Playbill UniverseStephen Sondheim Letters and Other Broadway Treasures Will Be Available at New York International Antiquarian Book Fair
The fair will return to New York for its 62nd edition beginning April 21 at the Park Avenue Armory.
March 30, 2022
A host of theatrical memorabilia, including several Stephen Sondheim items, will be available for sale at the 62nd edition of The New York International Antiquarian Book Fair.
Sanctioned by Antiquarian Booksellers' Association of America and International
League of Antiquarian Booksellers, and produced and managed by Sanford L. Smith +
Associates, the fair returns to the Park Avenue Armory April 21-24.
The Massachusetts-based Schubertiade, a gallery of rare offerings for collectors, scholars, music lovers, gift givers, museums, and libraries, will bring a treasure trove of Broadway and performing arts-related ephemera. Items include signed Playbills, an archive of personal letters and photographs from Sondheim, inscribed memorabilia from Leonard Bernstein, signed photographs from Alvin Ailey, and more.
Details of some of the Broadway-related items follow:
Stephen Sondheim (1930–2021) Archive of Personal Letters, Programs and Photographs from a close friend, 1960s-2000s; $20,000
Stephen Sondheim (1930–2021).Original Childhood Photograph in clown costume;$1,000 Original first generation Alba Studio doubleweight photograph of Sondheim as a young boy at a costume party.
LeonardBernstein. (1918–1990). "Fancy Free" – Inscribed Presentation Copy to Adolph Green; $1,500 Inscribed and dedicated by conductor and composer Leonard Bernstein to his friend, playwright Adolph Green, the dedicatee of the work, and who had expanded the work with Betty Comden into the hit Broadway musical OntheTown.
Alvin Ailey (1931–1989) and Carmen Lavallade (b. 1931)Blues Suite - Signed Photograph; $1,000 Original ca. 1960 Will Rapport photograph of the dancers in performance in Blues Suite (sometimes also titled Roots of the Blues), which launched the Ailey company in 1958 and is often documented as the choreographer's first masterpiece.
NYIABF will showcase nearly
200 exhibitors from around the world. The fair’s specialties encompass art, science, medicine, literature, history, gastronomy, fashion, first editions, Americana, philosophy, children’s books, and more.