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Cort Theatre , (5/07/1980 - 1/04/1981)
First Preview:Apr 29, 1980 Total Previews:10
Opening Date:May 07, 1980   
Closing Date:Jan 04, 1981 Total Performances:278

Category: Play, Original, Broadway
Setting: Cross Roads, North Carolina. A prison in Raleigh, North Carolina. A very, very large American city. Late 1950s to the present.


Production Staff
Theatre Owned / Operated by The Shubert Organization (Gerald Schoenfeld: Chairman; Bernard B. Jacobs: President)
Produced by Elizabeth I. McCann, Nelle Nugent, Gerald S. Krone and Ray Larsen; Associate Producer: Tommy DeMaio
Originally produced by The Negro Ensemble Company (Douglas Turner Ward, Robert Hooks and Gerald S. Krone, Founders)
Written by Samm-Art Williams
Directed by Douglas Turner Ward
Scenic Design by Felix E. Cochren; Costume Design by Alvin B. Perry; Lighting Design by Martin Aronstein
Company Manager: Susan Gustafson
Production Stage Manager: Horacena J. Taylor; Stage Manager: Ron Nguvu
Costume Supervisor: Jeanne Button; Scenery Supervisor: Lynn Pecktal; Advertising: Serino, Coyne & Nappi; Photographer: Martha Swope; General Press Representative: Solters / Roskin / Friedman, Inc.; Logo by Martha Swope; Press Representative: Becky Flora and Josh Ellis
Cast
Charles Brown Cephus Miles
L. Scott Caldwell Woman One
Pattie Mae Wells
Michele Shay Woman Two
Understudies: Lorey Hayes (Pattie Mae Wells, Woman One, Woman Two) and Chuck Patterson (Cephus Miles)
Tony Award®
 1980 Best Play [nominee]
Written by Samm-Art Williams; Produced by Elizabeth I. McCann, Nelle Nugent, Gerald S. Krone and Ray Larsen
 1980 Best Actor in Play [nominee]
Charles Brown
Drama Desk Award
 1980 Outstanding New Play [nominee]
Produced by Elizabeth I. McCann, Nelle Nugent, Gerald S. Krone and Ray Larsen; Written by Samm-Art Williams
 1980 Outstanding Actor in a Play [nominee]
Charles Brown