This Week on Broadway for April 18, 2021: Doug Reside, Theatre Curator, New York Public Library

Peter Filichia, James Marino, and Michael Portantiere talk with Doug Reside, Theatre Curator, New York Public Library.


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Guest: Doug Reside, Theatre Curator, New York Public Library

Doug Reside

Doug Reside: Twitter | Billy Rose Theatre Division | The New York Public Library

Doug Reside has been the Curator of the Billy Rose Theatre Division since 2014. He joined NYPL in 2011 first as the digital curator for the performing arts before assuming his current position. Prior to joining NYPL, Reside served on the directorial staff of the Maryland Institute for Technology in the Humanities at the University of Maryland. He has published and spoken on topics related to theater history, literature, and digital humanities, and has managed several large grant-funded projects on these topics. Reside is especially interested in the use of digital forensic tools to study the creative process and is currently working on a book under contract with Oxford University Press about the way in which 20th century technologies shaped the musical theatre canon. He received a PhD in English from the University of Kentucky in 2006.

Reanimating ‘Cabaret,’ One Frame at a Time By Jesse Green, The New York Times

Cabaret: An Animated Summary
by Doug Reside, Curator, Billy Rose Theatre Division, New York Public Library for the Performing Arts, Dorothy and Lewis B. Cullman Center
April 14, 2021

Sony Masterworks Broadway: Cabaret (with color photographs)

West Side Story @ Google Cultural Institute (Google Arts & Culture)

New Line Theatre (St. Louis, MO)

STAGES St. Louis

Theatre on Film and Tape (TOFT)

NYPL: In the Company of Harold Prince: Broadway Producer, Director, Collaborator

Merrily We Roll Along

Marianna Allen

Pick up phone in Hal Prince’s office to listen to Prince and Sondheim discussing West Side Story.

Jason Robert Brown & Carolee Carmello sing “All the Wasted Time” @ The New York Public Library

Google Zeitgist

The Black Crook – Wikipedia

Douglas Larue Reside

Wagner College connection to RENT: ‘Rent’ comes home to Wagner

Reside Migrated Jonathan Larson’s floppy disks to Library of Congress archives.

Reside was able to see previous versions of RENT as well as all the applications to grants!

Jonathan Larson / Jen Tepper

Are there other collections non-NYPL that we should check out?
Victoria and Albert Museum (London)
— Munich Theater Museum (The Deutsche Theatermuseum in Munich)
Harry Ransom Center @ University of Texas
Harvard Theatre Collection | Harvard Library
Emory University

When will NYPL reopen? Some form of reopening in very near future.

Can out of town visitors use the NYPL? Yes, they can use the collection onsite, but circulation can be limited.

Do they need to schedule appointments?

Springfield Muni (Springfield Illinois)

Large data sets for newer works?

Project: creating a theatre emulator (virtual reality) so that lighting designs, and other theatrical designs, can be recreated accurately.

PF: BLINDNESS @ Daryl Roth Theatre

PF: Tomorrow: “I CAN’T REMEMBER ANYTHING by ARTHUR MILLER” produced by Susan Charlotte, Food for Thought productions

MP + PF: Scott Rudin takes a step back…

Michael Paulson: After Bullying Reports, Scott Rudin Will Step Away From Broadway

Did Robert Jess Roth write this note to Scott Rudin?

Peter’s Trivia Section

Michael’s Musical Moment:

Jill Haworth, the Original Sally in ‘Cabaret,’ Dies at 65, The New York Times (January 5, 2011)

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