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In The Wings
Are you one of those people who studies the extensive list of names at the back of the Playbill when you see a show, wondering who they all are and what exactly they do? Then In The Wings is for you. Focusing on the people who are almost never in the news but who are essential to the making of the shows we all see and love, In The Wings explores the talents and stories behind the scenes, from the costume and scenic shops to the rehearsal room to the stage itself, with designers, artisans and craftspeople explaining their unique contributions to theatrical art in their own words. These short videos shine the spotlight on disciplines you may not even realize are a part of theatrical production and celebrate the full diversity of talent that contribute to bringing a show to the stage.

Theatre Design Specialist
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Roger Morgan

Theatre Design Specialist Roger Morgan talks about how his education in scenic and lighting design and backstage experience helped determine his focus in the field of architecture. He works on new designs as well as restorations, fully evaluating the existing damage and work required. For the Nederlander Theatre, left in "grungy" condition that suited the long-running musical Rent which closed in 2008, Morgan referred back to historical records and photos. Morgan paid close attention to the original architectural details and interior lighting, and gave the theatre a fresh exterior highlighting the arches and original brick as well as a new marquee.

This edition of In The Wings was made possible by the generous support of Judith Rubin.

Original air date - March, 2010
Running Time - 07:24

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