This production played in repertory with Ah, Wilderness!


Neil Simon Theatre, (6/14/1988 - 7/23/1988)

First Preview: Jun 11, 1988
Opening Date: Jun 14, 1988
Closing Date: Jul 23, 1988
Total Previews: 2
Total Performances: 28

Category: Play, Drama, Revival, Broadway
Description: A drama in four acts and five scenes
Setting: Living room of the Tyrones' summer house. August, 1912.
Comments: Repertory titled "The O'Neill Plays"

Opening Night Production Staff

Theatre Owned / Operated by The Nederlander Organization (James M. Nederlander: Chairman; Robert E. Nederlander: President; Arthur Rubin: Vice-President)

Produced by Ken Marsolais, Alexander H. Cohen and The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts; Produced in association with Yale Repertory Theatre (Lloyd Richards: Artistic Director; Benjamin Mordecai: Managing Director), Richard Norton, Irma Oestreicher and Elizabeth D. White

Part of The First New York International Festival of the Arts; This production was mounted originally by Yale Repertory Theatre (Lloyd Richards: Artistic Director; Benjamin Mordecai: Managing Director)

Written by Eugene O'Neill

Directed by José Quintero

Scenic Design by Ben Edwards; Costume Design by Jane Greenwood; Lighting Design by Jennifer Tipton; Sound Design by Alan Stieb; Original sound design by David Budries; Wig Design by Paul Huntley

General Manager: Barbara Carrellas

Production Stage Manager: Mitchell Erickson and John Handy; Technical Supervisor: Neil A. Mazzella

Casting: Meg Simon and Fran Kumin; Press Representative: Burnham-Callaghan Associates and Owen Levy; Advertising: Attisano Levine, Inc.; Poster Photography: Marc Raboy; Photographer: Peter Cunningham; Dramaturg: Gabriella Cody

Special Sponsorship for "The O'Neill Plays" provided by Mutual Benefit Life

Opening Night Cast

Colleen DewhurstMary Cavan Tyrone
James' wife
Jason RobardsJames Tyrone
Campbell ScottEdmund Tyrone
James and Mary's younger son
Jamey SheridanJames Tyrone, Jr.
James and Mary's elder son
Jane MacfieCathleen
second girl

Standby: William Cain (James Tyrone), Jeff Hayenga (James Tyrone, Jr.) and Louise Roberts (Cathleen)

Awards and Nominations

Drama Desk Award

 1989 Outstanding Actress in a Play [nominee] 

Colleen Dewhurst

winner 1989 Outstanding Lighting Design [winner] 

Jennifer Tipton

 1989 Outstanding Revival [nominee] 

Produced by Ken Marsolais, Alexander H. Cohen and The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts; Produced in association with Yale Repertory Theatre (Lloyd Richards: Artistic Director; Benjamin Mordecai: Managing Director), Richard Norton, Irma Oestreicher and Elizabeth D. White

Replacement/Transfer Info


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


Neil Simon Theatre

(6/14/1988 - 7/23/1988)

Standbys: Jeff Hayenga (Edmund Tyrone), Patricia O'Connell (Mary Cavan Tyrone).


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