theatre_museumExhibits focusing on the Broadway scene and theatre in American are constantly being developed and offered. The museum provides a fascinating Meet the Author series, educational enrichment programs, and a wide range of exciting and informative resources.



Information on NYC theatrical activity from the late-18th century to the present can be found here. Original documents and important facts can be found in the Theater Collection holdings of the John Golden Archive, which consists of 40,000 folders with information on productions, personalities, and performance spaces.



  • 17,000 folders documenting Broadway and Off-Broadway productions since the 1800s.
  • Original set and costume renderings by designers such as Alvin Colt, Miles White, Donald Oenslager, and Lucinda Ballard.
  • Posters and window cards that document trends in theatrical advertising.
  • Original scripts by Eugene O’Neill.
  • A large collection of George M. Cohan’s annotated scripts and original Orchestrations.
  • Personal papers of Mary Martin, Howard Dietz, Julia Marlowe, and E. H. Sothern.
  • Over 3,500 caricatures, drawings, and prints.
  • Popular entertainment collections on Burlesque, Circus, Minstrelsy, and Vaudeville.

Museum of the Moving ImageFilm and TV are highlighted in this family friendly museum. Educational, engrossing and enlightening, the Museum of the Moving Image offers exhibits, films, and special collections. Educational programs in this interactive facility focus on the millions of moving images that have become a part of our entertainment history and lives.

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