The iconic fashion of PRETTY WOMAN

Pretty Woman Costume Designer Gregg Barnes sat down with Kathrine Nero in New York City to talk about designing the clothes for this unforgettable story.  Kathrine Nero: There are some iconic moments in Pretty Woman.  Will we recognize some of these looks? Gregg Barnes:  When something comes along like Pretty Woman and the audience has... Continue Reading →

Backcombing HAIRSPRAY with Jack O’Brien

By Jack O’Brien Eighteen years ago, HAIRSPRAY bowed for the first time on Broadway, earning a New York Times rave that called it “deliriously tuneful…as sweet as a show can be." The original creative team was led by director Jack O’Brien and included choreography by Jerry Mitchell, set design by David Rockwell, costumes by William Ivey... Continue Reading →

A New Way of Looking at TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD

The Broadway adaptation’s writer Aaron Sorkin talks about updating and paying homage to Harper Lee’s American classic today. (Excerpted from Simms, David. “A New Way of Looking at To Kill a Mockingbird.” The Atlantic, December 17, 2019) The first line of Aaron Sorkin’s stage adaptation of To Kill a Mockingbird is one of quiet confusion. “Something didn’t... Continue Reading →

MY FAIR LADY: The Original Makeover Story

By Sheryl Flatow Americans love a good makeover. If you doubt it, there have been more than a dozen reality TV shows and countless magazines showcasing the benefits of transformation: new clothes, new makeup, new grooming, new hairdo and, voila, a new you. These external changes might seem superficial, but it’s apparent to anyone who’s... Continue Reading →

Andy Blankenbuehler’s Pride and Joy in HAMILTON

Bridgett Raffenberg from 365 Things to Do in Cincinnati caught up with Cincinnatian Andy Blankenbuehler in NYC to talk about choreographing HAMILTON. Bridgett Raffenberg:  Tell us a bit about your background and career. Andy Blankenbuehler:  I’m a director and choreographer in New York City.  I grew up in Cincinnati.  I moved to New York City... Continue Reading →

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