It's not easy designing costumes for the circus; there are all sorts of things to worry about — like budgets, materials, silhouettes, and tiger urine. These and more were part of the learning curve when theatre costume designer Ann Hould-Ward went to work for the Ringling Bros. Barnum and Bailey circus. Hould-Ward has several iconic Broadway designs to her credit, including Sunday in the Park With George (done in collaboration with the late Patricia Zipprodt), the original production of ...

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