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George Tsypin is a sculptor, architect and designer of opera, film and video. He won an International Competition of "New and Spontaneous Ideas for the Theater for Future Generations" some twenty years ago. Since then his opera designs have been seen all over the world, including the Salzburg Festival, Opera de Bastille in Paris, Covent Garden in London, La Scala in Milan and Metropolitan Opera in New York. The first private gallery show of his sculpture took place in 1991 at Twining Gallery in New York. George exhibited his work at Venice Biennale in 2002.

He has worked with director Julie Taymor on many projects including Mozart's Die Zauberflöte (The Magic Flute), Grendel and Oedipus Rex. He designed The Little Mermaid on Broadway. His book George Tsypin Opera Factory: Building in the Black Void was published by Princeton Architectural Press in October of 2005 (Golden Pen Award).

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[Broadway, 2011]
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[Broadway, 2008]
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[Broadway, 1993]
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[Off-Broadway, 1991]
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[Off-Broadway, 1989]
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BEATRICE DI TENDA is Now Playing at the Paris Opera

Beatrice di Tenda is now playing at the Paris Opera. Performances run through 7 March.

Broadway Shows Based on the Top 1000 Highest-Grossing Films

Of all the films on IMDB's list of the 1000 highest-grossing movies of all time, 31 have been adapted into Broadway musicals. Check out a guide to each those musicals below, along with musicals that are in development or ones that have not yet made their way to Broadway.

American Ballet Theatre Reveals Casts for 2023 Fall Season at David H. Koch Theater

Discover the talented dancers set to perform in American Ballet Theatre's 2023 Fall Season at the David H. Koch Theater. Get the inside scoop on the cast and be the first to know who will grace the stage during this highly anticipated event.

American Ballet Theatre Reveals Exciting 2023 Fall Season with Three Programs and Seven Ballets

Discover the enchanting world of American Ballet Theatre's 2023 Fall Season, featuring a diverse selection of three captivating programs and seven breathtaking ballet performances. Get ready to be mesmerized by the extraordinary talent and artistry of ABT's renowned dancers.

George Santos Falsely Claimed He Produced Broadway's Biggest Financial Flop

During his run for Congress in 2021, Santos reportedly claimed to potential donors he was a producer on the musical Spider-Man: Turn Off The Dark.

VIDEO: On This Day, June 14- SPIDER-MAN: TURN OFF THE DARK Opens On Broadway

On this day in 2011, the Broadway production of Spider-Man: Turn Off the Dark, celebrated its opening night!

World Premiere Works Top San Francisco Ballet's Mixed Repertory Programs

San Francisco Ballet (SF Ballet) announces details for two world premieres of its groundbreaking 2021 Digital Season: a new ballet by Myles Thatcher and Wooden Dimes by Danielle Rowe, opening February 11 and March 4, respectively, during Programs 02 and 03.

VIDEO: On This Day, June 14- SPIDER-MAN: TURN OFF THE DARK Opens On Broadway!

On this day in 2011, the Broadway production of Spider-Man: Turn Off the Dark, celebrated its opening night!

Ratmansky's Shostakovich Trilogy Closes SF Ballet's 2019 Repertory Season

Alexei Ratmansky's Shostakovich Trilogy returns to San Francisco Ballet (SF Ballet) May 7-12, closing the Company's 2019 Repertory Season at the War Memorial Opera House. Called a "fascinating, thrilling, bewilderingly ambiguous evocation of life in Shostakovich's Russia" (The New York Times), and simply, "a masterpiece" (San Francisco Chronicle), Shostakovich Trilogy is Ratmansky's homage to the composer, using three of his full-length works: the Symphony No. 9, Chamber Symphony, and Piano Concerto No. 1.

VIDEO: On This Day, January 10- Broadway Goes Under the Sea With THE LITTLE MERMAID

Based on the animated Disney film and the classic fairy tale by Hans Christian Andersen, performances of THE LITTLE MERMAID officially opened on Broadway on this day in 2008.

#TBT: Go Under the Sea with the Opening Night of THE LITTLE MERMAID on Broadway!

In honor of the show's eleventh anniversary of becoming part of Broadway's world, we're flashing back to its 2008 opening night at the Lunt Fontanne Theatre!

MARVEL Co-Creator Stan Lee Has Died at 95

Stan Lee, the legendary comic book writer, editor, actor, producer and publisher, has passed away at the age of 95.

Ballet Austin to Premiere GRIMM TALES

Choreographer Stephen Mills and Ballet Austin are pleased to present the world premiere of Grimm Tales, a full-length work inspired by the visual art of Natalie Frank

VIDEO: On This Day, June 14- SPIDER-MAN Swings Onto Broadway!

On this day in 2011, the Broadway production of Spider-Man: Turn Off the Dark, finally celebrated its opening night, following the longest preview period in Broadway history.

San Francisco Ballet Announces 2018-19 Season

San Francisco Ballet has announced its 2018-19 Season program and schedule. This summer, SF Ballet will return to Festival Napa Valley for one performance only on Friday, July 27, 2018, accompanied by members of the SF Ballet Orchestra. In addition, the Company will also return to the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts in Washington, D.C., from October 23-28, 2018, where they will perform two mixed-bill programs of selected works from Unbound: A Festival of New Works.

VIDEO: On This Day, January 10- THE LITTLE MERMAID Takes Broadway Under the Sea

The Little Mermaid, based on the Disney film and the classic fairy tale by Hans Christian Anderson, opened on this day in 2008 at Broadway's Lunt-Fontanne Theatre.

Lyric Opera Kansas City Presents EXPLORATIONS Series With THE JULIET LETTERS, Today

The inaugural Explorations series continues with Elvis Costello's The Juliet Letters, Jan. 28 and 29 at the Michael and Ginger Frost Production Arts Building at the Richard J. Stern Opera Center.Explorations features eclectic programs in intimate spaces, with programming that crosses musical borders and experiments with a wide range of lyrical expression.

Lyric Opera Kansas City Presents EXPLORATIONS Series With THE JULIET LETTERS, 1/28

The inaugural Explorations series continues with Elvis Costello's The Juliet Letters, Jan. 28 and 29 at the Michael and Ginger Frost Production Arts Building at the Richard J. Stern Opera Center.Explorations features eclectic programs in intimate spaces, with programming that crosses musical borders and experiments with a wide range of lyrical expression.

BWW Review: Where is Heroic GUILLAUME TELL Now that We Need Him? On Stage at the Met

Always looking for new worlds to conquer, Gioachino Rossini wrote GUILLAUME TELL in French, as Paris became the center of the opera world. Despite his successes there, this was to be his operatic swan song, a story glorifying a revolutionary character--with a message that resonated, loud and strong, at the performance the night after the troubling American election.

Rossini's GUILLAUME TELL to Open at the Met for First Time in 80 Years, Today

A new production of Rossini's Guillaume Tell, the composer's final opera, will open at the Met on October 18 in the first company performances of the ambitious historical epic in more than 80 years-and its first-ever Met performances in its original French. The new staging is directed by Pierre Audi, the incoming Artistic Director of the Park Avenue Armory and conducted by Met Principal Conductor Fabio Luisi. Rossini's opera tells the story of a Swiss revolutionary on a quest for freedom. Its famous "William Tell Overture" is one of the best-known and most performed pieces in the standard classical repertory, though the opera, which makes considerable demands on its stars, orchestra, and chorus, has rarely been presented in modern times. Gerald Finley will star in the title role, which he has made a specialty of in recent seasons, with Marina Rebeka as the Princess Mathilde;  Bryan Hymel as her suitor Arnold; Maria Zifchak as Tell's wife Hedwige; Janai Brugger as their son Jemmy; Italian bass Marco Spotti in his Met debut as Walter Furst; Kwangchul Youn as Arnold's father Melcthal; and John Relyea as Gesler. 

George Tsypin FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

George Tsypin has been nominated for several awards throughout his career. Some of his notable nominations include Outstanding Set Design (Play or Musical) at the Outer Critics Circle Awards for Spider-Man: Turn Off the Dark, Best Scenic Design of a Musical at the Tony Awards for Spider-Man Turn Off The Dark, Outstanding Set Design of a Musical at the Drama Desk Awards for The Little Mermaid, Outstanding Set Design at the Drama Desk Awards for In the Summer House, Sustained excellence of set design at the Obie Awards, Outstanding Set Design, Resident Production at the Helen Hayes Awards for Idiot's Delight, and Outstanding Set Design, Resident Production at the Helen Hayes Awards for The Count of Monte Cristo.

George Tsypin has won several awards for his outstanding set design in the world of Broadway. He received the Outstanding Set Design (Play or Musical) award from the Outer Critics Circle Awards for his work on "Spider-Man: Turn Off the Dark." Additionally, Tsypin has been recognized for his sustained excellence in set design and was honored with an Obie Award. These accolades highlight his talent and contribution to the theater industry.

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