Florenz Ziegfeld & Joseph Urban: Transforming Broadway WAITLIST ONLY
Where: Columbia University
116th St. & Broadway
212-854-1754 Price: Members $35; Jazz Age Order Members $25; Non-Members $45
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Join ADSNY for an engaging gallery talk and exhibition tour of Columbia University’s Rare Book & Manuscript Library’s exhibition exploring the paramount contributions of Florenz Ziegfeld and Joseph Urban to the transformation of Broadway theater.
On this private curator-led tour of treasures from the extensive Joseph Urban Archive, we will see a selection of gouache drawings, set models, and plans created by Urban for the Ziegfeld Follies from 1915–1931, along with playbills and photographs, sheet music and other one-of-a-kind materials. Highlights also include original plans and ephemera illustrating the stage magic that Urban created for shows such as the Midnight Frolics, Century Girl, Sally, Rio Rita, Smiles, Show Girl, and Show Boat.
This exclusive tour is sure to fill quickly! As Arnold Aronson wrote in the Wallach Gallery exhibition catalog Architect of Dreams (2000):
“The significance of Urban’s work with Ziegfeld was in bringing artistic excellence, visual wit, and a sense of opulence to popular entertainments . . . it laid the groundwork for Broadway musicals for the rest of the century and for the Hollywood musicals of the 1930s and the extravaganzas of Busby Berkeley. Urban created, in other words, a new scenic and visual vocabulary that permeated popular consciousness.”
Register today to explore this ground-breaking work from two important Jazz Age figures.
Kempner Gallery Exhibition, Rare Book & Manuscript Library
Where: 535 West 114th Street, New York, NY 10027