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Cirque du Soleil Date Halted By Oil Sprayed On Audience From Equipment

An equipment malfunction at a Cirque du Soleil performance last night in Washington state stopped the show and caused the rest of the program to be cancelled. The show in the Seattle suburb of Redmond, Washington ended when a hydraulic system hose broke. Audience members were showered with what the company claimed was a vegetable based oil. The mishap is the second major incident for the theatrical company this year. On March 17, an aerialist died when he slipped from… Read


‘Grace And Frankie’s Emmy-Nominated Production Designer Devorah Herbert & Costume Designer Allyson B. Fanger On Season 4 Challenges & Mothers

Devorah Herbert Allyson B. Fanger Grace and Frankie

“There’s actually a story arc for the house in Season 4 and it’s the same parallel arc for the characters: Everything is falling apart,” says Grace and Frankie production designer Devorah Herbert, who this year counts her second consecutive Primetime Emmy nomination in the half-hour narrative production design category for the Netflix series. Together with costume designer Allyson B. Fanger, who counts her third nom for the series in the contemporary series costume… Read


‘The Good Doctor’ Composer Dan Romer Mines Depths Of Emotion Through Music – Production Value Video Series

Dan Romer Composer

Anyone who has heard the scores of award-winning composer Dan Romer knows the emotion that flows through his music. Making a splash in 2012 with Ben Zeitlin’s socially conscious fairy tale Beasts of the Southern Wild—a little, lovingly made indie that went on to receive four Oscar nominations—Romer’s presence has been felt frequently since. Most recently recruited for David Shore’s ABC drama The Good Doctor and Drake Doremus’ futuristic romantic drama Zoe, Romer has left… Read


‘This Is Us’ Costume Designer Hala Bahmet On Managing Time Jumps & Designing Kate’s Wedding Dress – Production Value Video Series

Hala Bahmet

Hala Bahmet, whose work on Ryan Murphy’s American Crime Story earned her an Emmy nomination, takes Deadline behind the scenes of NBC’s hit drama This Is Us in the third installment of the Production Value video series. Sitting down in her office on the Paramount lot, Bahmet explained what has driven her in her career as a costume designer, as well as discussing her latest gig on NBC’s hit drama. “I think what I like most about being a costume designer is that it's always… Read


How ‘The Orville’s Production Designer Created The Two-Story Spaceship For “Aspirational” Series – Production Value Video Series

This week, Deadline’s Production Value video series continues its space exploration with Seth MacFarlane sci-fi series The Orville, as Emmy-nominated production designer Stephen Lineweaver takes us behind the scenes and into the Fox show’s titular space vessel. Beginning his career in the art department in 1984—with credits over the years including Tommy BoyJerry Maguire and Role Models—Lineweaver has over the past seven years found a strong collaborative relationship… Read


‘Lost In Space’ Composer Christopher Lennertz On Project He’s Been Waiting For His Whole Career – Production Value Video Series

Christopher Lennertz

“It's easy to talk about why I love what I do because I'm a geek at heart. I'm a complete movie buff who loves fantasy movies, who loves science fiction and sports movies,” composer Christopher Lennertz says. “I love the movies where the music creeps in, and all of the sudden, you can feel your throat start to get tight. You can feel tears in your eyes, and you don't even know why.” And with that, the Emmy-nominated composer perfectly sums up the thrust of Deadline’s new… Read