Belasco Theatre, (4/16/2009 - 6/14/2009)

First Preview: Mar 19, 2009
Opening Date: Apr 16, 2009
Closing Date: Jun 14, 2009
Total Previews: 31
Total Performances: 69

Category: Play, Drama, Revival, Broadway
Setting: A Boardinghouse in Pittsburgh, 1911.

Opening Night Production Staff

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

Produced by Lincoln Center Theater (André Bishop: Artistic Director; Bernard Gersten: Executive Producer)

Written by August Wilson; Music by Taj Mahal

Directed by Bartlett Sher; Assistant Director: Lileana Blain-Cruz

Scenic Design by Michael Yeargan; Costume Design by Catherine Zuber; Lighting Design by Brian MacDevitt; Sound Design by Scott Lehrer and Leon Rothenberg; Associate Scenic Design: Mikiko Suzuki MacAdams; Assistant Costume Design: Nicole Moody and David Newell; Associate Lighting Design: Jennifer Schriever; Assistant Lighting Design: Rebecca Eichorn; Assistant Sound Design: Ashley Hanson and David Thomas; Hair and Make-Up Design: Jon Carter

General Manager: Adam Siegel; Associate Gen. Mgr: Jessica Niebanck; Company Manager: Matthew Markoff

Stage Manager: Narda E. Alcorn; Assistant Stage Mgr: Michael P. Zaleski; Production Manager: Jeff Hamlin; Associate Prod. Mgr: Paul Smithyman; Technical Supervisor: William Nagle and Patrick Merryman

Advertising: Serino Coyne, Inc.; General Press Representative: Philip Rinaldi Publicity; Press Associate: Barbara Carroll; LCT Dir. of Casting: Daniel Swee; LCT Dir. of Development: Hattie K. Jutagir; LCT Dir. of Marketing: Linda Mason Ross; Photographer: T. Charles Erickson; Video Services: Fresh Produce Productions; Videographer: Frank Basile

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Opening Night Cast

Marsha Stephanie BlakeMattie Campbell
a resident
Chad L. ColemanHerald Loomis
a resident
Michael CummingsReuben Scott
boy who lives next door
Aunjanue EllisMolly Cunningham
a resident
Danai GuriraMartha Pentecost
André HollandJeremy Furlow
a resident
Arliss HowardRutherford Selig
a peddler
Ernie HudsonSeth Holly
owner of the boarding house
LaTanya Richardson JacksonBertha Holly
Seth's wife
Amari Rose LeighZonia Loomis
Herald's daughter
Roger RobinsonBynum Walker
a rootworker

Understudies: Brenda Thomas Denmark (Bertha Holly), Olivia Ford (Zonia Loomis), Christopher McHale (Rutherford Selig), Nyambi Nyambi (Herald Loomis, Jeremy Furlow), Michael Rogers (Bynum Walker, Seth Holly), Elon Van Buckley (Reuben Scott) and Afton C. Williamson (Martha Pentecost, Mattie Campbell, Molly Cunningham)

Awards and Nominations

Tony Award®

 2009 Best Revival of a Play [nominee] 

Produced by Lincoln Center Theater (André Bishop: Artistic Director; Bernard Gersten: Executive Producer)

winner 2009 Best Featured Actor in a Play [winner] 

Roger Robinson

 2009 Best Direction of a Play [nominee] 

Bartlett Sher

 2009 Best Scenic Design of a Play [nominee] 

Michael Yeargan

winner 2009 Best Lighting Design of a Play [winner] 

Brian MacDevitt

 2009 Best Sound Design of a Play [nominee] 

Sound Design by Scott Lehrer and Leon Rothenberg

Theatre World

winner 2009 Award [recipient] 

Chad L. Coleman

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