Design by Des

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.)

Exhibit A:

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


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