Booth Theatre, (2/28/1988 - 6/26/1988)

First Preview: Feb 10, 1988
Opening Date: Feb 28, 1988
Closing Date: Jun 26, 1988
Total Previews: 21
Total Performances: 137

Category: Play, Original, Broadway
Setting: A pleasant woods on the outskirts of Geneva.

Opening Night Production Staff

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

Produced by Lucille Lortel; Produced in association with American Playhouse Theatre Productions and Yale Repertory Theatre (Lloyd Richards: Artistic Director; Benjamin Mordecai: Managing Director)

First presented as a staged reading during the 1986 National Playwrights Conference at the The Eugene O'Neill Theatre Center; Originally produced by Yale Repertory Theatre (Lloyd Richards: Artistic Director; Benjamin Mordecai: Managing Director); Subsequently produced at LaJolla Playhouse (Des McAnuff, Artistic Director)

Written by Lee Blessing; Incidental music by Michael S. Roth

Directed by Des McAnuff; Assistant Director: Beverly Smith-Dawson

Scenic Design by Bill Clarke; Costume Design by Ellen V. McCartney; Lighting Design by Richard Riddell; Sound Design by G. Thomas Clark; Assistant Lighting Design: Susan A. White

General Manager: Leonard Soloway; Company Liason: Linda Wright

Production Stage Manager: Maureen F. Gibson; Technical Supervisor: Theatrical Services, Inc.; Stage Manager: Jim Woolley

Casting: Meg Simon and Fran Kumin; Dramaturg: Walter Bilderback; General Press Representative: Jeffrey Richards Associates; Advertising: Serino, Coyne & Nappi; Photographer: Peter Cunningham; Dialect Consultant: Tim Monich; West Coast Casting: Richard Pagano and Sharon Bialy

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Opening Night Cast

Robert ProskyAndrey Botvinnik
a Soviet diplomat
Sam WaterstonJohn Honeyman
an American negotiator

Standby: Eric Booth (John Honeyman) and Frederick Neumann (Andrey Botvinnik)

Awards and Nominations

Tony Award®

 1988 Best Play [nominee] 

Written by Lee Blessing; Produced by Lucille Lortel; Produced in association with American Playhouse Theatre Productions and Yale Repertory Theatre (Lloyd Richards: Artistic Director; Benjamin Mordecai: Managing Director)

 1988 Best Actor in Play [nominee] 

Robert Prosky

Pulitzer Prize

 1987 for Drama [nominee] 

Written by Lee Blessing

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