Author: Andrew B. Harris
Works Published by UNT Press
The Performing Set: The Broadway Designs of William and Jean Eckart
Published: May, 2016 Pages: 256 Features: 521 color illus. Notes. Bib. Index.
Bill and Jean Eckart were stage designers and producers at the peak of the musical, and their designs revolutionized Broadway productions. An Eckart set became part of the performance on stage, equal at times to an actor. They were best known for their designs for Damn Yankees (1955); Once Upon a Mattress (1959), in which Carol Burnett made her Broadway debut; and Mame (1966) with Angela Lansbury. Andrew B. Harris uses production stills and the Eckarts’ sketches from every show they worked on to illustrate (with more than 500 color illustrations) the magic behind an Eckart design. more... about The Performing Set: The Broadway Designs of William and Jean Eckart
- Finalist, George Freedley Memorial Award, The Theatre Library Association, 2006
- Golden Pen Award, United States Institute for Theatre Technology, 2007