Katz, Louizos and Ettinger to Discuss Women Designing for Theatre at NYPL

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Tony winners Natasha Katz and Heidi Ettinger will discuss their careers in designing for the stage as part of the ongoing "Curtain Call" exhibit at the New York Public Library for the Performing Arts.

On Feb. 19 Anna Louizos (High Fidelity, In the Heights) will join fellow scenic designers, including Tony winner Heidi Ettinger (The Secret Garden, Big River), Christine Jones (Spring Awakening, The Green Bird) and Adrienne Lobel, for the 6 PM panel discussion "Designing Women Set the Stage."

March 16 will feature Disney's Thomas Schumacher moderating the discussion "Goddess of Light: Focus on Women Lighting Designers" that will feature Natasha Katz (The Coast of Utopia, Hedda Gabler) and Beverly Emmons (Passion, Annie Get Your Gun) at 6 PM.

The exhibit, which runs through May 2, 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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