Wednesday, September 17, 2008


There’s no better place to fall in love than Florence, Italy, especially the romantic version of it seen in the hit Broadway musical The Light in the Piazza. Speakeasy Stage brings the tale of young love to the Boston Center for the Arts this weekend, with an elegant staging that’s brought down to earth, in part, by the meticulous costumes of Charles Schoonmaker.

"Call me Chip," says Schoonmaker as we make our way through the backstage of the BCA. He smiles and adds, "I’m only Charles professionally." He must get called Charles a lot; his 20-year career as a designer includes work in theater and dance, and he’s earned two Emmy awards for his work on As The World Turns and Another World.

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