Samuel J. Friedman Theatre, (10/08/2009 - 12/13/2009)

First Preview: Sep 15, 2009
Opening Date: Oct 08, 2009
Closing Date: Dec 13, 2009
Total Previews: 26
Total Performances: 77

Category: Play, Comedy, Revival, Broadway
Description: A play in three acts
Setting: The duplex apartment of the Cavendishes, in the East Fifties, New York, 1927.

Opening Night Production Staff

Theatre Owned / Operated by Manhattan Theatre Club (Lynne Meadow, Artistic Director; Barry Grove, Executive Producer)

Produced by Manhattan Theatre Club (Lynne Meadow, Artistic Director; Barry Grove, Executive Producer)

Written by George S. Kaufman and Edna Ferber; Original Music by Maury Yeston

Directed by Doug Hughes; Assistant Director: David Hilder

Scenic Design by John Lee Beatty; Costume Design by Catherine Zuber; Lighting Design by Kenneth Posner; Sound Design by Darron L. West; Hair and Wig Design by Tom Watson; Make-Up Design by Angelina Avallone; Rosemary Harris's wig: Paul Huntley; Assistant Scenic Design: Yoshinori Tanokura; Assistant Costume Design: Brian C. Hemesath, Nikki Moody and David Newell; Associate Lighting Design: Aaron Spivey; Assistant Lighting Design: Alex Fogel; Assistant Sound Design: Matthew Hubbs

MTC General Manager: Florie Seery; Company Manager: Seth Shepsle

Production Stage Manager: Rick Steiger; Production Manager: Kurt Gardner; Stage Manager: Elizabeth Moloney

Advertising: SPOTCo, Inc.; General Press Representative: Boneau / Bryan-Brown; Fight direction by Rick Sordelet; Casting: David Caparelliotis; Animals: William Berloni; MTC Associate Artistic Director: Mandy Greenfield; MTC Director of Artistic Development: Jerry Patch; MTC Director of Casting: Nancy Piccione; MTC Director of Marketing: Debra Waxman-Pilla; MTC Director of Development: Jill Turner Lloyd; Photographer: Joan Marcus

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Opening Night Cast

Freddy ArsenaultPerry Stewart
Kelli BarrettGwen Cavendish
Fanny's granddaughter
Caroline Stefanie ClayDella
Rufus CollinsMcDermott
Ana GasteyerKitty Dean
Fanny's sister-in-law
John GloverHerbert Dean
Fanny's brother
David GreenspanJo
Rosemary HarrisFanny Cavendish
Jan MaxwellJulie Cavendish
Fanny's daughter
Anthony NewfieldChauffeur
Larry PineGilbert Marshall
Tony RobertsOscar Wolfe
Reg RogersTony Cavendish
Fanny's son
Henny RussellMiss Peake
Cat WalleckHall boy
John WernkeHall boy

Understudies: Rufus Collins (Gilbert Marshall, Tony Cavendish), Beth Dixon (Fanny Cavendish), Anthony Newfield (Herbert Dean, Jo, Oscar Wolfe), Henny Russell (Della, Julie Cavendish, Kitty Dean), Cat Walleck (Gwen Cavendish, Hall boy, Miss Peake) and John Wernke (Gunga, McDermott, Perry Stewart)

Awards and Nominations

Tony Award®

 2010 Best Revival of a Play [nominee] 

Produced by Manhattan Theatre Club (Lynne Meadow, Artistic Director; Barry Grove, Executive Producer)

 2010 Best Actress in a Play [nominee] 

Jan Maxwell

 2010 Best Featured Actress in a Play [nominee] 

Rosemary Harris

 2010 Best Scenic Design of a Play [nominee] 

John Lee Beatty

winner 2010 Best Costume Design of a Play [winner] 

Catherine Zuber

Drama Desk Award

winner 2010 Outstanding Actress in a Play [winner] 

Jan Maxwell

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