Ethel Barrymore Theatre, (12/12/2002 - 2/16/2003)

First Preview: Nov 25, 2002
Opening Date: Dec 12, 2002
Closing Date: Feb 16, 2003
Total Previews: 20
Total Performances: 76

Category: Play, Play with music, Original, Broadway

Opening Night Production Staff

Theatre Owned / Operated by The Shubert Organization (Gerald Schoenfeld: Chairman; Philip J. Smith: President; Robert E. Wankel: Executive Vice President)

Produced by USA OSTAR Theatricals

Originally produced by The Globe Theatres (Jack O'Brien: Artistic Director; Louis G. Spisto: Executive Director)

Written by Nora Ephron; Music by Marvin Hamlisch; Lyrics by Craig Carnelia; Musical Director: Ron Melrose; Dance arrangements by Ron Melrose; Music orchestrated by Torrie Zito

Directed by Jack O'Brien; Choreographed by Jerry Mitchell; Associate Director: Matt August; Associate Choreographer: Jim Osorno

Scenic Design by Michael Levine; Costume Design by Robert Morgan; Lighting Design by Kenneth Posner; Sound Design by Jon Weston; Associate Scenic Design: Kip Marsh; Assistant Scenic Design in San Diego: Amanda Stephens; Assistant Costume Design in San Diego: Charlotte DeVaux Shields; Assistant Costume Design in New York: Michele K. Short; Associate Lighting Design: Lara Dubin; Assistant Lighting Design in San Diego: Travis C. Richardson; Associate Sound Design: Jason Strangfeld; Associate Projection Design: Paul Vershbow

General Manager: Nina Lannan & Associates; Associate Gen. Mgr: Maggie Edelman; Company Manager: L.A. Glassburn; Assistant Co. Mgr: Benny Burnett

Production Stage Manager: Evan Ensign; Technical Supervisor: Theatresmith Inc.; Stage Manager: Jim Woolley and Joel Rosen

Musical Supervisor: Ron Melrose; Musical Coordinator: Michael Keller; Conducted by Ron Melrose; Assistant Conductor: Jonathan Smith; Music Preparation: JoAnne Kane Music Preparation; Piano: Ron Melrose; Trumpet: Hollis Burridge; Trombone/Tuba: Randy Andos; Saxophone/Woodwinds: Charles Pillow; Bass: Mary Ann McSweeney; Guitar/Banjo/Ukelele: Brian Koonin; Drums/Percussion: Michael Keller

Video Projection Design: Jan Hartley

Casting: Tara Rubin Casting; Advertising: rave!; Press Representative: The Publicity Office; Marketing: The Nancy Richards Group; Creative Consultant: Mary Pat Walsh; Photographer: Joan Marcus

Special thanks to the estate of Lillian Hellman and Mary McCarthy

Opening Night Cast

Cherry JonesMary McCarthy
Swoosie KurtzLillian Hellman
Harry GroenerThe Man
Anne PitoniakA Woman
Anne AllgoodAbby Kaiser & Others
Bernard DotsonLeo & Others
Rosena M. HillMrs. Stillman & Others
Gina LamparellaBeguine Dancer & Others
Dirk LumbardFact & Others
Peter MarxFiction & Others
Perry OjedaVic & Others
Karyn QuackenbushFizzy & Others

Swings: Jim Osorno and Melanie Vaughan

Standby: Anne Allgood (A Woman), Dirk Lumbard (The Man) and Susan Pellegrino (Lillian Hellman, Mary McCarthy)

Awards and Nominations

Drama Desk Award

 2003 Outstanding Lyrics [nominee] 

Lyrics by Craig Carnelia

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