Magazine article Stage Directions

Memphis Man

Magazine article Stage Directions

Memphis Man

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Veteran theater artisan André Bruce Ward has enjoyed a lengthy and fruitful career in regional theater spanning six decades. As resident costume designer at Theatre Memphis since the late 1970s, the Michigan native has new cause for celebration: Last month's opening of You Can't Take It With You was his 193rd production there!

Who in theater do you most admire?

Julie Taymor for her Lion King, which is just wonderful. Anyone connected with the magical Cirque du Soleil productions also has my admiration.

What's your favorite play or musical?

Of course there cannot be just one: Royal Hunt of the Sun, The Heiress and Camelot (I have designed this one five times). Why? Because they tell such wonderful stories and the costumes are so interesting.

Where would you like to be in five years?

Retired and working in my garden and preparing to return to Theatre Memphis to guest design a wonderful musical.

What is the biggest challenge of your current project? …

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