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September 17, 2018 By simplyk   Comments Off on Getting to know you: A look at The King and I’s costumes Uncategorized

A behind the scenes look at The King and I 

Set in 1860’s Siam, The King and Itells the story of an unconventional relationship between East and West. Centering around the relationship of King Mongkut and Anna Leonowens, a newly-hired governess to look after the King’s children, the pair have to deal with their many differences. These differences create a unity between the pair, forming a great admiration for one another.

In order to create a wardrobe that married Eastern and Western styles together, costume designer Catherine Zuber thoroughly researched specific fabrics, colours and read into what people would have worn to produce a stellar wardrobe that perfectly captures the time period. In fact, Zuber won the 2015 Tony Award for best costume design for her work in The King and ITo get a closer look at the level of details in the outfits, here are some original sketches of outfits you can see in the show that were drawn up by Zuber.

King and I Sketch
Sketch by Catherine Zuber

To bring this sketch to life, the dress was created with heavy bamboo and sprung steel to form hoops that allow Kelli O’ Hara to glide across the stage. But that’s not all! The dress also has steel weights sewn into the bottom that stop the skirt flying up and revealing the magic of how the dress perfectly sits. Thanks to the iridescent fabrics, the dress catches the light with each movement, making her look regal yet strong. This dress really showcases the mix of older dress styles with newer fabrics and constructions to create an iconic outfit.

More costume sketches showcase the level of detail that has gone into making every outfit. From villagers to royal princes, The King and Ishows Siam at every level.

 

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August 30, 2018 By simplyk   Comments Off on Kelli O’Hara & Will Chase To Tame Broadway’s ‘Kiss Me, Kate’ Uncategorized

Nashville‘s Will Chase and Tony-winner Kelli O’Hara will take on Kiss Me, Kate in a new Roundabout Theatre Broadway production set for next year. Roundabout’s Todd Haimes, Artistic Director/CEO, made the announcement today.

 

 

Kiss Me, Kate will begin preview performances at Studio 54 on Broadway on Thursday, February 14, 2019 and opens officially on Thursday, March 14, 2019. The limited engagement runs through Sunday, June 2, 2019.

Chase will play “Petruchio/Fred Graham” to O’Hara’s “Kate/Lilli Vanessi.” The musical, with book by Sam and Bella Spewack and music and lyrics by Cole Porter, will be directed by by eight-time Tony nominee and Roundabout’s Associate Artistic Director Scott Ellis.

Additional cast members will be announced soon.

Warren Carlyle will choreograph, with music direction by Paul Gemignani. The creative team includes David Rockwell (Sets), Jeff Mahshie (Costumes), Donald Holder (Lighting), Brian Ronan (Sound) and David Brian Brown (Hair & Wig design).

Tony-winner O’Hara (2015, The King & I) appeared in the Roundabout’s 2006 revival of The Pajama Game opposite Harry Connick Jr. Chase returns to Roundabout following his Tony nominated role in 2012 revival of The Mystery of Edwin Drood. In 2016, O’Hara and Chase starred in a sold-out benefit concert reading of Kiss Me, Katedirected by Scott Ellis.

O’Hara’s other stage credits include The Bridges of Madison County and South Pacific, with TV credits including Showtime’s Master of Sex, Netflix’s 13 Reasons Why and CBS’ Blue Bloods.

Chase can be seen on HBO’s Sharp Objects and YouTube Red’s Impulse, and most recently appeared on FX’s American Crime Story: The Assassination Of Gianni Versace, Netflix’s Stranger Things and HBO’s The Deuce. He’s probably best known as country star Luke Wheeler on ABC’s Nashville.

Kiss Me, Kate, based on Shakespeare’s The Taming of the Shrew, features such Porter classics as “Too Darn Hot,” “So In Love” and “Always True To You In My Fashion.”

 

Kelli O’Hara & Will Chase To Tame Broadway’s ‘Kiss Me, Kate’

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