Longacre Theatre, (3/20/1986 - 5/10/1986)

First Preview: Feb 24, 1986
Opening Date: Mar 20, 1986
Closing Date: May 10, 1986
Total Previews: 28
Total Performances: 60

Category: Play, Original, Broadway
Setting: The South Side of Chicago, June 3, 1949.

Opening Night Production Staff

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

Produced by Roger Berlind and Marty Bell; Associate Producer: Michael Sanders

Written by George Furth

Directed by Norman René; Assistant Director: Diane Camp

Scenic Design by Andrew Jackness; Costume Design by Joseph G. Aulisi; Lighting Design by Richard Nelson; Sound Design by Tom Morse; Women's Hair Design by Ron Abrams; Make-Up Design by Ron Abrams

General Manager: Gatchell & Neufeld, Ltd.; Company Manager: Susan Gustafson

Production Stage Manager: Steven Beckler; Stage Manager: Phil DiMaggio; Technical Supervisor: Theatre Services, Inc.

Casting: Simon & Kumin Casting, Inc.; General Press Representative: Solters / Roskin / Friedman, Inc.; Dialect Coach: Timothy Monich; Playbill cover photo by Peter Cunningham; Advertising: Fisher & Co.; Photographer: Henry Grossman

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Opening Night Cast

Ed HarrisFred
Judith IveyBea
Anne Marie BobbySandra
William O'Leary
Broadway debut
Art
Anthony RappFreddy

Standby: George Bamford (Fred) and Kelly Bishop (Bea)

Understudies: Christopher Gartin (Art, Freddy) and Mary B. Ward (Sandra)

Awards and Nominations

Tony Award®

 1986 Best Actor in Play [nominee] 

Ed Harris

Drama Desk Award

 1986 Outstanding New Play [nominee] 

Produced by Roger Berlind and Marty Bell; Written by George Furth

winner 1986 Outstanding Actor in a Play [winner] 

Ed Harris

 1986 Outstanding Actress in a Play [nominee] 

Judith Ivey

 1986 Outstanding Featured Actor in a Play [nominee] 

Anthony Rapp

 1986 Outstanding Costume Design [nominee] 

Joseph G. Aulisi

Theatre World

winner 1986 Award [recipient] 

Ed Harris

Replacement/Transfer Info


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


Longacre Theatre

(3/20/1986 - 5/10/1986)
Photographer: Harry Benson.


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