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Guide to the Broadway Preview Series records, 1986-1993

Abstract

From 1986-1993, the Broadway Preview Series premiered new works for the American theater at Duke. The first Broadway Preview performance staged in the Reynolds Industries Theater (March 10, 1986) was Emanuel Azenberg's Broadway production of Eugene O'Neill's Long Day's Journey Into Night, starring Jack Lemmon and Kevin Spacey. Some of the other productions previewed at Duke are: Broadway Bound and Laughter on the 23rd Floor by Neil Simon; A Month of Sundays with Jason Robards; A Walk in the Woods with Sam Waterston; Metamorphosis with Mikhail Baryshnikov; The Circle with Rex Harrison; Artist Descending a Staircase by Tom Stoppard; and Lucifer's Child with Julie Harris. The work of the Broadway Preview Series is continued today by Theater Previews at Duke. Collection contains programs, clippings, photographs, some autograph notes, and other materials pertaining to productions. Also includes scripts. The material ranges in date from 1986-1993.

Descriptive Summary

Title
Broadway Preview Series records
Creator
Duke University. Broadway Preview Series.
Extent
3.7 linear feet, 2250 items
Repository
David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library, Duke University
Location
For current information on the location of these materials, please consult the Library's online catalog.
Language
Materials in English

Collection Overview

Collection contains programs, clippings, photographs, some autograph notes, and other materials pertaining to productions. Also includes scripts. The material ranges in date from 1986-1993.

Administrative Information

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warning Access Restrictions

Collection is open for research.

Researchers must register and agree to copyright and privacy laws before using this collection.

All or portions of this collection may be housed off-site in Duke University's Library Service Center. The library may require up to 48-hours to retrieve these materials for research use.

Please contact Research Services staff before visiting the David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library to use this collection.

warning Use Restrictions

The copyright interests in this collection have not been transferred to Duke University. For more information, consult the copyright section of the Regulations and Procedures of the David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library.

Contents of the Collection

"The Merry Wives of Windsor Texas" "1492" See also Films Made at Duke University, 1989 1992
Box 1
Duke University Union Drama Committee, 1975-1976
Box 1
Neil Simon "Broadway Bound." Script, Autograph Notes, Clippings, Programs, Publicity, Photographs, 1986
Box 1
Drama Committee, 1969-1970
Box 1
Office Reports, 1969-1970
Box 1
Programs and Clippings, 1980-1981
Box 1
"Long Day's Journey Into Night," 1986
Box 2
"A Month of Sundays," 1987
Box 2
"An Evening with Waylon Jennings," 1987
Box 2
"A Walk In the Woods," 1988
Box 2
"1492" by Christopher Bishop, 1992
Box 2
1971-1972 Season, 1971-1972
Box 2
1972-1973 Season, 1972-1973
Box 2
1973-1974 Season, 1973-1974
Box 2
1974-1975 Season, 1974-1975
Box 2
1975-1976 Season, 1975-1976
Box 2
1979-1980 Season, 1979-1980
Box 2
Office Receipts, 1970-1976
Box 2
"Long Day's Journey into Night." Financial, 1986
Box 3
"Long Day's Journey into Night." Gala Information, 1986
Box 3
"Long Day's Journey into Night." Budget, 1986
Box 3
"Long Day's Journey into Night." Institute of the Arts Residency Activities, 1986
Box 3
"Long Day's Journey into Night." Gala Info and Ticket Forms, 1986
Box 3
"Long Day's Journey into Night." Publicity Ads, 1986
Box 3
"Long Day's Journey into Night." Tickets, 1986
Box 3
"Long Day's Journey into Night." Hospitality, 1986
Box 3
"Long Day's Journey into Night." Contacts, 1986
Box 3
"Long Day's Journey into Night." Correspondence, 1986
Box 3
"Long Day's Journey into Night." Publicity, 1986
Box 3
"Long Day's Journey into Night." Publicity Materials, 1986
Box 3
"Long Day's Journey into Night." Schedule, 1986
Box 3
"Long Day's Journey into Night." Technical and Dressing Rooms, 1986
Box 3
"Long Day's Journey into Night." Ushers Student Assistants, 1986
Box 3
"Long Day's Journey into Night." Students, 1986
Box 3
"Long Day's Journey into Night." Schedule, 1986
Box 3
"Long Day's Journey into Night." Playbill, 1986
Box 3
"Long Day's Journey into Night." Photographs, 1986
Box 3
"Broadway Bound." Contacts, 1987
Box 3
"Broadway Bound." Correspondence, 1987
Box 3
"Broadway Bound." Dressing Rooms, 1987
Box 3
"Broadway Bound." Publicity and Advertising, 1987
Box 3
"Broadway Bound." Pictures, 1987
Box 3
"Broadway Bound." Schedule, 1987
Box 3
"Broadway Bound." Interns, 1987
Box 3
"Broadway Bound." Cast Parking, 1987
Box 3
"Broadway Bound." Correspondence, 1987
Box 3
"Broadway Bound." Playbill, 1987
Box 3
"Broadway Bound." Publicity, 1987
Box 3
"Broadway Bound." Schedule, 1987
Box 3
"Broadway Bound." Budget, 1987
Box 3
"Broadway Bound.," September-October 1986
Box 3
"A Month of Sundays." Correspondence, 1986-1991
Box 3
"A Month of Sundays." Pig Roast, 1986-1991
Box 3
"A Month of Sundays." Fundraising, 1986-1991
Box 3
"A Month of Sundays." Interns, 1986-1991
Box 3
"A Month of Sundays." Publicity, 1986-1991
Box 3
"A Month of Sundays." Financial, 1986-1991
Box 3
"A Month of Sundays." Cast Photos, 1986-1991
Box 3
"Waylon Jennings." Correspondence, 1987
Box 3
"Waylon Jennings." Photos, 1987
Box 3
"Waylon Jennings." Tickets, 1987
Box 3
"A Walk in the Woods." Correspondence, 1987
Box 3
"A Walk in the Woods." Photos, 1987
Box 3
"My Heart Belongs to Daddy." Correspondence, 1987
Box 3
"Metamorphosis." Photos, 1989
Box 3
"Metamorphosis." Press Reviews, Publicity, Playbill, 1989
Box 3
"Metamorphosis." Ralph Roseman (Producer) Correspondence, 1989
Box 3
"Metamorphosis." General File, 1989
Box 3
Plays. General File, 1989
Box 3
Plays. Interns, 1989
Box 3
"Moonlight and Valentino." Press and Publicity, 1989
Box 3
"Moonlight and Valentino." Ellen Simon Clipping, 1989
Box 3
"Moonlight and Valentino." Photos, 1989
Box 3
"The Circle" Photos.
Box 3
"Artist Descending a Staircase." Photos, 1989
Box 3
"Artist Descending a Staircase." Intern Applications, 1989
Box 3
"Merry Wives of Windsor, Texas," 1989
Box 3
"Avner the Eccentric," 1990
Box 3
"Lucifer's Child." Julie Harris, 1990
Box 3
"Lucifer's Child." Photos, 1990
Box 3
Broadway Preview Policy, 1991-1992
Box 3
"1492." General File, 1992
Box 3
"1492." Photos, 1992
Box 3
"Laughter." Photos, 1993
Box 3
Programs, 1986-1992
Box 4
"1492" Score, 1992
Box 4
"1492." Videotape, 1992
Box 4

Historical Note

From 1986-1993, the Broadway Preview Series premiered new works for the American theater at Duke. The first Broadway Preview performance staged in the Reynolds Industries Theater (March 10, 1986) was Emanuel Azenberg's Broadway production of Eugene O'Neill's Long Day's Journey Into Night, starring Jack Lemmon and Kevin Spacey. Some of the other productions previewed at Duke are: Broadway Bound and Laughter on the 23rd Floor by Neil Simon; A Month of Sundays with Jason Robards; A Walk in the Woods with Sam Waterston; Metamorphosis with Mikhail Baryshnikov; The Circle with Rex Harrison; Artist Descending a Staircase by Tom Stoppard; and Lucifer's Child with Julie Harris. The work of the Broadway Preview Series is continued today by Theater Previews at Duke.

Subject Headings

Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], Broadway Preview Series Records, David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library, Duke University.

Provenance

The Broadway Preview Series Records were received by Duke University Archives as a transfer in 1992 and 2004.

Processing Information

Processed by: Kat Stefko, 2013