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The New York Times
That Family Room? It Has a Certain Star Quality

By STEVEN McELROY
July 8, 2009
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The New York Times
Interactive: Shopping With Michele Spadaro | Furniture Rehab

June 5, 2008
Michele Spadaro, who designs and builds sets in New York and Los Angeles, searched thrift stores for an old chair to revamp.
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The New York Times
Shopping for Old Furniture With Michele Spadaro

By SAMANTHA STOREY
June 5, 2008
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The New York Times
THEATER REVIEW: 'LEVITTOWN'
Home Is Where Emotions Are Frayed

By NEIL GENZLINGER
July 17, 2009
"The play, staged by the Cliplight Theater and the Theater at St. Clement’s, is set in the New York Levittown, though it could be any of them. More important than the location is the house, superbly conjured by the set designer Michele Spadaro: a two-story cutaway that perfectly conveys how a residence can both nurture a family and become a sort of prison for its members."
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New York Post
THEATER REVIEW: 'LEVITTOWN'
STRUGGLING WITH SUBURBAN LEGENDS

By FRANK SCHECK
July 20, 2009
"Kudos to director George Demas, who's guided his ensemble into fully lived-in, authentic performances, and set designer Michele Spadaro, who's given us a two-story home that seems ready for occupancy."
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Lighting&Sound America
Theatre in Review: Levittown

By David Barbour
July 15, 2009
"The production's big drawing card is Michele Spadaro's set, a two-level structure that puts most of a Levittown house on stage -- the living room front and center, along with partial views of a kitchen and a finished bedroom upstairs. It provides Demas with an unusual and interesting ground plan; more important, one look -- at the lumpy living room furniture, the plastic, aggressively cheerful kitchen set, the sparse décor -- tells you all you need to know about its sad inhabitants. In the production's cleverest touch, the same set, with one or two changes of detail, stands in for Richard's house. (Forget Tolstoy: in Levittown, all unhappy families are alike, at least in their living arrangements.) "


Theatermania
TM REVIEWS: 'LEVITTOWN'

By David Finkle
July 14, 2009
"Palmieri is aided in his quest by an estimable acting ensemble -- not one of whom, as directed by George Demas, lets a nuance slip by -- and by set designer Michele Spadaro's one-set vision of two identical Levittown abodes in their late 1940s-early 1950s semi-splendor."
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The Wall Street Journal
THEATRE REVIEW: 'OUR TOWN'
The Genius of David Cromer

By TERRY TEACHOUT
FEBRUARY 27, 2009
"Mr. Cromer and Ms. Spadaro have inserted a head-turning surprise into the last act, one that I have no intention of spoiling. All I'll say is that they've deliberately departed from Wilder's stage directions in a radical way of which I think he would have unhesitatingly approved, one that heightens to an almost painful pitch Emily's climactic revelation that human beings lack the power to "realize life while they live it . . . every, every minute." Never before have those oft-quoted words had so jolting an effect on me as they did at the end of Mr. Cromer's production of "Our Town.""
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nytheatre.com
REVIEW: 'OUR TOWN'

By Martin Denton
February 22, 2009
"Cromer's collaborators in designing the piece likewise are to be congratulated for the simplicity and honesty of their work. The lighting is by Heather Gilbert and the music by Mastro; their work is of a piece with Cromer's gorgeous vision. Michele Spadaro's set design will surprise you; that's all I will say about it. And the costumes by Alison Siple address the period of the piece and its timelessness with elegance and wit."
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theatermania.com
REVIEW | 'WOMEN OR NOTHING'

By Zachary Stewart
September 16, 2013
"Michele Spadaro's beautiful set for Women or Nothing, Ethan Coen's first full-length play, now receiving its world premiere at the Atlantic Theater Company, tells its own story before any of the actors set foot on it. The perfectly aligned furniture, the dozens of knickknacks and table lamps adorning the floor-to-ceiling shelves, and the difficult Baroque piano music wafting down the spiral staircase of this Manhattan duplex let us know what kind of people live here: control freaks — specifically New York City power lesbians."
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talkinbroadway.com
REVIEW | 'WOMEN OR NOTHING'

By Matthew Murray
September 16, 2013
"The spectacular set, a messily organized Manhattan apartment that evokes both Gretchen and Laura’s personalities, is by Michele Spadaro, also helps tremendously."
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hollywoodreporter.com
REVIEW | 'WOMEN OR NOTHING'

By David Rooney
September 16, 2013
"Unfolding on an attractive boho-chic apartment set by Michele Spadaro, with rain trickling down outside, Women or Nothing can be amusing, thoughtful and even tender"
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newsday.com
REVIEW | 'WOMEN OR NOTHING'

By LINDA WINER
September 16, 2013
"Much gets done in small corners of Michele Spadaro's expansive, tastefully eclectic loft set."
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nydailynews.com
REVIEW | 'WOMEN OR NOTHING'

By JOE DZIEMIANOWICZ
September 16, 2013
"Set in a mouth-watering New York duplex that screams money and success, it’s a show about moral ambiguity and an ambush."
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showbusinessweekly.com
REVIEW | 'WOMEN OR NOTHING'

By Sydney Arndt
September 16, 2013
"The small cast of four, completely nailed the naturalistic tone of the play, and Michele Spadaro’s set was exquisite. It looked as if the living room was transported directly from a tree-lined street near Central Park West."
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gothamist.com
REVIEW | 'WOMEN OR NOTHING'

By John Del Signore
September 16, 2013
" And oh God what an apartment. Like the play's premise, the home's layout is nothing exceptional, but what designers Michele Spadaro and Bradley King do with some simple recessed lighting, tasteful art and tantalizingly comfortable furniture serves as a bitter reminder that, if you're like me, your place is kind of a dump."
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