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Vivian Beaumont Theatre , (2/17/1977 - 4/10/1977)
First Preview:Feb 04, 1977 Total Previews:20
Opening Date:Feb 17, 1977   
Closing Date:Apr 10, 1977 Total Performances:62

Category: Play, Comedy, Revival, Broadway
Description: A play in four acts
Setting: Ranevskaya's estate


Production Staff
Theatre Owned / Operated by Lincoln Center Theater
Produced by The New York Shakespeare Festival (Joseph Papp, Producer); Associate Producer: Bernard Gersten
Written by Anton Chekhov; Translated by Jean-Claude van Itallie; Incidental music by Elizabeth Swados; Dance arrangements by Kathryn Posin
Directed by Andrei Serban
Scenic Design by Santo Loquasto; Costume Design by Santo Loquasto; Lighting Design by Jennifer Tipton; Hair Design by J. Roy Helland
NYSF General Manager: Robert Kamlot
NYSF Production Supervisor: Jason Steven Cohen; NYSF Production Manager: Andrew Mihok; Production Stage Manager: Julia Gillett; Stage Manager: Stephen McCorkle
NYSF General Press Representative: Merle Debuskey; NYSF at Lincoln Center Press Representative: Faith Geer; NYSF Casting: Rosemarie Tichler; Advertising: Case & McGrath; Photographer: George E. Joseph; Poster Artist: Paul Davis
Cast
John Ahlberg Ensemble
C. K. Alexander Simeonov-Pishchik, Boris Borisovich
a landowner
Suzanne Collins Ensemble
Michael Cristofer Trofimov, Petr Sergeyevich
a student
Cathryn Damon Sharlotta Ivanovna
a governess
Jon De Vries A Vagrant
Ensemble
William Duff-Griffin Stationmaster
Christine Estabrook Ensemble
C. S. Hayward Ensemble
Mary Beth Hurt Anya
daughter of Ranevskaya
Raul Julia Lopakhin, Ermolai Alekseevich
a merchant
Diane Lane Ensemble
Dwight Marfield Firs
a butler
Ben Masters Yasha
a young butler
Jim Siering Ensemble
Priscilla Smith Varya
adopted daughter of Ranevskaya
Meryl Streep Dunyasha
a chambermaid
George Voskovec Gayev, Leonid Andreyevich
brother of Ranevskaya
Irene Worth Ranevskaya, Lyubov Andreevna
Max Wright Epikhodov, Semen Panteleevich
a clerk
Standby: Jacqueline Brookes (Ranevskaya, Lyubov Andreevna)
Understudies: Gerry Bamman (Epikhodov, Semen Panteleevich, Lopakhin, Ermolai Alekseevich), Suzanne Collins (Varya), Maury Cooper (Firs, Gayev, Leonid Andreyevich), Jon De Vries (Trofimov, Petr Sergeyevich), William Duff-Griffin (Simeonov-Pishchik, Boris Borisovich), Christine Estabrook (Anya, Dunyasha), Elizabeth Franz (Sharlotta Ivanovna), C. S. Hayward (Passerby) and Jim Siering (Yasha)
Tony Award®
 1977 Best Actress in a Play [nominee]
Irene Worth
 1977 Best Scenic Design [nominee]
Santo Loquasto
winner 1977 Best Costume Design [winner]
Santo Loquasto
winner 1977 Best Lighting Design [winner]
Jennifer Tipton
 1977 Most Innovative Production of a Revival [nominee]
Produced by The New York Shakespeare Festival (Joseph Papp, Producer)
Theatre World
nominee 1977 Award [recipient]
Michael Cristofer
Drama Desk Award
winner 1977 Outstanding Actress in a Play [winner]
Irene Worth
 1977 Outstanding Featured Actress in a Play [nominee]
Meryl Streep
winner 1977 Outstanding Lighting Design [winner]
Jennifer Tipton
winner 1977 Outstanding Set Design [winner]
Scenic Design by Santo Loquasto