David Rosenberg Retires!

DavidAfter celebrating 30 years at the helm of iWeiss this year, CEO David Rosenberg will be retiring.

David joined iWeiss after working as a carpenter, electrician and stage manager. During his time here he   was responsible for bringing the company  to the forefront of the Broadway world as well as moving the company back into theatrical rigging and theatre restoration. Although he is “retired” David will remain on as a consultant to the company working with Jennifer Tankleff and Richard Parks as they lead the company into the next phase in its future.

“It is extremely gratifying and comforting to me to see the company under the very capable leadership of Jennifer and Richard. They have shown – in their combined 30 plus years with the company – that they have the knowledge and drive to maintain the values and integrity of the company while moving it ever forward.”

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Did you miss the USITT conference this year in Cincinnati?

Check out the Stage Directions video below of our booth and you will feel like you were standing right there!

Tony Season is HERE!

While it was unfortunate to say goodbye to some of our previous productions represented on Broadway – it was exciting for us to turn around 17 new ones for this year’s season!

The drape shop has certainly been hopping – particularly with the energy and splash of Honeymoon in Vegas, Something Rotten!, It Shoulda Been You, On the Twentieth Century, Gigi, You Can’t Take It With You, and the two largest dance productions this season – On the Town and An American in Paris

And where some of the more intense moments arrived onstage, the shop never succumbed to the drama of meeting tight production schedules and fabrication of The Audience, Disgraced, The Elephant Man, Doctor Zhivago, Fun Home, The Last Ship, and The King and I.

You’ll find that this season’s stage drapery is as varied as the ceiling upholstery in It’s Only a Play to the specialty tablecloth in Finding Neverland.  We are always happy to cater to the needs of our creative friends in order to bring you the best performance possible.

We send our best wishes to the entire industry as they prepare for Tony nominations (www.tonyawards.com) on April 28 and the Awards Ceremony on June 7.

We look forward to seeing you at the theater and should you not be in the immediate NYC area, look for us with new shows Bette Midler: Divine Intervention (in cooperation with Tait Towers), Burn the Floor (on Norwegian Cruise Lines), Frozen: Disney on Ice (in cooperation with Bungalow Scenic), and Stratford Shakespeare Festival (Ontario Canada).

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National News – Kings Theatre

This past Saturday NBC Nightly News did a story on the Kings Theatre Re-Opening. It was a brief story, but boy did it show the grandeur of the space. Find 2 minutes and 44 seconds to watch this clip, you will want to run out and buy tickets to see this space in person.

To read the full story on our work in this fantastic space please take a look at our Portfolio Page.

Another NYC High School is has a Functional Theatre!

Yesterday was just another load out from a New York City High School leaving the theatre with all new rigging, a new fire curtain, projection screen, main curtain and valance, stage masking and new track operated window curtains. The school was happy because in addition to looking great, the theatre was now functional and SAFE.

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A QUICK SOLUTION TO……WHATEVER YOU WISH!

We always are happy to hear from our good friends at the Lincoln Center Theater and this time was no exception. Like many of us do, the LCT crew was spending lots of time in the theatre (specifically in the house and audience seating areas) during technical rehearsals & load-ins/load-outs. It is necessary to keep their house seats tidy and protected during times of heavy house traffic. Both parties were able to come up with an inexpensive solution to doing just that.

60” wide Mystique Satin is a lightweight and cost effective way to prevent damage to your seating. It is also durable and fire retardant. It comes in over 150 color options on 100 yard rolls which makes this inexpensive fabric a great option. This material is also good for Austrian Curtains and other decorative draperies where adding a large volume of fabric fullness is the visual key. It is also perfect for Kabuki Drops where a lightweight fluttering reveal may be required. iWeiss has fabricated many successful items for both these applications.

Another great quality of Mystique Satin is that its full rolls can ship via UPS since the roll dimensions are a mere 63” x 8” x 8” and weigh approximately 45lbs each.

Looking for a way to section off seating areas for a more intimate production, performance, or event?  Covering the seats for this purpose offers a nice visual appeal for your venue’s guests as well.

Seat Covers