Mastergate


a play on words


Criterion Center Stage Right, (10/12/1989 - 12/10/1989)

First Preview: Sep 22, 1989
Opening Date: Oct 12, 1989
Closing Date: Dec 10, 1989
Total Previews: 23
Total Performances: 69

Category: Play, Comedy, Satire, Original, Broadway
Setting: Washington, D.C. The Morning After.

Opening Night Production Staff

Theatre Owned / Operated by B. S. Moss Enterprises (Charles B. Moss, Jr., Executive Director)

Produced by Gene Wolsk

Originally produced by The American Repertory Theatre (Robert Brustein, Artistic Director; Robert J. Orchard, Managing Director)

Written by Larry Gelbart; Video Music by Glen Roven

Directed by Michael Engler; Assistant Director: Michael Sexton

Scenic Design by Philipp Jung; Costume Design by Candice Donnelly; Lighting Design by Stephen Strawbridge; Sound Design by Marc Salzberg; Wig Design by Tom Watson

General Manager: Steven Suskin

Production Stage Manager: Cathy B. Blaser; Stage Manager: Pat Sosnow

Video Design by Dennis Diamond

Casting: Meg Simon and Fran Kumin; General Press Representative: Merle Debuskey; Assistant to the Producer: Dorsie Hecht; Advertising: A. C. & R. Advertising; Graphic Design by Bob Gill; Press Representative: Bruce Campbell

Opening Night Cast

William CainSenior Staffer
Total Network News
Joseph DalyVice President Burden
Witness
Clay Fielder
Total Network News
John DossettShepherd Hunter
Chief Counsel for the Committee
Charles GeyerPage
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Zach GrenierMr. Child
Lawyer
Mr. Picker
Lawyer
Mr. Boyle
Lawyer
Mr. Carver
Lawyer
Steve HofvendahlAbel Lamb
Witness
Merrill HoltzmanTNN Cameraman
Total Network News
Harold Dean JamesTNN Cameraman
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Jerome KiltySenator Bowman
The Chairman of the Committee
Wayne KnightRepresentative Byers
Committee
Senator Knight
Committee
Steward Butler
Witness
Tom McDermottRepresentative Proctor
Committee
Secretary of State Bishop
Witness
Ann McDonoughWife
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Melinda MullinsMerry Chase
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Priscilla ShanksPage
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Katrina StevensTNN Director
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Daniel von BargenMajor Manley Battle
Witness
Jeff WeissSenator Bunting
Committee
Representative Sellers
Committee
Wylie Slaughter
Witness
Isiah Whitlock, Jr.Page
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Understudies: William Cain (Clay Fielder, Representative Proctor, Secretary of State Bishop, Senator Bowman, Vice President Burden), Charles Geyer (Major Manley Battle, Mr. Boyle, Mr. Carver, Mr. Child, Mr. Picker, Representative Byers, Senator Knight, Steward Butler), Zach Grenier (Representative Sellers, Senator Bunting, Wylie Slaughter), Priscilla Shanks (Merry Chase, Wife), Katrina Stevens (TNN Cameraman) and Isiah Whitlock, Jr. (Abel Lamb, Shepherd Hunter)

Awards and Nominations

Theatre World

winner 1990 Award [recipient] 

Daniel von Bargen

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