Elaine J. McCarthy is a leading Broadway projection designer whose work has been seen on Broadway in productions ranging from the new play, Impressionism, to Wicked, Spamalot, Thurgood, After The Fall, Good Vibrations, After The Fall, Assassins, and a special concert performance of Hair in 2004. A 2004 interview in Live Design noted: One of the great joys of projection designer Elaine J. McCarthy's job is haunting old bookshops looking for things that may be useful for future projects, or just things that appeal to her. Although she is a regular at Strand Book Store in lower Manhattan she says Powell's Books in Portland, OR, β€œis a used bookstore Mecca and I would journey there on my knees if I had to.” One find she acquired there with no particular show in mind was a vintage copy of the children's book, ABC, 123 and subsequently found a use for it in an industrial.”

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