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Inside the Roundabout Archives Day 5- SHE LOVES ME

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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:

SHE LOVES ME:

Souvenir program insert featuring head shots of cast. She Loves Me, 1993. Roundabout Theatre Company Archives and Souvenir program detail, pg 1. She Loves Me, 1993. Roundabout Theatre Company Archives.

She Loves Me (circa 1993)

Roundabout's first musical, She Loves Me, rang in a new phase in Roundabout's history by launching the Musical Theatre Program and adding the mounting of classic musicals into in its mission and producing philosophy. She Loves Me introduced director Scott Ellis, choreographer Rob Marshall and associate choreographer Kathleen Marshall to Roundabout's family and the show remains one of the company's most beloved productions.

Click here to explore additional objects related to Roundabout's production of She Loves Me.

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 Having re-located several times since 1965, many historical documents have moved to private hands, been collected by souvenir hunters, been thrown out or given away.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.

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