Peter Harvey and David Noh will curate the event featuring over 150 items from the worlds of ballet, opera and Broadway from 1940 through 2007. Shows represented will include Grey Gardens, The Fantasticks and Curtains, as well as historic productions of Fancy Free; Hello, Dolly!; Boys in the Band; Lips Together, Teeth Apart; and A Delicate Balance. Original sketches, props and models — some from private collections — will represent the work of over 60 designers, including David Hockney, Oliver Smith, Cecil Beaton, John Lee Beatty, Santo Loquasto, Rouben Ter-Arutunian, William Ivey Long, Martin Pakledinaz, Oliver Messel, Desmond Heeley, Ed Wittstein and Paul Cadmus.
The exhibit is designed to highlight the achievements of gay and lesbian designers who work in conjunction with fellow gay and lesbian playwrights, directors, choreographers and composers.
A public reception on Nov. 14 will celebrate the opening of the exhibit from 6-8 PM at the Leslie/Lohman Gay Art Foundation Gallery, located at 26 Wooster Street in Manhattan. "StageStruck: The Magic of Theatre Design" will remain on display through Dec. 22.
Further information is available by visiting www.leslielohman.org.