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Fiddler On The Roof, Stein, Joseph, Bock, Jerry, Harnick, Sheldon
201 Stein, Joseph, Bock, Jerry, Harnick, Sheldon Fiddler On The Roof
Pocket Books. N.Y. 1965. 1st paperback printing. Sm. wraps. 
The award winning Broadway musical based on the short stories of Sholom Aleichem. Incds. the lyrics along with 8pgs. of photos from the Broadway musical. Vg. 
Price: 10.00 USD
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Strictly Dishonorable Theatre Program, Sturges, Preston
202 Sturges, Preston Strictly Dishonorable Theatre Program
New York Preston Sturges 1930 Original Program Small Program 
An original 52pg. small program for Preston Sturges's play "Strictly Dishonable" The play was a hit running for a run of 557 performances. Sturges of course went on to Hollywood where he wrote the screenplays (many uncredited) for many classic Hollywood films, before embarking on his brief but great turn and writing and directing his own films, many of which are classics ie The Lady Eve, Sullivans Travels, The Miracle Of Morgan's Creek etc. A film version of Strictly Dishonorable was made in 1931 but without Sturges. An interesting note about the play is that it was co-directed by Antoinette Perry for which the Tony Awards are named after. The program is illustrated with a nice Art Deco color cover along with many nice ads. One small ink notation and a touch of rust around the staples. Also included is the original dustjacket from the movie photoplay edition for the film version of the play that is illustrated with beautiful Art Deco artwork a a sexy young lady. Two rare Preston Sturges items. 
Price: 60.00 USD
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203 Swope, Martha Martha Swope In Rehearsal
New York City New York Public Library for the Performing Arts 2013 First Edition Paper 
Nice 16pg. program for an exhibiition of Martha Swope's theatrical and dance rehearsal photographs. Illustrated with many photographs and interview quotes. Fine. 
Price: 10.00 USD
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Longitude 49, Tank, Herb with an Introdution By Michael Gold
204 Tank, Herb with an Introdution By Michael Gold Longitude 49
New York New Playwrights Inc. 1952 First Edition Cloth lacking Dustjacket 
INSCRIBED AND SIGNED BY HERB TANK ON THE VERSO OF THE FRONT ENDSHEET. Proletarian drama set on a tanker. The cast included the then young and unknown Sidney Poitier who is pictured in several of the photographs printed on the back endsheet and pastedown. The front endsheet and pastedown is illustrated with a drawing for the stage setting. Lacking the Rockwell Kent dustjacket. Vg. Also included is a 2pg. program for the play that was performed at Czechoslovak House in New York City. Illustrated with a photo of Poitier on the front cover, also several photos featuring Poitier inside. Chipping to the bottom corners, a few small tears. Sold as a collection only. 
Price: 100.00 USD
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The Who's Tommy Souvenir Program, Townshend, Peter
205 Townshend, Peter The Who's Tommy Souvenir Program
New York The Who 1993 Original Program Oversize Paper 
Original full color 20pg. souvenir program for The Who's Tommy which ran for a good run of 899 performances. The show received 11 Tony nominees and won several. Broadway debuts for Micahel Cerveris and Christian Hoff who have since become Broadway musical stars. Illustrated with many color photos + cast bio sheet laid in. Fine. 
Price: 50.00 USD
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206 Van Druten, John I am A Camera
New York Random House 1951 First Printing Cloth with Dustjacket 
Based on Christopher Isherwood's Berlin Stories, the play starred Julie Harris who won a Tony Award for her performance and later repeated her role for the movie version in 1955. The play ran for 241 performances and the Isherwood stories was later the basis for the Broadway and film musical Cabaret. Illustrated with 3 photos including a double pg. photo of the Boris Aronson set and one pasted down on the cloth. This is a lovely copy with some light toning to the front pastedown and endsheets due it seems to a newspaper clipping. The dustjacket has some darkening and light chipping to the top and bottom of the spine panel and to the tips. Fine/near fine. 
Price: 200.00 USD
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207 Van Itallie, Jean-Claude America Hurrah
New York Coward-McCann 1967 1st Edition Cloth with Dustjacket 
COPY OF THE AUTHOR STEPHEN KOCH WHOSE OWNER SIGNATURE IS ON THE TOP OF THE FRONT ENDSHEET. Van Itallie's most famous play is comprised of three playlets that take on American morals and life in the mid sixties. The play was a big Off Broadway hit that won several awards. 8pgs. of photos. There is tanning to the front endsheet along with some chipping to the top of the dustjacket which have been neatly repaired.. Vg/vg. 
Price: 30.00 USD
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208 various My Fair Lady
New York City Lincoln Center Theatre Review 2018 Issue 71spring 2018 Large Paper 
Large 50pg. review/magazine covering all aspects of the hit revival of "My Fair Lady" from it's 2018 revival at Lincoln Center. Nicely produced with many articles on the history of the musical along with many photos. Fine. 
Price: 20.00 USD
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209 various The King And I
New York City Lincoln Center Theatre Review 2015 Spring 2015 Issue No. 65 Large Paper Program 
Large nice 38pg. program and review for the recent well received revival of The King and I. Includes articles, historical photos and interviews including a piece of Uncle Tom's Cabin. Beautiful ornate cover. Laid in the program is a rare invitation to a salute to Yul Brynner for his final perfromance of the 1985 revial of the musical that was held at studio 54. Illustrated. Fine. 
Price: 15.00 USD
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U.S. Steel Hour Theatre Guild On The Air Programs, various
210 various U.S. Steel Hour Theatre Guild On The Air Programs
New York U.S. Steel/The Theatre Guild 1952 Original Programs Paper 
A nice collection of 13 foldover programs for plays that were done on the radio in the early 1950's presented by U.S. Steel and the Theatre Guild. The plays presented were a varied lot ie. 1984, Over 21, Man and Superman, Trilby and others and featured some of the biggest names in Hollywood and Broadway including Rex Harrison, Tyrone Power, Deborah Kerr, Judith Anderson and many many others. Each program is a foldover with bios on the stars along with their portraits and some have diagrams of the Belasco Theatre where the plays were broadcast from. The production Relfected Glory was to star Bette Davis, but her name is crossed out, and ill is written next to it, but there is a nice portrait of her along with her bio. Light wear to some of the programs, with some of the programs missing the Belasco diagrams, and also most of the programs are missing the cover pg. . Uncommon. Vg. Sold as a collection only. 
Price: 100.00 USD
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Redhead Souvenir Program, Verdon, Gwen
211 Verdon, Gwen Redhead Souvenir Program
New York 1959 Original Program Oversize Paper 
20pg. uncommon souvenir program for a now forgotten musical that starred Gwen Verdon & Richard Kiley both of whom won Tony Awards for their performances over very little competition. The show also won a Best Musical award again over very little competition. Directed by Bob Fosse. From later in the run, (critical blurbs on back cover) but with the original cast. Near fine. 
Price: 25.00 USD
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Ain't Misbehavin The New Fats Waller Musical Show, Waller, Fats
212 Waller, Fats Ain't Misbehavin The New Fats Waller Musical Show
New York The Manhattan Theatre Club 1978 Original Program Large Oblong Paper 
Nice 20pg. souvenir program for the award winning and popular musical that was based on the life and music of Fats Waller. The show ran for 1604 performances and won Tonys for Best Musical, director and a supporting muscial Tony for Nell Carter. The program is signed by CHARLIANE WOODWARD (ON THE COVER), NELL CARTER, ANDRE SHIELDS, ARMELIA McQUEEN, KEN PAGE & RICHARD MALTBY JR. (the director of the show) Illustrated with many photos + critical blurbs on the back cover which indicates that the program is from later in its long run. Vg. 
Price: 100.00 USD
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Tennessee Williams , Weales, Gerald
213 Weales, Gerald Tennessee Williams
Minnesota University Of Minnesota Press/Pamphlets On American Writers No. 53 1965 1st Printing Pamphlet 
SIGNED BY TENNESSEE WILLIAMS. 46pg. career study on the great playwright written mostly for high school students. Small stain to the bottom edge, pencil markings throughout and light wear to the cover. Vg.  
Price: 150.00 USD
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214 Weales, Gerald Tennessee Williams
Minnesota University Of Minnesota Press/Pamphlets On American Writers No. 53 1965 1st Printing Pamphlet 
46pg. career study on the great playwright written mostly for high school students. Fine. Also included is a small 24pg. booklet "Tennessee Williams Selected Plays" that was published by The Franklin Library in 1981 and was included with a special edition of 6 of his plays. This booklet includes notes on some of his plays and 10 photos. Fine. Sold as a collection only.  
Price: 35.00 USD
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215 Wheeler, Hugh Big Fish, Little Fish
New York Random House 1961 1st Printing Boards & Cloth with Dustjacket 
SIGNED BY JASON ROBARDS AND HUME CRONYN. First play by Hugh Wheeler who later went on to write the books for several Stephen Sondheim musicals including "A Little Night Music" and "Sweeney Todd." Wheeler also wrote many mysteries under the pseudonyms of Patrick Quentin and Q Patrick. The play was directed by John Gielgud and had a nice cast that included Ruth White, George Grizzard, Elizabet Wilson, Martin Gable and the two signees Robards and Cronyn. Although it ran for only 101 performances it won two Tony Awards one for Gielgud's direction and a supporting Tony for Martin Gable. Illustrated with 3 interior photos + one pasted on the front cover. A touch of toning to the white back panel and spine which also has a tiny touch of chipping. Fine/fine. Also included is the original playbill for the production.  
Price: 150.00 USD
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Time To Make Up. A Practical Handbook In The Art of Grease Paint., Whorf, Richard B.
216 Whorf, Richard B. Time To Make Up. A Practical Handbook In The Art of Grease Paint.
Boston Walter H. Baker Co. 1937 Revised Edition with New Material Added. Small Bds. w/o Dj. As Issued 
Charming 78pg. book on all aspects of make-up. Nicely illustrated with many small b&w drawings by the author. Beautiful silver and black art deco pastedown on the front cover. Very minute warping to the covers, which also have very minute soiling and chip. to the bottom tip, former owner's signature on endsheet. Vg. 
Price: 75.00 USD
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Salome a Tragedy in One Act Translated from the French of Oscar Wilde By Lord Alfred Douglas. With a New Itroduction By Holbrook Jackson. Decorated & Hand Iliiuminated By Valenti Angelo, Wilde, Oscar
217 Wilde, Oscar Salome a Tragedy in One Act Translated from the French of Oscar Wilde By Lord Alfred Douglas. With a New Itroduction By Holbrook Jackson. Decorated & Hand Iliiuminated By Valenti Angelo
New York City The Heritage Press 1945 First Heritage Press Edition Boards No Dj. As Issued 
Lovely edition of the Wilde play with nice illustrations by Angelo that have been completed by hand with touches of gold. The black cloth binding has impressed design by the artist. French folde pages that have lovely yellow decoration surrounding each page of text with a design of Persian arabesquests printed on it in light red. Missing the slipcase and the newsletter. The binding and the book is bright, clean and fine. 
Price: 50.00 USD
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Salome, Wilde, Oscar & Beardsley, Aubrey
218 Wilde, Oscar & Beardsley, Aubrey Salome
New York Hartsdale House 1950 First Hartsdale House Edition Small Illus. Cl. With D.J, 
Nice edition of the famous Oscar Wilde play with 16 well printed illustrations by the great illustrator Aubrey Beardsley. This edition is not dated but most likely from 1950. Minute wear, chipping and some soiling to the dustjacket. Fine/vg+ 
Price: 85.00 USD
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Evah Dahkey Is A King Sheet Music , Williams, Bert & Walker, George
219 Williams, Bert & Walker, George Evah Dahkey Is A King Sheet Music
New York Harry Von Tilzer 1902 Original Sheet Music Oversize Paper 
A rare original 11 " x 14" sheet music featuring the legendary African American musical comedy team of Williams & Walker. The sheet music was published as a music supplement of The New York American And Journal for Sunday October 26, 1902 and the song "Evah Dahkey Is a A King" was featured in the musical revue "In Dahomey" which was written by Paul Lawrence Dunbar & Will Marion Cooks. The revue had a short run on Broadway in 1903. The team first met up in 1893 and was billed as "The Two Real Coons." The sheet music is illustrated with a portrait of Bert Williams along with some artwork. Printed in black and orange. The sheet has a few old tape mends inside, but considering the age and fragility of the paper it is in really nice fine condition. Very rare.  
Price: 200.00 USD
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The Technique of Stage Lighting, Williams, Rollo Gillespie
220 Williams, Rollo Gillespie The Technique of Stage Lighting
London Pitman & Sons 1952 Revised & Updated Edition Boards & Cloth with Dustjacket 
Originally published in 1947 this book on stage lighting is an interesting and I would imagine still useful manual on all aspects of lighting for the stage. Loaded with 71y b&w photos & illustrations ialong with 5 very nice color plates and a wonderful bold dustjacket design which has very minor wear, including one small chip to the top of the spine and the top of the back panel which has some creasing and soiling. Price clipped? Fine/vg. 
Price: 75.00 USD
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