LETTER: Boxed Broadway

From Professor Peter Smith

Sir: May I add a footnote to Sue Rolfe's letter (21 December) about the Theatre Museum's archival videotape collection of stage productions?

A similar archive can be found at the New York Public Library branch at Lincoln Center, where the kind of unions-permitted recording she describes has been taking place for at least 20 years. Containing the Broadway versions of productions transferred from the West End, as well as just about everything originating in New York, the NYPL collection is a remarkable treasure trove.

Yours faithfully

Peter Smith

Professor of Theatre Arts

Columbia University

New York City

21 December