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Costume designs for the Kennedy Center production of Mame by Gregg Barnes
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From the May 2006 issue of Kennedy Center Playbill
Design for Living

Designer Gregg Barnes unveils a glamorous look for the Kennedy Center's new production of the musical classic Mame.
By Harry Haun
Costume designer Gregg Barnes, who has outfitted Dirty Rotten Scoundrels, Drowsy Chaperones and entire Side Shows, believes he may have met his match in Mame, the musical Auntie and everybody's favorite eccentric, which is now rating a 40th-anniversary revival at the Kennedy Center's Eisenhower Theater. "It's daunting, all right, but it's a dream job," he says, all too aware of the legacy of glamour that clings like satin to the show. READ MORE