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August 1, 2014 12:41 PM
The world Marvel Comics come 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.
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.
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.
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.
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 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 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'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'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.
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.
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, 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 (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.
The Super Bowl XLVII 2013 Halftime Show with Beyonce featured production design by Bruce Rodgers of tribe inc, and lighting by Al Gurdon....
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....
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 Womens World Cup soccer championships. ...
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. ...
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 Queens music, still hot more than 20 years after the death of Freddie Mercury in 1991. ...
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....
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 features extensive video and photo coverage, as well as interviews with designers in all disciplines of this Broadway phenomenon.
Check out our project-in-focus on Cirque Du Soleil's Zarkana at New York's Radio City Music Hall.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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).
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 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.
Live Design's coverage of the design of the 2010 winter Olympics and past Olympics coverage.