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Gem of the Ocean   

 
Walter Kerr Theatre , (12/06/2004 - 2/06/2005)
First Preview:Nov 23, 2004 Total Previews:15
Opening Date:Dec 06, 2004   
Closing Date:Feb 06, 2005 Total Performances:72

Category: Play, Original, Broadway
Setting: 1904, the Hill District, Pittsburgh, PA; in the parlor of Aunt Ester's home at 1839 Wylie Avenue


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 Carole Shorenstein Hays and Jujamcyn Theaters (James H. Binger: Chairman; Rocco Landesman: President; Paul Libin: Producing Director; Jack Viertel: Creative Director); Associate Producer: Robert G. Bartner
Originally produced in April 2003 by Goodman Theatre; Original Production in July 2003 by Center Theatre Group / Mark Taper Forum (Gordon Davidson, Artistic Director; Charles Dillingham, Managing Director); Produced by Huntington Theatre Company
Written by August Wilson; Original music composition and vocal arrangements by Kathryn Bostic
Directed by Kenny Leon; Assistant Director: Derrick Sanders
Scenic Design by David Gallo; Costume Design by Constanza Romero; Lighting Design by Donald Holder; Sound Design by Dan Moses Schreier; Associate Scenic Design: Charlie Smith and Robert John Andrusko; Assistant Scenic Design: Emily Beck, Asaki Oda and Blair Mielnick; Assistant Costume Design: MaryAnn D. Smith; Associate Lighting Design: Vivien Leone; Assistant Lighting Design: Hilary Manners, Michelle Habeck and Carolyn Wong; Associate Sound Design: David Bullard; Assistant Sound Design: Tony Smolenski IV
General Manager: Stuart Thompson Productions and James Triner; Associate Gen. Mgr: Caroline Prugh; Assistant Gen. Mgr: Ryan Smith; Company Manager: Chris Morey
Production Supervisor: Neil A. Mazzella and Gene O'Donovan; Production Stage Manager: Narda Alcorn; Stage Manager: Neveen Mahmoud
Assistant to Mr. Wilson: Dana Levitin; Fight direction by J. Allen Suddeth; Dramaturg: Todd Kreidler; Casting: Harriet Bass; Press Representative: Barlow-Hartman Public Relations; Advertising: SPOTCo, Inc.; Photographer: T. Charles Erickson
Cast
Anthony Chisholm Solly Two Kings
Lisa Gay Hamilton Black Mary
Phylicia Rashad Aunt Ester
Ruben Santiago-Hudson Caesar
Eugene Lee Eli
Raynor Scheine Rutherford Selig
John Earl Jelks Citizen Barlow
Standbys: Ebony Jo-Ann (Aunt Ester), Billy Eugene Jones (Caesar, Citizen Barlow), Ron Cephas Jones (Eli, Solly Two Kings), Tuck Milligan (Rutherford Selig) and Heather Alicia Simms (Black Mary)
Tony Award®
 2005 Best Play [nominee]
Produced by Carole Shorenstein Hays and Jujamcyn Theaters (James H. Binger: Chairman; Rocco Landesman: President; Paul Libin: Producing Director; Jack Viertel: Creative Director); Written by August Wilson
 2005 Best Actress in a Play [nominee]
Phylicia Rashad
 2005 Best Scenic Design of a Play [nominee]
Scenic Design by David Gallo
 2005 Best Costume Design of a Play [nominee]
Costume Design by Constanza Romero
 2005 Best Lighting Design of a Play [nominee]
Lighting Design by Donald Holder
Drama Desk Award
 2005 Outstanding Lighting Design [nominee]
Donald Holder