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The Other Secret Garden

The success of the Library's Anti-Prom, based on Frances Hodgson Burnett’s novel, The Secret Garden.Read More ›

Keeping #TonysSoDiverse Beyond the 2015-2016 Season

It is too soon to tell if the next Broadway season will boast the same number of projects that star Asian-Americans, Latinos, African-Americans, deaf and disabled artists that it did this year, but it looks promising. Here’s a look at upcoming projects that are scheduled to open soon.Read More ›

Ep. 33 "A Little Glimpse Behind the Scenes" | Library Stories

Ben West, founder and director of UnsungMusicalsCo., is on a mission to give new life to the lesser-known authors and works of American musical theater.Read More ›

Garden Fashion at Anti-Prom

It is almost time for the Library’s fabulous Anti-Prom. On Friday, June 17, New York teens will assemble on the steps of the Schwarzman Building and reveal to each other and the staff volunteers their prom wear. Read More ›

The Many Characters of Lupino Lane

Photos of Lupino Lane in Only Me, now on display on the third floor of the Library for the Performing Arts.Read More ›

George Avakian and Anahid Ajemian: An Introduction

Music For Moderns: The Partnership of George Avakian and Anahid Ajemian will explore the careers of these unique figures and their work with of some of the most important artists of the twentieth century. Read More ›

Searching for Irina Baronova in the Jerome Robbins Dance Division

Irina Baronova—Tennant's mother—and what it means to have your collection be acquired by the Library.Read More ›

Everybody’s Guide to Gus Solomons jr’s Dances for Alternative Spaces

The intersection of dance and architecture and his own site-specific work.Read More ›

Treasure Hunting at the Library for Performing Arts

Representations of Asian dance forms in the visual arts as researched from reading Gods Who Dance, written by American dancer Ted Shawn (1891-1972).Read More ›

The Same Joy: A Tale of Two Ballet Masters, Balanchine and Bournonville

How professional dancers can use the Library's collection to prepare for a season's dances and comparing two ballet masters, George Balanchine and August Bournonville.Read More ›

Edwin Denby: Memory, History and Documentation

Personal thoughts on Edwin Denby, modern dance and criticism, and documentation.Read More ›

Black American Dance Narratives: A Survey of the Jerome Robbins Dance Division

A narrative outline of African and American contributions to culture and dance from the autobiographical point-of-view of a black female student/practitioner of dance in the twenty-first century.Read More ›

The Jerome Robbins Dance Division Fellows Project

Meet the six fellows chosen by the Committee for the Jerome Robbins Dance Division, each granted an honorarium to support their research and writing during six months of immersion in the collections.Read More ›

The Music Division's Clipping File: Performers and Performances

Part three of three, delving into the performers and performances you can find out of the millions of articles in our clipping files.Read More ›

Hamlet Turns Left: Handwritten Shakespeare Promptbooks at LPA

The Library for the Performing Arts has several hundred of these promptbooks, and staff are working to make them more accessible to researchers.Read More ›

British Soldiers' Theatre During the Revolutionary War

When Shakespeare wrote “All the World’s a Stage,” he probably wasn’t thinking that his words would someday be performed in an occupied city by an invading army. Nevertheless, during the American Revolution theater seemed to spring up in the oddest of places, often in productions acted by soldiers. Read More ›

"Archives of Sound" at the Library for the Performing Arts

Organization, description, and presentation of sound is the theme for this exhibit, and listeners are offered a peek into how archival audio is made available to the public.Read More ›

Ep. 26 "It Has Enriched My Life" | Library Stories

During her songwriting process, Sara comes to the Library to discover the rich histories and traditions that have shaped folk music around the world.Read More ›

The Mystery Shakespeare Plot

A clue to a mysterious performance that at the time may have been "the finest spectacle that has ever been presented on the American stage."Read More ›

The Music Division's Clipping File: The Scandals

Part two of three, delving into examples of what you can find out of the millions of articles in our clipping files.Read More ›
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