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Harold Prince Exhibit: Ends March 31

Feb 19, 2020
Replica of Harold Prince's office at the NYLPA Exhibit
Have you had the opportunity yet to visit the current exhibit at the New York Public Library for the Performing Arts? If not, you have until the end of March to enjoy the exciting, interactive exhibition honoring famous Broadway Producer, Director, and Collaborator, Harold Prince. Harold "Hal" Prince helped define the American musical we know today. His resume included some of the most important titles of the past century: West Side Story, Fiddler on the Roof, Cabaret, Company, Sweeney Todd, and The Phantom of the Opera. This exhibit, titled "In the Company of Hal Prince" illuminates the team of designers, stage managers, press agents, composers, and writers Prince assembled to create so many history-making shows, highlighting his dedication to collaboration as a Broadway necessity. In addition to displaying original costumes, set models, and archival video, this exhibition invites visitors to pick up, examine, and interact with reproductions of documents and objects from the Library's collections. Plus, an open cabaret stage will allow visitors to perform pieces from his shows or record their own stories about their experience with Prince's theatrical work.

Don't miss the final month of this engaging exhibition. "In the Company of Hal Prince" is on display at the Dorothy and Lewis B. Cullman Center inside of the Donald and Mary Oenslager Gallery (40 Lincoln Center Plaza). Admission is free. Click here for more details and contact the library for gallery hours.
Photo credit: Jonathan Blanc/The New York Public Library