A whirlwind tour of five newly described and available dance collections: Cesi Kellinger Collection of Dance Materials, Dance Notation Collection, Jane Dudley Papers, Larry Warren Collection on Anna Sokolow and Lester Horton, and the Lester Horton Dance Theater Collection.
The performing arts world has always included many lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer (LGBTQ+) members. This blog post introduces a new resource from the Music Division that emphasizes these artists and their accomplishments.
Lyricist and songwriter Harold Rome's first Broadway score, "Pins and Needles," became the longest running musical of the 1930s. With a cast of garment workers and a pro-union message, it was unlike any other musical seen at the time.
The following is a guest post from Ben West, writer, director, producer, performer, and musical theatre historian. He is currently a curator for the forthcoming Museum of Broadway in Times Square, New York City. He is also currently writing and developing several stage projects including The Show Time! Trilogy, three new documentary musicals about the evolution …