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Coconut Grove Playhouse and the Miami Theater group scrapbooks - 1955-1990

  • HMA0051
  • Collection
  • 1955-1990 (predominant: (bulk 1955-1965))

Newspaper clippings, playbills, correspondence and art show programs document the history of the Coconut Grove Playhouse from its purchase by George Engle in 1955 until 1990. Most of the material covers the ten years of Engle's ownership.

Included in the correspondence is an ALS from Victor Borge and two TLS from Lyndon Johnson, then Democratic Leader for the Senate.

In 1959 in connection with the newly formed Miami Theater Group, Dorothy (Mrs. George) Engle produced Claire Booth Luce's play The Women. As the cast was drawn entirely from local well-known women, it received wide publicity, collected here in a second scrapbook.

Engle, Dorothy J.

Gay and lesbian ephemera - 1967-2013

  • 2014-375
  • Collection
  • 1967-2013

Programs, journals, magazines, newsletters and playbills for local and national productions. Also includes a wallpaper sample from the men's restroom at the Candlelight Club and a poster for a performance by the Gay Men's Chorus of South Florida.

Jerry Cohen collection - 1977-2017

  • HMA0072
  • Collection
  • 1977-2017

The bulk of the collection is from events staged at the Actors Playhouse, Adrienne Arsht Performing Arts Center, Gables Stage and the Miami City Ballet. In addition to items from other South Florida theatres, there are programs and brochures from the Carbonell Awards for excellence in theatre and the arts in South Florida.

Additional materials donated in 2015, and covering the 2012-2015 seasons are housed in box 13. Also includes a DVD and correspondence outlining The New World Symphony’s initiative for increased funding to improve programs and community outreach.

In addtion to playbills, materials pertaining to Joe Robbie Stadium, Hialeah Racetrack, and the Marlins were donated as part of the 2017 accrual. Of note are the donor's scrapbook and licensing documents regarding a suite at Joe Robbie stadium, personal photographs at Hialeah Racetrack and World Series baseball ephemera. These materials may be found in boxes 15 and 16.

Cohen, Jerry

Marge and Paul Nagel playbill collection - circa 1940-2007

  • HMA0219
  • Collection
  • circa 1940-2007

The bulk of the collection are from performances at major Miami-Dade and Broward County venues, including: Actor's Playhouse at the Miracle Theatre, Bailey Concert Hall, Broward Center for the Performing Arts, Coconut Grove Playhouse, Dade County Auditorium, Jackie Gleason Theatre, Maurice Gusman Cultural Center, Miami City Ballet, Miami Film Festival, Parker Playhouse, and Studio M Playhouse. Also includes programs for Miami City Ballet performances and University of Miami productions from the School of Music and the Department of Theatre Arts.

Nagel, Marge

Zev Bufman playbill collection - 1950s-1988

  • HMA0226
  • Collection
  • 1950s-1988

The collection chronicles productions that Mr. Bufman orchestrated in Florida during the 1970s and 1980s. There are a few playbills for the Coconut Grove Playhouse, 1950s-1960s, which predate his involvement, and some playbills from his productions in cities outside Florida.

Theaters include the Miami Beach Theater of the Performing Arts (TOPA).

Bufman, Zev, 1930-