Hey Drama Book Shop lovers and Fans of Lin-Manuel!
Founded in 1917 by the Drama League, the Drama Book Shop became an independent book store in 1923 and since that time has been deemed a quintessential New York City cultural institution. The Drama Book Shop opened in its current home on West 39th Street in 2020 under new ownership. Long time friends and patrons of the bookstore Thomas Kail and Lin-Manuel Miranda, along with Jeffrey Seller and James L. Nederlander purchased the store from Rozanne Seelen.
When the store opened there in December of 2001, a theatre troupe from Wesleyan University – Back House Productions – founded by Kail, John Buffalo Mailer, Neil Stewart and Anthony Veneziale became the resident theater company. They convened downstairs in the store’s 60-seat Arthur Seelen Theatre, and in 2002 they began to rehearse a new musical. Written by Mr. Miranda and directed by Mr. Kail, “In The Heights” went on to win several Tony Awards® in 2008.
This was another wonderful contest design winner in preparation for a fan event in NYC!! (run by super Dawn!). DBS Day is almost here! ARE YOU READY FOR THE FAN EVENT OF THE YEAR? With DBS tours, walking WH tours, discounted tickets to Hamilton on Broadway, it’s shaping up to be an action packed week of fun and global citizenship! Proceeds from the sale of these shirts will benefit the Sugar Hill Children’s Museum of Art and Storytelling, who have honored us with a tour as well! There are lots of ways to participate, even if you aren’t in NYC. Check out our website twittericodbsday.com for all the details and more information about the Sugar Hill community.