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King Hedley II   

 
Virginia Theatre , (5/01/2001 - 7/01/2001)
First Preview:Apr 10, 2001 Total Previews:24
Opening Date:May 01, 2001   
Closing Date:Jul 01, 2001 Total Performances:72

Category: Play, Drama, Original, Broadway
Setting: The Hill District, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, 1985.


Production Staff [See More]
Theatre Owned / Operated by Jujamcyn Theaters (James H. Binger: Chairman; Rocco Landesman: President; Paul Libin: Producing Director; Jack Viertel: Creative Director)
Produced by Sageworks (Benjamin Mordecai, Executive Producer; August Wilson), Benjamin Mordecai, Jujamcyn Theaters (James H. Binger: Chairman; Rocco Landesman: President; Paul Libin: Producing Director; Jack Viertel: Creative Director), 52nd Street Productions, Spring Sirkin, Peggy Hill and Manhattan Theatre Club (Lynne Meadow, Artistic Director; Barry Grove, Executive Producer); Produced in association with Kardana-Swinsky Productions; Associate Producer: Alice Chebba Walsh
In December 1999, this production premiered at The Pittsburgh Public Theatre; In February 2000, this production premiered at Seattle Repertory Theatre; Additional presentations were mounted at Huntington Theatre Company (Nicholas Martin, Artistic Director; Michael Maso, Managing Director), Center Theatre Group / Mark Taper Forum (Gordon Davidson, Artistic Director) and The Goodman Theatre (Robert Falls, Artistic Director; Roche Schulfer, Executive Director)
Written by August Wilson
Directed by Marion McClinton; Waltz choreography by Dianne McIntyre
Scenic Design by David Gallo; Costume Design by Toni-Leslie James; Lighting Design by Donald Holder; Sound Design by Rob Milburn
General Manager: Roger Alan Gindi; Company Manager: Chris Morey
Production Stage Manager: Diane DiVita; Technical Supervisor: UNITECH; Stage Manager: Cynthia Kocher
Fight direction by David S. Leong; Casting: Barry Moss; Press Representative: Barlow-Hartman Public Relations; Director of Marketing: Carla J. Simpson; Fight Captain: Keith Randolph Smith; Advertising: Serino Coyne, Inc.; Promotions: The Walton Group
Cast
Brian Stokes Mitchell King
Leslie Uggams Ruby
Charles Brown Elmore
Viola Davis Tonya
Stephen McKinley Henderson Stool Pigeon
Monté Russell Mister
Standbys: Ron Dortch (Elmore, Stool Pigeon), Yvette Ganier (Tonya), Lynda Gravátt (Ruby) and Keith Randolph Smith (King, Mister)
Tony Award®
 2001 Best Play [nominee]
Written by August Wilson; Produced by Sageworks (Benjamin Mordecai, Executive Producer; August Wilson), Benjamin Mordecai, Jujamcyn Theaters (James H. Binger: Chairman; Rocco Landesman: President; Paul Libin: Producing Director; Jack Viertel: Creative Director), 52nd Street Productions, Spring Sirkin, Peggy Hill and Manhattan Theatre Club (Lynne Meadow, Artistic Director; Barry Grove, Executive Producer); Produced in association with Kardana-Swinsky Productions
 2001 Best Actor in Play [nominee]
Brian Stokes Mitchell
 2001 Best Actress in a Play [nominee]
Leslie Uggams
 2001 Best Featured Actor in a Play [nominee]
Charles Brown
winner 2001 Best Featured Actress in a Play [winner]
Viola Davis
 2001 Best Direction of a Play [nominee]
Marion McClinton
Drama Desk Award
 2001 Outstanding Actor in a Play [nominee]
Brian Stokes Mitchell
winner 2001 Outstanding Featured Actor in a Play [winner]
Charles Brown
winner 2001 Outstanding Featured Actress in a Play [winner]
Viola Davis
 2001 Outstanding Set Design of a Play [nominee]
Scenic Design by David Gallo
Pulitzer Prize
 2000 for Drama [nominee]
Written by August Wilson