Cort Theatre, (5/08/2007 - 7/01/2007)

First Preview: Apr 20, 2007
Opening Date: May 08, 2007
Closing Date: Jul 01, 2007
Total Previews: 17
Total Performances: 64

Category: Play, Drama, Original, Broadway
Setting: The Hill District, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, 1997. The office of Bedford Hills Redevelopment, Inc., in a storefront on Centre Avenue

Opening Night Production Staff

Theatre Owned / Operated by The Shubert Organization (Gerald Schoenfeld: Chairman; Philip J. Smith: President; Robert E. Wankel: Executive Vice President)

Produced by Jujamcyn Theaters (Rocco Landesman: President; Paul Libin: Producing Director; Jack Viertel: Creative Director; Jordan Roth: Vice President), Margo Lion, Jeffrey Richards, Jerry Frankel, Tamara Tunie, Wendell Pierce, Fran Kirmser, The Bunting Management Group, Georgia Frontiere, Open Pictures, Lauren Doll, Steven Greil, The AW Group, Wonder City, Inc. and Townsend Teague; Produced in association with Jack Viertel and Gordon Davidson

First produced in New Haven, CT in April 2005 by Yale Repertory Theatre (James Bundy, Artistic Director; Victoria Nolan, Managing Director)

Written by August Wilson; Music composed & arranged by Dan Moses Schreier

Directed by Kenny Leon; Assistant Director: Derrick Sanders

Scenic Design by David Gallo; Costume Design by Susan Hilferty; Lighting Design by Donald Holder; Associate Scenic Design: Charlie Smith; Associate Costume Design: Maiko Matsushima; Associate Lighting Design: Hilary Manners; Associate Sound Design: David Bullard

General Manager: 101 Productions, Ltd.; Company Manager: Chris Morey; Executive Producer: Nicole Kastrinos

Production Manager: Aurora Productions; Production Stage Manager: Narda Alcorn; Stage Manager: Marion Friedman

Press Representative: Barlow-Hartman Public Relations; Dramaturg: Todd Kreidler; Casting: Stanczyk/Cherpakov Casting; Marketing: TMG - The Marketing Group; Advertising: SPOTCo, Inc.; Original casting by Harriet Bass; Photographer: Carol Rosegg; Vocal Coach: Erin Annarella

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Opening Night Cast

Anthony ChisholmElder Joseph Barlow
John Earl JelksSterling Johnson
Harry LennixHarmond Wilks
Tonya PinkinsMame Wilks
James A. WilliamsRoosevelt Hicks

Standby: Rosalyn Coleman (Mame Wilks), Billy Eugene Jones (Harmond Wilks, Roosevelt Hicks) and Cedric Young (Elder Joseph Barlow, Sterling Johnson)

Awards and Nominations

Tony Award®

 2007 Best Play [nominee] 

Produced by Jujamcyn Theaters (Rocco Landesman: President; Paul Libin: Producing Director; Jack Viertel: Creative Director; Jordan Roth: Vice President), Margo Lion, Jeffrey Richards, Jerry Frankel, Tamara Tunie, Wendell Pierce, Fran Kirmser, The Bunting Management Group, Georgia Frontiere, Open Pictures, Lauren Doll, Steven Greil, The AW Group, Wonder City, Inc. and Townsend Teague; Produced in association with Jack Viertel and Gordon Davidson; Written by August Wilson

 2007 Best Featured Actor in a Play [nominee] 

Anthony Chisholm

 2007 Best Featured Actor in a Play [nominee] 

John Earl Jelks

 2007 Best Scenic Design of a Play [nominee] 

David Gallo

Drama Desk Award

 2007 Outstanding Play [nominee] 

Produced by Jujamcyn Theaters (Rocco Landesman: President; Paul Libin: Producing Director; Jack Viertel: Creative Director; Jordan Roth: Vice President), Margo Lion, Jeffrey Richards, Jerry Frankel, Tamara Tunie, Wendell Pierce, Fran Kirmser, The Bunting Management Group, Georgia Frontiere, Open Pictures, Lauren Doll, Steven Greil, The AW Group, Wonder City, Inc. and Townsend Teague; Produced in association with Jack Viertel and Gordon Davidson; Written by August Wilson

 2007 Outstanding Featured Actor in a Play [nominee] 

Anthony Chisholm

 2007 Outstanding Set Design of a Play [nominee] 

David Gallo

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