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Foxfire   

 
Ethel Barrymore Theatre, (11/11/1982 - 5/15/1983)
First Preview: Nov 02, 1982 Total Previews: 11
Opening Date: Nov 11, 1982    
Closing Date: May 15, 1983 Total Performances: 213

Category: Play, Play with music, Original, Broadway
Setting: Rabun County, Georgia. Now - and before that.
Comments: From the Playbill notes: "Foxfire glows in the dark in the forests of Southern Appalachia; it's a lichen which lives on dead fallen trees. It is also the name of a magazine in which for more than a decade the young people of Appalachia have recorded the beliefs and personalities of their grandparents' generation; the last of the indomitable pioneers who carved out of unwelcoming mountain soil not only a living but a tough, joyous way of life which has almost vanished now."



Production Staff
Theatre Owned / Operated by The Shubert Organization (Gerald Schoenfeld: Chairman; Bernard B. Jacobs: President)
Produced by Robert Lussier, Warner Theatre Productions, Inc. (Claire Nichtern: President), Mary Lea Johnson and Sam Crothers
Written by Susan Cooper and Hume Cronyn; Music by Jonathan Holtzman; Lyrics by Jonathan Holtzman, Susan Cooper and Hume Cronyn; Musical Director: Jonathan Holtzman; Based on materials from the Foxfire books edited by Elliott Wigginton and his students
Directed by David Trainer
Scenic Design by David Mitchell; Costume Design by Linda Fisher; Lighting Design by Ken Billington; Sound Design by Louis Shapiro; Associate Lighting Designer: Jeff Davis; Assistant to Mr. Mitchell: Raymond Kluga; Assistant to Ms. Fisher: Sam Fleming
General Manager: Belbrook Management; Company Manager: Thomas Shovestull; Management Assistant: Ron Gubin
Production Stage Manager: Martha Knight; Stage Manager: James M. Arnemann
Banjo: Marc Horowitz; Fiddle: Ken Kosek; Bass: Roger Mason
General Press Representative: David Powers; Dialect Coach: Katherine Lenel; Press Representative: Leo Stern; Advertising: Ash / LeDonne and Don Josephson; Photographer: Zoë Dominic and Albert N. Bray
Cast
Keith CarradineDillard Nations
Hume CronynHector Nations
Jessica TandyAnnie Nations
Katherine CortezHolly Burrell
James GreeneDoctor
Trey WilsonPrince Carpenter
Understudies: Bess Gatewood (Holly Burrell), James Greene (Hector Nations) and Terrance O'Quinn (Dillard Nations, Doctor, Prince Carpenter)
Tony Award®
winner 1983 Best Actress in a Play [winner] 
  Jessica Tandy
 1983 Best Scenic Design [nominee] 
  David Mitchell
 1983 Best Lighting Design [nominee] 
  Ken Billington
Drama Desk Award
winner 1983 Outstanding Actress in a Play [winner] 
  Jessica Tandy
 1983 Outstanding Lighting Design [nominee] 
  Ken Billington