Category: Design
With Three Shows on Broadway, Costume Designer Emilio Sosa Is All About First Instinct
Wednesday, November 16, 2022  •   Design  •    0 comments Share This
Wed Nov 16, 2022  •   Design  •    0 comments Share This
The two-time Tony nominee is busier than ever with 1776, A Beautiful Noise and Ain't No Mo' --- Emilio Sosa is making up for lost time. The 55-year-old costume designer admits he wasn't a theatre kid while growing up in the Dominican Republic and the South Bronx. But that changed when he started sweeping the floors of a costume shop at age 21. More...
Why Dede Ayite's Latest Award Was Worth the Wait
Wednesday, September 28, 2022  •   Design  •    0 comments Share This
Wed Sep 28, 2022  •   Design  •    0 comments Share This
After a two-and-a-half-year delay, the costume designer is finally being feted by her peers at the TDF/Irene Sharaff Awards --- How in demand is costume designer Dede Ayite? While interviewing her about receiving this year's TDF/Kitty Leech Young Master Award, which will be presented through the TDF Costume Collection at the annual TDF/Irene Sharaff...
Which Broadway Costumes Do You Wish You Owned?
Friday, May 20, 2022  •   Design  •    0 comments Share This
Fri May 20, 2022  •   Design  •    0 comments Share This
Welcome to Geek Out/Freak Out, where theatre fans get enthusiastic about things --- Today's topic: The Broadway costumes that wow us and the ones we want to take home! Clothes may make the man but on Broadway, costumes make the audience envious. Catherine Zuber's Swarovski crystal-encrusted creations for Moulin Rouge!, David C. Woolard's kinky wonderland...
Saving Bits of Broadway and the Environment While Sending Students to Shows
Friday, April 29, 2022  •   Design  •    0 comments Share This
Fri Apr 29, 2022  •   Design  •    0 comments Share This
Jennifer Wheeler Kahn on her journey from stage manager to Scenery Bags CEO --- Few theatre-related businesses can claim 2020 as their best year, but that turned out to be the case for Scenery Bags, which transforms retired theatrical materials from Broadway blockbusters such as Wicked, Mean Girls and Kinky Boots into fabulous accessories. "People...
What's It Like Designing Costumes for Three Shows at Once?
Friday, April 15, 2022  •   Design  •    0 comments Share This
Fri Apr 15, 2022  •   Design  •    0 comments Share This
Three-time Tony nominee Toni-Leslie James on her very busy return season --- Toni-Leslie James didn't just make it as a costume designer. The self-taught Broadway vet and Yale School of Drama professor tirelessly fought her way into the closets of the theatre industry. "I don't have a graduate degree, but I was never without a job," James says with...
A Downtown Puppet Master Returns With Her Latest Epic
Friday, January 24, 2020  •   Design  •    2 comments Share This
Fri Jan 24, 2020  •   Design  •    2 comments Share This
Theodora Skipitares' new spectacle celebrates a pair of African Americans pioneers --- In an exchange of letters with Thomas Jefferson in 1791, Benjamin Banneker—a free black man, independent farmer, self-taught astronomer and mathematician—argued for racial equality. Jefferson responded: "Nobody wishes more than I do to see such...
Why Broadway's 'A Christmas Carol' Isn't What You'd Expect
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?
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...
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