The Broadway Theatre Archive was one of the most extensive catalogues of Broadway productions and classic made-for-tv plays, where we financed and developed a web-based service that showcased digitally remastered theatrical performances. Through digital restoration, the Broadway Theatre Archive reintroduced these classics to a new generation, keeping the theatre, and the cameras interpretation of it, thriving.
Among the productions available are selections originally shown on “Great Performances,” “American Playhouse” and “Theater in America” throughout the years originally made by PBS, New York’s WNET and Los Angeles’ KCET.
The library featured many landmark performances including such seminal portrayals as Jason Robards’ Hickey in The Iceman Cometh and Dame Judith Anderson’s Medea. The library showcased such leading actors as Meryl Streep, Dustin Hoffman, Laurence Olivier, Robert Redford, Susan Sarandon, Kevin Kline, Richard Burton and many more artists.
Broadway Theatre Archive also included the entire Martha Swope library, with thousands of Broadway show photographs.
All activities of the company ended around 9:30am on September 11, 2001 with the destruction of our offices and archives.