Think ye on this…
Taking in the rock concert that is Jesus Christ Superstar, I was struck how similar its design is to Jersey Boys. (Both musicals are directed by Des McAnuff.)
And Exhibit B:
Mr. McAnuff has shown a similar fondness for two-tiered design in The Farnsworth Invention…
and for trusses in The Who’s Tommy:
Mr. McAnuff has scores of other shows with wholly different set designs, but do these four entries point to some kind of visual style?
first two photos by Joan Marcus