Monday, March 14, 2011

BROADWAY BLOOMS

Looking for a little spring inspiration, I headed off to the New York Botanical Garden yesterday to view the ninth annual Orchid Show.  This year the NYBG  turned to Broadway for inspiration, creating fanciful arrangements that show off more than 300 types of the flower.  Two theater insiders — Scott Pask, a Tony Award-winning set designer, and Drew Hodges, chief executive of the Broadway advertising agency SpotCo — collaborated on the design.

The show was filled with high-drama with the glamorous orchid cast as the diva starlet. Highlights included the proscenium arch, delicately draped with red garden hoses to represent a curtain and a giant chandelier hung with a multitude of moth and cane orchids. The show is definitely worth a visit; it runs until April 25th.


19 comments:

Stephanie @ La Dolce Vita said...

This is gorgeous! My dad went, and he really enjoyed it. Now I just have to get myself there. Your photos were just the temptation I needed!

jeanette from everton terrace said...

I don't think man can create anything as dramatically beautiful as the orchid. That show looks amazing!

Splendid Sass said...

Wow! Beautiful images, Barbara.
Teresa
xoxo

pretty pink tulips said...

Your photos are stunning! I was wondering how they were going to incorporate the Broadway theme.

I simply must go and see it in person! Thanks for the preview!!!

xoxo

The enchanted home said...

The pictures are stunning...love that they moved the show, important to swtich it up as they say..your gorgeous photos do this magnificent show justice!!

Style Attic said...

As always, you bring the best rendition of what I won't be able to see in person :) So beautiful and exciting. Think of all the spring/summer weddings in preparation! Love is always in bloom XO, Kelly

Stitchfork said...

Standing ovation for those broadway blooms!
xo Cathy

quintessence said...

SO spectacular! I'm dying to see this and you've just given me added incentive. Hoping to get there in April!

The Buzz said...

Gorgeous pictures of beautiful blooms! Planning to see the show next weekend...
xxoo

Town and Country Mom said...

Wow. Amazing orchids. If you haven't read Susan Orleans' book The Orchid Thief, you might enjoy it. As a journalist, she follows various orchid collectors in their quests for the most rare and exotic varieties. Apparently it is quite an obsessive hobby!

Jamie Herzlinger said...

Stunning post! I love your blog!
The flowers are beautiful!
Great way to start the week!
Jamie Herzlinger

A Flair for Vintage Decor said...

This is gorgeous!! I wish we had a botanical garden here in Nashville!! Also, I want to pass on congratulations to your son on getting into Vandy:) If you have any questions, feel free to ask-- I had a wonderful time going to college there! Take care, Caroline

red ticking said...

wowowowow...... gorgeous friend...xoxo

Casa Très Chic said...

Pure art, you are in that delicious Spring spirit, thanks for sharing such beautiful images.
Hugs
Tereza

annie said...

Gorgeous! I feel as though I've been to the NY Botanical Garden's Orchid Show. Great photos! I hope you do a post on their peonies in May. I'm really missing the east coast now.

Natasha said...

A.MAZ.ING!!

Northern Light

My Crafty Home-Life said...

I want to live here!

toemail said...

Beautiful flowers!

annabelleny said...

I am disappointed that you used two of my photos without giving credit.
http://www.flickr.com/photos/annabelleny/5497951585/
and http://www.flickr.com/photos/annabelleny/5499259621/