Plymouth Theatre, (10/14/1987 - 10/29/1988)

First Preview: Oct 07, 1987
Opening Date: Oct 14, 1987
Closing Date: Oct 29, 1988
Total Previews: 7
Total Performances: 437

Category: Play, Drama, Original, Broadway
Setting: A loft in a converted cast-iron building, lower Manhattan.

Opening Night Production Staff

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

Produced by James B. Freydberg, Stephen Graham, Susan Quint Gallin and Max Weitzenhoffer; Associate Producer: Maggie Lear and Harold Reed

Originally produced by The Circle Repertory Company and Center Theatre Group / Mark Taper Forum (Gordon Davidson, Artistic Director; William P. Wingate, General Manager)

Written by Lanford Wilson; Incidental music by Peter Kater

Directed by Marshall W. Mason

Scenic Design by John Lee Beatty; Costume Design by Laura Crow; Lighting Design by Dennis Parichy; Sound Design by Chuck London Media and Stewart Werner

General Manager: Fremont Associates, Inc.; Company Manager: Dana Sherman

Production Stage Manager: Mary Michele Miner; Assistant Stage Mgr: Jody Boese; Technical Supervisor: Theatrical Services, Inc.

Fight direction by Randy Kovitz; General Press Representative: Shirley Herz Associates; Advertising: Serino, Coyne & Nappi; Logo Art by Fraver

The producers and creators extend a very special thanks to Jack Viertel

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Opening Night Cast

Joan Allen
Broadway debut
Anna Mann
(Oct 07, 1987 - Apr 30, 1988)
John MalkovichPale
(Oct 07, 1987 - Apr 16, 1988)
Jonathan HoganBurton
Lou LiberatoreLarry
(Oct 07, 1987 - Jul 30, 1988)

Understudies: Lisa Emery (Anna Mann), Randy Kovitz (Burton, Larry) and Cotter Smith (Pale)

Awards and Nominations

Tony Award®

winner 1988 Best Actress in a Play [winner] 

Joan Allen

 1988 Best Featured Actor in a Play [nominee] 

Lou Liberatore

Drama Desk Award

 1988 Outstanding Actor in a Play [nominee] 

John Malkovich

 1988 Outstanding Featured Actor in a Play [nominee] 

Lou Liberatore

Theatre World

winner 1988 Award [recipient] 

Eric Roberts

Replacement/Transfer Info

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

Plymouth Theatre

(10/14/1987 - 10/29/1988)
Assistant Lighting Design: Malcolm Sturchio.

Stage Manager: Jody Boese.


Lisa Emery
Anna Mann (May 2, 1988 - Oct 29, 1988)
Scott Glenn
Pale (Aug 27, 1988 - Oct 29, 1988)
Randy Kovitz
Paul Perri
After John Malkovich left and before Eric Roberts began in the role
Pale (Apr 18, 1988 - Apr 30, 1988)
Lonny Price
Larry (Aug 1, 1988 - ?)
Eric Roberts
Pale (May 2, 1988 - Aug 26, 1988)

Understudies: Paul Perri (Pale).

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