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North and South

Costume designer William Ivey Long, who had an Off Broadway triumph earlier this season with his riotously detailed Victorian designs for the gothic horror spoof The Mystery of Irma Vep, continues his tour through the 19th century with two Broadway musicals: the new revival of Irving Berlin's Annie Get Your Gun and Frank Wildhorn's The Civil War. These assignments provide a fascinating case study of a designer responding to two distinct production concepts.

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