Brooks Atkinson Theatre, (11/11/1999 - 1/23/2000)

First Preview: Oct 21, 1999
Opening Date: Nov 11, 1999
Closing Date: Jan 23, 2000
Total Previews: 25
Total Performances: 74

Category: Play, Romance, Revival, Broadway
Setting: The Curry house and File's office in a Midwestern town, one day in August, 1936, during a time of drought.

Opening Night Production Staff

Theatre Owned / Operated by The Nederlander Organization (James M. Nederlander: Chairman Emeritus; James L. Nederlander: Chairman; Robert E. Nederlander: President)

Produced by The Roundabout Theatre Company (Todd Haimes: Artistic Director; Ellen Richard: Managing Director; Julia C. Levy: Executive Director of External Affairs; Gene Feist: Founding Director)

Written by N. Richard Nash; Incidental music by Louis Rosen

Directed by Scott Ellis

Scenic Design by James Noone; Costume Design by Jess Goldstein; Lighting Design by Peter Kaczorowski; Sound Design by Brian Ronan; Hair and Wig Design by David Brian Brown

General Manager: Ellen Richard; Company Manager: Denys Baker

Director of Production: Nancy Harrington; Technical Supervisor: Unitech II, Corp; Production Stage Manager: Lori M. Doyle; Stage Manager: Michael Sisolak

Special Effects by Gregory Meeh

Roundabout Director of Casting and Artistic Development: Jim Carnahan; Casting: Amy Christopher; Roundabout Director of Marketing: David B. Steffen; Roundabout Associate Artistic Director: Scott Ellis; Fight direction by David Leong; Press Representative: Boneau / Bryan-Brown; Vocal Coach: Kate Wilson; Advertising: Nappi / Eliran / Murphy, Ltd.

July 1998 prod. under the direction of Mr. Ellis was presented by The Williamstown Theatre Festival (Michael Ritchie, Producer)

Opening Night Cast

Jayne AtkinsonLizzie Curry
Woody HarrelsonBill Starbuck
David Aaron BakerJim Curry
Jerry HardinH.C. Curry
John Bedford LloydNoah Curry
Bernie McInerneySheriff Thomas
Randle MellFile
Eric AxenFarmhand
Scott McTyer CowartFarmhand
David HarbourFarmhand
Brian IbsenFarmhand
Rey LucasFarmhand
Donovan McGrathFarmhand
Dustin TuckerFarmhand
Jason WintherFarmhand

Standby: Stevie Ray Dallimore (Bill Starbuck) and Angela Reed (Lizzie Curry)

Understudies: Scott McTyer Cowart (Jim Curry), David Harbour (Noah Curry), Bernie McInerney (H.C. Curry) and Mark Zimmerman (File, Noah Curry, Sheriff Thomas)

Awards and Nominations

Tony Award®

 2000 Best Actress in a Play [nominee] 

Jayne Atkinson

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