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Turning 'Casablanca' Into Experimental Theatre
By DOUG STRASSLER
Thursday, April 13, 2017  •   Design  •    0 comments Share This
Thu Apr 13, 2017  •   Design  •    0 comments Share This
A new show stages the film's chaotic history --- Did you know that little people were used during the final scene of Casablanca? Or that fog had to be brought in to make that scene's iconic airplane appear more convincing? If so, then the new show CasablancaBOX might be for you. And even if you didn't know those obscure facts, this production...
How Ghosts and Trees Come to Life in 'Anastasia'
By FRANK RIZZO
Thursday, April 13, 2017  •   Design  •    0 comments Share This
Thu Apr 13, 2017  •   Design  •    0 comments Share This
Inside this Broadway's musical's projection design --- Near the end of the first act of the Broadway musical Anastasia, three characters, filled with hope and excitement, take a train out of Russia heading for Paris. It's quite a ride for them – and for the audience – in a production that highlights the latest in projection design....
On Broadway, His Designs Make Paris Magical
By MARK BLANKENSHIP
Thursday, April 06, 2017  •   Design  •    0 comments Share This
Thu Apr 6, 2017  •   Design  •    0 comments Share This
Inside Amelie's Whimsical Set and Costumes --- Even if you moved to the Left Bank, you'd never see the Paris that's onstage in Amélie, and that's entirely the point. Based on the Oscar-nominated French film from 2001, this new Broadway musical follows a young woman whose imagination imbues every moment with magic. Whether she's a child...
The Perfect Set for This Trashy, Classy Story
By MARK BLANKENSHIP
Wednesday, April 05, 2017  •   Design  •    0 comments Share This
Wed Apr 5, 2017  •   Design  •    0 comments Share This
The design of Pearl Theatre's Vanity Fair --- Yes, of course, the Pearl Theatre Company's production of Vanity Fair is set in a series of high-society homes and schools in the early 19th-century. After all, Kate Hamill's play is adapted from William Makepeace Thackery's classic satirical novel about Becky Sharp and Amelia Sedley, two women from vastly...
A Radical New Look for 'Miss Saigon'
By DOUG STRASSLER
Wednesday, March 22, 2017  •   Design  •    0 comments Share This
Wed Mar 22, 2017  •   Design  •    0 comments Share This
The Broadway revival's set changes everything --- The way the design team of Miss Saigon sees it, they will only have done their jobs correctly if the audience doesn't notice their work at all. "People shouldn't sit back and go, 'That was a great piece of scenery!'" says Totie Driver, the co-set designer for the current Broadway revival of the 80s...
Pay Attention to the Furniture in This Broadway Play
By MARK BLANKENSHIP
Thursday, March 02, 2017  •   Design  •    0 comments Share This
Thu Mar 2, 2017  •   Design  •    0 comments Share This
How the set enhances the story in The Price --- In the current Broadway revival of Arthur Miller's play The Price, a family's history is literally hanging over their heads. But before we get to metaphors, let's start with the story: Running at the American Airlines Theatre in a production from Roundabout Theatre Company, the show is set in an attic...
Why Does a Play About the Internet Have a Realistic Set?
By MARTHA WADE STEKETEE
Tuesday, December 13, 2016  •   Design  •    0 comments Share This
Tue Dec 13, 2016  •   Design  •    0 comments Share This
The meaningful space of Tiny Beautiful Things --- It might be about strangers communicating on the vast and anonymous internet, but Tiny Beautiful Things is a play of personal moments and intimate environs. Now playing at the Public in their Shiva Theater space, the show adapts the online advice columns that Cheryl Strayed wrote under the pseudonym...
Your Phone Can Take You to Oz
By JOSH AUSTIN
Thursday, December 08, 2016  •   Design  •    0 comments Share This
Thu Dec 8, 2016  •   Design  •    0 comments Share This
Inside a high-tech spin on Dorothy, Judy Garland, and more --- Unlike every other show in town, when you get to your seat for Elements of Oz, step one is to turn your ringer on and the volume up. At this production from the Builders Association, which is running through December 18 at 3LD, your phone or tablet is a principal character. At any rate,...
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