NY Public Library to Host Talk With Broadway Photographers Carol Rosegg and Joan Marcus

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NY Public Library to Host Talk With Broadway Photographers Carol Rosegg and Joan Marcus

The library recently made its archives of the two photographers’ works available to the public.


Carol Rosegg and Joan Marcus
Amy Klein

Broadway and Off-Broadway photographers Joan Marcus and Carol Rosegg will sit down with theatre reporter Roma Torre for a discussion at New York Public Library for the Performing Arts. The free event will be held September 12 at 6 PM at the Bruno Walter Auditorium.

The event celebrates the Billy Rose Theatre Division of the famed library making the archives of Marcus and Rosegg publicly accessible. Acquired in 2018, the collected works are one of the library’s largest digital acquisitions of photography.

Since 1980, Marcus and Rosegg have documented Tony-winning and Pulitzer Prize-winning productions in New York and across the country, in addition to portraits of performers and theatre artists. Over the decades, the two photographers and close friends shared a studio space as they ran their individual theatre photography businesses.

READ: How I Became a Broadway Photographer

Starting at Washington, D.C.’s Kennedy Center, Marcus shifted to New York in 1992, and has captured images of original Broadway productions, including Angels in America, Beauty and the Beast, The Lion King, The Book of Mormon, Wicked, Rent, and Hamilton.

Rosegg began as Swope’s assistant, covering select theatre companies herself such as New York City Opera, Vineyard Theatre, and Irish Repertory Theatre. She then established her own practice in 1994.

The Library for the Performing Arts has scheduled an exhibition highlighting selections from the archives for 2024.

For tickets for the upcoming discussion, visit EventBrite.com.

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