JESUS CHRIST SUPERSTAR LIVE | NBC
"Jesus Christ Superstar Live in Concert met the press, took photo's and talked about the highly anticipated live television event, which airs on Easter Sunday. Starting off the morning Robert Greenblatt, Chairman of NBC Entertainment introduced, moderator Dave Karger, Turner Classic Movies to interview Marc Platt, Executive Producer; Nigel Wright, Musical Director; Neil Meron, Executive Producer; Harvey Mason Jr.; Music Producer; Jason Ardizzone-West, Production Designer; Camille A. Brown, Choreographer; Paul Tazewell, Costume Designer; David Leveaux, Director, Alex Rudzinski, EP/Live Television Director."
video of interview: Times Square Chronicles
photos: Theater Mania
THREE WISE GUYS | TACT
"The ingenious set design deserves a curtain call of its own. Designer Jason Ardizzone-West uses everything from set pieces to video projections [Dan Scully} to silhouettes and puppetry [Andy Gaukel] to bring the scenes to life. Ardizzone-West fills the stage without crowding it, almost reveling in the limitations of working with a small space..."
New York Theatre Guide
"Playing this story out on a surprisingly humorous set, with a pop-out charm designed with an inventive eye for theatricality by Jason Ardizzone-West..."
Times Square Chronicles
"...his physical production is very nicely realized, combining an abstract set (Jason Ardizzone-West) with period-style projections (Dan Scully), gangster movie-esque lighting (Mary Louise Geiger) and costumes (David Toser), and evocative shadow puppetry (Andy Gaukel) to create a unique milieu that's at once reminiscent of Runyon's vision of Broadway and yet entirely original."
UNCLE VANYA | OLD GLOBE THEATER
"These effects are not casual but the result of a designer team distinguished enough for any part of the 21st Century American theatre: Jason Ardizzone-West for sets, Susan Hilferty and Mark Koss for costumes and Jennifer Tipton for lighting."
San Diego Story
"This Old Globe production, a reason to brave the long drive to San Diego, modernizes Chekhov's play without updating it. The period, treated with consistency of theatrical ton rather than precise historical markers, is more or less Russia at the turn of the 20th century. (The design, which includes Jason Ardizzone-West's sets, Susan Hilferty and Mark Koss' costumes and Jennifer Tipton's lighting, finds an ideal palette that is at once discreet and sharply defined.)"
Los Angeles Times
ETHEL | CIRCUS, WANDERING CITY | ASOLO THEATER
""Circus: Wandering City" is an incredibly imaginative creation owing to the vision and talents of an entire team of collaborators. In addition to the members of ETHEL, director Grant McDonald pulled together all elements of design: projection (John Narun), scenic (Jason Ardizzone-West), costume (Beth Goldenberg), lighting (Oona Curley), and sound (Stowe Nelson)...."
The Herald Tribune
CAROLINE, OR CHANGE | THE TANTRUM THEATER
"...Michael Lincoln's mercurial lighting blends with Jason Ardizzone-West's magical-realistic scenic design to illuminate diverse locales, from the floating Moon to Noah's upstairs bed. Vivid but nuanced, "Caroline, Or Change" isn't for every taste but a must-see for sophisticated theatergoers and opera fans. Those who believe in the power of art to open hearts might end up wondering how much better off Columbus - and America - might be if everyone could get to know Caroline."
-The Columbus Dispatch
WOMEN OF A CERTAIN AGE | THE PUBLIC THEATER
"...That Chekhovian sense of time fading even as we inhabit it thrums through both the talk and the silences. This is all the truer because the team of designers here - Susan Hilferty and Jason Ardizzone-West (set), Jennifer Tipton (lighting) and Scott Lehrer and Will Pickens (sound) - have made the Gabriels' kitchen into what feels like a warm corner of never-ending security. And yet we're abidingly aware that this house may well be demolished within the year."
-New York Times
"Again, in contrast to all the election racket outside, watching this group move around the cozy space - designed with unfussy authenticity by Susan Hilferty and Jason Ardizzone-West - making shepherd's pie, pouring a beer or glazing cookies, is quite therapeutic."
-The Hollywood Reporter
WHAT DID YOU EXPECT? | THE PUBLIC THEATER
"Designed by Susan Hilferty and Jason Ardizzone-West, with lighting by Jennifer Tipton and sound by Scott Lehrer and Will Pickens, the kitchen set is first seen as an anonymous space. Then the cast members arrive, bearing plates of food and boxes of papers and photographs. In a twinkling, the kitchen assumes a richly detailed personality, the kind a room acquires over many years. And yet it has all materialized so fast. Which suggests it could disappear just as quickly."
-New York Times
HUNGRY | THE PUBLIC THEATER
"As befits a work with the title “Hungry,” food is prepared — ardently and aromatically — in the wonderful new play written and directed by Richard Nelson, which opened on Friday night at the Public Theater. Yet it is unlikely that the ratatouille and apple crumble on offer will satisfy the appetites of the five women and one man assembled in a snug kitchen in Rhinebeck, N.Y...."
-New York Times
"The design team — Susan Hilferty (sets and costume), Jason Ardizzone-West (sets), Jennifer Tipton (lighting), and Scott Lehrer and Will Pickens (sound) — creates a recognizable kitchen atmosphere in a middle-class family home. There are no walls, but we know exactly what everything looks like...."
BULLETS OVER BROADWAY | NATIONAL TOUR
"Lovingly and beautifully designed - could the fashions of the 1920s have been more alluringly eye-popping than those created by William Ivey Long for Bullets Over Broadway? - with superb sets by Jason Ardizzone-West, lighting design by Donald Holder (recreated on tour by Carolyn Wong) and close to impeccable sound design by Shannon Slaton, Bullets Over Broadway has the luxe feel of a top-flight tour..."
"The tour boasts the Broadway production's spectacular costumes by William Ivey Long, as well as Jason Ardizzone-West's ingenious new production design spanning the show's many locales, swank or seedy."
"The show still sparkles with William Ivey Long's magnificent period costumes, with lush sets and dazzling lighting by Jason Ardizzone-West and Carolyn Wong..."
-Chicago Theatre Review
SINGLE WIDE | NEW YORK MUSICAL THEATRE FESTIVAL
"The trailer park is a dysfunctional family and it is unlikely anyone would be able to escape their 'Microwave Life.' This setting (brilliant design by Jason Ardizzone-West) is a trope (here an extended metaphor) for all life's situations where people feel stuck, disenfranchised, betrayed, cheated, ignored, discounted, discouraged, or marginalized in any way..."
TIGERS BE STILL | PARTLY CLOUDY PEOPLE
"A special note should go to set designer Jason Ardizzone-West. In a tight space, he came up with some clever solutions to showing multiple locations with the simple use of Venetian blinds and adorable props..."
-New York Theater Review