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Wednesday, January 22, 2014

William Ivey Long made his first costume at age four. Granted, it was for the family dog, but it sparked a passion that's fueled a 40-year career in theater. He's currently designing everything you'll see on the cast of the much-anticipated musical, "Bullets Over Broadway," opening this spring.

You can get a first look at the show on Jan. 28 when we sit down with cast members during a live event in The Greene Space. Before then, take a peek inside Long's design studio and learn how the six-time Tony Award winner creates the clothes for some of Broadway's most iconic characters.

Ticket Giveaway! See those costumes in action! Two winners will be selected and each will receive one pair of tickets to "Bullets Over Broadway" (a value of approximately $300). All you have to do is watch the video, then answer the question below. Those who answer correctly will be entered in our giveaway. The winners will be announced live during our Jan. 28 event in The Greene Space, which you can buy tickets for or watch via live video webcast here.

Take a look at the official rules before you enter!


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Comments [6]

Jan Johnson from Maine

Wow! 4 seconds to change. How lucky to have such a talented person design for your show.

Jan. 27 2014 11:03 AM
Don Hite from Hilton Head Island, sc

Having worked with you, having known you, having been inspired by you...mind-blowing. Oh, and we're these southern boys making things fabulous. We'll find that MADAME x dress, William or I just might end up drinking all night in Fort Mill, SC!!!

Jan. 25 2014 08:16 AM
Roseann Marcus from Staten Island, NY

Fascinating. Thank you for the insight into what goes on prior to the shows opening on costumes and costume changes.

Jan. 24 2014 01:27 PM
Helen Siegler from inside look

Many thanks for the incite on Dress Making for Broadway shows. I had no
idea how much went on backstage during the show itself. It's almost
seems like magic and William Ivey Long holds the wand to make it all

Jan. 24 2014 10:37 AM

Thank you for that truly inspirational.& inspiring story! I loved it!!! What a blessed talent

Jan. 24 2014 09:58 AM
Anthony Forte from Brooklyn New York

William Ivey Long is one of Broadways really GREAT costume designers a truly
great man...

Jan. 23 2014 07:32 PM

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