July 30, 2015

The Hirschfeld Century is a Hit!

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THE HIRSCHFELD CENTURY exhibition at the New York Historical Society is a groundbreaking retrospective that collects one hundred of Hirschfeld’s greatest drawings in one room for the first time. See the original drawings of Guys and Dolls and Fiddler on the Roof right next to each other. Or the drawings of the premiere productions of West Side Story, The Music Man, A Long Day’s Journey Into Night and so much more. Visitors can even sit in a barber chair just like Hirschfeld’s and try to draw like him (spoiler alert: it’s not easy). This exhibition runs through October 12th, and at present, the Historical Society has made no plans on traveling the show. Don’t miss it

Of course it’s generated articles, reviews, and interviews. We have collected some here:

"Celebrating Al Hirschfeld": Watch Louise Hirschfeld and David Leopold discuss all things Hirschfeld

Al Hirschfeld’s Life Drawing” American Theatre magazine looks at the exhibition

Al Hirschfeld, Drawing Celebrities for a Century: Leopold takes viewers through THE HIRSCHFELD CENTURY exhibition at the New York Historical Society on opening night in this video.

Sneak peek at the Hirschfeld Century: Huffington Post goes behind the scenes to learn about he book and show

The Art of Al Hirschfeld: Watch as Louise Hirschfeld speaks to Paula Zahn about the art and life of Al Hirschfeld

Sirius XM: Leopold talks to Keith Price at the opening of THE HIRSCHFELD CENTURY exhibition

The 20th Century’s Line King”: an insightful review of the exhibition

Mark Lynch’s Inquiry: Listen as Leopold has an interesting conversation about Hirschfeld and his.

Daily News podcast: “The Joe D Show” talks to Leopold right before THE HIRSCHFELD CENTURY exhibition opened

NBC: Leopold talks about the HIRSCHFELD CENTURY exhibition soon after it opened

Broadway Direct: Leopold writes an overview of THE HIRSCHFELD CENTURY

Al Hirschfeld and a Century of Show Business History: Nice exhibitin review from The History News Network


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