Larry Taylor-Billy Matthews Musical Theater Archive is a comprehensive
collection of recordings and music focusing primarily on American
musical theater and popular music.
collection includes 15,000 long-playing records, 2500 compact discs,
several hundred video and audio cassettes, and 20,000 pieces of sheet
music. There are more than 1,000 piano-conductor scores, vocal scores
and volumes of vocal selections, 50 of the piano-conductor scores being
special presentation editions produced by the Chelsea Music Service.
Also in the collection are 3,000 playbills and programs. A portion
of these collections have been compiled into a database that is
searchable online (see below).
Archive includes complete coverage of American recordings and a
virtually complete representation of British recordings of Broadway
musicals. There is also a wide selection of foreign recordings. Many of
the audio cassettes are unpublished recordings made in the studio at
the time the published recordings were made. These versions are often
more complete than those released for sale.
database contains information for the playbills collection currently
available in the Larry Taylor-Billy Matthews Musical Theater Archive.
Information includes show title, cast, theatre, city, and date