Music Box Theatre, (11/15/1989 - 1/26/1991)

First Preview: Nov 02, 1989
Opening Date: Nov 15, 1989
Closing Date: Jan 26, 1991
Total Previews: 15
Total Performances: 497

Category: Play, Drama, Original, Broadway
Setting: Various locations in Washington, DC, and on the United States Naval Base in Guantanamo Bay, Cuba. Summer 1986.

Opening Night Production Staff

Theatre Owned / Operated by The Estate of Irving Berlin and The Shubert Organization (Gerald Schoenfeld: Chairman; Bernard B. Jacobs: President)

Produced by David Brown, Lewis Allen, Robert Whitehead, Roger L. Stevens, Kathy Levin, Suntory International Corporation and The Shubert Organization (Gerald Schoenfeld: Chairman; Bernard B. Jacobs: President); Produced in association with The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts

Originally presented at Heritage Repertory Theatre of The University of Virginia, Dept. of Drama

Written by Aaron Sorkin; Incidental music by John Gromada

Directed by Don Scardino

Scenic Design by Ben Edwards; Costume Design by David C. Woolard; Lighting Design by Thomas R. Skelton; Sound Design by John Gromada; Hair Design by Robert Cybula; Assistant to Mr. Edwards: B. Patricia Woodbridge; Assistant to Mr. Woolard: Daniele Hollywood; Assistant to Mr. Skelton: Jeffrey Whitsett; Assistant to Mr. Gromada: Donna Riley

General Manager: Stuart Thompson; Company Manager: Bruce Klinger

Production Stage Manager: Dianne Trulock; Stage Manager: John Handy; Technical Supervisor: Neil Mazzella and Gene O'Donovan

Casting: Pat McCorkle; General Press Representative: David Powers; Assistant to Mr. Allen: Jane Roth; Assistant to Mr. Brown: Grace O'Reilly; Assistant to Mr. Whitehead: Doris Blum

Opening Night Cast

Tom HulceLt. j.g. Daniel A. Kaffee
Megan GallagherLt. Cmdr. Joanne Galloway
Clark GreggLt. Jack Ross
Stephen LangLt. Col. Nathan Jessep
Mark NelsonLt. j.g. Sam Weinberg
Stephen BradburyEnsemble
Paul ButlerCapt. Julius Alexander Randolph
Michael DolanPfc. Louden Downey
Jeffrey DreisbachEnsemble
Edmond GenestCapt. Isaac Whitaker
Michael GenetEnsemble
George GerdesEnsemble
Robert HoganCapt. Matthew A. Markinson
Victor LoveLance Cpl. Harold W. Dawson
Joshua MalinaEnsemble
Ted MarcouxLt. Jonathan James Kendrick
Arnold MolinaPfc. William T. Santiago
Geoffrey NaufftsCpl. Jeffrey Owen Howard
Ron OstrowSentry
Fritz SperbergCmdr. Walter Stone

Standby: Annette Helde (Lt. Cmdr. Joanne Galloway)

Understudies: Stephen Bradbury (Capt. Isaac Whitaker, Capt. Julius Alexander Randolph, Capt. Matthew A. Markinson), Jeffrey Dreisbach (Cmdr. Walter Stone, Lt. Jonathan James Kendrick), Michael Genet (Lance Cpl. Harold W. Dawson, Pfc. William T. Santiago), George Gerdes (Lt. Col. Nathan Jessep, Lt. Jack Ross), Clark Gregg (Lt. j.g. Daniel A. Kaffee), Joshua Malina (Cpl. Jeffrey Owen Howard, Lt. j.g. Sam Weinberg, Pfc. Louden Downey) and Ron Ostrow (Ensemble)

Awards and Nominations

Tony Award®

 1990 Best Actor in Play [nominee] 

Tom Hulce

Theatre World

winner 1990 Award [recipient] 

Megan Gallagher

Replacement/Transfer Info

The following people are credited as replacements or additions if they were not credited on opening night.

Music Box Theatre

(11/15/1989 - 1/26/1991)
Stage Manager: David Hyslop.


Pamela Blair
Lt. Cmdr. Joanne Galloway
Stephen Bradbury
Capt. Matthew A. Markinson
Timothy Busfield
Lt. j.g. Daniel A. Kaffee (May 14, 1990 - ?)
Michael Countryman
Lt. j.g. Sam Weinberg
Kurt Deutsch
Cpl. Jeffrey Owen Howard
Jeffrey Dreisbach
Lt. Jonathan James Kendrick
Michael Genet
Lance Cpl. Harold W. Dawson
Mike Hodge
Capt. Julius Alexander Randolph
Perry King
Lt. Col. Nathan Jessep
Keith Langsdale
Cmdr. Walter Stone
Joshua Malina
Pfc. Louden Downey
Michael O'Hare
Lt. Col. Nathan Jessep
Ron Perlman
Lt. Col. Nathan Jessep
Bradley Whitford
Lt. Jack Ross (circa. Jul 1990 - ?)
Lt. j.g. Daniel A. Kaffee (circa. Sep 1990 - ?)

Standbys: Betsy Joslyn (Lt. Cmdr. Joanne Galloway), Beth McDonald (Lt. Cmdr. Joanne Galloway).

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