Circle in the Square Theatre, (2/25/1999 - 6/13/1999)

First Preview: Jan 13, 1999
Opening Date: Feb 25, 1999
Closing Date: Jun 13, 1999
Total Previews: 13
Total Performances: 125

Category: Play, Drama, Original, Broadway
Setting: A large American prison, 1938

Opening Night Production Staff

Produced by Carole Shorenstein Hays, Stuart Thompson, The Royal National Theatre (Trevor Nunn, Director), Marsha Garces Williams, Kelly Gonda, The Alley Theatre (Gregory Boyd, Artistic Director; Paul Tetreault, Managing Director) and Moving Theatre; Produced by arrangement with University of the South; Associate Producer: Phyllis Wattis

Written by Tennessee Williams; Incidental music by Steven Edis

Directed by Trevor Nunn; Associate Director: Stephen Rayne

Scenic Design by Richard Hoover; Costume Design by Karyl Newman; Lighting Design by Chris Parry; Sound Design by Christopher Shutt

General Manager: Florie Seery and Stuart Thompson Productions; Company Manager: Bruce Klinger

Technical Supervisor: Aurora Productions; Production Stage Manager: Michael Brunner

Casting: Elizabeth R. Woodman; Fight direction by Malcolm Ranson; Press Representative: Philip Rinaldi Publicity; Advertising: SPOTCo, Inc.

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Opening Night Cast

James BlackButch O'Fallon
Sherri Parker LeeEva Crane
Finbar LynchJim Allison
"Canary Jim"
Corin RedgraveBert "Boss" Whalen
the warden
Jude AkuwudikeThe Queen
Chico AndradeMex
Guard
Convict
Trooper
Mark DexterJeremy Trout
"Swifty"
Sandra Searles DickinsonMrs. Bristol
Goldie
Alex GianniniJoe
Dion GrahamOliver Armsted
"Ollie"
Mark HeenehanVoice of the Lorelei
Tom HodgkinsTom
Chaplain
Guard
Convict
Trooper
Bruce KirkpatrickChick
a guard
Convict
Guard
Trooper
Joel LeffertShapiro
J.P. LintonMcBurney
a guard
Matthew Floyd MillerJack Bristol
"Sailor Jack"
Convict
Guard
Trooper
Noble ShropshireAlberts
Reverend Hooker
Daniel Freedom StewartKrause
Guard
Convict
Trooper
Richard ZimanSchultz
a guard

Understudies: Chico Andrade (Shapiro), Philip Anthony (Convict, Guard, Joe, Krause, Mex, Trooper), Tina Benko (Eva Crane, Goldie, Mrs. Bristol), Mark Dexter (Jim Allison), Bruce Kirkpatrick (Schultz), Joel Leffert (Alberts, Chaplain, Convict, Guard, Reverend Hooker, Tom, Trooper), J.P. Linton (Bert "Boss" Whalen), Michael Pemberton (Butch O'Fallon, Chick, Convict, Guard, McBurney, Trooper), Gregory Simmons (Oliver Armsted, The Queen) and Daniel Freedom Stewart (Convict, Guard, Jack Bristol, Jeremy Trout, Trooper)

Awards and Nominations

Tony Award®

 1999 Best Play [nominee] 

Written by Tennessee Williams; Produced by Carole Shorenstein Hays, Stuart Thompson, Marsha Garces Williams, Kelly Gonda, The Royal National Theatre (Trevor Nunn, Director), The Alley Theatre (Gregory Boyd, Artistic Director; Paul Tetreault, Managing Director) and Moving Theatre

 1999 Best Actor in Play [nominee] 

Corin Redgrave

 1999 Best Featured Actor in a Play [nominee] 

Finbar Lynch

winner 1999 Best Scenic Design [winner] 

Richard Hoover

 1999 Best Lighting Design [nominee] 

Chris Parry

 1999 Best Direction of a Play [nominee] 

Trevor Nunn

Drama Desk Award

 1999 Outstanding Play [nominee] 

Written by Tennessee Williams; Produced by Carole Shorenstein Hays, Stuart Thompson, The Royal National Theatre (Trevor Nunn, Director), Marsha Garces Williams, Kelly Gonda, The Alley Theatre (Gregory Boyd, Artistic Director; Paul Tetreault, Managing Director) and Moving Theatre

 1999 Outstanding Actor in a Play [nominee] 

Finbar Lynch

 1999 Outstanding Actor in a Play [nominee] 

Corin Redgrave

 1999 Outstanding Featured Actor in a Play [nominee] 

James Black

winner 1999 Outstanding Director of a Play [winner] 

Trevor Nunn

winner 1999 Outstanding Set Design of a Play [winner] 

Richard Hoover

winner 1999 Outstanding Lighting Design [winner] 

Chris Parry

winner 1999 Outstanding Sound Design [winner] 

Sound Design by Christopher Shutt

 1999 Outstanding Music in a Play [nominee] 

Incidental music by Steven Edis

Theatre World

winner 1999 Award [recipient] 

James Black

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