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From Greenwich Village to Broadway: Brenda Abbandandolo Talks Costume Design for ‘The Sign in Sidney Brustein’s Window’

The Sign in Sidney Brustein’s Window is the first BAM (Brooklyn Academy of Music)-produced production to transfer to Broadway in 35 years. Starring Oscar Isaac and Rachel Brosnahan, The Sign in Sidney Brustein’s Window takes place in 1960s Greenwich Village amidst a changing world. To help tell the story originally authored by playwright Loraine Hansberry,…

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Behind the Costumes of ‘Beauty and the Beast: A 30th Celebration’

Welcome back to another piece on Beauty and the Beast! Last time, we talked about the 1994 Broadway musical and the 2017 Disney live-action movie adaptation of Beauty and the Beast, where we specifically focused on Belle’s gown and the Beast’s costume. But this time, we’ll be looking at something new – the costumes of…

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The World of Costumes and Theater: An Interview with Emilio Sosa

As a thespian and lover of the performing arts, I am always on the lookout for new plays and musicals. Luckily, just this past holiday season, we were gifted with a brand new, special telecast of Annie, called Annie Live! This musical was absolutely incredible! The cast put on an amazing performance, the sets were…

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Costume as a Way of Thinking – Interview with Professor Sofia Pantouvaki

Tempest (2015), Music Centre Helsinki; Lead costume designer: Sofia Pantouvaki, Associate costume designers: Susanna Suurla, Heli Salomaa, Lauren Sever, Mimosa Norja As 2022 has just begun, one of our first interviews this year introduces a scenographer and Professor of Costume Design at Aalto University, Finland: the wonderful Sofia Pantouvaki. Apart from discussing her impressive and…

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The Beauty And The Beast Of Costume Design

Photo 1: Disney’s 1991 animated version of Beauty and the Beast. Photo 2: Susan Egan as Belle (L) and Terrence Mann as Beast (R) in 1994 Beauty and the Beast on Broadway. Photo 3: Dan Stevens as Beast (left) and Emma Watson as Belle (right) in Disney’s 2017 Beauty and the Beast. Photo courtesy of…

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