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Broadway Playbills Collection

 Collection
Identifier: MS-2800

Collection contains playbills, almost exclusively from Broadway productions, from 1956-1967. Among the playbills included are: Long Day's Journey into Night, West Side Story, Look Homeward Angel, Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf, and All the Way Home (the Broadway play based on James Agee's A Death in the Family). Most playbills include a ticket stub and a short critique of the play written by the owner. Also included in the collection are numerous newspaper clippings and advertisements relating to the shows.

Dates

  • 1956-1967

Conditions Governing Access

Collections are stored offsite, and a minimum of 2 business days are needed to retrieve these items for use. Researchers interested in consulting any of the collections are advised to contact Special Collections.

Conditions Governing Use

The copyright interests in this collection remain with the creator. For more information, contact the Special Collections Library.

Extent

2 Linear Feet

Abstract

Collection contains playbills, almost exclusively from Broadway productions, from 1956-1967. Among the playbills included are: Long Day's Journey into Night, West Side Story, Look Homeward Angel, Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf, and All the Way Home (the Broadway play based on James Agee's A Death in the Family). Most playbills include a ticket stub and a short critique of the play written by the owner. Also included in the collection are numerous newspaper clippings and advertisements relating to the shows.

Biographical/Historical Note

A Broadway show is any musical, play, or variety show staged on New York's famed street, Broadway. Home to 39 professional theatres, shows staged on Broadway are generally considered the highest level of English language theatre. Broadway shows may run for days (flops), weeks (successes), or years (hits).

Arrangement

Collection consists of 2 boxes.

Acquisition Note

Collection is property of Special Collections

Repository Details

Part of the Betsey B. Creekmore Special Collections and University Archives, University of Tennessee, Knoxville Repository

Contact:
University of Tennessee, Knoxville
Knoxville TN 37996 USA
865-974-4480