City Arts Tuesday, July 17, 2018

Shakespeare! The Musical!

The Museum’s Theater Collection curator takes a look at three 20th-century musicals that were inspired by the immortal Bard's works.
City Arts Tuesday, April 24, 2018

Now Playing! George M. Cohan

Last year, the Museum announced a new project to digitize, catalog, and make available the scripts, scores, and sheet music of George M. Cohan. The Museum is excited to announce that the first group of material is now available online. Check it out!
City Arts Tuesday, April 3, 2018

Happy 75th Birthday, Oklahoma!

Oh, what a beautiful opening night for Oklahoma!, the first musical from composer-lyrist team Rodgers & Hammerstein. To celebrate its 75th birthday, we delve into the history of the legendary musical with objects from our Theater Collection.
City Arts Thursday, October 26, 2017

Salsa on Stage

Rhythm & Power: Salsa in New York digs into salsa’s history as an art form and social movement. Our Theater Collection curator takes a look at how that movement translated and transferred on stage.
City Arts Tuesday, September 26, 2017

When Love Comes so Strong

If you know the story of Romeo and Juliet, you know the story of West Side Story. Read about the creative forces behind the musical and its lasting legacy.
City Arts Tuesday, March 7, 2017

Dance Culture in NYC

The vibrant history of New York City’s diverse dance culture is explored through a unique course for youth.
Behind-the-Scenes Tuesday, October 18, 2016

Listening to Gay Gotham

One of the challenges in creating history exhibitions is bringing the voices of its featured personalities to life. Gay Gotham curators Stephen Vider and Donald Albrecht found a unique way to do that by working with actors to perform readings of the works of Richard Bruce Nugent and Mercedes de Acosta, featured on audio stations in the exhibition.