December 7, 2012
Richard Pilbrow, founder of Theatre Projects, joins Julie Andrews (director) and Tony Walton (scenic and costume designer) as the lighting designer, with Michael Gottlieb for Goodspeed Musicals’ latest production The Great American Mousical. The team’s last collaboration at Goodspeed was on The Boy Friend in 2005.
Richard and Tony have been designing productions together for nearly 50 years from London’s West End to Broadway, their work includes: A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum (West End, 1963), Four Baboons Adoring the Sun (Lincoln Center Theatre, 1992), which earned a Lighting Tony nomination, Our Town with Paul Newman (Westport Playhouse and Broadway, 2002), and A Tale of Two Cities (Sarasota’s Asolo Repertory Theatre and Broadway, 2008).
Richard is an active author and publisher including his memoir A Theatre Project - A Backstage Adventure: Triumph, Disaster, and Renewal that Changed Stage Lighting and the Shape of Theatre, Stage Lighting, with a forward by Sir Olivier, and Stage Lighting Design: The Art, the Craft, the Life, with forward by Hal Prince, (published 1997 and reprinted 2008) which became and continues to be the standard for teaching lighting in the UK and US. He has been recognized with multiple Tony Award nominations, the Drama Desk Award, the Outer Circle Critics Award-Lighting, and the Dora Award - Outstanding Lighting.
The Great Mousical runs through December 9, 2012 at The Norma Terris Theatre in Chester Connecticut.