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Get exclusive, limited-time-only access to watch the recording of our May 20th production of BEHIND THE CURTAIN. All proceeds will go to benefit the charitable programs of EAG.
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Wed, May 26, 2021 - 12:00 AM
Sun, July 4, 2021 - 11:55 PM
All Ages
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"Behind the Curtain was stellar - fascinating, charming, illuminating!"
"Super interesting!"
"I learned so much!... Your attention to details was just impeccable."
"So much fun!... it was a magnificent presentation."

Did you miss Peculiar Works Project's benefit presentation of Behind the Curtain? Not to worry! You can now get exclusive access to the rebroadcast! Following your ticket purchase, the link to access the online recording of our May 20th event will be emailed to you.

Behind the Curtain is a unique look at New York City’s earliest theaters—the birth of Broadway—through images of its locations, its builders and managers, and the actors who made history on its stages. Join downtown theater-maker Ralph Lewis of Peculiar Works Project for a virtual tour up Broadway and the Bowery from Lower Manhattan to Astor Place. Inspired by a rare 1851 book, Before and Behind the Curtain by William Knight Northall, Lewis shares the writer’s passion for the struggles and the growth of theater in New York City, from a single venue to an entire Theater District. See the sites today where the first theaters once stood, why they succeeded, and what became of them, with over-the-top anecdotes from the book and over 100 images. For anyone interested in American popular theater and its NYC history, this is the down-n-dirty story of how the Great White Way was born!
Recorded on Zoom on 5-20-2021
Creative Team:
Peculiar Works Project… Ralph Lewis, Catherine Porter, Barry Rowell
Text & Narration… Ralph Lewis
Readings… Dan Lane Williams
Dramaturgy… Barbara Yoshida
Direction… Jason Jacobs
Maps… Jane Parisi
Animation… Barry Rowell
Image Sizing… Blue Bliss
Production Associate… David Castaneda
All proceeds from this event will go to support the charitable programs of EAG and NYC's performing artists in need.
Running time: 67 minutes