Jonathan Larson papers, 1978-1996.


Jonathan Larson papers, 1978-1996.

The collection contains materials relating to his musicals, musical revues, club acts, films, and dance works, including Superbia, tick, tick...BOOM!, and RENT, his successful rock musical adaptation of La Bohème. These materials include manuscript and computer-generated music scores and sketches, lyric sheets and sketches, scripts, notes, research materials, correspondence, notes and sketches for designs, production materials, programs, and press materials. Much of the material relates to individuals and organizations important to Larson's professional life, including Adelphi University professor Jacques Burdick, choreographer Brenda Daniels, collaborator Bob Golden, Rent musical director Tim Weil, mentor Stephen Sondheim, and the New York Theatre Workshop, which staged many of Larson's pieces. In addition, the collection contains personal writings and correspondence, class and workshop notes, business papers, photographs, and books containing Larson's annotations.

15,000 items (59 boxes, 28.5 linear feet).


SNAC Resource ID: 8075798

Library of Congress

Related Entities

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Larson, Jonathan, 1960-1996 (person)

Jonathan Larson (b. Feb. 4, 1960, in Mt. Vernon, N.Y.; d. Jan. 25, 1996, in New York, N.Y.) was an American composer, lyricist, playwright, and performer who wrote primarily for the musical theater....

Sondheim, Stephen, 1930-2021 (person)

Stephen Sondheim was an American composer and lyricist. Sondheim started his theatre career by writing the lyrics for West Side Story (1957) and Gypsy (1959) before becoming a composer and lyricist. Sondheim's best-known works include A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum (1962), Company (1970), Follies (1971), A Little Night Music (1973), Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street (1979), Merrily We Roll Along (1981), Sunday in the Park with George (1984), and Into the Woods (1987)...

Weil, Tim (person)

Golden, Bob (person)

New York Theatre Workshop (New York, N.Y.) (corporateBody)

Daniels, Brenda (person)

Burdick, Jacques. (person)