Eugene O'Neill Theatre, (3/21/1990 - 8/01/1990)

First Preview: Mar 14, 1990
Opening Date: Mar 21, 1990
Closing Date: Aug 01, 1990
Total Previews: 9
Total Performances: 149

Category: Play, Drama, Revival, Broadway
Setting: A bed-sitting room and section of the gallery of a plantation home in the Mississippi Delta, an evening in summer.

Opening Night Production Staff

Theatre Owned / Operated by Jujamcyn Theaters (James H. Binger: Chairman; Rocco Landesman: President)

Produced by Barry & Fran Weissler; Produced in association with Jujamcyn Theaters, James Cushing and Maureen O'Sullivan Cushing; Associate Producer: Alecia Parker

Written by Tennessee Williams; Incidental music by Ilona Sekacz

Directed by Howard Davies

Scenic Design by William Dudley; Costume Design by Patricia Zipprodt; Lighting Design by Mark Henderson; Sound Design by T. Richard Fitzgerald; Hair Design by Robert DiNiro; Associate Lighting Design: Beverly Emmons

General Manager: Charlotte Wilcox; Company Manager: Robert H. Wallner

Technical Supervisor: Arthur Siccardi; Production Stage Manager: Patrick Horrigan; Stage Manager: Betsy Nicholson; Assistant Stage Mgr: Ron Brice

Harmonica Solo: Marcial Howard

Sound Effects Programming by Dan Tramon

Speech and Dialect Coach: Sam Chwat; Casting: Stuart Howard and Amy Schecter; Press Representative: Shirley Herz Associates and Pete Sanders; Press Associate: Miller Wright; Advertising: Grey Entertainment & Media; Photographer: Michael Tighe

Opening Night Cast

Kathleen TurnerMaggie
Charles DurningBig Daddy
Polly HollidayBig Mama
Daniel Hugh KellyBrick
Nesbitt BlaisdellRev. Tooker
Suzy BouffardPolly
Ron BriceBrightie
Jerome DempseyDr. Baugh
Amy GrossDixie
Marcial HowardLacey
Edwina LewisSookey
Kevin O'RourkeGooper
Brother Man
Debra Jo RuppMae
Sister Woman
Billy L. SullivanSonny
Erin TorpeyTrixie
Seth Jerome WalkerBuster

Understudies: Suzy Bouffard (Dixie), Jerome Dempsey (Big Daddy), Mary Layne (Mae, Maggie), John Newton (Dr. Baugh, Rev. Tooker) and Tom Stechschulte (Brick, Gooper)

Awards and Nominations

Tony Award®

 1990 Best Actress in a Play [nominee] 

Kathleen Turner

winner 1990 Best Featured Actor in a Play [winner] 

Charles Durning

 1990 Best Featured Actress in a Play [nominee] 

Polly Holliday

Drama Desk Award

winner 1990 Outstanding Featured Actor in a Play [winner] 

Charles Durning

 1990 Outstanding Revival [nominee] 

Produced by Barry & Fran Weissler; Produced in association with Jujamcyn Theaters, James Cushing and Maureen O'Sullivan Cushing

Theatre World

winner 1990 Special Award [recipient] 

Kathleen Turner

Replacement/Transfer Info

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

Eugene O'Neill Theatre

(3/21/1990 - 8/1/1990)


Ray Gill
Brother Man
Thomas Hill
Dr. Baugh

Standbys: Rochelle Oliver (Big Mama).

Understudies: Thomas Hill (Big Daddy).

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