(Roslyn Sulcas’s article appeared in The New York Times, 2/13; via Pam Green.)

An exhibition celebrating 40 years of theater in London and New York will be shown in both cities in 2016, Boris Johnson, the mayor of London, will announce on Friday at the New York Public Library for the Performing Arts.

The exhibition, provisionally titled “Curtain Up!,” is a collaboration between the New York Public Library for the Performing Arts, the Society of London Theater and the Victoria and Albert Museum in London. The show will mark the 40th anniversary of the Olivier Awards, the British equivalent of the Tonys.

“Curtain Up!” will be designed by Tom Piper, who won accolades (and a Master of the British Empire honor from the Queen) for his recent installation of ceramic poppies at the Tower of London, as part of Britain’s program of World War I centenary tributes.


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