As Broadway welcomes the new time-travelling musical The People in the Picture onto the boards, Broadway.com resident artist Justin ‘Squigs’ Robertson set out to welcome two-time Tony winner Donna Murphy to her role as Bubbie, a grandmother and Holocaust survivor in 1970s New York City. Through her storytelling, Bubbie brings the people in a faded photograph (Alexander Gemignani, Joyce Van Patten, Christopher Innvar, Hal Robinson, Chip Zien and Lewis J. Stadlen) to life for her granddaughter Jenny (Rachel Resheff), who loves nothing more than hearing her grandmother’s stories of life as a Yiddish theater star in pre-war Poland, to the dismay of her mother, Red (Nicole Parker). Check out Squigs' stunning portrait of these People, then head to Studio 54 to meet them in person.
About the Artist: With a desire to celebrate the magic of live theater and those who create it, and with a deep reverence for such touchstones as the work of Al Hirschfeld and the wall at Sardi’s, Squigs is happy and grateful to be among those carrying on the traditions where theater and caricature meet. He was born and raised in Oregon, lived in Los Angeles for quite a long time and now calls New York City his home. Photo by Matthew Murphy