Music Box Theatre, (12/04/1997 - 6/14/1998)

First Preview: Nov 21, 1997
Opening Date: Dec 04, 1997
Closing Date: Jun 14, 1998
Total Previews: 15
Total Performances: 221

Category: Play, Drama, Revival, Broadway
Description: A drama in two acts
Setting: The top floors of the annex to an office building in Amsterdam, Holland, during the years of World War II.

Opening Night Production Staff

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

Produced by David Stone, Amy Nederlander-Case, Jon B. Platt, Jujamcyn Theaters and Hal Luftig; Produced in association with Harriet Newman Leve and James D. Stern

Written by Frances Goodrich and Albert Hackett; Newly adapted by Wendy Kesselman; Based on the writings of Anne Frank

Directed by James Lapine

Scenic Design by Adrianne Lobel; Costume Design by Martin Pakledinaz; Lighting Design by Brian MacDevitt; Sound Design by Dan Moses Schreier; Hair and Wig Design by Paul Huntley

General Manager: Stuart Thompson; Company Manager: Marcia Goldberg

Production Stage Manager: David Hyslop; Technical Supervisor: Gene O'Donovan; Stage Manager: Greg Schanuel

Casting: Ilene Starger, C.S.A.; Press Representative: The Publicity Office; Marketing: FourFront, Inc.; Dialect/Vocal Coach: Deborah Hecht; Miss Lavin's fur coat by Ben Kahn Furs; Advertising: SPOTCo, Inc.; Assistant to the Producer: Jeff Klein

This production proudly supports Survivors of the Shoah Visual History Foundation (Steven Spielberg, Founder and Chairman)

Opening Night Cast

George HearnOtto Frank
Linda LavinMrs. Van Daan
Austin PendletonMr. Dussel
Natalie Portman
Broadway debut
Anne Frank
(Nov 21, 1997 - May 31, 1998)
Harris YulinMr. Van Daan
Sophie HaydenEdith Frank
Philip GoodwinMr. Kraler
James HallettSecond Man
Jonathan KaplanPeter Van Daan
Peter KybartFirst Man
Eddie Kaye ThomasThird Man
Jessica WallingMiep Gies
Missy YagerMargot Frank

Understudies: Philip Goodwin (Mr. Dussel), James Hallett (Mr. Kraler), Peter Kybart (Mr. Van Daan, Otto Frank), Eddie Kaye Thomas (Peter Van Daan), Kieren van den Blink (Anne Frank, Margot Frank, Miep Gies) and Lori Wilner (Edith Frank, Mrs. Van Daan)

Awards and Nominations

Tony Award®

 1998 Best Revival of a Play [nominee] 

Produced by David Stone, Amy Nederlander-Case, Jon B. Platt, Jujamcyn Theaters and Hal Luftig; Produced in association with Harriet Newman Leve and James D. Stern

 1998 Best Featured Actress in a Play [nominee] 

Linda Lavin

Drama Desk Award

 1998 Outstanding Featured Actor in a Play [nominee] 

Harris Yulin

 1998 Outstanding Featured Actress in a Play [nominee] 

Linda Lavin

Replacement/Transfer Info


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


Music Box Theatre

(12/4/1997 - 6/14/1998)
Assistant Stage Mgr: Bart Kahn(? - Jun 14, 1998).

Cast

Rachel Miner
Margot Frank
Nathalie Paulding
Anne Frank (Jun 2, 1998 - Jun 14, 1998)

Understudies: Erin Rakow (Anne Frank).


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