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Broadway Preview Series records, 1986-1993 3.7 Linear Feet — 2250 items

From 1986-1993, the Broadway Preview Series premiered new works for the American theater at Duke. The first Broadway Preview performance staged in the Reynolds Industries Theater (March 10, 1986) was Emanuel Azenberg's Broadway production of Eugene O'Neill's Long Day's Journey Into Night, starring Jack Lemmon and Kevin Spacey. Some of the other productions previewed at Duke are: Broadway Bound and Laughter on the 23rd Floor by Neil Simon; A Month of Sundays with Jason Robards; A Walk in the Woods with Sam Waterston; Metamorphosis with Mikhail Baryshnikov; The Circle with Rex Harrison; Artist Descending a Staircase by Tom Stoppard; and Lucifer's Child with Julie Harris. The work of the Broadway Preview Series is continued today by Theater Previews at Duke. Collection contains programs, clippings, photographs, some autograph notes, and other materials pertaining to productions. Also includes scripts. The material ranges in date from 1986-1993.

Collection contains programs, clippings, photographs, some autograph notes, and other materials pertaining to productions. Also includes scripts. The material ranges in date from 1986-1993.

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The Department of Theater Studies at Duke University offers courses on the critical evaluation, writing and performance of dramatic works. The department seeks to promote an artistic culture at Duke by bringing professional theatrical performances to campus. The Department of Theater Studies records is composed of administrative materials and records related to both departmental and professional performances staged at Duke.

The Department of Theater Studies Records, 1969-2002 contains correspondence, planning documents, slides, photographs and audiovisual materials related to the administration of the department. The collection also includes materials from a diverse array of student and faculty theater productions. The Department of Theater Studies Records also contains correspondence, planning documents, clippings, promotional materials, slides, photographs, audiovisual materials and electronic records from professional productions brought to campus through the Theater Previews series.