First Date started previews this month at Broadway's Longacre Theatre, with a creative team that includes scenic and media designer David Gallo, lighting designer Mike Baldassari, sound designer Kai Harada, and costume designer David C. Woolard.
King Kong, a new musical that opened last month in Melbourne, Australia at the Regent Theatre, may have a Broadway run in its future, according to The New York Times. Check out video interviews with members of the creative team....More
Let It Be, The Beatles musical tribute import from London's West End, started previews last week at the St. James Theatre. The creative tems includes scenic designer Tim McQuillen-Wright, lighting designer Jason Lyons, sound designer Gareth Owen, and video designer Duncan McLean.
Staging Concepts, industry leader in portable staging equipment, is now offering a new line of luxury portable seating. Designed for style and comfort, the Clarin by Hussey Seating Premium Series is made to give all spectators the first-rate experience they deserve. Whether it’s the courtside of an NBA facility or a section of a concert venue or black box theater, these portable chairs are created to ensure guests the ultimate viewing experience.
When ETC began developing a lighting product for cycloramas, the company didn’t want to put just any cyc light on the market. It had to meet several requirements to be deserving of the ETC brand: the light would be bright, easy to use, provide seamless coverage, and comply with the high standards ETC sets for its products. The result is the Source Four LED CYC, an adapter that affixes to any Source Four LED luminaire, transforming it into a powerful tool to illuminate cycloramas.
CHESTER, U.K. — Dating from the 13th century, the “Chester Mystery Plays” production involves hundreds of amateur actors, volumes of volunteer work and a great audience from different corners of the U.K. and from all over the world. Organized every five years outdoors, this year’s performances took place for the first time ever in the Chester Cathedral’s nave, where about 100 CHAUVET® Professional fixtures lit the set.
A look at Charlie and the Chocolate Factory the Musical, which opened at Theatre Royal, Drury Lane in London's West End in late June. The creative team includes set and costume designer Mark Thompson, lighting design by Paul Pyant, and puppet and illusion designer Jamie Harrison....More
Remember Bob Hope’s theme song “Thanks For The Memories?" That’s the thought that runs through my mind as my retirement from Rosco approaches. I’ve been associated with the company for some 35 years. And I hope everyone reading this has as much delight in their careers as I have had in mine....More
As a preview to this year’s 200th anniversary of Giuseppe Verdi’s birth in November, Ravenna Festival staged a trilogy of the composer’s most popular operas (Rigoletto, Il Trovatore, and La Traviata) in the city’s 19th century Alighieri Theatre. The ambitious project consisted of staging the three works, three times on three consecutive nights....More
The ESTA Foundation announces its 2013 Behind the Scenes Holiday Cards, created by an impressive array of all-star designers and young talent: Kenneth Foy, Anna Louizos, Chris Nyfield, Melissa Pfeiffer, Court Watson, and Greg Williams....More
PixelFLEX, innovators of the industry's most flexible, lightweight and durable LED video screens, announced today the introduction of its Light Rigid 8 (LR-8), an exceptionally bright LED video screen rated for complete outdoor use.
This year’s honors for triple Tony Award-winning set and costume designer Desmond Heeley include the USITT Distinguished Achievement Award in both Costume Design & Technology and Scene Design (the first time the Institute has given both awards to one designer) and the Robert L.B....More
Staging Concepts, industry leader in portable staging equipment, launches its newest product: The Aluminum Crowd Control Barricade. Its innovative design makes it one of the most durable and efficient crowd control barricades in the industry. Created after the Staging Concepts Steel Crowd Control Barricade, the lightweight Aluminum Barricade makes securing the perimeter of a concert crowd or large event easy.