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Theatre Quiz by Andrew Gans

Acclaimed scenic designer Tony Staiges began his Broadway career with the 1978 production of Timbuktu! Since that time the talented artist has been the recipient of a Tony Award, the New York Drama Desk Award, the Outer Critics Circle Award, the Boston Theatre Critics Award and Richmond's Phoebe Award, among others. Pictured below are photos from several of Straiges's Broadway outings. Can you identify the shows? Clues are provided, and answers are at the bottom of the page.

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2 [[image - black & white photograph of five actors in costume]] Photo is credited to Martha Swope

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4 [[image - black & white photograph of scene from play]] Photo is credited to Martha Swope

1 Straiges was last represented on Broadway with this Matthew Barber play that co-starred Molly Ringwald (l.) and Jayne Atkinson (r.).

2 Straiges garnered a Tony nomination for his work on this Stephen Sondheim-James Lapine musical about some old and new fairy-tale folk.

3 Straiges designed this David Henry Hwang play, co-starring Tsai Chin (top) and Ming-Na Wen, set in 1918 - 1919 southeast China and the present.

4 Straiges earned a Tony Award for his scenic design for this Sondheim-Lapine musical about the life of painter Georges Seurat.

1 Enchanted April
2 Into the Woods
3 Golden Child
4 Sunday in the Park With George

In the March issue of Playbill[[registered logo]] we mistakenly credited Tony Walton with the scenic design for Sunday in the Park with George. As our quiz this month illustrates, the Tony whose stunning artistry graced this musical was Tony Straiges. Our apologies to Mr. Straiges for the error. 


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