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Charles Playhouse Collection, 1945-2003 | Boston Public Library Archival and Manuscript Finding Aid Database

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Collection Overview

Title: Charles Playhouse Collection, 1945-2003Add to your cart.

Predominant Dates: 1957-1995

Collection Identifier: MS 5071

Primary Creator: Sugrue, Francis, 1927-

Extent: 50.0 Cubic Feet

Arrangement:

Arranged into 9 series:

1. Administrative Records, 1958-1993

2. Legal and Financial, 1957-1995

3. Correspondence

4. Physical Plant, 1958-1995

5. Production Material, 1957-1998

6. Publicity, n.d., 1957-2003

7. Photographs, 1947-2003

8. Audio-Visual, 1945-1993

9. Related Material, 1958-2003

Date Acquired: 00/00/2009

Subjects: Charles Playhouse (Boston, Mass.)., Sugrue, Francis, 1927-., Theater -- Massachusetts -- Boston., Theater management -- Massachusetts -- Boston.

Forms of Material: Blueprints., Clippings., Financial statements., Letters., Photographs., Playbills., Posters., Scrapbooks., Theater programs.

Languages: English

Abstract

This collection dates from 1945-2003 (bulk 1957-1995) and documents  the history of the Charles Playhouse under the tenure of Frank Sugrue.  With its mission to present serious theater, the Charles Playhouse quickly distinguished itself in the Boston theater scene upon its opening and maintained this distinction throughout the years by providing many “firsts” to Boston audiences.  In particular, this collection documents the beginnings and daily operations of the theatre and its various onsite restaurants and clubs, as well as the premieres, notable plays, famous actors, and other cultural enrichments that it brought to the city.  Records consist of correspondence, financial statements, blueprints, scrapbooks, and programs. Photographs, playbills, production materials, news clippings, posters and other publicity materials are also included.

Scope and Contents of the Materials

This collection dates from 1945-2003 (bulk 1957-1995) and documents the history of the Charles Playhouse under the tenure of Frank Sugrue.  In additon, it also documents the work of Artistic Director Michael Murray, who served in that postion (and as Co-Producer) from 1958-1968. From the beginning, the Charles Playhouse distinguished itself in the Boston theater scene and maintained this distinction throughout the years by providing many “firsts” to Boston audiences.  In particular, this collection documents the beginnings and daily operations of the theater and its various onsite restaurants and clubs, as well as the premieres, notable plays, famous actors, and other cultural enrichments that it brought to the city.

In November 1958, the Charles Playhouse opened at 76 Warrenton Street with Eugene O'Neill's The Iceman Cometh.  With its mission to present serious theater, the Charles continued to expose theatergoers to the most important playwrights of the time and often staged controversial works. For example, Edward Bond's political parable Narrow Road to the Deep North had its national premiere at the Charles Playhouse in November 1969.  One of the most influential productions was Vinnette Carroll and Micki Grant's protest musical Don’t Bother Me, I Can't Cope.  This play, which examined the African-American experience, opened in June 1976 at a time when race relations in Boston were strained but became the Charles's longest running and highest grossing musical.  Another notable production, Shear Madness is still playing at the Charles in 2012 and is the longest running non-musical play in American theater history.

The Charles Playhouse also launched the careers of several well-known actors.  Olympia Dukakis, a founding member of the Actor's Company (which became the Charles), appeared in every production from 1957-1959.  Jane Alexander (1964) and Jill Clayburgh (1967) began their professional careers there, as members of the Charles's Resident Acting Company.  Al Pacino starred in the 1967 productions of America Hurrah and Awake and Sing.  He returned to the Charles, as both a director and actor, for 1970s performances of Rats and The Indian Wants the Bronx, as well as Arturo Ui.

Important “firsts” that the Charles brought to Boston are Musical Theatre for Children and the comedy club.  Musical Theatre for Children debuted during the 1964-65 Season and ran continuously for seven years.  In March 1974, the Charles opened Boston's first comedy club, The Cabaret, which featured Jay Leno.  Additionally, the Charles hosted many Boston premieres, including Jean Anouilh's drama Poor Bitos, which opened in November 1965 and provided Bostonians with both high quality, modern theater and an introduction to well-known Canadian actor Eric House.

Along with its notable accomplishments, this collection also documents the beginnings and daily operations of the theatre and its various onsite restaurants and clubs from 1958-1995.  This includes the organizational and policy changes that the Charles underwent – moving from a theater with a resident acting company to one who used visiting performers to, finally, becoming a booking house.  The planning and implementation of capital development plans, benefits and subscription campaigns are also chronicled as are staff positions and operating procedures.  Particularly prevalent are records of the many bars, restaurants and clubs which took up residence at the Charles through the years.  Among them are The Playhouse Restaurant, the Comedy Connection, the Lunch Club and Late Club, and Roberta's ShowBiz Cafe.

Of special note are the Charles's 10th and 30th Anniversary celebrations.  For the 10th Anniversary (1966-67), the Charles refurbished the Playhouse interior and original company members, namely Olympia Dukakis and Edward Zang, returned to the stage for an ambitious season which featured a production of Shakespeare's Hamlet.  In November 1988, the Charles Playhouse celebrated the 30th Anniversary with commemorative events, including a Gala Ball with guest of honor Jane Alexander, a special encore performance of the repeat hit Jacques Brel.

In addition, this collection conveys The Charles Playhouse's role in Boston's Theatre District as well as in national theatre organizations.  The Charles participated in many of Boston's cultural events designed to expose the public to the arts, including the Boston Arts Festival (1959, 1963), WinterFest (1966-67) and Summerthing (1968-70).  Through membership in civic organizations, such as the Theatre District Association, and involvement with numerous city task forces, including the Mayor's Task Force on Urban Theatres, the Charles and its management were an influential part of the Theatre District's redevelopment from the late 1970s-1980s.  For example, the Charles participated in the planning process with the Boston Redevelopment Authority and also, for a time, was charged with redevelopment of one of the empty land parcels (C2).

The collection contains playbills, scripts, stage plans and set designs, cast lists, contracts, financial statements, correspondence, blueprints, renovation plans, and scrapbooks. Photographs, posters, press releases, artwork, advertisements and news clippings are also included.

Collection Historical Note

Biographical Note

Frank Sugrue, co-founder, producer and, eventually, owner of the Charles Playhouse was the major force behind the Charles from 1958-1995.  His love of theater began in1945, while serving as a Marine in Tientsin, Republic of China.  Assigned to the Stateside Theatre, Mr. Sugrue was responsible for staging shows to entertain the troops stationed in Tientsin.  When the Charles Street Playhouse opened in 1957, Mr. Sugrue, then a young lawyer, quickly became a regular attendee and, soon after, its producer and co-founder, thus turning a hobby into a successful career.  His dedication was recognized in 1980 when he received the Grand Bostonian Award for “contribution to the quality of life in the city through the performing arts during a 25-year period.”  After many successful years in Boston, Mr. Sugrue sold the Playhouse to Jon Platt in 1995.

Historical Note

The Charles Playhouse (originally called the Charles Street Playhouse) was started in 1957 by a group of Boston University theater department graduates known as the Actor's Company.  Located in a loft above 54 Charles Street, the Charles's premiere performance was a double bill of Jean Paul Sartre's No Exit and Tennessee Williams's This Property is Condemned.  The company, including Olympia Dukakis, John Heffernan, and Edward Zang, garnered a tremendous following and, within a year, the Charles had outgrown its location. In 1958, now with a permanent Producer (Frank Sugrue) and Artistic Director (Michael Murray), the Charles moved to 76 Warrenton Street and inaugurated this new era with a critically acclaimed production of Eugene O'Neill's The Iceman Commeth. As Artistic Director, Mr. Murray chose and cast each play, enlisted experienced designers, and directed the majority of the productions. Moreover, he brought in the poet Anne Sexton as a resident artist, and in the early sixties, he developed the idea of a resident company to play in a season of plays—Jane Alexander, Al Pacino, Jill Clayburgh, Ned Beatty and Linda Lavin were part of that company in different years. In addition, Mr. Murray was the public face of the organization and articulated the Playhouse’s philosophy. He started the Charles Playbook, a journal with pieces by local scholars, and “Sunday at Six”, a regular discussion with actors and audiences. His work at the Charles won him the Rodgers and Hammerstein Award for Having Done the Most for the Theater in Boston.

The building at 76 Warrenton Street, designed by the American architect Asher Benjamin (1773-1845), was constructed in 1838 as the Fifth Universalist Church and had many iterations through the years, among them the first synagogue in Boston, a speakeasy, and various nightclubs and casinos.  In 1980, 76 Warrenton Street was placed on the National Register for Historic Places in recognition of its being an Asher Benjamin-designed church.

From its inception, the Charles Playhouse sought to create a unique identity among Boston’s theaters.  It was the first regional theater in New England when the concept was still little known in the United States, and it introduced the world’s most influential playwrights to Boston audiences.  While the Charles underwent many organizational changes and faced many challenges over the years, it consistently found new ways to distinguish itself and enrich the cultural life of Boston.  Throughout the years, the Charles's contributions continued: as a beginning for famous actors; as an introduction to the arts through programs such as Musical Theatre for Children and the Living Stage; as the  ground-breaking venue which hosted numerous Boston premieres, notable productions and Boston's first comedy club; and as the home of “Shear Madness,” the longest running non-musical play in American theatre history.

From its opening, the Charles Playhouse was a vital part of Boston’s Theatre District.  Not only was it the sole regional professional theater in the city, it also participated in many cultural events designed to expose the public to the arts, including the Boston Arts Festival, WinterFest and Summerthing.  Through membership in civic organizations such as the Theatre District Association and the League of Boston Theaters, as well as involvement with various city task forces during the district’s redevelopment, the Charles and its management helped the Theatre District evolve into a vibrant cultural area. After many successful years in Boston, Mr. Sugrue sold the Playhouse to Jon Platt in 1995. Beginning in 1995 and continuing through to 2012, the Charles has been home to the performance art troupe the Blue Man Group. The Charles is also home to the play Shear Madness, which has been running at the theater since its premier in 1980.

Subject/Index Terms

Charles Playhouse (Boston, Mass.).
Sugrue, Francis, 1927-.
Theater -- Massachusetts -- Boston.
Theater management -- Massachusetts -- Boston.

Administrative Information

Repository: Boston Public Library Archival and Manuscript Finding Aid Database

Access Restrictions: Collection is open for research.

Use Restrictions:

Items in this collection may be subject to copyright restrictions. The Boston Public Library does not hold copyright on the material in this collection. Researchers are responsible for identifying and contacting the persons or organizations that hold copyright.

When reproducing material from this collection please include the credit line "Courtesy of the Trustees of the Boston Public Library/ Rare Books."

Physical Access Note: This collection is housed off-site and requires a 2 business-day advance notice for retrieval. Please consult the Rare Books Department for further information.

Acquisition Method: Donated to the Boston Public Library by Frank Segrue in 2009.

Preferred Citation: Charles Playhouse Collection, MS 5071. Rare Books and Manuscripts Department, Boston Public Library. Courtesy of the Trustees of the Boston Public Library/Rare Books.

Processing Information: Finding aid written by Melissa Hulse, September 2010.


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[Series 1: Administrative Records, 1958-1993],
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[Series 3: Correspondence, 1947-2003],
[Series 4: Physical Plant, 1961-1994],
[Series 5: Production Material, 1957-1995],
[Series 6: Publicity, 1957-2003],
[Series 7: Photographic Images, 1957-1995],
[Series 8: Audio-Visual Material and Memorabilia, 1945-1994],
[Series 9: Related Material, 1958-2003],
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Series 6: Publicity, 1957-2003Add to your cart.
This series chronicles the promotions and advertising material produced by the Charles Playhouse as well as the press coverage given to the Charles and its productions.  Organized into two Sub-series A.) Publicity Materials and B). Reviews.
Sub-Series A: Publicity MaterialAdd to your cart.
Arranged alphabetically.  Comprised of publicity packages, subscription brochures, posters, press releases, theatre listings, publicity plans, mailers, flyers, and other advertisements.  Also includes artwork such as ad mats and samples, drawings, poster designs, and related proofs. Also see OV boxes 34-36 for additional material.
Box 14Add to your cart.
Folder 13: 10th Anniversary (2 folders), 1966-1967Add to your cart.
Folder 14: 10th Anniversary, 1966-1967Add to your cart.
Folder 15: 30th Anniversary (3 folders), 1988Add to your cart.
Folder 16: 30th Anniversary, 1988Add to your cart.
Folder 17: 30th Anniversary, 1988Add to your cart.
Folder 18: Acting Class and Apprentice Workshop: Actor’s Workshop, 1975-1977Add to your cart.
Folder 19: Ad Agencies: Proposals, 1974Add to your cart.
Folder 20: Advertisements (4 folders), 1958-1994Add to your cart.
Folder 21: Advertisements, 1958-1994Add to your cart.
Folder 22: Advertisements, 1958-1994Add to your cart.
Folder 23: Advertisements, 1958-1994Add to your cart.
Folder 24: Artwork (2 folders), 1959-1960Add to your cart.
Folder 25: Artwork, 1959-1960Add to your cart.
Folder 26: General, 1960-1964, 1971Add to your cart.
Folder 27: The Hostage, 1963Add to your cart.
Folder 28: Rhinoceros, 1963Add to your cart.
Folder 29: Boys From Syracuse: Proofs, 1963Add to your cart.
Folder 30: Six Characters in Search of an Author, 1964Add to your cart.
Folder 31: The Glass Menagerie, 1964Add to your cart.
Folder 32: The Balcony, 1966Add to your cart.
Folder 33: The Typists, The Tiger, 1966Add to your cart.
Folder 34: Don Quixote (Musical Theatre for Children), 1970Add to your cart.
Folder 35: Roberta’s Showbiz Café, 1993Add to your cart.
Folder 36: College Promotions, 1963, 1970, 1978Add to your cart.
Folder 37: Comedy, 1981-1993, n.d.Add to your cart.
Folder 38: Comedy: Text Copy and Mock-Ups, 1990, n.d.Add to your cart.
Folder 39: Director’s View: Hamlet, 1967Add to your cart.
Folder 40: Floor Plan Brochure, Boston Theatres, 1991Add to your cart.
Box 15Add to your cart.
Folder 1: Fundraising (2 folders), 1960-1975Add to your cart.
Folder 2: Fundraising, 1960-1975Add to your cart.
Folder 3: General (3 folders), 1957 -1988Add to your cart.
Folder 4: General, 1957 -1988Add to your cart.
Folder 5: General, 1957 -1988Add to your cart.
Folder 6: Group Promotions, Text Copy, 1981Add to your cart.
Folder 7: Invitations, Openings, Special Events (3 folders), 1958-2000Add to your cart.
Folder 8: Invitations, Openings, Special Events, 1958-2000Add to your cart.
Folder 9: Invitations, Openings, Special Events, 1958-2000Add to your cart.
Folder 10: Ladies Committee, 1967-1969Add to your cart.
Folder 11: Mailing Specifications, 1964-1967Add to your cart.
Folder 12: McCurry, Ann, 1974Add to your cart.
Folder 13: Jacques Brel is Alive and Well, 1970-1971Add to your cart.
Folder 14: Vanities Publicity Material, 1978Add to your cart.
Folder 15: Man and Superman, 1981Add to your cart.
Folder 16: Stationery, n.d.Add to your cart.
Folder 17: Musical Theatre for Children (2 folders), 1964-1976Add to your cart.
Folder 18: Musical Theatre for Children, 1964-1976Add to your cart.
Folder 19: Musical Theatre at Somerset Hotel, 1970-1971Add to your cart.
Folder 20: Posters: ¼ size, 1959-1968Add to your cart.
Folder 21: Press Opening Invitations: Lists, 1977-1987, n.d.Add to your cart.
Folder 22: Press Releases (8 folders), 1963-1995Add to your cart.
Folder 23: Press Releases, 1963-1995Add to your cart.
Folder 24: Press Releases, 1963-1995Add to your cart.
Folder 25: Press Releases, 1963-1995Add to your cart.
Folder 26: Press Releases, 1963-1995Add to your cart.
Folder 27: Press Releases, 1963-1995Add to your cart.
Folder 28: Press Releases, 1963-1995Add to your cart.
Folder 29: Press Releases, 1963-1995Add to your cart.
Folder 30: Preview and Opening Night Lists: Musical Theatre for Children, 1967-1970Add to your cart.
Folder 31: Proofs: Newspaper Advertisements, 1959-1982, 1990-1983Add to your cart.
Folder 32: Public Service Announcements, 1962-1982Add to your cart.
Box 16Add to your cart.
Folder 1: The Madwoman of Chaillot, 1960Add to your cart.
Folder 2: General, 1963, 1970, 1973, 1983Add to your cart.
Folder 3: The Hostage, 1963Add to your cart.
Folder 4: The Glass Menagerie, 1964Add to your cart.
Folder 5: A Touch of the Poet, 1964Add to your cart.
Folder 6: She Loves Me, 1964Add to your cart.
Folder 7: Don’t Bother Me, I Can’t Cope, 1976Add to your cart.
Folder 8: The Club, 1977Add to your cart.
Folder 9: Give ‘Em Hell Harry, 1978Add to your cart.
Folder 10: Celebrity Time, 1983Add to your cart.
Folder 11: Shear Madness: 10th Anniversary, 1990Add to your cart.
Folder 12: Rhinoceros, 1963Add to your cart.
Folder 13: The Next Move, 1974 -1976Add to your cart.
Folder 14: Knock Knock, 1976-1977Add to your cart.
Folder 15: Radio and Television Bookings, Press Tours, 1966-1977Add to your cart.
Folder 16: Research and Notes: General, 1959,1965Add to your cart.
Folder 17: Restaurant (2 folders), 1966-1994Add to your cart.
Folder 18: Restaurant, 1966-1994Add to your cart.
Folder 19: Roberta’s Showbiz Café: Opening Night Plan, 1993Add to your cart.
Folder 20: School Promotions (2 folders), 1960-1982Add to your cart.
Folder 21: School Promotions, 1960-1982Add to your cart.
Folder 22: Student Scholarship Program, 1964-1965, 1981Add to your cart.
Folder 23: Subscription Brochures and Promotions: Group, 1957-1994Add to your cart.
Folder 24: Subscription Brochures: Individual, 1957-1971, 1980-1994Add to your cart.
Folder 25: Subscription Brochures: Musical Theatre for Children (2 folders), 1965-1967, n.d.Add to your cart.
Folder 26: Subscription Brochures: Musical Theatre for Children, 1965-1967, n.d.Add to your cart.
Folder 27: Subscription Brochures: Text Copy (5 folders), 1961-1967Add to your cart.
Folder 28: Subscription Brochures: Text Copy, 1961-1967Add to your cart.
Folder 29: Subscription Brochures: Text Copy, 1961-1967Add to your cart.
Folder 30: Subscription Brochures: Text Copy, 1961-1967Add to your cart.
Folder 31: Subscription Brochures: Text Copy, 1961-1967Add to your cart.
Folder 32: Subscription Brochure (10th Anniversary Season): Text Copy, 1966-1967Add to your cart.
Folder 33: Subscription Brochure: Text Copy (2 folders), 1970-1971, 1981-1982Add to your cart.
Folder 34: Subscription Brochure: Text Copy, 1970-1971, 1981-1982Add to your cart.
Folder 35: Theatre Listings (2 folders), 1962-1964, 1965-1970Add to your cart.
Folder 36: Theatre Listings, 1962-1964, 1965-1970Add to your cart.
Folder 37: Text Copy and Sample Ads, Newspapers, 1960, 1963- 1964, 1967-1969, 1980, 1988, 1990Add to your cart.
Folder 38: Theatre Rental (Drafts, Plans, and Mailers), 1987Add to your cart.
Folder 39: Ticketing Agencies, 1975-1982, 1986, 1989-1994Add to your cart.
Sub-Series B: ReviewsAdd to your cart.
Arranged chronologically.  Consists of advertisements, articles and reviews from national and local publications. Also see OV boxes 34-36  for additional material.
Box 16Add to your cart.
Folder 40: 30th Anniversary, 1988Add to your cart.
Folder 41: Benefits, 1964, 1975, 1988-1994Add to your cart.
Folder 42: General (4 folders), 1959-1979Add to your cart.
Folder 43: General, 1959-1979Add to your cart.
Folder 44: General, 1959-1979Add to your cart.
Folder 45: General, 1959-1979Add to your cart.
Box 17Add to your cart.
Folder 1: News Articles (2 folders), 1980-1989Add to your cart.
Folder 2: News Articles, 1980-1989Add to your cart.
Folder 3: General, 1980-1999Add to your cart.
Folder 4: Waltz of the Toreadors, August 1958Add to your cart.
Folder 5: The Iceman Cometh, November-December 1958Add to your cart.
Folder 6: Hotel Paradiso, December 1958-January 1959Add to your cart.
Folder 7: Shadow of a Gunman, February 1959Add to your cart.
Folder 8: The Crucible, March-April 1959Add to your cart.
Folder 9: Our Town, May 1959Add to your cart.
Folder 10: Summer Playhouse, June-August 1959Add to your cart.
Folder 11: A Moon for the Misbegotten, November 1959Add to your cart.
Folder 12: Epitaph for George Dillon, December 1959-January 1960Add to your cart.
Folder 13: Recollections of an Unsavory Past, January 1960Add to your cart.
Folder 14: Children of Darkness, February 1960Add to your cart.
Folder 15: No Exit, March 1960Add to your cart.
Folder 16: Death of a Salesman, March 1960Add to your cart.
Folder 17: The Diamond Rattler, May 1960Add to your cart.
Folder 18: The Prodigal, May 1960Add to your cart.
Folder 19: A Streetcar Named Desire, September-October 1960Add to your cart.
Folder 20: Waiting for Godot, November-December 1960Add to your cart.
Folder 21: Waltz of the Toreadors, December 1960Add to your cart.
Folder 22: All My Sons, February 1961Add to your cart.
Folder 23: The Cocktail Party, March-April 1961Add to your cart.
Folder 24: No Exit, Krapp’s Last Tape, May-June 1961Add to your cart.
Folder 25: The Great God Brown, October 1961Add to your cart.
Folder 26: The Maids, The Chairs, December 1961Add to your cart.
Folder 27: The Fantasticks, December 1961-January 1962Add to your cart.
Folder 28: You Never Can Tell, February 1962Add to your cart.
Folder 29: The Autumn Garden, April 1962Add to your cart.
Folder 30: Threepenny Opera, October 1962Add to your cart.
Folder 31: Little Mary Sunshine, December 1962-January 1963Add to your cart.
Folder 32: Big Broadcast of 1963 (Cabaret Theatre), December 1962-January 1963Add to your cart.
Folder 33: Two by Two (Cabaret Theatre), January 1963Add to your cart.
Folder 34: Oh Dad, Poor Dad, January-February 1963Add to your cart.
Folder 35: Candida, April 1963Add to your cart.
Folder 36: The Hostage, September-November 1963Add to your cart.
Folder 37: Rhinoceros, October-December 1963Add to your cart.
Folder 38: The Boys from Syracuse, November 1963-January 1964Add to your cart.
Folder 39: Man and Superman, January-March 1964Add to your cart.
Folder 40: Six Characters in Search of an Author, February-March 1964Add to your cart.
Folder 41: The Glass Menagerie, March-May 1964Add to your cart.
Folder 42: A Touch of the Poet, September-October 1964Add to your cart.
Folder 43: Tom Sawyer (Musical Theatre for Children), November-December 1964Add to your cart.
Folder 44: Musical Theatre for Children, 1964 – 1974Add to your cart.
Folder 45: The Rivals, November-December 1964Add to your cart.
Folder 46: She Loves Me, November 1964-January 1965Add to your cart.
Folder 47: Madwoman of Chaillot, January-February 1965Add to your cart.
Folder 48: The Plough and the Stars, March-April 1965Add to your cart.
Folder 49: The Lover and The Collection (The Pinter Plays), March-April 1965Add to your cart.
Box 18Add to your cart.
Folder 1: The Miser, September-November 1965Add to your cart.
Folder 2: Poor Bitos, October-December 1965Add to your cart.
Folder 3: Major Barbara, December 1965-January 1966Add to your cart.
Folder 4: Galileo, December 1965-February 1966Add to your cart.
Folder 5: Inspector General, January-March 1966Add to your cart.
Folder 6: The Typists and The Tiger, February-May 1966Add to your cart.
Folder 7: Love for Love, September-October 1966Add to your cart.
Folder 8: The Balcony (1), November 1966Add to your cart.
Folder 9: Hamlet, October 1966-January 1967Add to your cart.
Folder 10: Mother Courage, January-February 1967Add to your cart.
Folder 11: Inadmissible Evidence, February-May 1967Add to your cart.
Folder 12: Oh! What a Lovely War!, February-April 1967Add to your cart.
Folder 13: MacBird (2 folders), May-August 1967Add to your cart.
Folder 14: MacBird, May-August 1967Add to your cart.
Folder 15: America Hurrah, Robin Hood, September-October 1967Add to your cart.
Folder 16: America Hurrah, September-November 1967Add to your cart.
Folder 17: Awake and Sing, November-December 1967Add to your cart.
Folder 18: 3 Bags Full, November 1967-January 1968Add to your cart.
Folder 19: Room Service, December 1967-February 1968Add to your cart.
Folder 20: A View from the Bridge, February-March 1968Add to your cart.
Folder 21: Waiting for Godot, March-May 1968Add to your cart.
Folder 22: Look Back in Anger, September-October 1968Add to your cart.
Folder 23: The Bacchae, October-December 1968Add to your cart.
Folder 24: The Millionheiress, December 1968-March 1969Add to your cart.
Folder 25: The Rehearsal, December 1968-March 1969Add to your cart.
Folder 26: Everything in the Garden, January-February 1969Add to your cart.
Folder 27: Anything Goes, March-April 1969Add to your cart.
Folder 28: The Iceman Cometh, September 1969Add to your cart.
Folder 29: A Flea in Her Ear, November 1969Add to your cart.
Folder 30: Narrow Road to the Deep North, December 1969Add to your cart.
Box 19Add to your cart.
Folder 1: Antigone, January 1970Add to your cart.
Folder 2: Jungle of Cities, February 1970Add to your cart.
Folder 3: Rats and Indian Wants the Brox, March 1970Add to your cart.
Folder 4: Jacques Brel, March-October 1970Add to your cart.
Folder 5: In 3 Zones, October-November 1970Add to your cart.
Folder 6: One Wish to Broadway, March-April 1971Add to your cart.
Folder 7: Musical Theatre at Hotel Somerset, May-November 1971Add to your cart.
Folder 8: Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf, February-March 1971Add to your cart.
Folder 9: Fortune and Men's Eyes, March 1971Add to your cart.
Folder 10: September Song (Kurt Weill Project), March 1972Add to your cart.
Folder 11: El Grande Coca-Cola, February-April 1974Add to your cart.
Folder 12: Hamlet, March 1974Add to your cart.
Folder 13: One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest, March-May 1974Add to your cart.
Folder 14: Moon Children, March-May 1974Add to your cart.
Folder 15: Jacques Brel, March 1974-August 1975Add to your cart.
Folder 16: Jade and Sarsaparilla, April 1974Add to your cart.
Folder 17: Lenny, October 1974-July 1975Add to your cart.
Folder 18: The Proposition Revue (The Next Move), December 1974Add to your cart.
Folder 19: Cabaret: General, 1974-1975Add to your cart.
Folder 20: The Fantasticks, March-April 1975Add to your cart.
Folder 21: Arturo Ui, June 1975Add to your cart.
Folder 22: Madhouse Company of London’s Wild Stunt Show, June-October 1975Add to your cart.
Folder 23: Boccaccio, August 1975Add to your cart.
Folder 24: Sizwe Banzi and The Island, October 1975-August 1976Add to your cart.
Folder 25: The Diamond Studs, October 1975Add to your cart.
Folder 26: Godspell, November 1975Add to your cart.
Folder 27: Calvin Coolidge Follies, November-December 1975Add to your cart.
Folder 28: Tuscaloosa, February 1976Add to your cart.
Folder 29: Haunted Host, February 1976Add to your cart.
Folder 30: I Am a Woman, February-March 1976Add to your cart.
Folder 31: Slow Dance on the Killing Ground, April 1976Add to your cart.
Folder 32: Don’t Bother Me, I Can’t Cope, June-July 1976Add to your cart.
Folder 33: The Drunkard, July 1976Add to your cart.
Folder 34: Snoopy!!!, 1976Add to your cart.
Folder 35: Knock, Knock, December 1976-January 1977Add to your cart.
Folder 36: The Proposition, February 1977Add to your cart.
Folder 37: P.S. Your Cat Is Dead, March-May 1977Add to your cart.
Folder 38: Me and Bessie, July-August 1977Add to your cart.
Folder 39: Nightclub Cantata, August-September 1977Add to your cart.
Folder 40: Rats and The Indian Wants the Bronx, September 1977Add to your cart.
Folder 41: The Club, September-November 1977Add to your cart.
Folder 42: Portland’s A Piece A Cake, November 1977Add to your cart.
Folder 43: Of Piano Blues and Tin Kazoos (aka, Ballad of a Black Piano) [Production Cancelled], January 1978Add to your cart.
Folder 44: Vanities, February-March 1978Add to your cart.
Folder 45: Give ‘em Hell, Harry, June 1978Add to your cart.
Folder 46: The Decline and Fall of the Entire World as Seen Through the Eyes of Cole Porter, June 1978Add to your cart.
Folder 47: You’re a Good Man Charlie Brown, June 1978Add to your cart.
Folder 48: The Tennis Game, July-August 1978Add to your cart.
Folder 49: The Duck Variations and Sexual Perversity in Chicago, August 1978Add to your cart.
Folder 50: Slap Happy, January 1979Add to your cart.
Folder 51: This Was Burlesque, January 1979Add to your cart.
Folder 52: Jim Bailey, January 1979Add to your cart.
Folder 53: Not at the Palace, February 1979Add to your cart.
Folder 54: The Shadow Box, January-March 1979Add to your cart.
Folder 55: Night Excursions, June 1979Add to your cart.
Folder 56: Side by Side by Sondheim, September 1979Add to your cart.
Folder 57: Bosoms and Neglect, November 1979Add to your cart.
Folder 58: Shear Madness, January 1980-January 2000Add to your cart.
Folder 59: Magic to Do, January-February 1980Add to your cart.
Folder 60: Gemini, February-March 1980Add to your cart.
Folder 61: Scrambled Feet, April-June 1980Add to your cart.
Folder 62: Last Minstrel Show, August-October 1980Add to your cart.
Folder 63: Transcendental Love, October 1980Add to your cart.
Folder 64: Betrayal, October-November 1980Add to your cart.
Folder 65: A Christmas Carol: Scrooge and Marley, October-December 1980Add to your cart.
Folder 66: Jacques Brel, January 1981Add to your cart.
Folder 67: Brendan Behan, February-March 1981Add to your cart.
Folder 68: Z’appenin, April-May 1981Add to your cart.
Folder 69: Somethin’s Brewin’ in Gainesville, May-July 1981Add to your cart.
Folder 70: That’s All the Love I Got, June-July 1981Add to your cart.
Folder 71: Man of Crete, August-September 1981Add to your cart.
Folder 72: Man and Superman, September 1981-January 1982Add to your cart.
Folder 73: Death of a Salesman, October-December 1981Add to your cart.
Folder 74: A Christmas Carol, November 1981-January 1982Add to your cart.
Folder 75: I Am Boston (Boston Youth Theatre), February 1982Add to your cart.
Folder 76: Coupla White Chicks…, March 1982Add to your cart.
Folder 77: Threepenny Opera, April-May 1982Add to your cart.
Folder 78: Snoopy!, October-December 1982Add to your cart.
Folder 79: A Christmas Carol, November-December 1982Add to your cart.
Folder 80: Godspell, March 198?Add to your cart.
Folder 81: Brendan Behan, Confessions of an Irish Rebel, June-September 1983Add to your cart.
Folder 82: Tomfoolery, September 1983-January 1984Add to your cart.
Folder 83: Mass Appeal, July-August 1984Add to your cart.
Folder 84: Sister Mary Ignatius Explains It All, September 1984-March 1985, April 1996Add to your cart.
Folder 85: The Fantasticks, May-October 1985Add to your cart.
Folder 86: Greater Tuna, September 1985-January 1986Add to your cart.
Folder 87: Little Shop of Horrors, February 1986-May 1987Add to your cart.
Box 20Add to your cart.
Folder 1: Comedy Connection, Inc; Stand Up Comedy Café; The Comedy Club Upstairs, 1986-1993Add to your cart.
Folder 2: Chippendales, July-August 1987Add to your cart.
Folder 3: Acting Shakespeare, August-September 1987, January 1991Add to your cart.
Folder 4: Nunsense, September 1987-July 1990Add to your cart.
Folder 5: Jacques Brel, November-December 1988Add to your cart.
Folder 6: Jimmy Tingle in The Education of an American Comic, March-April 1991Add to your cart.
Folder 7: Shirley Valentine, December 1991-January 1992Add to your cart.
Folder 8: Together Again, May 1992Add to your cart.
Folder 9: At Wit’s End, June 1992Add to your cart.
Folder 10: Ain’t Misbehavin’, August-November 1992Add to your cart.
Folder 11: My Queer Body, October 1992Add to your cart.
Folder 12: Brady Bunch, January 1993Add to your cart.
Folder 13: A Closer Walk With Patsy Cline, January-February 1993Add to your cart.
Folder 14: Brady Bunch, September 1993Add to your cart.
Folder 15: You’re A Good Man Charlie Brown, November 1993Add to your cart.
Folder 16: The Best of Patsy Cline, January 1994Add to your cart.
Folder 17: Pump Boys and Dinettes, March-April 1994Add to your cart.
Folder 18: Jim Bailey (Streisand and Garland), May-June 1994Add to your cart.
Folder 19: Beau Jest, August-October 1994Add to your cart.
Folder 20: Gray’s Anatomy, October 1994Add to your cart.
Folder 21: Joey and Maria’s Comedy Wedding, November 1994Add to your cart.
Folder 22: An Unfinished Song, January-May 1995Add to your cart.
Folder 23: Slice of Saturday Night, February-May 1995Add to your cart.
Folder 24: Blue Man Group, April 1995-November 2003Add to your cart.
Folder 25: Uncommon Sense, n.d.Add to your cart.

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