In a Dusty Drawer, a Trove of Theatrical Voices

In a Dusty Drawer, a Trove of Theatrical Voices

Several hundred audio tapes were just found “in a dusty bottom drawer in a storage room at the Dramatists Guild of America,” presumably hidden away and untouched for several decades.

There was a question-and-answer session with Richard Rodgers in 1971. A session from 1973 called “Everything You’ve Always Wanted to Know About Neil Simon” with — guess who. A conversation from 1977 with Stephen Sondheim, Julie Stein, Betty Comden and Sheldon Harnick about the anatomy of a theater song. And about 200 other reels, the oldest from 1956, the newest from 1991.

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