Check out photos of the Sardi's launch party for Tony winner Beowulf Boritt's new book Transforming Space Over Time: Set Design and Visual Storytelling with Broadway's Legendary Directors. The Piano Lesson's LaTanya Richardson Jackson and Samuel L. Jackson, who work with Boritt on the Broadway revival, hosted the event.
Broadway favorites and industry professionals attended the event, including Jeanine Tesori, Susan Stroman, Alex Timbers, Haley Swindal, Sharon Washington, Joe Iconis, Tom Kirdahy, Sonia Friedman, Scott Lehrer, and Toni-Leslie James.
Transforming Space Over Time goes inside five Broadway productions and one Off-Broadway production from the moment Boritt received the job offer through conceptual development and challenges faced to putting it on the stage. He gives insights into his conversations and collaborations with industry favorites such as James Lapine, Kenny Leon, Hal Prince, Susan Stroman, Jerry Zaks, and Stephen Sondheim. From these different insights, Boritt offers what he learned about shaping the project and creative collaboration.
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Boritt will also give a reading from the book at The Drama Book Shop October 11 at 7 PM. Following the reading, Peabody winner Elliott Forrest will host a discussion between Boritt (Act One, POTUS, Flying Over Sunset) and Tony-winning directors James Lapine (Into the Woods, Sunday in the Park with George) and Susan Stroman (The Producers, Contact), with whom Boritt collaborated on the book.
Transforming Space Over Time is published by Applause Theatre & Cinema Books, an imprint of Globe Pequot, and was released August 15, 2022. The Sardi's launch event was sponsored by Hudson Scenic Studios.
Check out photos from the book launch in the gallery below.