WORLD STAGES: 5x6: Costume Designs for the American Theater: Installation (United States)
During the festival, 30 theatrical costume sketches from six distinguished, award-winning American designers will be on display, including sketches from Wicked, The Lion King, The Wiz, and more.
- Mar. 11 - 30, 2014
- Atrium Foyers
- 10 AM - 9 PM
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During the festival, 30 theatrical costume sketches from six distinguished, award-winning American designers will be on display.
Susan Hilferty: Sketches for Wicked
Susan Hilferty won the Tony, Outer Critics Circle, and Drama Desk awards for Best Costume Design for Wicked in 2004. Other Tony nominations: Spring Awakening, Lestat, Into the Woods.
Geoffrey Holder: Sketches for The Wiz
Geoffrey Holder won the Tony Award for Best Costume Design and Best Direction of a Musical for The Wiz in 1975 and a Drama Desk Award for Outstanding Costume Design for the same show. Other Tony nomination: Timbuktu!
Willa Kim: Sketches for The Will Rogers Follies
Willa Kim won the Tony Award for Best Costume Design for The Will Rogers Follies in 1991 and for Sophisticated Ladies in 1981. Other Tony nominations: Legs Diamond, Song and Dance, Dancin', Goodtime Charley.
William Ivey Long: Sketches for Rodgers & Hammerstein's Cinderella
William Ivey Long won the Tony Award for Best Costume Design for Rodgers & Hammerstein's Cinderella in 2013. Other Tony wins: The Producers, Hairspray, Grey Gardens, Nine, Crazy for You.
Clint Ramos: Sketches for The Good Person of Szechwan
Clint Ramos won an OBIE Award for Sustained Excellence in Costume Design in 2013. Other honors: a Lucille Lortel Award, TDF's Irene Sharaff Young Masters Award, and the American Theatre Wing's Henry Hewes Award.
Julie Taymor: Sketches for The Lion King
Julie Taymor won the Tony Award for Best Costume Design and Best Direction of a Musical for The Lion King in 1998. Other Tony nominations: Juan Darien: A Carnival Mass.
Atrium Foyers (North and South)
10 a.m. – 9 p.m.
Watch and Listen
Designer Clint Ramos talks about his costume sketches for "The Good Person of Szechwan" which are on display during the Kennedy Center's "World Stages" festival, along with sketches from Wicked, The Lion King, and more.
Presenting Underwriter HRH Foundation
Major support is provided by David and Alice Rubenstein.
Additional support is provided by A. Huda and Samia Farouki, The Florence Gould Foundation, The Blanche and Irving Laurie Foundation, Amalia Perea Mahoney and William Mahoney, The Laura Pels International Foundation for Theater, and the State Plaza Hotel.
International government support is provided by the Ministry of Culture of the People’s Republic of China, the Embassy of the People’s Republic of China in the United States, the Embassy of Israel in the United States, the Canada Council for the Arts, The National Theatre of Iceland, and the Japan Foundation.
Major support for education and related artistic programming is provided by David and Alice Rubenstein through the Rubenstein Arts Access Program, the National Committee for the Performing Arts, and the President’s Advisory Committee on the Arts.
International Programming at the Kennedy Center is made possible through the generosity of the Kennedy Center International Committee on the Arts.