Talk about having the king's ear. Gary Fails spent several years working nights as the production electrician for Broadway's Circle in the Square, all the while keeping his day job as president and founder of City Theatrical, the Bronx-based manufacturer of lighting accessories. Fails worked with dozens of lighting designers during that period, and he made the most of it. "Every time a designer would walk into the theatre for a new show, whether it was Tharon Musser or Richard Nelson, I'd ...

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