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Tony-Winning Designer Derek McLane Offers a Beautiful Look at Recreating the Iconic Brill Building

Tony-Winning Designer Derek McLane Offers a Beautiful Look at Recreating the Iconic Brill Building

Tony-winning scenic designer Derek McLane shares the vision behind his set for Beautiful: The Carole King Musical. Find out how he brings the "puzzling, but poetic and gritty realism" of NYC's Brill Building to life.

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Tony-Winning Designer William Ivey Long on the Art, Insects and Pop Stars that Inspired His Cinderella Costumes

Tony-Winning Designer William Ivey Long on the Art, Insects and Pop Stars that Inspired His Cinderella Costumes

William Ivey Long picked up his sixth Tony Award for Cinderella's gorgeous costumes. Here, the designer opens up about career-changing musicals, unlikely inspirations and how he makes this Rodgers & Hammerstein show sparkle and shimmer.

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John Lee Beatty Offers a Revealing Look at the Remarkable Revolving Design of Broadway's The Nance

John Lee Beatty Offers a Revealing Look at the Remarkable Revolving Design of Broadway's The Nance

Tony-winning scenic designer John Lee Beatty shares the inspiration and artistry of his gorgeously detailed set for The Nance, Douglas Carter Beane's Depression-era play about a gay burlesque performer facing a changing world.

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Gregg Barnes Explains How Mariah, Whitney, Mary J. Blige & RuPaul Inspired Kinky Boots' Dragtastic Costumes

Gregg Barnes Explains How Mariah, Whitney, Mary J. Blige & RuPaul Inspired Kinky Boots' Dragtastic Costumes

Tony-nominated costume designer Gregg Barnes reveals the inspiration and special challenged of creating the eye-popping costumes of Broadway's Kinky Boots.

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Six-Time Tony Winner Bob Crowley Shares the Secret to Recreating Pub Life in Once

Six-Time Tony Winner Bob Crowley Shares the Secret to Recreating Pub Life in Once

Scenic and costume designer Bob Crowley opened his London studio to us to discuss the look of Tony winner Once, which is now playing both on Broadway and in the West End. Find out Crowley's inspiration for the cozy, comfy pub and more!

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Cat on a Hot Tin Roof Scenic Designer Christopher Oram On Creating an Exquisite Cage for Maggie the Cat

Cat on a Hot Tin Roof Scenic Designer Christopher Oram On Creating an Exquisite Cage for Maggie the Cat

Christopher Oram, the inventive scenic designer of Broadway's Cat on a Hot Tin Roof, reveals the inspiration behind the evocative set on which stars Scarlett Johansson and Benjamin Walker unravel their sultry tale.

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Designer Beowulf Boritt on the Stellar Rotation of the Grace Set & the Story Behind His Name

Designer Beowulf Boritt on the Stellar Rotation of the Grace Set & the Story Behind His Name

Set designer Beowulf Boritt shares his creative vision for Craig Wright’s Grace, starring Paul Rudd and Michael Shannon. Find out all about Borrit’s memorable design, which features a subtly rotating stage, a celestial backdrop and more.

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What's Black & White and Broadway All Over? Costume Designer Amy Clark on Chaplin's Stark Look

What's Black & White and Broadway All Over? Costume Designer Amy Clark on Chaplin's Stark Look

Costume designer Amy Clark gives Broadway.com an inside peek at original sketches, swatches and concepts for Chaplin’s glamorous black-and-white wardrobe, and pays a tearful tribute to her late collaborator and mentor, Martin Pakledinaz.

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Tony Winner Paloma Young on the ‘Dandy’ Costume Designs of Peter and the Starcatcher

Tony Winner Paloma Young on the ‘Dandy’ Costume Designs of Peter and the Starcatcher

Costume designer Paloma Young won her first Tony Award, or “a big gold star on the resume,” for Peter and the Starcatcher. Young talked to Broadway.com about the beer cans, broken watches and spoons that inspired a stylish shipwreck.

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Tony Nominee Tobin Ost Discusses the Set Design of Newsies

Tony Nominee Tobin Ost Discusses the Set Design of Newsies

After working on 13 Broadway shows, scenic designer Tobin Ost received his first Tony nomination for his work on Newsies. Ost talked to Broadway.com about creating the complex set and how the printing press inspired the inky look of the show.

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