Ring Round the Moon

A charade with music

Belasco Theatre, (4/28/1999 - 6/27/1999)

First Preview: Apr 01, 1999
Opening Date: Apr 28, 1999
Closing Date: Jun 27, 1999
Total Previews: 31
Total Performances: 66

Category: Play, Comedy, Revival, Broadway
Setting: France. Spring 1912.

Opening Night Production Staff

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

Produced by Lincoln Center Theater (André Bishop: Artistic Director; Bernard Gersten: Executive Producer); Produced in association with The Laura Pels Foundation

Written by Jean Anouilh; Book adapted by Christopher Fry; Music by Francis Poulenc

Directed by Gerald Gutierrez; Choreographed by Kathleen Marshall; Associate Choreographer: Rob Ashford

Scenic Design by John Lee Beatty; Costume Design by John David Ridge; Lighting Design by Natasha Katz; Sound Design by Aural Fixation; Hair and Wig Design by Paul Huntley

LCT General Manager: Steven C. Callahan; Company Manager: Susan Sampliner

Stage Manager: Frank Hartenstein; LCT Production Manager: Jeff Hamlin; Assistant Stage Mgr: Tripp Phillips

Musical Supervisor: Tom Fay

LCT Casting Director: Daniel Swee; LCT Director of Marketing: Thomas Cott; LCT Director of Development: Hattie K. Jutagir; LCT General Press Representative: Philip Rinaldi; Vocal Coach: Elizabeth Smith

Opening Night Cast

Candy BuckleyLady India
Messerschmann's mistress, secretly in love with Bombelles
Richard ClarkeJoshua
a crumbling butler
Frances ConroyCapulat
Madame Desmermortes' faded companion
Gretchen EgolfIsabelle
a ballet dancer
Philip HoffmanFootman
Simon JonesRomainville
a patron of the arts and of Isabelle
Haviland MorrisDiana Messerschmann
engaged to Frederic, secretly in love with Hugo
John NewtonFootman
The General
Marian SeldesMadame Desmermortes
aunt to Hugo, Frederic and Lady India
Derek SmithPatrice Bombelles
Messerschmann's secretive secretary
Toby StephensHugo
a young man about town
Hugo's brother, in love with Diana Messerschmann
Joyce Van PattenIsabelle's Mother
a teacher of the pianoforte
Fritz WeaverMesserschmann
Diana's father, a melancholy millionaire

Understudies: Lee Coleman (Footman), David Fitzgerald (Footman), Melinda Page Hamilton (Diana Messerschmann, Isabelle), Philip Hoffman (Patrice Bombelles, Romainville), Josh Mosby (Frederic, Hugo), John Newton (Joshua, Messerschmann) and Nancy Opel (Capulat, Isabelle's Mother, Lady India)

Awards and Nominations

Tony Award®

 1999 Best Actress in a Play [nominee] 

Marian Seldes

 1999 Best Costume Design [nominee] 

John David Ridge

Drama Desk Award

 1999 Outstanding Actor in a Play [nominee] 

Toby Stephens

 1999 Outstanding Featured Actress in a Play [nominee] 

Marian Seldes

 1999 Outstanding Costume Design [nominee] 

John David Ridge

Theatre World

winner 1999 Award [recipient] 

Toby Stephens

Replacement/Transfer Info

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

Belasco Theatre

(4/28/1999 - 6/27/1999)


Irene Worth
Replaced due to illness.
Madame Desmermortes
aunt to Hugo, Frederic and Lady India
Was replaced in previews

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