Broadway’s Joe Mantello Talks ‘Three Tall Women’, ‘Boys In The Band’, Even ‘Angels In America’ As Only He Can – Tony Watch

The gorgeous, deceptively calming bedroom set that frames Three Tall Women at Broadway’s John Golden Theatre loses none of its beauty with the lights way up and the house empty.

Mantello, one of the stage’s premiere directors currently represented on Broadway with two new productions – this one and the soon-to-open The Boys in the Band at the Booth Theatre, both joining the forever-open Wicked – is explaining how Miriam Buether’s impeccably appointed set works. How it expands, or shape-shifts, from the real-world elegance of a wealthy woman’s boudoir to, in the play’s second half, something altogether less of this earth, doubling into its own doppelganger and becoming home to the past and present, the now and the remembered.

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