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The merry widow
Additional title: Merry widow (Choreographic work : Page)
New York Public Library. Dance Division (Producer)
Smiley, Kimberly (Dancer)
Bridwell, Matthew (Dancer)
Jasinski, Roman L., 1954- (Dancer)
Slagle, Lisa (Dancer)
Shives, Willy (Dancer)
Virga, John (Dancer)
Page, Ruth, 1899-1991 (Choreographer)
Lehár, Franz, 1870-1948 (Composer)
Long, Larry, 1936-2009 (Restager)
Gérard, Rolf (Designer)
Hoffmann, Ralph (Lighting designer)
Tulsa Ballet Theatre (Dancer)
Tulsa Philharmonic Orchestra (Musician)
Character Generators/Video (Typographer)

Jerome Robbins Archive of the Recorded Moving Image Original Documentation

Dates / Origin
Date Created: 1988-10-14
Library locations
Jerome Robbins Dance Division
Shelf locator: *MGZIDVD 5-7899
Lehár, Franz, 1870-1948. Lustige Witwe
Filmed dance
Statement of responsibility: [presented by] Tulsa Ballet Theatre ; choreography by Ruth Page, restaged by Larry Long ; music by Franz Lehár.
Creation/production credits: Scenery and costumes, Rolf Gerard ; lighting, Ralph Hoffman.
Performers: Performed by Tulsa Ballet Theatre.
Performers: Kimberly Smiley (Sonia), Roman L. Jasinski (Prince Danilo), Matthew Bridwell (Baron Popoff), Lisa Slagle (Baroness Popoff), Willy Shives (Count Jolidon), John Virga (Nish), and others. NOTE: Danilo's and Sonia's solos in the Marsovian scene are repeated twice.
Performers: Music played by the Tulsa Philharmonic Orchestra, conducted by Bernard Rubenstein.
Venue: Videotaped for the Jerome Robbins Archive during a dress rehearsal at Brooklyn Center for the Performing Arts at Brooklyn College, Brooklyn, N.Y., on Oct. 14, 1988 by Character Generators.
Funding: Recorded with the assistance of grants from the National Endowment for the Arts and New York State Council on the Arts.
Physical Description
Extent: 1 videocassette (U-matic) (61 min.) : sound, color ; 3/4 in.
Type of Resource
Moving image
RLIN/OCLC: NYPY896028757-F
NYPL catalog ID (B-number): b12167513
Universal Unique Identifier (UUID): 3e429110-8646-0138-3e33-297fcaaad776
Rights Statement
The copyright and related rights status of this item has been reviewed by The New York Public Library, but we were unable to make a conclusive determination as to the copyright status of the item. You are free to use this Item in any way that is permitted by the copyright and related rights legislation that applies to your use.

Item timeline of events

  • 1988: Created
  • 2020: Digitized
  • 2021: Found by you!
  • 2022

MLA Format

Jerome Robbins Dance Division, The New York Public Library. "The merry widow" The New York Public Library Digital Collections. 1988.

Chicago/Turabian Format

Jerome Robbins Dance Division, The New York Public Library. "The merry widow" New York Public Library Digital Collections. Accessed April 15, 2021.

APA Format

Jerome Robbins Dance Division, The New York Public Library. (1988). The merry widow Retrieved from

Wikipedia Citation

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The merry widow