Backstage Video: Moby-Dick Load-In Time-Lapse - American Repertory Theater

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In this Backstage Video from American Repertory Theater you can see a time-lapse of Scenic Designer Mimi Lien's set for Moby-Dick being loaded in. From the creative team behind A.R.T.’s 2015 production of Natasha, Pierre & The Great Comet of 1812 comes an epic musical adaptation of Herman Melville’s iconic American novel. As the egomaniacal Captain Ahab drives his crew across the seas in pursuit of the great white whale, Melville’s nineteenth-century vision of America collides head-on with the present. 

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Theater Critic, John Simon
Theater Critic, John Simon

In Memoriam: John Simon, Theater Critic, 94

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The theater critic John Simon died on Sunday, November 24, 2019 at the age of 94. Simon was the theater critic at New York magazine for 36 years from October 1968 until May 2005. He then wrote theater reviews for Bloomberg News from June 2005 through November 2010. He also reviewed theater for The Westchester Guardian. Simon died at Westchester Medical Center. At the time of his death, he lived in Manhattan with second wife, Patricia Hoag-Simon.

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Backstage Video: The Set Design and Movement in Hansard at The National Theatre

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In this video from the UKs National Theatre, Set Designer Hildegard Bechtler and Movement Director Shelley Maxwell talk about the creation of the set for Simon Wood's new play, Hansard and how the actors move through it. They give an insight into how long married couple Robin (Alex Jennings) and Diana (Lindsay Duncan) navigate their English country home.

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Backstage Video: Scenic Designer, Robert Mark Morgan Talks About his Twelfth Night Set Design

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In this video from the Denver Center for the Performing Arts, take an audio-assisted virtual tour into the world of Robert Mark Morgan's Scenic Design for the DCPA Theatre Company's upcoming production of Shakespeare's Twelfth Night, performing in the Space Theatre. He'll describe exactly how this creative team will let love make fools of us all. 
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Backstage Video: Scenic Designer Arnel V. Sancianco Talks About his Set for The Nerd

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One of the funniest plays ever written, The Nerd premiered at Milwaukee Repertory Theater in 1981 with playwright Larry Shue filling the role of Willum Cubbert. It went on to become one of the most produced and best loved comedies in the history of American theater, running for 441 performances on Broadway before moving on to theaters across the U.S. and abroad. Here’s a video interview with Scenic Designer, Arnel V. Sancianco who comments, “Every time we do it, it becomes more and more a period play, and so this version of ‘The Nerd’ is going to be a blast from the past.”

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