The design teams behind Cabaret and Twelfth Night will be among the winners at the 1998 Entertainment Design Awards, to be held Dec. 11 in the Pope Auditorium at Fordham University. Entertainment Design is the new name of TCI/Theatre Crafts, a trade publication which concentrates on theatrical design. The new name will take effect January 1999. The awards honor outstanding contributions to the field of entertainment design and technology. Receiving prizes will be the design team of the Roundabout Theatre Company revival of Cabaret , including Robert Brill (sets); Brian Ronan (sound); Peggy Eisenhauer and Mike Baldassari (lighting); and William Ivey Long (costumes). Also recognized will be the technical and scenic staff for the Lincoln Center Theatre Company's production of Twelfth Night , featuring Jane Snow/Hudson Scenic (scenic painting); Walter Murphy (head carpenter); Patrick Merryman (master electrician); Gregory Meeh (special effects); and Scenic Technologies (scenic elements and machinery). The award will be presented by Natasha Katz, lighting designer for Twelfth Night.
Other winners include the designers of Cirque de Soleil's new Las Vegas show O , and the Jim Henson Creature Shop, cited for their work on the London musical Doctor Dolittle .