Bullets Over Broadway Set Design

bwayphreak234
Broadway Legend
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Bullets Over Broadway Set Design
Posted: 1/9/14 at 03:11pm
Stumbled across these pictures of what appears to be a set model for Bullets Over Broadway. Looks pretty damn awesome.

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kade.ivy
Stand-by
joined:7/28/13
Bullets Over Broadway Set Design
Posted: 1/9/14 at 03:12pm
I agree. Very cool!
GottaHaveAGimmick
Featured Actor
joined:3/15/08
Bullets Over Broadway Set Design
Posted: 1/9/14 at 03:41pm
Looks like the warehouse/factory from "Kinky Boots."
Someone in a Tree2
Broadway Star
joined:10/9/12
Bullets Over Broadway Set Design
Posted: 1/9/14 at 04:14pm
^ How wrong you are-- the KB set was just one idea with no attempt at an emotional goosebumps aura. This one has ghosts and spacial complexity and a sense of being a hundred places at once. And that's the difference between a Santo Loquasto set and a David Rockwell one for me. Would that Santo had designed the last revival of Follies...

Updated On: 1/9/14 at 04:14 PM
Play Esq.
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joined:7/10/09
Bullets Over Broadway Set Design
Posted: 1/9/14 at 04:15pm
Reminds me of the set from Follies.
broadwaytbay
Chorus Member
joined:3/1/11
Bullets Over Broadway Set Design
Posted: 1/9/14 at 04:19pm
Y'all I don't think those are ghosts, I think those are gray scale sizing mock-ups of actors... pretty sure.
Someone in a Tree2
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Bullets Over Broadway Set Design
Posted: 1/9/14 at 04:22pm
I'm talking about the bas reliefs that flank the proscenium left and right-- shadows of a forgotten time that give you a ghostly feel for the period.

Updated On: 1/9/14 at 04:22 PM
NoName3
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joined:8/12/11
Bullets Over Broadway Set Design
Posted: 1/9/14 at 05:09pm
The exposed inner proscenium, arches and columns coupled with the side pieces remind me of the original Ragtime set, which was modeled on the old Penn Station.
Updated On: 1/9/14 at 05:09 PM
RentBoy86
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joined:2/15/05
Bullets Over Broadway Set Design
Posted: 1/9/14 at 05:12pm
I love it.
Anthony Fremont
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Up In One
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Bullets Over Broadway Set Design
Posted: 1/9/14 at 07:52pm
Kinda like Follies meets Urinetown - another multipurpose single set
ARTc3
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Bullets Over Broadway Set Design
Posted: 1/9/14 at 10:47pm
How do we know its a "single set"? It does look like a unit set, but there could be multiple add on pieces that dramatically transform the stage. I wish I remembered the movie more and the possible locations the action takes place at

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Updated On: 1/9/14 at 10:47 PM
devonian.t
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joined:7/26/04
Bullets Over Broadway Set Design
Posted: 1/10/14 at 02:12am
I think the set will transform significantly for the show-within-a-show scenes.

I wonder if David Shane's new work will be a musical rather than a play?
broadwayguy2
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joined:5/18/03
Bullets Over Broadway Set Design
Posted: 1/10/14 at 04:22am
ARTc3,
The term for what you talking about would be "a unit set with phases"... ie, a single set that does transform a bit from scene to scene,
LegallyBroadway2
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Bullets Over Broadway Set Design
Posted: 1/12/14 at 02:11pm
Kind of off topic.... but here is an interpretation. Some adaptation in Russia. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kbLLMZgpmS0
madlibrarian
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joined:8/15/06
Bullets Over Broadway Set Design
Posted: 1/12/14 at 02:48pm
That set design has the potential for blocking sightlines!
allofmylife
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Bullets Over Broadway Set Design
Posted: 1/12/14 at 03:11pm
No concept at all of how to do curtain calls. I really had enough of the male dancer by the end of this mess.
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RentBoy86
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Bullets Over Broadway Set Design
Posted: 1/12/14 at 07:01pm
Is that the same version? So it's not a world premiere?
broadwayrocks2
Understudy
joined:1/10/08
Bullets Over Broadway Set Design
Posted: 1/14/14 at 11:31am
Add about 10 more feet of height to that back wall and add a bunch more posters and hang and 1989 Oldsmobile from the grid then you can invite Green Day back to play .
Younger Brother
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Bullets Over Broadway Set Design
Posted: 1/24/14 at 04:49pm
Here's another pic. It's not the main focus but you can get a good look at it. Looks great!
http://bulletsoverbroadwaymusical.tumblr.com/image/74348879022
best12bars
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joined:6/29/05
Bullets Over Broadway Set Design
Posted: 1/24/14 at 05:09pm
All that iron rigging reminds me of the set for the original "Ragtime."

Marin should feel right at home!
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VotePeron
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joined:5/2/13
Bullets Over Broadway Set Design
Posted: 1/24/14 at 07:56pm
I would kill to sit in those first two rows. Rush, perhaps?
CoreyRyan3
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Bullets Over Broadway Set Design
Posted: 1/24/14 at 09:32pm
I'll be seeing the first preview of this. Can't wait. Set looks great to me.