Cabaret has returned to Broadway for its latest revival, this time with fabulously creative make-up design by Broadway vet ANGELINA AVALLONE! Her designs have just been profiled by W Magazine – check out the except below and view the full article and photos at W Magazine Online.
Feature photo by Kevin Tachman.
Behind the false eyelashes, bold lips, and temporary tattoos of spring’s Broadway revival
This spring, Cabaret returns to Broadway for the fourth time with an all-star cast (including Michelle Williams as lead Sally Bowles and Alan Cumming as the Emcee), an iconic theatre (Studio 54), and some very creative makeup dreamed up by 20-year theater vet Angelina Avallone with the help of the show’s makeup partner MAC.
Based on Christopher Isherwood’s 1939 novel Goodbye to Berlin, the musical follows the performers of the fictional Kit Kat Klub during the decline of decadence in pre-World War II Germany. The show opens at the height of the cabaret era in the late 1920s and the performers—known as the Kit Kat girls—adorn their eyes, cheeks, and lips with vibrant colors in hopes of stardom. “Because they were young and beautiful and were actors, they spent some money on makeup,” says Avallone. In Act 1, each performer’s look is unique and bold: think brick red lips, bright pink cheeks, shimmering purple eyeshadow, and glossy auburn locks. Some girls wear temporary tattoos while others sport bruises, signifying their wild lives. “At night, anything goes,” Avallone notes…