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The City Museum has received generous funding from the Institute of Museum and Library Services to digitize its theater production files--more than 30,000 photographs documenting over 5,000 Broadway productions. They'll be made available here as they're digitized and cataloged.
[Anna Wheaton in "He Came from Milwaukee".]

[Anna Wheaton in "He Came from Milwaukee".]


[Wanda Lyon as Marion Sears in "In Love With Love".]

[Wanda Lyon as Marion Sears in "In Love With Love".]


[Lisle Leigh in an unidentified production.]

[Lisle Leigh in an unidentified production.]

Likely in San Francisco. | Photographer attributed.

[Dorothy Stickney in "A Lovely Light".]

[Dorothy Stickney in "A Lovely Light".]


["Skyscraper" theater still.]

["Skyscraper" theater still.]


[Robert Chisholm as Macheath (Mack the Knife) in "Threepenny Opera".]

[Robert Chisholm as Macheath (Mack the Knife) in "Threepenny Opera".]


["Old Lady 31" theater still.]

["Old Lady 31" theater still.]


Francis Wilson as "David."

Francis Wilson as "David."


F. Ziegfeld [...] New Musical Revue Follies of 1909

F. Ziegfeld [...] New Musical Revue Follies of 1909


["The First Gentleman of Europe" theater still.]

["The First Gentleman of Europe" theater still.]


Olive May in "Arizona"

Olive May in "Arizona"

Likely as Bonita Canby in an out-of-town production.

[Ethel Jackson as Sonia in "The Merry Widow".]

[Ethel Jackson as Sonia in "The Merry Widow".]


[Henry Dixey as David Garrick in "Oliver Goldsmith".]

[Henry Dixey as David Garrick in "Oliver Goldsmith".]

Photograph by Moore Theatre Studio.

[Backstage at the Provincetown Playhouse.]

[Backstage at the Provincetown Playhouse.]


[Maude Adams as Dorothy and John Drew as Sir Jasper Thorndyke in "Rosemary".]

[Maude Adams as Dorothy and John Drew as Sir Jasper Thorndyke in "Rosemary".]


["The Play's the Thing" theater still.]

["The Play's the Thing" theater still.]

Either the original 1926 production at Henry Miller's Theatre with Catherine Dale Owen as Ilona Szabo,...

[Act 2, Scene 1 of "Porgy".]

[Act 2, Scene 1 of "Porgy".]

Left to right: Jack Carter as Crown, Wesley Hill as Jake, A. B. Comethiere as Simon Frazier, Rose MacClendon...

[Sophye Barnard as Anna Varvara in "The Red Widow".]

[Sophye Barnard as Anna Varvara in "The Red Widow".]


[Ethel Barrymore as H.R.H. Princess Amelia in "A Royal Fandango".]

[Ethel Barrymore as H.R.H. Princess Amelia in "A Royal Fandango".]


[Katharine Cornell as Naomi Jacklin, Burgess Meredith as Leonard Dobie and Brenda Forbes as Beryl Hodgson in "Flowers of the Forest".]

[Katharine Cornell as Naomi Jacklin, Burgess Meredith as Leonard Dobie and Brenda Forbes as Beryl Hodgson in "Flowers of the Forest".]


["In Old Kentucky" theater still.]

["In Old Kentucky" theater still.]


["The Private Secretary" theater still.]

["The Private Secretary" theater still.]

Possibly a production in England.

[Doris Keane as Mme. Margarita Cavallini in "Romance".]

[Doris Keane as Mme. Margarita Cavallini in "Romance".]


[Janie Sell as Mitzi during "Wait For Me, Marlena" number in "Over Here!".]

[Janie Sell as Mitzi during "Wait For Me, Marlena" number in "Over Here!".]


[Jean Stapleton as Inez and Mildred Dunnock as Mrs. Constable in "In the Summer House".]

[Jean Stapleton as Inez and Mildred Dunnock as Mrs. Constable in "In the Summer House".]

Printed from an earlier photograph taken in 1954.

[Dudley Digges as Henry Clegg, Helen Westley as Mrs. Clegg, Henry Travers as Mr. Munce and Margaret Wycherly in the title role of "Jane Clegg".]

[Dudley Digges as Henry Clegg, Helen Westley as Mrs. Clegg, Henry Travers as Mr. Munce and Margaret Wycherly in the title role of "Jane Clegg".]


[Donald Cook as David Slater, Barbara Bel Geddes as Patty O'Neill and Barry Nelson as Donald Gresham in "The Moon Is Blue".]

[Donald Cook as David Slater, Barbara Bel Geddes as Patty O'Neill and Barry Nelson as Donald Gresham in "The Moon Is Blue".]


[Dick Cusack as Mr. Grabish, William H. Macy as Jerry Green and Byrne Piven as Eldon Schweig in "The Man in 605".]

[Dick Cusack as Mr. Grabish, William H. Macy as Jerry Green and Byrne Piven as Eldon Schweig in "The Man in 605".]


[Angel Lansbury backstage with two unidentified men during the production of "Mame".]

[Angel Lansbury backstage with two unidentified men during the production of "Mame".]


[Judith Anderson as Medea, Gene Lee and Peter Moss as Children in "Medea".]

[Judith Anderson as Medea, Gene Lee and Peter Moss as Children in "Medea".]


["The Play's the Thing" theater still.]

["The Play's the Thing" theater still.]

Left to right: Hubert Druce as Mansky, Edward Crandall as Albert Adam, Catherine Dale Owen as Ilona Szabo,...

[Richard Mansfield as the title role in "King Richard III".]

[Richard Mansfield as the title role in "King Richard III".]


[Tom Courtenay as Simon and Michael Lombard as Wood in "Otherwise Engaged".]

[Tom Courtenay as Simon and Michael Lombard as Wood in "Otherwise Engaged".]


["Papa Is All" theater still.]

["Papa Is All" theater still.]


[Marilyn Miller in the title role of "Peter Pan".]

[Marilyn Miller in the title role of "Peter Pan".]

Reproduction of a photograph taken in 1924, used to publicize the 1950 production of "Peter Pan" at the...

[Peter Smith as Stanley Rosen and Sol Frieder in "A Rosen by Any Other Name".]

[Peter Smith as Stanley Rosen and Sol Frieder in "A Rosen by Any Other Name".]

Sol Frieder played multiple roles: Ardenshensky, Reb Brechtman, Judge Brown, Edelman, Kravitz, Clerk,...

[Doris Keane as Mme. Margarita Cavallini in "Romance".]

[Doris Keane as Mme. Margarita Cavallini in "Romance".]


The Private Secretary - Madison Square Theatre. "There's A Burglar!"

The Private Secretary - Madison Square Theatre. "There's A Burglar!"

With M. Morton and J. Delamater.

[Rosamond Pinchot as The Nun and Schuyler Ladd as The Prince in Scene 4 of "The Miracle".]

[Rosamond Pinchot as The Nun and Schuyler Ladd as The Prince in Scene 4 of "The Miracle".]


[Bijou Heron.]

[Bijou Heron.]

Possibly in the title role of "Oliver Twist".

[Beatrice Morgan in "The New Clown".]

[Beatrice Morgan in "The New Clown".]


[Julia Marlowe as Portia in "The Merchant of Venice".]

[Julia Marlowe as Portia in "The Merchant of Venice".]


[Bessie McCoy in "Three Twins".]

[Bessie McCoy in "Three Twins".]


[Lynn Fontanne as Elizabeth in "Elizabeth the Queen".]

[Lynn Fontanne as Elizabeth in "Elizabeth the Queen".]


["Hamlet" theater still.]

["Hamlet" theater still.]


["Once in a Lifetime" theater still.]

["Once in a Lifetime" theater still.]

Left to right: Hugh O'Connell as George Lewis, Jean Dixon as May Daniels, Grant Mills as Jerry Hyland...

["Paradise Lost" theater still.]

["Paradise Lost" theater still.]


[The Group of Ancient Drama, Inc. production of "Plutus".]

[The Group of Ancient Drama, Inc. production of "Plutus".]

April 28, 1963.

[Reginald De Koven.]

[Reginald De Koven.]


[Julie Herne in "Richter's Wife".]

[Julie Herne in "Richter's Wife".]

Herne also wrote the play.

["Roberta" theater still.]

["Roberta" theater still.]


[Billie Whitelaw and Samuel Beckett rehearsing "Rockaby".]

[Billie Whitelaw and Samuel Beckett rehearsing "Rockaby".]


[James A. Herne in "Sag Harbor".]

[James A. Herne in "Sag Harbor".]


[Alice Ghostley as Sheela Cavanaugh and David Brooks as Tim Cavanaugh in "Sandhog".]

[Alice Ghostley as Sheela Cavanaugh and David Brooks as Tim Cavanaugh in "Sandhog".]


["The Private Secretary" theater still.]

["The Private Secretary" theater still.]

Possibly a production in England.

[Edgar L. Davenport as Cardinal de Torres in "In the Palace of the King".]

[Edgar L. Davenport as Cardinal de Torres in "In the Palace of the King".]


["Grease" theater still.]

["Grease" theater still.]


[Nikos Kourkoulos as Tonio, Melina Mercouri as Illya and Orson Bean as Homer Thrace in "Illya Darling".]

[Nikos Kourkoulos as Tonio, Melina Mercouri as Illya and Orson Bean as Homer Thrace in "Illya Darling".]


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