Category: Design
Why Broadway's 'A Christmas Carol' Isn't What You'd Expect
By RAVEN SNOOK
Wednesday, November 20, 2019  •   Design  •    0 comments Share This
Wed Nov 20, 2019  •   Design  •    0 comments Share This
Tony-winning scenic and costume designer Rob Howell discusses his nontraditional take on the holiday staple --- When director Matthew Warchus approached his longtime collaborator, scenic and costume designer Rob Howell, about doing a theatrical adaptation of Charles Dickens' A Christmas Carol, they only knew what they didn't want to see: a conventional...
Why Is This Woman Covered in Fur and Caged?
By DIEP TRAN
Thursday, November 07, 2019  •   Design  •    2 comments Share This
Thu Nov 7, 2019  •   Design  •    2 comments Share This
After almost a quarter century, Migdalia Cruz's FUR has its belated New York premiere --- Migdalia Cruz, who turns 61 this week, wrote FUR when she was in a very different place in her life. First staged in Chicago in 1995, the absurdist romance about a fur-covered woman has been produced all over the world, including in Turkey and Egypt. After almost...
Why 'Hercules' Needs Puppets of Mythic Proportions
By RAVEN SNOOK
Thursday, August 22, 2019  •   Design  •    0 comments Share This
Thu Aug 22, 2019  •   Design  •    0 comments Share This
How Obie winner James Ortiz is helping to bring Disney's animated movie to the stage --- When The Public Theater hired James Ortiz to design puppets for its Public Works' adaptation of Hercules, the first thing he did was rewatch the source material. It had been years since he'd seen Disney's 1997 animated movie, and he wanted to get a sense of which...
Swarovski Crystals Are a Girl's Best Friend in 'Moulin Rouge!'
By RAVEN SNOOK
Thursday, August 15, 2019  •   Design  •    0 comments Share This
Thu Aug 15, 2019  •   Design  •    0 comments Share This
How Tony-winning costume designer Catherine Zuber helps make this spectacular spectacular --- One of the most heartbreaking moments in Moulin Rouge! The Musical comes in Act II, when the villainous Duke of Monroth (Tam Mutu) forces his conflicted courtesan Satine (Karen Olivo) to change out of a lush maroon gown that fits her like a second skin. In...
Meet the Puppet Master of 'Beetlejuice'
By RAVEN SNOOK
Thursday, May 09, 2019  •   Design  •    1 comment Share This
Thu May 9, 2019  •   Design  •    1 comment Share This
Michael Curry on reinventing some of the movie's most iconic nonhuman characters for the stage --- Compliment Michael Curry on his eye-popping puppets for Beetlejuice on Broadway, and he'll politely correct you. "They're characters really," he insists. "While they're not played by human beings, they're designed in a way where they have a sentient...
Predicting the Next Big Names in Costume Design for 25 Years
By RAVEN SNOOK
Friday, April 12, 2019  •   Design  •    0 comments Share This
Fri Apr 12, 2019  •   Design  •    0 comments Share This
Why the list of Young Master winners at the TDF/Irene Sharaff Awards reads like a who's who of the industry --- Where do you look to find the next big name in theatrical costume design? For the past quarter century, the winners of the Young Master Award at the annual TDF/Irene Sharaff Awards have been a great predictor. Named for legendary costume...
Giving 'Alice in Wonderland' an NC-17 Makeover
By MATTHEW WEXLER
Thursday, April 11, 2019  •   Design  •    1 comment Share This
Thu Apr 11, 2019  •   Design  •    1 comment Share This
Company XIV's resident designer on his sexy neo-baroque aesthetics for Queen of Hearts --- Lewis Carroll's 1865 novel Alice's Adventures in Wonderland is constantly being reimagined for the stage, from big-budget musicals to plucky kids' shows, audacious ballets to a an immersive trip down the rabbit hole. But Company XIV's Queen of Hearts may be...
The Art of Designing Black Hair for the Stage
By JEN GUSHUE
Tuesday, March 12, 2019  •   Design  •    0 comments Share This
Tue Mar 12, 2019  •   Design  •    0 comments Share This
How Cookie Jordan brings talent and cultural knowledge to her work --- Looking at Cookie Jordan's extensive New York City stage credits, it seems like she's the go-to hair and wig designer for productions with predominantly black casts. After all, her résumé includes Eclipsed, Once on This Island, Choir Boy, An Octoroon, Fairview, Sugar...
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