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Inside the Roundabout Archives Day 4- ANNA CHRISTIE


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:


Front cover feature of Natasha Richardson, New York Times Magazine, June 1993, during the run of Anna Christie. Roundabout Theatre Company Archives.

Anna Christie (circa 1993)

Natasha Richardson and Liam Neeson created a sensation with their fiery portrayals of Anna Christopherson and Mat Burke in Roundabout's 1993 production of Eugene O'Neil's Anna Christie. The production earned Roundabout their first Tony award (Best Revival of a Play, 1993) and started their long artistic relationship with Natasha Richardson.

Click here to explore additional objects related to Roundabout's production of Anna Christie.

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 Having re-located several times since 1965, many historical documents have moved to private hands, been collected by souvenir hunters, been thrown out or given away.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