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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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Designers Eugene Lee and Edward Pierce on Creating the ‘Pressure Cooker’ of A Streetcar Named Desire

Designers Eugene Lee and Edward Pierce on Creating the ‘Pressure Cooker’ of A Streetcar Named Desire

When it comes to Tennessee Williams’ classic A Streetcar Named Desire, the city of New Orleans is as much a character as Blanche or Stanley. So it fell to set designer Eugene Lee and lighting designer Edward Pierce to bring the energy of the city into Stanley and Stella’s cramped apartment, where the play takes place. “Emily Mann, the ...

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Designer Paul Tazewell Blends the Bible With Elton John & Rihanna to Create the Costumes of Jesus Christ Superstar

Designer Paul Tazewell Blends the Bible With Elton John & Rihanna to Create the Costumes of Jesus Christ Superstar

In creating the wardrobe of Jesus Christ Superstar, costume designer Paul Tazewell traveled across the millennia to draw from a variety of unlikely sources. The drapery of biblical times is apparent in the show’s silhouettes, but Tazewell and director Des McAnuff added plenty of anachronistic touches to keep the show feeling modern. Middle Eastern looks are blended with influences ...

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Designing Broadway: Scenic Designer David Korins on Creating the ‘Chinese Puzzle’ Sets of Chinglish

Designing Broadway: Scenic Designer David Korins on Creating the ‘Chinese Puzzle’ Sets of Chinglish

When David Korins was hired to design the sets of Chinglish, the story of an American businessman who goes to Guiyang, China, to drum up business for his sign-making company, he began with research on the city itself (“not one of the sexy coastal cities”). Korins found inspiration from “architecture that is aspirational, but not that well-designed.” Then lightning struck ...

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Designing Broadway: Costume Designer Gregg Barnes on the Ghostly Glamour of Follies

Designing Broadway: Costume Designer Gregg Barnes on the Ghostly Glamour of Follies

Tapping into the over-the-top glamour required for Follies was a "daunting, thrilling, intimidating" task for costume designer Gregg Barnes, but the spectacular sartorial results speak for themselves. In the Stephen Sondheim-scored show, Barnes had to dig into time periods extending backward from 1971, when the show is set; through 1941, when the show’s characters were Follies stars; back to ...

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Designing Broadway: Set Designer David Gallo Honors History for The Mountaintop

Designing Broadway: Set Designer David Gallo Honors History for The Mountaintop

Translating an iconic real-life location is a test for a scenic designer, and The Mountaintop’s David Gallo went to great lengths to do the job right. To recreate the Lorraine Motel, where Martin Luther King Jr. spent his last night before his assassination in 1968, the Tony-winning set and projection designer amassed what he calls “the world’s largest ...

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