John Golden Theatre, (3/06/2016 - 6/19/2016)

First Preview: Feb 23, 2016
Opening Date: Mar 06, 2016
Closing Date: Jun 19, 2016
Total Previews: 14
Total Performances: 121

Category: Play, Drama, Original, Broadway

Opening Night Production Staff

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

Produced by Stephen C. Byrd, Alia Jones Harvey, Paula Marie Black, Carole Shorenstein Hays, Alani LaLa Anthony, Michael Magers, Kenny Ozoude, Willette Klausner, Davelle, Dominion Pictures, Emanon Productions, FG Productions, The Forstalls and MA Theatricals; Produced in association with Randolph Sturrup; Associate Producer: Marvet Britto

This production was first presented in New York on October 14, 2015 by The Public Theater (Oskar Eustis, Artistic Director; Patrick Willingham, Executive Director)

Written by Danai Gurira; Original music by Broken Chord

Directed by Liesl Tommy; Associate Director: Kyle Brown

Scenic Design by Clint Ramos; Costume Design by Clint Ramos; Lighting Design by Jen Schriever; Sound Design by Broken Chord; Hair and Wig Design by Cookie Jordan; Make-Up Design by Cookie Jordan; Associate Scenic Design: Ryan Howell; Associate Costume Design: Christopher Vergara; Associate Lighting Design: Ben Green; Associate Sound Design: Michael Prieto

General Manager: 101 Productions, Ltd.; Company Manager: Jennifer Graves

Production Manager: Aurora Productions and Tech Production Services, Inc.; Production Stage Manager: Diane DiVita; Stage Manager: Gwendolyn M. Gilliam

Voice and Dialect Coach: Beth McGuire; Press Representative: DKC/O&M; Fight direction by Rick Sordelet and Christian Kelly-Sordelet; Casting: Jordan Thaler, C.S.A., Heidi Griffiths, C.S.A. and Laura Schutzel, C.S.A.; Advertising: SPOTCo, Inc.; Marketing & Social Media: The Pekoe Group; Movement Coach: Taaj Jaharah; Photographer: Joan Marcus

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Opening Night Cast

Lupita Nyong'o
Broadway debut
The Girl
Pascale ArmandWife #3
Akosua BusiaRita
Zainab Jah
Broadway debut
Wife #2
Saycon SengblohWife #1

Standby: Ayesha Jordan (The Girl)

Understudies: Joniece Abbott-Pratt (Wife #2, Wife #3), Ayesha Jordan (Wife #2) and Adeola Role (Rita, Wife #1)

Awards and Nominations

Tony Award®

 2016 Best Play [nominee] 

Written by Danai Gurira; Produced by Stephen C. Byrd, Alia Jones Harvey, Paula Marie Black, Carole Shorenstein Hays, Alani LaLa Anthony, Michael Magers, Kenny Ozoude, Willette Klausner, Davelle, Dominion Pictures, Emanon Productions, FG Productions, The Forstalls and MA Theatricals; Originally presented by The Public Theater (Oskar Eustis, Artistic Director; Patrick Willingham, Executive Director)

 2016 Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role in a Play [nominee] 

Lupita Nyong'o

 2016 Best Performance by an Actress in a Featured Role in a Play [nominee] 

Pascale Armand

 2016 Best Performance by an Actress in a Featured Role in a Play [nominee] 

Saycon Sengbloh

 2016 Best Direction of a Play [nominee] 

Liesl Tommy

winner 2016 Best Costume Design of a Play [winner] 

Clint Ramos

Drama Desk Award

winner 2016 Outstanding Featured Actress in a Play [winner] 

Saycon Sengbloh

Theatre World

winner 2016 Award [recipient] 

Lupita Nyong'o

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