Edward Kleban papers

Collection Data

Description
The Edward Kleban Papers include correspondence, scripts, lyrics, production materials and ephemera. The bulk of the papers document Kleban's involvement in the creation of A Chorus Line. A Chorus Line, one of Broadway's most successful musicals, won both a Tony Award and the Pulitzer Prize for drama in 1976. Various versions of the script and lyrics illustrate the progression of the show from the original production at the New York Shakespeare Festival (1975) to Broadway (1975). Also included are several drafts of the screenplay, and lyrics for the new song created for the film which was released in 1985. Transcripts of early taped sessions with cast members also help to document the evolution of the story. The scripts, lyrics and production materials series are exclusively related to A Chorus Line.
Names
Kleban, Edward (Creator)
Hamlisch, Marvin (Composer)
Dates / Origin
Date Created: 1960 - 1986
Library locations
Billy Rose Theatre Division
Shelf locator: *T-Mss 1988-007
Topics
Lyricists
Genres
Poetry
Manuscripts
Clippings
Photographs
Scores
Notes
Content: 2.75 linear feet (7 boxes)
Biographical/historical: Edward Kleban was born in New York City. He studied at the High School of Music and Art, and Columbia University, and worked as a record producer at Columbia Records before turning to writing lyrics full time. Kleban, who is best known as the lyricist for A Chorus Line, also wrote for television and films.
Content: The Edward Kleban Papers include correspondence, scripts, lyrics, production materials and ephemera. The bulk of the papers document Kleban's involvement in the creation of A Chorus Line. A Chorus Line, one of Broadway's most successful musicals, won both a Tony Award and the Pulitzer Prize for drama in 1976. Various versions of the script and lyrics illustrate the progression of the show from the original production at the New York Shakespeare Festival (1975) to Broadway (1975). Also included are several drafts of the screenplay, and lyrics for the new song created for the film which was released in 1985. Transcripts of early taped sessions with cast members also help to document the evolution of the story. The scripts, lyrics and production materials series are exclusively related to A Chorus Line.
Physical Description
Extent: 2.75 linear feet (7 boxes)
Type of Resource
Text
Identifiers
Other local Identifier: *T-Mss 1988-007
NYPL catalog ID (B-number): b14326969
MSS Unit ID: 21452
Archives collections id: archives_collections_21452
Universal Unique Identifier (UUID): d7c71530-79d3-0134-e91b-00505686d14e
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