Entertainment Weekly's 'Wicked' B&A Trio
Entertainment Weekly brought together three B&A talents for its Reunions Issue featuring "Wicked" costars Idina Menzel and Kristin Chenoweth. "You can see the chemistry between them in the black-and-white portrait," explained photographer Robert Maxwell. "And the other thing that struck me was the amount of people in the studio – it was the biggest crowd I've ever seen on set."
"It was all part of the thrill of Broadway," remarked John Moore, stylist. "Also, it's similar to the anticipation surrounding a high school or college reunion ... where attendees want to dress their best." EW's art director asked for a simple and classic aesthetic, so Moore paired rag & bone and ripped Seven denim with a Marc Jacobs cutout-sleeves-sweater and a Three Dots tank top. "It's uncomplicated, but still current and cool," he noted. "It was also about getting pieces to fit them – Kristin is so tiny. She and I had a fitting the night before, which was great because I could find out what worked and what she liked, and I've styled Idina in the past."
Prop stylist Jesse Nemeth rounded out the trio, pulling stumps, stools, and brooms to add an element of Wickedness to the images. "It was a great time," Moore said. "Robert is one of the finest portrait photographers ... amid those people worried about the details, he knows exactly how the photograph will turn out." Maxwell remarked that teaming up with his B&A brethren is always a pleasure.