Grants


Christopher J. Frith photograph of Neil Simon Theatre marquee for Roundabout Theatre Company production of "A View from the Bridge" (1998)

Christopher J. Frith photograph of Neil Simon Theatre marquee for Roundabout Theatre Company production of "A View from the Bridge" (1998)

As reported in Theatermania, the Roundabout Theatre Company in New York City, with the assistance of a grant from the Leon Levy Foundation, will be launching a formal archives program.  The new archives will be under the direction of Tiffany Nixon.  Congrats to all!

Image credit: NYPL Digital Gallery ID#401153

dr_evil.jpgOnce again the New York Sun reported it first, but today’s New York Times “Arts, Briefly” column also notes that the New York Public Library for the Performing Arts has received a grant of $1 million from the Doris Duke Charitable Foundation. The grant, which begins on 1 February 2008 and runs through 31 January 2010, will help to document 25 live jazz, theater, and contemporary dance performances, as well as to preserve oral history tapes relating to Martha Graham.