Costumes and sets will be by The Lion King
collaborator Richard Hudson. Jennifer Tipton will design the
lighting. David Koch will put up the initial $2.5 million –
50% of the initial costs of creation and rehearsals.
Thank you, Mr. Koch.
This will not only be a tremendous boost for ABT,
but it will be a huge shot in the arm for Brooklyn. Assuming that NYC can
finish with the street construction around BAM by next year, a major residency
like this will truly help to transform and enhance the neighborhood.
If we wish for it, it will come.