Category: Design
Resurrecting Old New York in 'This Ain't No Disco'
By MICHAEL MARTIN
Thursday, July 19, 2018  •   Design  •    0 comments Share This
Thu Jul 19, 2018  •   Design  •    0 comments Share This
How set designer Jason Sherwood put Studio 54, The Mudd Club and Andy Warhol's Factory all on one stage --- How do you conjure three legendary hot spots from New York's past in an intimate Off-Broadway venue? That's the formidable challenge 28-year-old scenic designer Jason Sherwood faced with This Ain't No Disco at Atlantic Theater Company. A world-premiere...
Dressing a Greek Classic for Tomorrow
By ALLISON CONSIDINE
Friday, July 13, 2018  •   Design  •    0 comments Share This
Fri Jul 13, 2018  •   Design  •    0 comments Share This
How Lex Liang transports Antigone into the future through costumes --- Lex Liang had never seen a production of Antigone when director Carl Cofield invited him to design the costumes for the Classical Theatre of Harlem's take on Sophocles' tragedy. That was probably a good thing since this is far from a traditional mounting. The company's politically...
How Classic Musicals Are Being Reimagined Off-Broadway
By RAVEN SNOOK
Thursday, June 28, 2018  •   Design  •    0 comments Share This
Thu Jun 28, 2018  •   Design  •    0 comments Share This
See fresh takes on Fiddler on the Roof, On a Clear Day You Can See Forever and Carmen Jones --- Off-Broadway is often a destination for adventurous theatre, free from the commercial constraints of keeping a production running on the Great White Way. So it's intriguing that this summer, three nonprofit companies have chosen to revive classic Broadway...
How Do You Dress a Diva?
By MICHAEL MARTIN
Wednesday, May 30, 2018  •   Design  •    0 comments Share This
Wed May 30, 2018  •   Design  •    0 comments Share This
Tony-winning designer Paul Tazewell talks Summer: The Donna Summer Musical --- What becomes a legend most? That's what Paul Tazewell needed to figure out not once, not twice but three times as the costume designer for Summer, the new Broadway musical inspired by the life and music of late disco icon Donna Summer. Tazewell had to dress a trio of performers...
WATCH: Highlights from the TDF Irene Sharaff Awards
Tuesday, May 29, 2018  •   Design  •    0 comments Share This
Tue May 29, 2018  •   Design  •    0 comments Share This
Last month at our 24th annual TDF Irene Sharaff Awards, which honors costume designers, we did something we never had before: recognized four artists from the world of dance. On April 20 at the Edison Ballroom, legendary designers including Bob Mackie, Jane Greenwood and Susan Hilferty, and our TDF Costume Collection staff helped fete four fabulous...
Putting the Pageant Cart Before the Plague
By MARTHA WADE STEKETEE
Friday, February 23, 2018  •   Design  •    0 comments Share This
Fri Feb 23, 2018  •   Design  •    0 comments Share This
Tony-winning designer David Zinn creates a playful medieval world for The Amateurs --- David Zinn created an underwater extravaganza by designing the sets and costumes for the splashy Broadway musical SpongeBob SquarePants. But for his latest assignment, Jordan Harrison's The Amateurs at Off-Broadway's Vineyard Theatre, he's working on a decidedly...
Theatre by Candlelight
By GERARD RAYMOND
Monday, December 18, 2017  •   Design  •    0 comments Share This
Mon Dec 18, 2017  •   Design  •    0 comments Share This
How Farinelli and the King shines a very old-fashioned light on Broadway --- Three-time Tony winner Mark Rylance may be center stage in Farinelli and the King, but lighting designer Paul Russell is the one who puts him in the spotlight. Or, more accurately, candlelight. Written by Rylance's wife Claire van Kampen, the new London import about bipolar...
How Do You Conjure a Cartoon Onstage?
By LINDA BUCHWALD
Wednesday, November 29, 2017  •   Design  •    0 comments Share This
Wed Nov 29, 2017  •   Design  •    0 comments Share This
How David Zinn designed the costumes for SpongeBob SquarePants --- When Ethan Slater bounds onstage for the opening number of the new musical SpongeBob SquarePants at Broadway's Palace Theatre, he's clearly the title character even though he looks little like an animated rectangular sponge. Stylistic hints of his cartoon namesake -- a yellow shirt,...
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