New York Exhibit Recognizes Set And Costume Designs


An array of 150 theatrical set and costume design models and sketches will be on display in StageStruck: The Magic of Theatre Design at Leslie/Lohman Gay Art Foundation Gallery in New York from November 13 to December 22.

Original sketches, models, and props have been gathered from a variety of sources, including numerous private collections, the New York Public Library's extensive theatre collection, and from many designers themselves. There will be a public reception for the opening of the exhibit from 6 to 8pm on Tuesday, November 13. Additionally, there will be an invitation only celebrity preview Monday, November 12.

The guest curators of this exhibit, Peter Harvey and David Noh, have assembled more than 150 items spanning 60 years in the world of theatre, opera, and ballet from the 1940s to the 2007 Broadway season, including designs for Grey Gardens, The Fantasticks, and Curtains. Historic productions represented in the show include Fancy Free, Hello Dolly, Boys in the Band, Lips Together Teeth Apart, and Delicate Balance, works by choreographer Jerome Robbins, composer/lyricist Jerry Herman, and playwrights Mart Crowley, Terrence McNally, and Edward Albee. Among the 60 designers represented in this exhibition are Oliver Smith, Cecil Beaton, John Lee Beatty, Santo Loquasto, Rouben Ter-Arutunian, William Ivey Long, Martin Pakledinaz, Oliver Messel, Desmond Heeley, Ed Wittstein, and Paul Cadmus.

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