Roundabout Theatre Company recently announced the theatre organization's permanent archives, which document the company's illustrious 46-year production history. The archives are a resource for the theatre community, Roundabout's audiences, students and researchers. The digital archives showcase selections from Roundabout's general collection, featuring items that chronicle and celebrate the company's impact on the American theatre movement, and BroadwayWorld is excited to share featured pieces from the archives. Featured today:
TWELVE ANGRY MEN:
Program from the Ahmanson Theatre featuring Roundabout's successful national tour of Twelve Angry Men, April 2007. Roundabout Theatre Company Archives.
Twelve Angry Men (circa 2004-2007)
Following seven extensions on Broadway in 2004-2005 and a Drama Desk Award for Best Revival of a play, Roundabout's acclaimed production of Twelve Angry Men launched a national tour in 2006. The production traveled the country, starring Richard Thomas and George Wendt. Roundabout will mount its next Broadway tour with Anything Goes in the Fall of 2012.
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During the last 46 years Roundabout has become one of the country's largest non-profit theatre organizations yet, until 2008, had no central repository for its records. Having re-located several times since 1965, many historical documents have moved to private hands, been collected by souvenir hunters, been thrown out or given away. The materials that exist were scattered among Roundabout's buildings, theatres and off-site storage and were in need of urgent archival care and preservation.
With the establishment of the permanent archives, Roundabout documents and preserves its rich history and offers access to the collection by the theatre community and qualified researchers. Materials connected to staging live theatre, such as scripts, letters and negotiations, marketing publications, photos and memorabilia are carefully preserved and will provide valuable record of Roundabout's legacy and contribution to the American theatre movement.
The physical archives are located at Roundabout's administrative offices at 231 W. 39th Street. Appointments to access the collection must be made in advance. Tiffany Nixon is the on-staff archivist.
Click here to visit the archives.