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The merry widow
Additional title: Merry widow (Choreographic work : Page)
McBride, Patricia, 1942- (Dancer)
Martins, Peter (Dancer)
Wright, Rebecca, 1947-2006 (Dancer)
De la Pena, George (Dancer)
Long, Larry, 1936-2009 (Restager)
Conover, Warren (Dancer)
Page, Ruth, 1899-1991 (Choreographer)
Lehár, Franz, 1870-1948 (Composer)
Loewenstein, Michael (Designer)
Gérard, Rolf (Costume designer)
Wentink, Andrew Mark (Author)
Carter, Dick (Producer)
Carter, Dick (Director)
Page, Ruth, 1899-1991 (Narrator)
WTTW (Television station : Chicago, Ill.) (Production company)

Ruth Page Video Archive

Dates / Origin
Date Created: 1983
Library locations
Jerome Robbins Dance Division
Shelf locator: *MGZIDF 7638
Shelf locator: *MGZIC 9-645 (former)
Page, Ruth, 1899-1991
Television programs
Televised dance
Filmed dance
Filmed performances
Creation/production credits: Produced by WTTW/Chicago. Producer and director: Dick Carter. Choreography: Ruth Page, staged by Larry Long. Music: Franz Lehar. Scenery: Michael Loewenstein. Costumes: Rolf Gerard. Narration written by Andrew Mark Wentink. Narrated by Ruth Page.
Performers: Performed by Patricia McBride (Widow), Peter Martins (Prince Danilo), Rebecca Wright (Baroness Popoff), George de la Peña (Count Jolidon), Larry Long (Baron Popoff), and Warren Conover (Nish), with Elyse Borne (Zozo) and Lisa Hess (Frou-Frou)
Funding: Preservation of this video was supported by a grant from the National Historical Publications and Records Commission.
Physical Description
Extent: 1 videocassette (U-matic) (58 min.) : sound, color ; 3/4 in.
Type of Resource
Moving image
RLIN/OCLC: NYPY847039511-F
NYPL catalog ID (B-number): b12160592
Universal Unique Identifier (UUID): 89af76d0-7b9a-0135-3679-69e0d2b646e0
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Item timeline of events

  • 1983: Created
  • 2017: Digitized
  • 2023: Found by you!
  • 2024

MLA Format

Jerome Robbins Dance Division, The New York Public Library. "The merry widow" The New York Public Library Digital Collections. 1983.

Chicago/Turabian Format

Jerome Robbins Dance Division, The New York Public Library. "The merry widow" New York Public Library Digital Collections. Accessed June 8, 2023.

APA Format

Jerome Robbins Dance Division, The New York Public Library. (1983). The merry widow Retrieved from

Wikipedia Citation

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The merry widow