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Book Review: Some Enchanted Evenings: The Glittering Life and Times of Mary Martin

November 15th, 2016 | Book/Media Reviews

Some Enchanted Evenings: The Glittering Life and Times of Mary Martin David Kaufman New York, NY: St. Martin’s Press, 2016 ISBN 978-1250031754 420 pp.   David Kaufman brings readers a lively new journey through the career and personal life of an iconic star who enchanted audiences for decades both on stage and via the small […]

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TLA Election Results!

October 22nd, 2016 | Elections

Thank you to all of our members who voted in this election cycle. The votes were counted at the Annual Business Meeting on October 14. I am delighted to share the results. Congratulations!  Executive Officers Colleen Reilly, President Diana King, Vice President Beth Kattleman, Treasurer Laurie Murphy, Secretary Board Members Felicity Ann Brown Selena Chau Kathryn Hujda […]

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TLA is Happening in New York

October 7th, 2016 | Annual Business Meeting, Awards, Board Meetings, Book Awards, Events, Members

The Theatre Library Association has a cluster of exciting events taking place in New York this October.  We continue to connect performing arts scholars and practitioners to librarians and archivists through unique programming. We hope you will be able to join us for some or all of our events! Here’s the rundown: TLA Symposium: FRINGE […]

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2016 Elections are now open – cast your vote!

October 5th, 2016 | Annual Business Meeting, Awards, Book Awards, Brooks McNamara Scholarship, Elections, Events, Louis Rachow Distinguished Service Award, Members

An online ballot was sent to TLA personal and institutional members in good standing earlier this past month to vote in the 2016 Elections. Voting is open now, and will continue until 5:00 PM ET on Friday, October 14, 2016. If you are a TLA member and have not received a ballot or are experiencing […]

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JOIN US FOR THE 2015 TLA BOOK AWARDS CEREMONY!

September 29th, 2016 | Awards, Book Awards, Events

The Theatre Library Association is thrilled to invite you to the annual presentation of the TLA Book Awards, honoring English language works of scholarship on theatre, film, and broadcasting, published in 2015.  The TLA Book Awards Ceremony will include remarks from this year’s winners and a display of materials from the holdings of the New York Public Library for the Performing Arts, with a […]

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2016 Louis Rachow Distinguished Service in Performing Arts Librarianship Award and Brooks McNamara Scholarship Winners

September 28th, 2016 | Brooks McNamara Scholarship, Louis Rachow Distinguished Service Award

The Theatre Library Association Professional Awards Committee is honored to announce the winners of the 2016 Louis Rachow Distinguished Service in Performing Arts Librarianship Award and Brooks McNamara Scholarship. The 2016 Louis Rachow Award goes to Rob Melton, who has had a stellar career as a performing arts information professional, and has been associated with […]

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Registration Still Open for TLA Fringe Festival Symposium

September 13th, 2016 | Events, Media, Members, Symposia

The TLA Symposium Planning Committee invites you to register for the upcoming event: Fringe Festivals: Live Theatre on the Edge to be held Thursday, October 13th at the Judson Memorial Church in New York City. This exciting one-day event is bringing together a mix of theatre professionals, academics, and librarian/archivists to talk about the concept […]

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Theatre Library Association Announces 2015 Book Award Winners!

August 21st, 2016 | Book Awards, Book/Media Reviews, Events

The Theatre Library Association is proud to announce the TLA Book Award winners for English language works of scholarship on theatre, film, and broadcasting, published in 2015. The 2015 George Freedley Memorial Award for an exemplary work in the field of live theatre or performance will be awarded to Terry Alford for Fortune’s Fool: The […]

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Book Review: Then and Now, a Memoir

August 8th, 2016 | Book/Media Reviews

Then and Now: a Memoir Barbara Cook with Tom Santopietro New York, NY: Harper, 2016 ISBN 978-0062090461 256 p.   The word “legend” is applied with casual abandon these days.  A recent New York Times ad hailed Idina Menzel as a “legend” with all of two Broadway shows under her belt.  Taking nothing away from […]

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Book Review: A Girl’s Got to Breathe: The Life of Teresa Wright

July 11th, 2016 | Book/Media Reviews

A Girl’s Got to Breathe: The Life of Teresa Wright Donald Spoto Jackson, MS: University Press of Mississippi, 2016 ISBN 978-1628460452 263 p. Movie and Broadway stars come in all sizes and shapes.  A rare few excel both on screen and the live stage, all of which makes the strange case of Teresa Wright (1918-2005) […]

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