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The Elephant Man   

 
Booth Theatre , (4/19/1979 - 6/28/1981)
First Preview:Apr 12, 1979 Total Previews:8
Opening Date:Apr 19, 1979   
Closing Date:Jun 28, 1981 Total Performances:916

Category: Play, Drama, Original, Broadway
Setting: Victorian London.
Comments: Production cost $350,000


Production Staff [Collapse]
Theatre Owned / Operated by The Shubert Organization (Gerald Schoenfeld: Chairman; Bernard B. Jacobs: President)
Produced by Richmond Crinkley, Elizabeth I. McCann and Nelle Nugent; Associate Producer: Ray Larsen and Ted Snowdon
Originally produced by The American National Theatre and Academy; Originally produced in London by Foco Novo Productions and The Hampstead Theatre; Originally produced in New York by ANTA at St. Peter's Church
Written by Bernard Pomerance; Incidental music by J. S. Bach, Sammartini, Camille Saint SaŽns, Gabriel Faurť, Sir Edward Elgar and Heiss; Music arranged by David Heiss
Directed by Jack Hofsiss
Scenic Design by David Jenkins; Costume Design by Julie Weiss; Lighting Design by Beverly Emmons; Sound Consultant: Erskine-Shapiro, Theatre Technology, Inc.; Wig Design by Paul Huntley
Company Manager: Susan Gustafson
Production Supervisor: Brent Peek; Production Stage Manager: Pat DeRousie
General Press Representative: Solters / Roskin / Friedman, Inc. and Joshua Ellis; Advertising: Serino, Coyne & Nappi; Casting Consultant: Johnson-Liff Associates; Graphics by Gilbert Lesser
Cast
Philip Anglim John Merrick
Kevin Conway Frederick Treves
Belgian Policeman
Carole Shelley Mrs. Kendal
Pinhead
Richard Clarke Carr Gomm
Conductor
Dennis Creaghan Orderly
Cordis Heard Pinhead
Miss Sandwich
Countess
Princess Alexandra
David Heiss Cellist
I. M. Hobson Ross
Bishop Walsham How
Snork
John Neville-Andrews Pinhead Manager
London Policeman
Will
Earl
Lord John
Standbys: Michael Goldschlager (Cellist) and Jack Wetherall (John Merrick)
Understudies: JoAnne Belanger (Countess, Miss Sandwich, Orderly, Pinhead, Princess Alexandra), Dennis Creaghan (Earl, London Policeman, Lord John, Pinhead Manager, Will), Cordis Heard (Mrs. Kendal) and John Neville-Andrews (Belgian Policeman, Frederick Treves)
Tony Award®
winner 1979 Best Play [winner]
Written by Bernard Pomerance; Produced by Richmond Crinkley, Elizabeth I. McCann and Nelle Nugent
 1979 Best Actor in Play [nominee]
Philip Anglim
winner 1979 Best Actress in a Play [winner]
Carole Shelley
 1979 Best Scenic Design [nominee]
David Jenkins
 1979 Best Costume Design [nominee]
Julie Weiss
 1979 Best Lighting Design [nominee]
Beverly Emmons
winner 1979 Best Direction of a Play [winner]
Jack Hofsiss
Theatre World
nominee 1979 Award [recipient]
Philip Anglim
Drama Desk Award
winner 1979 Outstanding New Play [winner]
Produced by Richmond Crinkley, Elizabeth I. McCann and Nelle Nugent; Written by Bernard Pomerance
winner 1979 Outstanding Actor in a Play [winner]
Philip Anglim
 1979 Outstanding Actress in a Play [nominee]
Carole Shelley
 1979 Outstanding Featured Actor in a Play [nominee]
I. M. Hobson
winner 1979 Outstanding Director of a Play [winner]
Directed by Jack Hofsiss
 1979 Outstanding Costume Design [nominee]
Julie Weiss
 1979 Outstanding Lighting Design [nominee]
Beverly Emmons