Design For Living Revival

Opened: June 20, 1984
Closing: January 20, 1985

Design For Living - 1984 - Broadway History , Info & More

Circle in the Square (Broadway)
1633 Broadway at 50th St. New York, NY

In this classic ménage a trois by a master of the sophisticated, Gilda and Otto are living a bohemian lifestyle, she as a dilettante, he as a painter. A visit by Leo, Otto?s old friend and a successful playwright leads to an affair between he and Gilda leaving Otto so devastated, he goes off on a tramp steamer. Now living in London with Leo, Gilda is visited by Otto, who has become a successful and sought-after artist. Just as abruptly, Gilda then goes off with Ernest, a stuffy English art dealer leaving both Otto and Leo to find solace both physically and emotionally in each other. The following year, now married to Ernest, Gilda has become a successful decorator in New York. Her seemingly complacent life is disrupted by the return of both Otto and Leo, who have come to take her back with them.

?Design for Living is by your own moral code, which is threatening to other people?s standards but hurtful to no one but oneself.”

- New York Times

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Center REP to Present EVERY BRILLIANT THING This Winter
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Nov 30, 2023

Center REP presents 'Every Brilliant Thing,' a remarkable solo performance filled with poignant humor and joy. Join the journey of falling in love, grief, healing, and rediscovery. Directed by Jeffrey Lo and starring William Thomas Hodgson. Don't miss this immersive theatrical experience from Jan. 6-28 at Lesher Center for the Arts, Walnut Creek. Get your tickets now!

Coolidge Corner Theatre to Present 'Big Screen Debuts' Series Featuring Films by Renowned Auteurs
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Nov 2, 2023

Explore the Coolidge Corner Theatre's 'Big Screen Debuts' series, featuring the first feature films of renowned directors such as The Coen Brothers, Sofia Coppola, Barry Jenkins, David Lynch, Christopher Nolan, and Satyajit Ray. Don't miss this opportunity to witness the early works of these iconic filmmakers at the newly-expanded Coolidge theater.

State Theatre Company South Australia Reveals 2024 Season Lineup
by Stephi Wild - Oct 12, 2023

An all new line-up comprising new Australian works, a big Broadway hit and a world premiere book adaptation will form State Theatre Company South Australia’s 2024 season. Learn more about the full lineup here!

DR. JEKYLL AND MR. HYDE to Play North Coast Repertory Theatre Beginning This Month
by Blair Ingenthron - Oct 7, 2023

Experience the Halloween spirit with North Coast Repertory Theatre's production of 'DR. JEKYLL AND MR. HYDE,' adapted from Robert Louis Stevenson's novella. Directed by Shana Wride, performances run from Oct. 18 to Nov. 12, 2023.

The New York Landmarks Conservancy 2023 Living Landmarks Gala to Honor Distinguished New Yorkers and Celebrate 50 Years Preserving the City
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Oct 3, 2023

Join in on November 1st at The Plaza for The New York Landmarks Conservancy 2023 Living Landmarks Gala, where we will honor distinguished New Yorkers and celebrate 50 years of preserving the city we love. Don't miss this special event!

Matthew Lutz-Kinoy's FILLING STATION to be Presented at The Kitchen This Fall
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jul 12, 2023

Immerse yourself in the captivating world of Matthew Lutz-Kinoy's exhibition 'Filling Station,' as it takes you on a journey through the fascinating realm of art and architecture. Presented by The Kitchen and Dia Art Foundation, this exhibition is a must-see for art enthusiasts and architecture lovers alike.

Matthew Lutz-Kinoy's FILLING STATION, Leslie Cuyjet's WITH MARION & More Set for The Kitchen Fall 2023 Programming
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jun 14, 2023

Today The Kitchen has revealed its Fall 2023 programming, amplifying the experimental and future-building possibilities of archival activations within varied modes of performance, film, and visual art.

ARCHITECTS OF AIR: DAEDALUM Arrives In The Backyard At 8th & Penn, July 1 �" September 4
by A.A. Cristi - Jun 7, 2023

Prepare to be completely immersed in a multi-sensory light, color, and sound experience as Architects of Air: Daedalum takes over Pittsburgh's Cultural District this summer. This monumental, inflatable, walk-in sculpture known as a “luminarium,” half the size of a football field, transports guests into another world. Cavernous domes, enchanting tunnels, and captivating pods beckon guests of all ages to explore this artistic phenomenon.

Mallory Catlett's DECODER: Nova Express Comes to The Chocolate Factory Theater
by Stephi Wild - May 26, 2023

The Chocolate Factory Theater presents the world premiere of DECODER: Nova Express, a new theater work by Mallory Catlett.

Photos: Debra Messing, Steve Buscemi, Crystal Lucas-Perry and More Turn Out For THE FEARS Opening Night
by A.A. Cristi - May 19, 2023

Academy Award and Emmy Award winner Steven Soderbergh (sex, lies, and videotape, Traffic, Erin Brockovich), makes his New York City theatrical producing debut with the World Premiere of The Fears, a new play by Emma Sheanshang. See photos from opening night!

Ottawa Creatives Celebrated at the 2023 Arts Awards - See the List of Recipients
by Chloe Rabinowitz - May 16, 2023

The Ottawa Arts Council announced the final recipients of the annual Arts Awards last night at an in-person event in the Ottawa Little Theatre.

Photos: First Look at Maddie Corman, Kerry Bishé & More in THE FEARS
by Chloe Rabinowitz - May 10, 2023

Get a first look at photos of The Fears at Pershing Square Signature Center.

Hudson Theatre to Present BECAUSE IT'S SUNNY IN L.A. in June
by Blair Ingenthron - May 7, 2023

The Hudson Theatre will present a world premiere musical BECAUSE IT'S SUNNY IN L.A. (Especially On Skid Row).  Written and produced by Thaddeus Nagey, in the hope of creating awareness of the homeless population in Los Angeles.

Barbara Bryne, Original INTO THE WOODS & SUNDAY IN THE PARK WITH GEORGE Company Member, Passes Away at 94
by Chloe Rabinowitz - May 3, 2023

Actress Barbara Bryne passed away on May 2 at the age of 94.

Al Hirschfeld Exhibition Extended Through Late June at The Museum of Broadway
by Chloe Rabinowitz - May 1, 2023

The Museum of Broadway's inaugural special exhibit, The American Theatre As Seen by Hirschfeld, has been extended by popular demand.

Full Cast Set For Juliet Stevenson-Led THE DOCTOR at Park Ave Armory
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Apr 24, 2023

Park Avenue Armory has announced the full ensemble for the North American premiere of Robert Icke’s critically acclaimed production The Doctor. 

Roxy Regional Theatre's Timeless Revival of SPRING AWAKENING Arrives Just When Tennessee Audiences Need It
by Jeffrey Ellis - Apr 19, 2023

We’ve been thinking about that 2012 legislation as we prepared to see Roxy Regional Theatre's 2023 production of Spring Awakening, the Tony Award-winning musical by Duncan Sheik and Stephen Sater, which is based on the play of the same name written in the late 19th century by playwright Frank Wedekin, in which he crafted an intricately plotted story of youthful suppression and the subsequent rebellion engendered by an appalling lack of open dialogue between “the adults” and “the children” that still today provides a provocative counterpoint to the nature of current social intercourse, proving the musical’s continued relevance, while underscoring its all-too-prescient message.

Photos: The Cast of Steven Soderbergh-Produced THE FEARS Meets The Press
by A.A. Cristi - Apr 7, 2023

Academy Award and Emmy Award winner Steven Soderbergh (sex, lies, and videotape, Traffic, Erin Brockovich), will make his New York City theatrical producing debut with the World Premiere of The Fears, a new play by Emma Sheanshang (Every Girl Gets Her Man, Greetings from Tim Buckley), and directed by Dan Algrant (“Sex and the City,” People I Know). The company of the play met the press this week! Check out photos of the event!

Metcalf, Maslany & Sparks Led GREY HOUSE Sets Complete Cast & Creative Team
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Mar 27, 2023

Final casting has been revealed for the terrifying New York premiere of Grey House by Levi Holloway, directed by two-time Tony Award winner Joe Mantello. See who is starring, and learn how to purchase tickets!

THE REWARDS OF BEING FRANK Starring Christine Pedi & More Now Available for Streaming
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Mar 17, 2023

The Rewards of Being Frank, currently running through March 26, 2023 at the Mezzanine Theatre at ART/New York Theatres is now available for streaming, also through March 26 only.

Casting Announced For THE FEARS, Produced By Steven Soderbergh Off-Broadway
by Stephi Wild - Mar 17, 2023

Academy Award and Emmy Award winner Steven Soderbergh has announced casting for the World Premiere of The Fears, a new play by Emma Sheanshang (Every Girl Gets Her Man, Greetings from Tim Buckley), and directed by Dan Algrant (“Sex and the City,” People I Know). 

BAM Announces Resident Artists 2023 Cohort, Under No Pressure To Present Or Produce Work
by A.A. Cristi - Mar 8, 2023

BAM has announced its newly selected 2023 Resident Artists who will bring new artistry, research, and experience to the community. For a third year, BAM welcomes a broad spectrum of artists from various disciplines and backgrounds to its artist residency program.

Tippet Rise Art Center Announces Details Of 2023 Season
by Stephi Wild - Mar 8, 2023

Tippet Rise Art Center, located on a 12,500-acre working ranch nestled at the foot of Montana's Beartooth Mountains, today announced full program details for its eighth concert season, taking place over five weeks from August 18 to September 17, 2023.

George Harrison Catalogue Comes To Dark Horse Records/BMG
by Michael Major - Feb 21, 2023

The agreement bringing the acclaimed solo recorded works of George Harrison to Dark Horse Records/BMG together with his music publishing catalogue for the first time ever, under one roof, solely at BMG. In celebration of Harrison’s 80th birthday, Dark Horse/BMG have released his entire catalogue in Dolby Atmos surround sound on Apple Music.

Ephraim Sykes, Kate Burton & More Join Adrienne Warren Led ROOM on Broadway; Full Cast Announced!
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Feb 15, 2023

The complete cast has been announced for the US premiere of Room on Broadway. As previously announced, the production will star Tony Award winner Adrienne Warren as Ma. See how to purchase tickets!


Design For Living has had 5 productions including Broadway which opened in 1933, Broadway which opened in 1984, Broadway which opened in 1984, Broadway which opened in 2001 and Broadway which opened in 2001.
Design For Living has been nominated for the Outstanding Costume Design award at the Drama Desk Awards. The nomination was for Anne Roth's costume design.



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