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BOX 1-93, 144 MAPCASE 3 Project Files, 1941-2011
Script drafts, correspondence, contracts, production notes, programs, technical drawings, publicity materials, photographs, digital files, and other materials related to various stage works. All files contain at least one script unless otherwise noted. Correspondence from collaborators is interfiled with their respective projects.
Arranged alphabetically by title of project.
BOX 1-3 2 lives (play, 2003, 2005)
Script by A. Laurents; directed by Nicholas Martin (2003); David Saint (2005)
BOX 4 After love (unproduced screenplay, 1979)
Script and direction by A. Laurents
BOX 5 Alarms and flourishes (unproduced musical, undated)
Book by A. Laurents; music by Leonard Bernstein
BOX 6 Anyone can whistle (musical, 1964)
Book by A. Laurents; music and lyrics by Stephen Sondheim
Includes materials for the 1995 concert version
BOX 7-8 The arrangement (screenplay, 1967-1968)
Script by A. Laurents; based on the novel by Elia Kazan
BOX 9 Attacks on the heart (play, 2003)
Script by A. Laurents; directed by David Saint
BOX 10-12 La cage aux folles (musical, 1983)
Book by Harvey Fierstein; music and lyrics by Jerry Herman; directed by A. Laurents
BOX 13 Claudia Lazlo (play, 2001)
Script by A. Laurents; directed by David Saint
BOX 14 A clearing in the woods (play, 1957)
Script by A. Laurents; directed by Joseph Anthony
BOX 15 Come back, come back, wherever you are (play, 2009)
Script by A. Laurents; directed by David Saint
BOX 16 A country made of ice cream (unproduced play, 2003-2004)
Script by A. Laurents
BOX 17-19 Do I hear a waltz? (musical, 1965)
Book by A. Laurents; music by Richard Rodgers; lyrics by Stephen Sondheim
BOX 20-26 The enclave (play, 1973)
Script and direction by A. Laurents; incidental music by Stephen Sondheim
BOX 27-31 Gypsy (musical, 1959-1961, 1974-1975, 1989-1991, 2003-2004, 2008-2009)
Book by A. Laurents; music by Jule Styne; lyrics by Stephen Sondheim
BOX 32-39 Hallelujah, baby! (musical, 1967-1968, 2004-2005)
Book by A. Laurents; music by Jule Styne; lyrics by Adolph Green and Betty Comden
BOX 40 Home of the brave (play, 1945-1946)
Script by A. Laurents; directed by Michael Gordon
Script revisions
BOX 41 I can get it for you wholesale (musical, 1962)
Book by Jerome Weidman; music and lyrics by Harold Rome; directed by A. Laurents
BOX 42 Invitation to a march (play, 1960-1961)
Script and direction by A. Laurents
BOX 43 The jazz singer (film, 1980)
Screenplay by Herbert Baker; directed by Richard Fleischer
BOX 44-47 Jolson sings again (play, 1999)
Script by A. Laurents; directed by David Saint
BOX 48-49 The light fantastic (television episode, 1967 February 9)
ABC Stage 67, season 1, episode 18
Written by A. Laurents
BOX 50 A loss of memory (play, 1981)
Script by A. Laurents
BOX 51 The madwoman of Central Park West (musical, 1979)
Book by Phyllis Newman and A. Laurents; orchestrations by John Clifton; directed by A. Laurents
BOX 52 Miscellaneous projects, "A-E"
BOX 53 Miscellaneous projects, "H-R"
BOX 54 Miscellaneous projects, "S-W" and unidentified
BOX 144 Miscellaneous projects
Digital files
Includes: Anger; My good name; New Year's eve; Nick & Nora; West side story
These files are available electronically. Consult reference staff in the Performing Arts Reading Room for more information.
BOX 55-56 My good name (play, 1997)
Script by A. Laurents; directed by David Saint
BOX 57-58 The mythical kingdom (unproduced play, 1966)
Script by A. Laurents
Other title: Who art in Heaven
BOX 59 New Year's Eve (play, 2009)
Script by A. Laurents; directed by David Saint
BOX 60-64 Nick & Nora (musical, 1991)
Book by A. Laurents; music by Charles Strouse; directed by A. Laurents
BOX 65 No strings (unproduced screenplay, 1963-1966)
Based on the musical, with book by Samuel Taylor; music and lyrics by Richard Rodgers
BOX 66 The radical mystique (play, 1995)
Script and direction by A. Laurents
BOX 67-68 Radio scripts (1941-1945 and undated)
27 titles
BOX 69-71 Running time (play / unproduced musical, 1986-1987)
Book by A. Laurents; music and lyrics by Stephen Schwartz
BOX 72-75 Scream (play, 1975, 1978, 2000)
Produced as Big Potato in 2000
Script by A. Laurents
BOX 76-77 The time of the cuckoo (play, 1952, 2000)
Script by A. Laurents; directed by Harold Clurman
BOX 78-82 The turning point (film, 1977)
Written by A. Laurents; directed by Herbert Ross
BOX 83 Venecia (play, 2001)
Script by Jorge Accame; adaption and direction by A. Laurents
BOX 84 The way we changed (unproduced film, 1982)
Written by A. Laurents
BOX 85-90 The way we were (book, 1972; film, 1983)
Written by A. Laurents; film directed by Sydney Pollack
BOX 91-93 West side story (musical, 1957-1968, 1980, 2009-2011)
Book by A. Laurents; music by Leonard Bernstein; lyrics by Stephen Sondheim
Script materials included for the 2009-2011 productions only
MAPCASE-DRAWER 3/1 West side story (musical, 2009-2011)
Book by A. Laurents; music by Leonard Bernstein; lyrics by Stephen Sondheim
Posters
BOX 94-111, 145R Correspondence, 1942-2011
Letters, telegrams, postcards, notes, and other communications from notable personalities, sent and received by Laurents. Many folders have enclosed clippings, programs, photographs, and other materials.
The letters from Stephen Sondheim to Arthur Laurents in Box 109, Folder 19 may be accessed by researchers who have obtained prior permission from Mr. Sondheim.
Chiefly arranged alphabetically by last name of correspondent.
BOX-FOLDER 94/1 "A" miscellaneous
BOX-FOLDER 94/2 Abrams, Amos, 1977, 1983
BOX-FOLDER 94/3 Adler, Stella, 1978
BOX-FOLDER 94/4 Albee, Edward, 1971
BOX-FOLDER 94/5 Aldredge, Theoni, 1974, 2004-2006
BOX-FOLDER 94/6 Andrews, Julie, 1963
BOX-FOLDER 94/7 Arthur, Beatrice, undated
BOX-FOLDER 94/8 Ashcroft, Peggy, 1975 and undated
BOX-FOLDER 94/9 Astor, Mary, 1953 and undated
BOX-FOLDER 94/10 Atkins, Eileen, undated
BOX-FOLDER 94/11 Atkinson, Brooks, 1963
BOX-FOLDER 94/12 Avon, Nick, 1977-1983
BOX-FOLDER 94/13 Ayers, David, 1966-1968
BOX-FOLDER 95/1-4 "B" miscellaneous
BOX-FOLDER 95/5 Bacall, Lauren, 1975 and undated
BOX-FOLDER 95/6 Baird, Robert, 1972, 1977
BOX-FOLDER 95/7 Bakula, Scott, undated
BOX-FOLDER 95/8 Balestrino, Richard, 1985, 1995
BOX-FOLDER 95/9 Ballard, Kaye, 1960
BOX-FOLDER 95/10 Bancroft, Anne, 1976
BOX-FOLDER 95/11 Bartlett, Hall, 1985
BOX-FOLDER 95/12 Bartlett, Neil, 1999
BOX-FOLDER 95/13 Bates, Alan, undated
BOX-FOLDER 95/14 Beaumont, Hugh (i.e. "Binkie"), 1963-1965
BOX-FOLDER 95/15 Bergman, Ingrid, 1957
BOX-FOLDER 95/16 Berlin, Irving, 1963-1966
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