Tag Archives: The Tony Awards

Ann Roth Oscar Shoe-In for Ma Rainey’s Pitch Perfect Costumes

“Nothing wrong with having nice shoes.  A man gotta have some shoes to dance like this.”— Chadwick Boseman aka Levee in “Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom.” Nicole’s nose.  Meryl’s caftan.  Tippy’s mink coat.  Brenda’s red fox coat.  Viola’s gold teeth and … Continue reading

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Legendary Costume Designer Profiled on CBS News Sunday Morning

“We have a uniform…simple, elegant, impeccable. Dress shabbily, they notice the dress.  Dress impeccably, they notice the woman.”–Sigourney Weaver to Melanie Griffith in the 1988 Mike Nichols’ film, Working Girl. Weaver’s character–high-powered boss Catherine Parker–credits that spin to fashion designer … Continue reading

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Tony Awards Telecast Hits the Jackpot with Jackman

Lately, I’ve become increasingly disillusioned with “Awards” telecasts.  I’ve had my fill of the meaningless hype surrounding these shows that seem to focus more and more of their attention on designer gowns, million dollar gems, unseasoned presenters and off-color and demeaning shtick instead of on the craft they’re supposed to be honoring.  … Continue reading

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