NYPL is also hosting a series of special events. Highlights include Lost Broadway Theaters with Jennifer Ashley Tepper & Guests (February 6); Theatre Panel: Shakespeare Saturdays Salutes—Step It Up for Gender Equality (February 11); Stage Manager Confessional: Calling Curtain Up with Hamlin (February 17); Theater Talks: August Wilson Effect (February 20); Songbook: Broadway’s Future (February 27); and League of Professional Theatre Women: Oral History Project (March 6).

For more information on all NYPL events, visit

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