Hilferty and Goodman to Discuss Women Designing for Theatre at NYPL Jan. 12

News   Hilferty and Goodman to Discuss Women Designing for Theatre at NYPL Jan. 12
Tony Award-winning costume designer Susan Hilferty will join Broadway producer Robyn Goodman to discuss women working in the theatre at the New York Public Library for the Performing Arts on Jan. 12.

At 6 PM Tony-winning producer Goodman (In the Heights, West Side Story, Avenue Q) will speak with Hilferty as part of the Library's current exhibit "Curtain Call: Celebrating a Century of Women Designing for Live Performance" in the Bruno Walter Auditorium.

Hilferty, who earned a Tony Award for her visionary designs for Wicked, has also received Tony nominations for her work on the 2002 revival of Into the Woods, as well as Spring Awakening and Lestat.

Hilferty's designs for Wicked, including Glinda's blue Dior-inspired dress, are among the items displayed in the exhibit, which runs through May 2. The exhibit traces the influence of female designers from 1890 to present day, including Caroline Siedle's 1897 costume illustrations for The Belle of New York, as well as sketches for the lavish designs for the revues at the Hippodrome, the Roxy and the Greenwich Village Follies.

Also presented are the gown in which Constance Towers' Anna waltzed with Yul Brynner's King to "Shall We Dance?"; Richard Burton's casual Hamlet garb; Hume Cronyn's ass's head (as Bottom at Stratford, Ontario); the wings from Angels in America; as well as set models and designs from Spring Awakening, In the Heights, Avenue Q, Tom Sawyer and An American Tragedy.

Admission is free. For further information phone (212) 870-1630 or visit NYPL.

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