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re: Favorite Set Designs

Scott Briefer
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Favorite Set Designs
Posted: 8/3/08 at 10:31pm
I'm passionate about stagecraft. What are some of your favorite sets...
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zooxanthellae
Broadway Star
joined:6/2/07
re: Favorite Set Designs
Posted: 8/3/08 at 10:33pm
the original Hal Prince staging of Sweeney Todd.
Scott Briefer
Broadway Star
joined:5/3/04
re: Favorite Set Designs
Posted: 8/3/08 at 10:38pm
On The Twentieth Century: (opening sequence and She's a Nut)
Chess (Broadway)
Phantom of the Opera
Dreamgirls
Pippin
Dracula (recent musical)
King of Hearts


there are so many more...
Updated On: 8/3/08 at 10:38 PM
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re: Favorite Set Designs
Posted: 8/3/08 at 10:41pm
Crazy For You
Mamma Mia
Chicago (Revival)
Sunday In The Park With George (Original)
Scott Briefer
Broadway Star
joined:5/3/04
re: Favorite Set Designs
Posted: 8/3/08 at 10:41pm
KA (Unfortunately this isn't Broadway but Las Vegas, it counts though as it's one of the most lavish productions in the history of theater!)
Scott Briefer
Broadway Star
joined:5/3/04
re: Favorite Set Designs
Posted: 8/3/08 at 10:43pm
Sunday In The Park With George (both original and recent revival, for very different reasons)
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BNN
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re: Favorite Set Designs
Posted: 8/3/08 at 10:47pm
Follies
Xanadu
Wicked
From what I've seen, the original Company

All time greatest for me is The Drowsy Chaperone.
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Scott Briefer
Broadway Star
joined:5/3/04
re: Favorite Set Designs
Posted: 8/3/08 at 10:51pm
original Company was really cool as was the original Follies

However, the original London Follies was even more spectacular.
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lakezurich
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joined:11/1/05
re: Favorite Set Designs
Posted: 8/3/08 at 10:59pm
The Drowsy Chaperone

Sunday In The Park With George (Original, and Revival)

Sweeney Todd (Original)

Dreamgirls

Xanadu

Avenue Q
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parislover87
Broadway Star
joined:6/8/05
re: Favorite Set Designs
Posted: 8/3/08 at 11:02pm
dirty rotten scoundrels was pretty impressive to me... it was obviously relatively inexpensive but it fit the cartoonish behavior of the characters.

Drowsy is probably one of my favorites as well.

If this were opposite day I could also mention The Little Mermaid
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jv92
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joined:11/4/05
re: Favorite Set Designs
Posted: 8/3/08 at 11:06pm
FOLLIES! FOLLIES! FOLLIES!

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Leading Actor
joined:12/21/07
re: Favorite Set Designs
Posted: 8/4/08 at 01:04am
My all time favorite set was the one for the 2006 McCarter/Papermill PLayhouse productions of A Misummer Night's Dream with GroovoLily and Lea DeLaria. I wish I could find some pictures, it was truely an amazing and innovative set.
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TheatreFreak05
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joined:1/22/08
re: Favorite Set Designs
Posted: 8/4/08 at 01:13am
I absolutely love Drowsy Chaperone's set!

It is so creative and different :)

Designed by David Gallo










Updated On: 8/4/08 at 01:13 AM
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sondheimgeek
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joined:8/15/07
re: Favorite Set Designs
Posted: 8/4/08 at 01:14am
I have to agree with jv92...

FOLLIES! FOLLIES! FOLLIES!
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TheatreFreak05
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joined:1/22/08
re: Favorite Set Designs
Posted: 8/4/08 at 01:22am
My other favorite would definitely be the revival of Sunday in the Park With George. The projections made the show even more beautiful (if that is even possible).

Designed by David Farley
Projections designed by The Knifedge Creative Network















Updated On: 8/4/08 at 01:22 AM
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LadyRosecoe
Broadway Star
joined:8/4/07
re: Favorite Set Designs
Posted: 8/4/08 at 01:31am
Company
Sunday in the Park with George (both original and revival)
Sunset Boulevard
Dreamgirls
Assassins (revival)
Follies (London)
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joined:6/21/06
re: Favorite Set Designs
Posted: 8/4/08 at 01:45am
I love the sets of:

Miss Saigon
Sunset Blvd.
Into the Woods (original)
A Chorus Line (sets don't have to be complex)
Phantom of the Opera
NT Carousel
Hal Prince Showboat
NT My Fair Lady
London Revival of Evita
Light in the Piazza
Beauty and the Beast (original set)
Dreamgirls
The Producers
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LadyRosecoe
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joined:8/4/07
re: Favorite Set Designs
Posted: 8/4/08 at 01:55am
OH and absolutely The Pillowman- fantastic, so so eerie and perfect.
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toanythingtaboo 2
Broadway Star
joined:6/4/08
re: Favorite Set Designs
Posted: 8/4/08 at 06:04am
The Little Mermaid.



No, but seriously...I like the sets of; The Lion King, My Fair Lady, Mary Poppins and Wicked.

Even the sets for Legally Blonde are quite cool, I like how slick they glide in and out.




candydog2
Featured Actor
joined:8/11/07
re: Favorite Set Designs
Posted: 8/4/08 at 08:25am
I think the original Beauty and the Beast sets are stunning, the Beast's castle was amazing to look at for it's sheer size and attention to detail despite how big it was. And everyone gasped when the curtain went up in the title number.

Other than that, I've heard that the house in Mary Poppins is really something, bu having seen only pictures I can't really give a personal opinion.

I love those pictures of the SITPWG sets though!
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ruthiefan_felix
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re: Favorite Set Designs
Posted: 8/4/08 at 08:59am
I really hope there are some set photos of the Mary Poppins the musical in London and Broadway and esp the UK Tour which opens up differently like a book rather than a doll house!
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brad3
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joined:3/16/06
re: Favorite Set Designs
Posted: 8/4/08 at 10:36am
Aida
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BrianIdol
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joined:6/22/07
re: Favorite Set Designs
Posted: 8/4/08 at 11:19am
Well, I'm going to defend the Little Mermiad. Is it the best set ever? No. But I think it's very imaginative and 'out-there' and I applaud that. It was a brand new way of looking at a traditional fairy tale.
Scott Briefer
Broadway Star
joined:5/3/04
re: Favorite Set Designs
Posted: 8/4/08 at 07:05pm
thank you for the wonderful photos. they're absolutely gorgeous.
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TheatreFreak05
Broadway Legend
joined:1/22/08
re: Favorite Set Designs
Posted: 8/4/08 at 07:37pm
Not my favorite, but still beautiful.

The set for Little Women:

Designed by Derek McLaine











Updated On: 8/4/08 at 07:37 PM
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philly03
Broadway Legend
joined:9/20/07
re: Favorite Set Designs
Posted: 8/4/08 at 08:23pm
SUNSET BLVD. is my all-time favourite...
Others:
Woman in White
Sunday
Phantom of the Opera
Scarlet Pimpernel (If you look at the design as a WHOLE: scenic, costumes, lighting (haha), etc. it was pretty to look at!)

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