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NY Public Library's Doug Reside on Billy Rose Theatre Division's Latest Acquisitions Photo NY Public Library's Doug Reside on Billy Rose Theatre Division's Latest Acquisitions
by NYPL for the Performing Arts - Jan 15, 2019

BroadwayWorld.com continues our exclusive content series, in collaboration with The New York Public Library for the Performing Arts, which delves into the library's unparalleled archives, and resources. Below, check out a piece by Doug Reside, Lewis and Dorothy Cullman Curator for the Billy Rose Theatre Division at the The New York Public Library for the Performing Arts!

Broadway Community Urges League to Dim Lights in Honor of Kyle Jean-Baptiste
by Matt Tamanini - Aug 30, 2015

Earlier today, Broadway actor Kyle Jean-Baptiste tragically died from injuries suffered during an accident at his mother's home. Last month, Jean-Baptiste became both the youngest, and the first African American, actor to play the role of Jean Valjean on Broadway. News of his death spread across the internet quickly, with many members of the Broadway community paying tribute to this history-making performer. Quickly, 'Kyle Jean-Baptiste' became a trending topic on Twitter around the world. 

WAKE UP with BWW 8/14/2015 - FringeNYC Kicks Off and More!
by Jessica Khan - Aug 14, 2015

Good morning, BroadwayWorld! Because we know all our readers eat, sleep and breathe Broadway, what could be better than waking up to it? This weekend's big news: FringeNYC kicks off today, William Finn's new song cycle debuts in MA, queen 'PRISCILLA' heads out on tour in the UK and more!

Broadway Dims Its Lights in Memory of Samuel 'Biff' Liff Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Aug 14, 2015

The Broadway community mourns the loss of producer, talent agent, and stage manager Samuel 'Biff' Liff, who passed away on Monday night at age 96. The marquees of Broadway theatres in New York will be dimmed in his memory tonight, August 14th at exactly 7:45pm for one minute.

Broadway to Dim Lights in Memory of Samuel 'Biff' Liff Tomorrow
by Tyler Peterson - Aug 13, 2015

The Broadway community mourns the loss of producer, talent agent, and stage manager Samuel "Biff" Liff, who passed away on Monday night at age 96. The marquees of Broadway theatres in New York will be dimmed in his memory on Friday, August 14th at exactly 7:45pm for one minute.

WAKE UP with BWW 8/12/2015 - THE WIZ Reunites in Central Park and More!
by Jessica Khan - Aug 12, 2015

Good morning, BroadwayWorld! Because we know all our readers eat, sleep and breathe Broadway, what could be better than waking up to it? Today's big news: Ease on down the road to Central Park for a WIZ reunion!

Chita Rivera Remembers Agent 'Biff' Liff as 'Simply the Best'
by BWW News Desk - Aug 11, 2015

Legendary Broadway producer, manager and agent Samuel 'Biff' Liff passed away yesterday, August 10, at his home in Westchester County, NY. He was 96. Biff was Broadway icon Chita Rivera's longtime agent at William Morris. Read her statement about Biff below...

Legendary Broadway Producer, Manager & Agent Samuel 'Biff' Liff Dies at 96
by Tyler Peterson - Aug 11, 2015

Legendary Broadway producer, manager and agent Samuel 'Biff' Liff passed away yesterday, August 10, at his home in Westchester County, NY. He was 96. Liff's longtime friend Emanuel Azenberg, confirmed the news to Deadline this afternoon.

Keith Carradine, Tonya Pinkins and More Set for New Dramatists 64th Annual Spring Luncheon Today
by BWW News Desk - May 21, 2013

New Dramatists, Tony Honor recipient and the nation's premiere playwright development workshop, has announced that they will honor entertainment lawyer and New Dramatists Chairman of the Board Seth Gelblum with their 2013 Lifetime Achievement Award at its 64th Annual Spring Luncheon tribute, to be held today, May 21 at the New York Marriott Marquis. Among those performing tributes will be Tony Award nominee Keith Carradine (Hands on a Hardbody, The Will Rogers Follies) and Tony Award winner Tonya Pinkins (Caroline, or Change; Jelly's Last Jam). The event co-chairs are Roger Berlind, Roy Furman, and Barry and Fran Weissler.

Keith Carradine, Tonya Pinkins and More Set for New Dramatists 64th Annual Spring Luncheon, 5/21
by Kelsey Denette - Apr 3, 2013

NEW DRAMATISTS, Tony Honor recipient and the nation's premiere playwright development workshop, has announced that they will honor entertainment lawyer and New Dramatists Chairman of the Board Seth Gelblum with their 2013 Lifetime Achievement Award at its 64th Annual Spring Luncheon tribute, to be held Tuesday, May 21 at the New York Marriott Marquis. Among those performing tributes will be Tony Award nominee Keith Carradine (Hands on a Hardbody, The Will Rogers Follies) and Tony Award winner Tonya Pinkins (Caroline, or Change; Jelly's Last Jam). The event co-chairs are Roger Berlind, Roy Furman, and Barry and Fran Weissler.