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Ethel Barrymore Theatre, (12/12/2002 - 2/16/2003)
First Preview: Nov 25, 2002 Total Previews: 20
Opening Date: Dec 12, 2002    
Closing Date: Feb 16, 2003 Total Performances: 76

Category: Play, Play with music, Original, Broadway



Production Staff
Theatre Owned / Operated by The Shubert Organization (Gerald Schoenfeld: Chairman; Philip J. Smith: President; Robert E. Wankel: Executive Vice President)
Produced by USA OSTAR Theatricals
Originally produced by The Globe Theatres (Jack O'Brien: Artistic Director; Louis G. Spisto: Executive Director)
Written by Nora Ephron; Music by Marvin Hamlisch; Lyrics by Craig Carnelia; Musical Director: Ron Melrose; Dance arrangements by Ron Melrose; Music orchestrated by Torrie Zito
Directed by Jack O'Brien; Choreographed by Jerry Mitchell; Associate Director: Matt August; Associate Choreographer: Jim Osorno
Scenic Design by Michael Levine; Costume Design by Robert Morgan; Lighting Design by Kenneth Posner; Sound Design by Jon Weston; Associate Scenic Design: Kip Marsh; Assistant Scenic Design in San Diego: Amanda Stephens; Assistant Costume Design in San Diego: Charlotte DeVaux Shields; Assistant Costume Design in New York: Michele K. Short; Associate Lighting Design: Lara Dubin; Assistant Lighting Design in San Diego: Travis C. Richardson; Associate Sound Design: Jason Strangfeld; Associate Projection Design: Paul Vershbow
General Manager: Nina Lannan & Associates; Associate Gen. Mgr: Maggie Edelman; Company Manager: L.A. Glassburn; Assistant Co. Mgr: Benny Burnett
Production Stage Manager: Evan Ensign; Technical Supervisor: Theatresmith Inc.; Stage Manager: Jim Woolley and Joel Rosen
Musical Supervisor: Ron Melrose; Musical Coordinator: Michael Keller; Conducted by Ron Melrose; Assistant Conductor: Jonathan Smith; Music Preparation: JoAnne Kane Music Preparation; Piano: Ron Melrose; Trumpet: Hollis Burridge; Trombone/Tuba: Randy Andos; Saxophone/Woodwinds: Charles Pillow; Bass: Mary Ann McSweeney; Guitar/Banjo/Ukelele: Brian Koonin; Drums/Percussion: Michael Keller
Video Projection Design: Jan Hartley; Associate Projection Designer: Paul Vershbow
Casting: Tara Rubin Casting; Advertising: rave!; Press Representative: The Publicity Office; Marketing: The Nancy Richards Group; Creative Consultant: Mary Pat Walsh; Photographer: Joan Marcus
Special thanks to the estate of Lillian Hellman and Mary McCarthy
Cast
Cherry JonesMary McCarthy
Swoosie KurtzLillian Hellman
Harry GroenerThe Man
Anne PitoniakA Woman
Anne AllgoodAbby Kaiser & Others
Bernard DotsonLeo & Others
Rosena M. HillMrs. Stillman & Others
Gina LamparellaBeguine Dancer & Others
Dirk LumbardFact & Others
Peter MarxFiction & Others
Perry OjedaVic & Others
Karyn QuackenbushFizzy & Others
Swings: Jim Osorno and Melanie Vaughan
Standby: Anne Allgood (A Woman), Dirk Lumbard (The Man) and Susan Pellegrino (Lillian Hellman, Mary McCarthy)
Drama Desk Award
 2003 Outstanding Lyrics [nominee] 
 Lyrics by Craig Carnelia