Howard Crabtree’s When Pigs Fly, the 1990’s off-Broadway hit being revived this fall has Cher, Liza, Carol and Barbie fav Bob Mackie designing the clothes.
Crabtree begun creating outlandish costumes for friends while working in the wardrobe department at Broadway’s original production of La Cage aux Folles, where he met cast member Mark Waldrop, his future collaborator and director for several Off-Broadway musicals showcasing Crabtree’s designs. Crabtree embraced Mackie’s aesthetic, equal parts glamour and whimsy, a staple of The Carol Burnett Show that earned him nine Emmys. Mackie’s last NYC venture was 2010’s Viagara Falls, a flop that played this same theater.
In addition to Jordan Ahnquist (Shear Madness), Taylor Crousure (Forbidden Broadway: Comes Out Swinging!), Jacob Hoffman (I’ll Be Damned), T2C’s favorite Brian Charles Rooney (Bedbugs!!!) and Frank Viveros (The Phantom of the Opera).
T2C has a chance to talked with this icon and learned you can own a Mackie if you just go to QVC.
When Pigs Fly: Stage 42 beginning October 6th.