available traveling exhibitionBroadway Revealed: Behind the Theater Curtain
Summer 2013 - 2016
In the winter of 2012, the Bedford Gallery will debut an exciting new exhibition: Broadway Revealed: Behind the Theater Curtain. A sustained look at of some of Broadway's most spectacular and innovative performances, Broadway Revealed will offer a behind-the-scenes account of the diverse elements that combine to create the magic of theater. Multimedia in scope, this show will assemble photographs, costumes, props, dioramas, and other theatrical memorabilia in order to shed light on the dramas that unfold backstage.
As part of this groundbreaking show, the Bedford Gallery is offering Broadway Revealed to cultural venues as a traveling exhibition that will be available starting in the summer of 2013. We believe that this exhibition will have broad audience appeal, enabling venues and their patrons to explore the nuanced, collaborative, and creative elements of the theater.
Donald Holder, Lighting Designer on the set of Spider-Man: Turn Off the Dark, Foxwoods Theater, New York, NY
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Broadway Revealed: Behind the Theater Curtain
Photographer Stephen Joseph
Carrie Lederer, Curator of Exhibitions and Programs
The Bedford Gallery is offering an exclusive touring exhibition Broadway Revealed: Behind the Theater Curtain. This extraordinary show brings to life the mystery, glitz and over-the-top grandeur of New York's most impressive Broadway theater shows. For the last three years, Bay Area photographer Stephen Joseph has captured images of the "giants" of New York theater—those directors, set designers, costumers, tailors, and milliners that transform Broadway nightly.
Seventy five (75) photographs custom printed by the artist. The photographs are available in a variety of sizes ranging from 24 x 8 in. to 72 x 22 in.
Artifacts and Ephemera:
(partial list; some objects are optional or may require special shipping)
- Phantom of the Opera mask by master mask artist Rodney Gordon
- Playbills, t-shirts and albums from American Idiot
- Props from The Addams Family by Jerard Studios
- Wicked costume and hat by master seamstress and designer Susan Hilferty
- Wigs, mustache and celebrity wig stands by master perruquier Paul Huntley
- Merchant of Venice studio costume by master designer Jess Goldstein
- Muslin trial costume by John Kristiansen
- Backdrop graphic from the American Idiot set (dimensions variable, scalable to any wall)
2,000 – 4,500 square feet or 250 – 400 linear feet. This show is elastic; a small selection of the photographs are available in varying sizes to allow each venue design an exhibition that gracefully fills the exhibition space.
Early bird sign up: $3,500 for 8 week exhibition, 1 week install/1 week deinstall*
After October 2012: $4,800 for 8 week exhibition, 1 week install/1 week deinstall*
*each venue also pays for the cost to ship in the exhibition
Moderate: works are fragile, requiring trained museum staff for handling, installation, and supervision.
Exhibition Guide, Curator's introduction panel, and educational art project for public programs. This exhibition also includes a full set of engaging descriptive labels penned by the esteemed author, set designer, and theater maven Marjorie Bradley Kellogg.