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Photos: THE AMERICAN THEATRE AS SEEN BY HIRSCHFELD Book and Exhibition Launch

The event took place on December 6.

On December 6, there was a celebration of The American Theatre As Seen By Hirschfeld, the title of both the new book and the inaugural exhibition at The Museum of Broadway. The Al Hirschfeld foundation hosted a cocktail reception celebrating the new book at The Algonquin before offering a private tour of the new exhibition at the museum.

Check out photos from the event below!

The event included Al Hirschfeld Foundation Creative Director David Leopold, editor of the new book and curator of the new exhibition at The Museum of Broadway, The American Theatre As Seen By Hirschfeld. Plus, widow of the late artist and President Emeritus of The Al Hirschfeld Foundation Louise Kerz Hirschfeld as well as President of The Al Hirschfeld Foundation Lynn Surry.

The American Theatre as seen by Hirschfeld 1962-2002 showcases Hirschfeld's greatest theater work from five decades, including some of the most important productions from the last sixty years such as Hello Dolly!, Fiddler on the Roof, Funny Girl, Cabaret, Annie, Sweeney Todd, Les Misérables, Fences, Phantom of the Opera, Chicago, Rent, Angels in America, and Hairspray. This collection takes you backstage with portraits including Stephen Sondheim, Neil Simon, Edward Albee, Wendy Wasserstein, Tom Stoppard, and Hal Prince. With something for every type of theatergoer, this is the book theater lovers have been waiting for. Now for the first time, nearly 300 Hirschfeld drawings are collected in one volume that both shows and tells the story of nearly a half century of the American Theatre, most of which have never been collected in a book before.

Photo Credit: Genevieve Rafter Keddy

Photos: THE AMERICAN THEATRE AS SEEN BY HIRSCHFELD Book and Exhibition Launch
The American Theatre as seen by Hirschfeld Book Release and the Inaugural exhibition of his work at The Museum of Broadway

Photos: THE AMERICAN THEATRE AS SEEN BY HIRSCHFELD Book and Exhibition Launch
Kevin Fitzpatrick, David Leopold (Creative Director of The Al Hirschfeld Foundation) and John Batteiger

Photos: THE AMERICAN THEATRE AS SEEN BY HIRSCHFELD Book and Exhibition Launch
Doug Koons and Katherine Eastman

Photos: THE AMERICAN THEATRE AS SEEN BY HIRSCHFELD Book and Exhibition Launch
Stanley Steinberg, Jenny Sherman and Ken Fallin

Photos: THE AMERICAN THEATRE AS SEEN BY HIRSCHFELD Book and Exhibition Launch
Jim Erlick and David Leopold

Photos: THE AMERICAN THEATRE AS SEEN BY HIRSCHFELD Book and Exhibition Launch
Sandra Luckow and Kevin Fitzpatrick

Photos: THE AMERICAN THEATRE AS SEEN BY HIRSCHFELD Book and Exhibition Launch
KT Sullivan

Photos: THE AMERICAN THEATRE AS SEEN BY HIRSCHFELD Book and Exhibition Launch
KT Sullivan

Photos: THE AMERICAN THEATRE AS SEEN BY HIRSCHFELD Book and Exhibition Launch
Lynn Surrey (President of The Al Hirschfeld Foundation) and Jim Erlick

Photos: THE AMERICAN THEATRE AS SEEN BY HIRSCHFELD Book and Exhibition Launch
David Leopold

Photos: THE AMERICAN THEATRE AS SEEN BY HIRSCHFELD Book and Exhibition Launch
David Leopold

Photos: THE AMERICAN THEATRE AS SEEN BY HIRSCHFELD Book and Exhibition Launch
Lynn Surry

Photos: THE AMERICAN THEATRE AS SEEN BY HIRSCHFELD Book and Exhibition Launch
Louise Kerz Hirschfeld (President Emeritus of The Al Hirschfeld Foundation) and KT Sullivan

Photos: THE AMERICAN THEATRE AS SEEN BY HIRSCHFELD Book and Exhibition Launch
Louise Kerz Hirschfeld and Ken Fallin

Photos: THE AMERICAN THEATRE AS SEEN BY HIRSCHFELD Book and Exhibition Launch
Richard Winkler, Jamie deRoy, Steve Rose, Louise Kerz Hirschfeld and Ken Fallin

Photos: THE AMERICAN THEATRE AS SEEN BY HIRSCHFELD Book and Exhibition Launch
Sandra Luckow and KT Sullivan

Photos: THE AMERICAN THEATRE AS SEEN BY HIRSCHFELD Book and Exhibition Launch
Louise Kerz Hirschfeld

Photos: THE AMERICAN THEATRE AS SEEN BY HIRSCHFELD Book and Exhibition Launch
Ken Fallin and Justin Squigs Robertson

Photos: THE AMERICAN THEATRE AS SEEN BY HIRSCHFELD Book and Exhibition Launch
David Leopold and Justin Squigs Robertson

Photos: THE AMERICAN THEATRE AS SEEN BY HIRSCHFELD Book and Exhibition Launch
David Leopold

Photos: THE AMERICAN THEATRE AS SEEN BY HIRSCHFELD Book and Exhibition Launch
From The Museum of Broadway Diane Nicoletti and Julie Boardman with Jamie deRoy and Louise Kerz Hirschfeld

Photos: THE AMERICAN THEATRE AS SEEN BY HIRSCHFELD Book and Exhibition Launch
Joseph Cipri, David Leopold and Valerie Smaldone

Photos: THE AMERICAN THEATRE AS SEEN BY HIRSCHFELD Book and Exhibition Launch
Sandra Luckow, Debby Applegate and Kevin Fitzpatrick

Photos: THE AMERICAN THEATRE AS SEEN BY HIRSCHFELD Book and Exhibition Launch
Michael Crawford and Sarah Brightman Phantom of the Opera by Al Hirschfeld

Photos: THE AMERICAN THEATRE AS SEEN BY HIRSCHFELD Book and Exhibition Launch
Al Hirschfeld Exhibit at The Museum of Broadway

Photos: THE AMERICAN THEATRE AS SEEN BY HIRSCHFELD Book and Exhibition Launch
Julie Boardman, Ken Fallin and Stanley Steinberg

Photos: THE AMERICAN THEATRE AS SEEN BY HIRSCHFELD Book and Exhibition Launch
Louise Kerz Hirschfeld and Julie Boardman



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