Historic Photos of Broadway: New York Theater 1850-1970

Historic Photos of Broadway: New York Theater 1850-1970


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Historic Photos of Broadway: New York Theater 1850-1970 by Leonard Jacobs, Billy Rose Theatre Billy Rose Theatre Division

The history of theater in New York is captured in the images of the Billy Rose Theatre Division of the New York Public Library for the Performing Arts. From this valuable archive, author Leonard Jacobs spotlights the evolution of the world’s most storied dramatic community. Reaching from the 1850s to the recent past, these images give insight into the passion and character of the theaters, the performers, and the performances that have made Broadway the iconic cultural capital of theater. With hundreds of images, many never before published, Historic Photos of Broadway provides an intriguing look behind the scenes at the Booths and the Barrymores and every subject from the Alvin Theatre to the Ziegfeld Follies, giving those passionate about theater an irreplaceable glimpse into its humble beginnings and rise to greatness over the last two centuries.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781596523623
Publisher: Turner Publishing Company
Publication date: 06/15/2008
Series: Historic Photos Series
Pages: 254
Sales rank: 918,799
Product dimensions: 10.20(w) x 10.00(h) x 1.10(d)

About the Author

Leonard Jacobs has been a theater practitioner, critic, and journalist since 1990. He is the National Theatre Editor of Back Stage, the trade publication for American actors, and chief critic for Back Stage and the New York Press; he was also the founding editor of Theatermania.com. As an arts and culture writer and editor, he has contributed to American Theatre, the Hollywood Reporter, the Village Voice, Kirkus Reviews, the Sondheim Review, and Roundabout Theatre Company's Front & Center, and is represented as a contributor and assistant to the editor for the 2007 Cambridge Guide to American Theatre. The author of 10 plays and director of 40, he is a Tony voter and a member of the Drama Desk and American Theatre Critics Association; chairs the New York Innovative Theatre Awards; adjudicates new scripts for the New York International Fringe Festival and the Eugene O'Neill Theater Center; teaches yearly as part of the National Critics Institute at the O'Neill; and has guest lectured at Princeton and Yale. A specialist in late-nineteenth and early twentieth century American theater, he graduated from New York University in the twentieth century and will earn his M.A. from Hunter College, City University of New York, in the twenty-first.

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