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Piaf   

 
Plymouth Theatre , (2/05/1981 - 6/28/1981)
First Preview:Jan 28, 1981 Total Previews:9
Opening Date:Feb 05, 1981   
Closing Date:Jun 28, 1981 Total Performances:165

Category: Play, Play with music, Original, Broadway
Setting: From the late twenties through 1963.


Production Staff [Collapse]
Theatre Owned / Operated by The Shubert Organization (Gerald Schoenfeld: Chairman; Bernard B. Jacobs: President)
Produced by Elizabeth I. McCann, Nelle Nugent, The Shubert Organization (Gerald Schoenfeld: Chairman; Bernard B. Jacobs: President) and Ray Larsen; Produced in association with Warner Theatre Productions, Inc. (Claire Nichtern: President)
Originally produced by The Royal Shakespeare Company (Trevor Nunn and Terry Hands, Joint Artistic Directors)
Written by Pam Gems; Musical Director: Michael Dansicker; Music arranged by Michael Dansicker
Directed by Howard Davies; Assistant Director: Helaine Head
Scenic Design by David Jenkins; Costume Design by Julie Weiss; Lighting Design by Beverly Emmons; Sound Design by Jack Mann; Wig Design by Paul Huntley
General Manager: McCann & Nugent Productions, Inc.; Company Manager: James A. Gerald
Production Stage Manager: Helaine Head; Stage Manager: William Gammon; Assistant Stage Mgr: Christopher McHale
Piano: Michael Dansicker; Accordian: Charles Sauss; Bass: Ray Kilday
Special Effects by Chic Silber
Production Coordinator: Brent Peek; General Press Representative: Solters / Roskin / Friedman, Inc. and Joshua Ellis; Casting: Johnson-Liff Associates; Advertising: Serino, Coyne & Nappi; Speech Consultant: Elizabeth Smith; Furs Provided by The Tepper Collection; Poster Design by Gilbert Lesser
Cast
Jane Lapotaire Piaf
Zoë Wanamaker Toine
Lewis Arlt Jacques
thug
German Soldier #1
Angelo
Michael Ayr Little Louis
thug
German Soldier #2
Lucien
Dope pusher
Cynthia Carle Nurse Alternate
Robert Christian Eddie
thug
Butcher
Marcel
Barman
Stephen Davies Legionnaire
Pierre
on bicycle; later, Piaf's agent
Peter Friedman "Papa" Leplée
owner of Cluny Club
American Sailor #2
Judith Ivey Madeleine
David Leary Emcee
Manager
David Purdham Paul
man with rose
American Sailor #1
Theo
Jean Smart Marlene
Sherry Steiner Nurse
Madeleine Alternate
Kenneth Welsh Police Inspector
Georges
Physiotherapist
Nicholas Woodeson Emil
maitre d' at Cluny Club
Jacko
Standby: Judith Ivey (Piaf)
Understudies: Lewis Arlt (Man at rehearsal), Cynthia Carle (Madeleine, Marlene, Nurse), Robert Christian (Paul, Physiotherapist), Stephen Davies (Eddie), Peter Friedman (Dope pusher, German Soldier #1), Michael Hammond (American Sailor #1, Emcee, Georges, German Soldier #2, Manager, Police Inspector), Christopher McHale (American Sailor #2, Legionnaire, Marcel, Theo), David Purdham ("Papa" Leplée), Sherry Steiner (Madeleine, Piaf, Toine), Robert Thaler (Emil, Jacko, Little Louis, Lucien, Pierre), Kenneth Welsh (Angelo) and Nicholas Woodeson (Barman, Butcher)
Tony Award®
winner 1981 Best Actress in a Play [winner]
Jane Lapotaire
 1981 Best Featured Actress in a Play [nominee]
Zoë Wanamaker
Drama Desk Award
 1981 Outstanding Featured Actress in a Play [nominee]
Zoë Wanamaker