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Seven Guitars   

 
Walter Kerr Theatre, (3/28/1996 - 9/08/1996)
First Preview: Mar 17, 1996 Total Previews: 13
Opening Date: Mar 28, 1996    
Closing Date: Sep 08, 1996 Total Performances: 188

Category: Play, Drama, Original, Broadway
Setting: Pittsburgh, the Hill District. Spring 1948.



Production Staff
Theatre Owned / Operated by Jujamcyn Theaters (James H. Binger: Chairman; Rocco Landesman: President; Paul Libin: Producing Director; Jack Viertel: Creative Director)
Produced by Sageworks (Benjamin Mordecai, Executive Producer; August Wilson), Center Theatre Group / Ahmanson Theatre (Gordon Davidson, Artistic/Producing Director), Herb Alpert, Margo Lion, Scott Rudin, Paramount Pictures Corporation and Jujamcyn Theaters (James H. Binger: Chairman; Rocco Landesman: President; Paul Libin: Producing Director; Jack Viertel: Creative Director); Produced in association with Goodman Theatre, Huntington Theatre Company (Peter Altman, Producing Director; Michael Maso, Managing Director), American Conservatory Theatre of San Francisco and Manhattan Theatre Club (Lynne Meadow, Artistic Director; Barry Grove, Executive Producer)
Originally presented at National Playwright's Conference of The Eugene O'Neill Theatre Center
Written by August Wilson; Musical Director: Dwight Andrews
Directed by Lloyd Richards
Scenic Design by Scott Bradley; Costume Design by Constanza Romero; Lighting Design by Christopher Akerlind; Sound Design by Tom Clark
Executive Producer: Benjamin Mordecai; General Manager: Marshall B. Purdy
Production Stage Manager: Jane E. Neufeld; Technical Supervisor: Gene O'Donovan; Stage Manager: Narda Alcorn
Casting: Meg Simon; Press Representative: Boneau / Bryan-Brown; Director of Marketing: Pamela Sheree Booker; Fight Coordinator: Anthony DeStefanis; Dialect Coach: Tom Todoroff; Advertising: Serino Coyne, Inc.; Promotions: Boneau / Bryan-Brown Promotions, Scott Walton, Paula Mallino and Meredith Westgate-Moore; Chickens supervised and handled by Dawn Animal Agency, Inc.
Cast
Keith DavidFloyd Barton
Rosalyn ColemanRuby
Viola DavisVera
Tommy HollisRed Carter
Roger RobinsonHedley
Ruben Santiago-HudsonCanewell
Michele ShayLouise
Understudies: Jerome Preston Bates (Canewell, Floyd Barton, Red Carter), Tracey Copeland (Ruby, Vera), Lou Ferguson (Hedley, Red Carter) and W. Allen Taylor (Canewell, Floyd Barton)
Tony Award®
 1996 Best Play [nominee] 
 Written by August Wilson ;  Produced by Sageworks (Benjamin Mordecai, Executive Producer; August Wilson) , Center Theatre Group / Ahmanson Theatre (Gordon Davidson, Artistic/Producing Director) , Herb Alpert , Margo Lion , Scott Rudin , Paramount Pictures Corporation and Jujamcyn Theaters (James H. Binger: Chairman; Rocco Landesman: President; Paul Libin: Producing Director; Jack Viertel: Creative Director) ;  Produced in association with Goodman Theatre , Huntington Theatre Company (Peter Altman, Producing Director; Michael Maso, Managing Director) , American Conservatory Theatre of San Francisco and Manhattan Theatre Club (Lynne Meadow, Artistic Director; Barry Grove, Executive Producer)
winner 1996 Best Featured Actor in a Play [winner] 
  Ruben Santiago-Hudson
 1996 Best Featured Actor in a Play [nominee] 
  Roger Robinson
 1996 Best Featured Actress in a Play [nominee] 
  Viola Davis
 1996 Best Featured Actress in a Play [nominee] 
  Michele Shay
 1996 Best Scenic Design [nominee] 
  Scott Bradley
 1996 Best Lighting Design [nominee] 
  Christopher Akerlind
 1996 Best Direction of a Play [nominee] 
  Lloyd Richards
Theatre World
winner 1996 Award [recipient] 
  Viola Davis
Drama Desk Award
 1996 Outstanding Play [nominee] 
 Produced by Sageworks (Benjamin Mordecai, Executive Producer; August Wilson) , Center Theatre Group / Ahmanson Theatre (Gordon Davidson, Artistic/Producing Director) , Herb Alpert , Margo Lion , Scott Rudin , Paramount Pictures Corporation and Jujamcyn Theaters (James H. Binger: Chairman; Rocco Landesman: President; Paul Libin: Producing Director; Jack Viertel: Creative Director) ;  Produced in association with Goodman Theatre , Huntington Theatre Company (Peter Altman, Producing Director; Michael Maso, Managing Director) , American Conservatory Theatre of San Francisco and Manhattan Theatre Club (Lynne Meadow, Artistic Director; Barry Grove, Executive Producer) ;  Written by August Wilson
 1996 Outstanding Featured Actor in a Play [nominee] 
  Ruben Santiago-Hudson
 1996 Outstanding Featured Actress in a Play [nominee] 
  Viola Davis
 1996 Outstanding Director of a Play [nominee] 
 Directed by Lloyd Richards
winner 1996 Outstanding Set Design for a Play [winner] 
 Scenic Design by Scott Bradley
Pulitzer Prize
 1995 for Drama [nominee] 
 Written by August Wilson