Monday, September 21, 2015
In A Comprehensive Curtain Call of Broadway Costumes, Pop Chart Lab takes us through a visual history of Broadway costumes.
Stretching all the way from Show Boat (1927) right up to 2015’s smash hit Hamilton, this showstopping, hand-illustrated assemblage of ensembles shines a spotlight on 100 getups from 76 celebrated shows in all, sorted by the year they opened on Broadway! From Joseph’s famously amazing technicolor dreamcoat to the revolutionary raiment of Les Miserables to the fantastical faux fur of Cats—and even an entry from notorious debacle/lawsuit factory Spider-Man: Turn Off the Dark—this love letter to the wonderful, whimsical wardrobe of the Great White Way is sure to earn a standing ovation from the musical theater fan in your life. (And you won’t even need to break a leg.)