Friday, June 5, 2009


The TONYS!!!! Nothing is as exciting for theaterholics like Helen than actually attending the TONYS at Radio City Music Hall (above photo is from last year's show)!
Not only are several of our extended Uffner Vintage family nominated for awards, but we are equally delighted that the Signature Theatre of Arlington, Virginia is receiving the 2009 Best Regional Theater Award: we just completed work on their musical version of GIANT (yes, the Edna Thurber book that was made into James Dean's last 1959 film) !!
Below are the nominees, as photographed at our place are various times (sorry, Michael, though you worked with us for a time, we have no picture of you!!!) Our clients-cum-friends who are nominated (in alphabetical order) are: Best Costume Design of a Play: Jane Greenwood (Waiting for Godot) and Marty Pakledinaz (Blithe Spirit) !!! Best Costume Design of a Musical: Gregory Gale (Rock of Ages), Michael McDonald (Hair) Best Performance by Leading Actress in a Play: Janet McTeer (Mary Stuart), who we dressed for both the movies Tumbleweeds (1999) and Songcatcher (2000)! Helen, below, visited Janet backstage and took this picture with her when they left the theater.
We wish all the nominees the best of success !!!! In other project news, we seem to be on a Glass Menagerie roll, helping to costume the show in quick succession at 3 different theaters : we just finished the run at Columbia University (NY), are currently doing the The Long Wharf production (New Haven) and are in pre-production at the John Drew Theater (East Hampton). Other projects include: a "Stride Gum" commercial, the production of "Bell, Book and Candle" soon to open at the Bay Street Theater (Sag Harbor); a photoshoot for the American Ballet Theater and work on various other small theatrical productions around the country. In the "strange project" category, we are also doing an "Abraham Lincoln, Vampire Hunter" book cover! Hmmmmmmm........