The New York Public Library for the Performing Arts will premiere a new exhibition exploring the work of director-producer Harold Prince’s nearly seven decades-long career.
Located at Lincoln Center, the free exhibition, opening in September, will display documents, relics, recordings, and more from the Library’s unparalleled archives.
The full-scale exhibit is curated by Doug Reside, Lewis and Dorothy Cullman Curator for the Billy Rose Theatre Division (and Playbill columnist) and will examine Prince's contributions to the Broadway musical, including his pioneering of a visual, almost cinematic-based presentation.
Costumes, original scenic models, renderings, and archival video will pepper the exhibit, which runs through February 2020. The library will also present a series of public events to further showcase the 21-time Tony Award winner’s impact on theatre and the history of Broadway.
Prince's myriad Broadway feats, which include directing such iconic shows as The Phantom of the Opera, Evita, A Little Night Music, Sweeney Todd, Kiss of the Spider Woman, Follies, and Company, were recently celebrated on Broadway in the 2017 revue Prince of Broadway.
The exhibition is made possible by the generosity of the Schloss Family Foundation, the Blanche and Irving Laurie Foundation, the Leo Shull Foundation for the Arts, Alexandra Shiva and Jonathan Marc Sherman, the Gladys Krieble Delmas Foundation, Kumiko Yoshii, and Sony Masterworks.