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Eurovision Song Contest 2016

May 4, 2016 8:23 am

The massive Eurovision Song Contest production features the work of technical director Ola Melzig, with lighting design by Fredrik Jönsson, set design by Frida Arvidsson and Viktor Brattström, video design by Mikki Kunttu, and pyro design by Markku Aalto.

Beyonce The Formation World Tour

May 2, 2016 7:26 am

Beyoncé launched her much anticipated Formation World Tour at Marlins Park in Miami in April, featuring production design by Es Devlin and lighting design by Tim Routledge.

Super Bowl 50 Halftime Show 2016

February 8, 2016 8:50 am

Super Bowl 50 Halftime Show featured Coldplay, Beyoncé, and Bruno Mars, with production design by Bruce Rodgers, lighting design by Bob Barnhart, and screens creative direction by Ben Miles, with content by Northhouse FilmsShop, and My Accomplice. Sets and staging were done by All Access Staging & Productions, video supplied by VER, lighting by PRG, pyro by Strictly FX, audio from Audiotek, and rigging by StageRigging.

Hamilton On Broadway

November 3, 2015 9:46 AM

Broadway's Hamilton features an all-star design team consisting of David Korins, sets; Howell Binkley, lighting; Nevin Steinberg, sound; and Paul Tazewell, costumes.


May 29, 2015 8:20 AM

U2's iNNOCENCE + eXPERIENCE Tour features creative direction by Willie Williams, with set design by Es Devlin and Ric Lipson (Stufish), and sound designed by Joe O'Herlihy, all working with longtime production manager Jake Berry.

Omnia Nightclub by Hakkasan Group

April 1, 2015 1:20 PM

Omnia Nightclub at Caesar's Palace is Las Vegas' latest hotspot, conceived by Hakkasan Group, with architectural design by Rockwell Group and lighting design by Willie Williams of U2 fame. Check out our full coverage, sponsored by Robe and L-Acoustics, at our Project In Focus on Omnia here, and check back often for continuing updates.

One Direction On The Road Again 2015 Tour

March 3, 2015 2:20 PM

One Direction has launched its On The Road Again 2015 Tour, with creative direction by Lee Lodge, set design by Stufish, lighting design by Paul Normandale, Richard Turner as screens/video technical director, and Dave Lee as lighting programmer/director, with video content by Geodezik. Check out our full coverage, sponsored by Upstaging and Kinesys, at our Project In Focus on One Direction here, and check back often for continuing updates.

Royal Caribbean Quantum Of The Seas

February 4, 2015 2:20 PM

Royal Caribbean International’s latest cruise ship Quantum of the Seas ushers in the newest generation of super smart ships with first-at-sea features and amenities, including the world’s first robotic bartenders, a skydiving simulator, entertainment complex with bumper cars, futuristic entertainment, and state-of-the-art venues. Check out our coverage, sponsored by Elation Professional.

Super Bowl XLIX 2015 Halftime Show Featuring Katy Perry

February 2, 2015 8:20 AM

Check out our extensive coverage of the Super Bowl XLIX 2015 Halftime Show featuring Katy Perry, with production design by Bruce Rodgers, lighting design by Bob Barnhart, Baz Halpin as creative director for Perry, and video content by Lightborne. Sets and staging were done by All Access Staging & Productions, pyro by Strictly FX, lighting supplied by PRG, and video from VER. Michael Curry Design did the huge lion puppet design, and Marina Toybina designed the costumes, as well as the beach scene characters.

Marvel Universe Live

August 1, 2014 12:41 PM

The world of Marvel Comics comes to life on stage in Marvel Universe Live, directed by Shanda Sawyer, with production design by Joe Stewart, video content/systems design by Bob Bonniol, lighting design by Norm Schwab, and costume design by Cynthia Nordstrom. Check out coverage of design and technical aspects of the tour.

Coachella Valley Music And Arts Festival 2014

May 28, 2014 2:56 PM

Check out coverage of some of the stages and surrounding areas of the Coachella Music and Arts Festival, 2014, including various stages, scenes around the festival, design details, and more.

Highlights Of 2014 Tony Nominees

April 30, 2014 4:17 PM

The 68th Annual Tony Awards nominations were announced April 29 in the Diamond Horseshoe at the Paramount Hotel. On June 8 the Tony Awards will be broadcast in a live three-hour ceremony from Radio City Music Hall on CBS beginning at 8 PM ET. Tony winner Hugh Jackman will once again host.

Rocky On Broadway

April 18, 2014 10:26 AM

Alex Timbers' (Tony nominee for Peter and the Starcatcher) musical version of Rocky is a total knockout, featuring set designer Christopher Barreca, projection designers Dan Scully and Pablo Molina, costume designer David Zinn, sound designer Peter Hylenski, and lighting designer Christopher Akerlind.

Super Bowl XLVIII 2014 Halftime Show

This year's Halftime Show with Bruno Mars featured production design by Bruce Rodgers and lighting design by Bob Barnhart, with LeRoy Bennett, Jamie King, and Tiffany Olson as creative directors and gear/services from VER, PRG, Strictly FX, All Access Staging & Productions, ATK Audio, and PixMob.

Nine Inch Nails Tension Tour

Nine Inch Nails hit the road on Tension, with a production and lighting design by LeRoy Bennett. Check out all the coverage here, including video interviews, galleries, and more.

Cirque Du Soleil's Michael Jackson ONE 

Cirque du Soleil's latest masterpiece is a production in honor of The King of Pop himself. Check out our extensive coverage, including interviews, images, renderings, and more. 

Beyonce The Mrs. Carter Tour

Beyonce's The Mrs. Carter Tour features production design by LeRoy Bennet, with staging and set build by Tait. Check out our extensive coverage, including interviews, images, renderings, and more.

Bon Jovi Because We Can: The Tour

Bon Jovi's Because We Can: The Tour features production design by Doug "Spike" Brant and his team at Performance Environment Design. Check out our extensive coverage of the visuals.

Pippin On Broadway

A bold new staging of the 1972 existential musical in its first Broadway revival. Pippin, on a death-defying journey to find his "corner of the sky," must choose between a life that's ordinary or a flash of singular glory. Moving to Broadway form ART in Boston, directed by Tony Award-winner Diane Paulus.

Matilda On Broadway

Roald Dahl's Matilda The Musical on Broadway features set and costume design by Rob Howell, a faculty member at the Broadway Scenic Master Classes. It also includes lighting design by Hugh Vanstone and sound design by Simon Baker.

Lucky Guy On Broadway

Lucky Guy, written by Nora Ephron and starring Tom Hanks, features lighting design by Broadway Lighting Master Classes creative consultant and multiple Tony Award winner Jules Fisher and his design partner, Tony Award winner Peggy Eisenhauer, set design by David Rockwell, and projection design by Batwin + Robin.

Ultra Music Festival 2013

Ultra Music Festival 2013 (UMF) is the largest incarnation of the electronic music festival yet, now in its 15th year and spanning two weekends, with stages designed by Bruce Rodgers and James Klein, and UMF veteran Steve Lieberman.

Super Bowl XLVII 2013 Halftime Show

The Super Bowl XLVII 2013 Halftime Show with Beyonce featured production design by Bruce Rodgers of tribe inc, and lighting by Al Gurdon....

Annie On Broadway

Check out our extensive coverage of Annie on Broadway, with lighting design by Don Holder, set design by David Korins, projection design by Wendall K. Harrington, and sound design by Brian Ronan....

Jennifer Lopez, Shakira, and Rihanna at Baku Crystal Hall

Going global was the theme for the production team working on a trio of solo concerts in late September/early October for rock divas Jennifer Lopez, Shakira, and Rihanna at Baku Crystal Hall in Azerbaijan as part of the FIFA Women’s World Cup soccer championships. ...

Madonna MDNA Tour

Madonna's creative team includes show director Michel Laprise, set designer Mark Fisher, lighting designer Al Gurdon, production manager Jake Berry, video technical director Stefaan Desmedt, choreographers Rich + Tone, and multimedia content created by Moment Factory. ...

Queen Extravaganza Tribute Tour

Check out our extensive coverage of the official Queen tribute show, Queen Extravaganza, with musicians and singers hand picked by Roger Taylor and Brian May, original members of the band, in a nation-wide talent search. The tour celebrates Queen’s music, still hot more than 20 years after the death of Freddie Mercury in 1991. ...

Bruce Springsteen & The E Street Band Wrecking Ball Tour

Bruce Springsteen & The E Street Band is on tour yet again, this time in support of Wrecking Ball, with longtime collaborator Jeff Ravitz providing production and lighting design and Bruce Rodgers of Tribe inc, lending some stage design....

Super Bowl XLVI Halftime Show

Once again production designer Bruce Rodgers of Tribe Inc. created an eye-popping halftime show for Super Bowl XLVI, featuring Madonna on a set built by All Access Staging, video gear provided by LMG, with Green Hippo Hippotizers via programmer Jason Rudolph, pyro design by Ron Smith, pyro services by J.E.M F/X, rigging by Stage Rigging, lighting services by PRG and Full Flood, and audio services by AUDIOTEK. Al Gurdon was the lighting designer.

Designing Spider-Man

Designing Spider-Man features extensive video and photo coverage, as well as interviews with designers in all disciplines of this Broadway phenomenon.


Cirque Du Soleil Zarkana

Check out our project-in-focus on Cirque Du Soleil's Zarkana at New York's Radio City Music Hall.

Broadway's Best Of Times

We asked you, our readers, to pick your favorite Broadway designs through the years. While we took into consideration the number of nominations, we also looked closely at why you chose the shows, giving weight to your comments, as well. So here they are, your top ten from the last 40 years in chronological order.

Project In Focus: Rain: A Tribute To The Beatles

Rain: A Tribute To The Beatles, On Broadway Check out our extensive coverage of sound and lighting for this rockin' performance by Rain, The Beatles cover band playing at Broadway's Brooks Atkinson Theatre, where it transferred earlier this year from the Neil Simon.

Project In Focus: New World Center

A new high-tech concert venue in Miami Beach. New World Center marks a new era for classical music with the inauguration of the institution's first purpose-built home: a new cultural landmark designed by Frank Gehry with built-in projection surfaces and coolux media server system.

Roger Waters' The Wall Tour

With a design team that includes production designer Mark Fisher, lighting designer Marc Brickman, and creative director Sean Evans, Roger Waters' The Wall 30th anniversary tour set is a facsimile of the 1980 version, with a bit more projection this time around.

Belasco Theatre: Historic Renovation On Broadway

One of Broadway's classic theatres, the Belasco, originally opened in 1907 as the Stuyvesant Theatre. The marquee, lobby, and auditorium have been renovated by The Shubert Organization.

Jay-Z/Eminem: Detroit to New York

Plots, images, and renderings of the Jay-Z and Eminem concerts in September in Detroit at Comerica Park and in New York at Yankee Stadium (All Photos: Roger Staub of Infect Productions).

Tours De Force: The Top Ten Concert Tour Designs Of All Time

Live Design's look at the best concert tour designs of all time. These were the most popular choices for their combined aesthetic and technically groundbreaking value.

The Essence Music Festival

The Essence Music Festival is a three-day concert and cultural seminar series produced by Rehage Entertainment.Inc, and held in the Louisiana Superdome and Ernest N. Morial Convention Center. It is the largest African-American music and empowerment event in the country; and the 2010 Festival featured top performers such as Janet Jackson, Mary J. Blige, Alicia Keys and Earth Wind and Fire.

Designing Vancouver 2010

Live Design's coverage of the design of the 2010 winter Olympics and past Olympics coverage.

U2 360 Tour

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