Carmen Capalbo papers 1936-1991


Carmen Capalbo papers, 1936-1991

Carmen Capalbo papers 1936-1991

The Carmen Capalbo papers (1936-1991) consist mainly of professional files of American director and producer, Carmen Capalbo (1925-2010), but also include a small amount of personal material. The bulk of this collection is composed of production files made up of scripts, scores, programs, production fact sheets, budgets, casting notes, correspondence with collaborators regarding productions, fan mail, agreements, contracts, posters, flyers, and press releases. Personal miscellany and casting files from the Spur production company are also present.

4.53 linear feet; 12 boxes

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Capalbo, Carmen (person)

Theatrical producer and director, born in 1925. Attended Yale Drama School and moved to New York after World War II. Best known for directing the off-Broadway revival of The threepenny opera (1954-1961), he had several successes on Broadway, notably O'Neill's Moon for the misbegotten in 1957. He also produced and directed Weill and Brecht's Mahagonny off-Broadway in 1970. From the description of An oral history interview with Carmen Capalbo / conducted for the Kurt Weill Foundation f...