April 14, 2012 – September 1, 2012
Costume, Set, and Lighting Designs from the Broadway shows The Producers, Young Frankenstein, Memphis, Hairspray, FELA, Avenue Q, and the Eugene O’Neill Theater Center
The exhibition explores the creative process behind the stunning visuals of Broadway shows. Each show’s set designs and costume designs, along with props and costumes, will be installed in individual galleries. In the Lobby, a puppet from Avenue Q will “greet” our visitors.
The designers participating in this exhibition include: Robin Wagner, David Rockwell, David Gallo, Marina Draghici, Robert Wierzel, and William Ivey Long. Both the designers and the producers (Tom Viertel, Sue Frost, Geoff Rich, Ruth and Stephen Hendel) of these shows will be interviewed and excerpts of these interviews will be accessible to visitors in the galleries, via their cell phones. A DVD will play an on-going loop of the “B rolls” of all of the Broadway shows represented, allowing the visitor to experience the final version of the collaboration between the designers on stage.