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This production played in repertory with Cyrano de Bergerac
Gershwin Theatre , (10/14/1984 - 1/16/1985)
First Preview:Oct 06, 1984 Total Previews:4
Opening Date:Oct 14, 1984   
Closing Date:Jan 16, 1985 Total Performances:53

Category: Play, Comedy, Revival, Broadway
Setting: Messina

Production Staff [Collapse]
Theatre Owned / Operated by The Nederlander Organization and Gerald Oestreicher
Produced by James M. Nederlander, Elizabeth I. McCann, Nelle Nugent, Cynthia Wood, Dale Duffy and Allan Carr; Produced by arrangement with The Royal Shakespeare Theatre
Originally produced by The Royal Shakespeare Company (Trevor Nunn and Terry Hands, Joint Artistic Directors); First performance of this production at The Royal Shakespeare Theatre
Written by William Shakespeare; Incidental music by Nigel Hess; Musical Director: Donald Johnston
Directed by Terry Hands; Assistant Director: Brigid Larmour; Choreographed by Doreen Hermitage
Scenic Design by Ralph Koltai; American production settings designed in association with John Kasarda; Costume Design by Alexander Reid; Lighting Design by Terry Hands; American production lighting designed in association with Jeffrey Beecroft; Sound Supervisor: T. Richard Fitzgerald; Sound Associate: John A. Leonard
General Manager: McCann & Nugent Productions, Inc.; Company Manager: Susan Gustafson
Company Stage Manager: Jane Tamlyn; Production Stage Manager: Alan Hall; Stage Manager: Vikki Heywood; Production Manager: Simon Opie; Deputy Stage Manager: Jill MacFarlane; Assistant Stage Mgr: Stephen Dobbin
Music Contractor: Mel Rodnon; Associate Conductor: Dennis Elliott; Keyboards: Donald Johnston; Flute/Piccolo/Recorder: Jacqueline Giat; Clarinet: Mathew Goodman; Guitar: Bruce Uchitel; Violin: Luann Montesi; Cello: Joan Spergel; Horn: Brooks Tillotson; Trombone: Dennis Elliott; Double Bass: Gregory Maker; Percussion: Michael Hinton and Jan Hagiwara
Fencing Consultant: Ian McKay; General Press Representative: Solters / Roskin / Friedman, Inc., Joshua Ellis, Adrian Bryan-Brown, Keith Sherman and Cindy Valk; New York Casting Consultantt: Johnson-Liff Associates; Advertising: Ash / LeDonne / Fisher; Photographer: Martha Swope, Chris Davies, Nobby Clark and John Brown
Christopher Benjamin Dogberry
Ken Bones Don Pedro
Prince of Aragon
John Bowe Conrade
follower of Don John
Christopher Bowen Count Claudio of Florence
companion of Don Pedro
Alexandra Brook Margaret
attendant on Hero
John Carlisle Don John
Don Pedro's bastard brother
Amy Chang Boy Alternate
Simon Clark Fourth Watch
Richard Clifford Lord
Dennis Clinton Hugh Oatcake
Sinéad Cusack Beatrice
an orphan, Leonato's niece
Jeffery Dench Antonio
Leonato's brother
Philip Dennis Balthasar
a singer
Cathy Finlay Ursula
attendant on Hero
Geoffrey Freshwater Borachio
follower of Don John
Jimmy Gardner Verges
Derek Jacobi Signior Benedick of Padua
companion of Don Pedro
Edward Jewesbury Leonato
Governor of Messina
Ray Llewellyn Sexton
Tom Mannion Third Watch
Samuel Schieffelin Nordberg Boy Alternate
George Parsons Friar Francis
Clare Byam Shaw Hero
Leonato's daughter
David Shaw-Parker George Seacoal
Jayne Tottman Josetta
attendant on Hero
Understudies: John Bowe (Signior Benedick of Padua), Alexandra Brook (Beatrice), Simon Clark (Balthasar, Borachio), Richard Clifford (Conrade, Don Pedro), Dennis Clinton (Antonio, Friar Francis), Robert Craig (Balthasar), Philip Dennis (Second Messenger, Sexton), Cathy Finlay (Hero, Margaret), Ray Llewellyn (Leonato), Tom Mannion (Count Claudio of Florence, Messenger), George Parsons (Don John), David Shaw-Parker (Dogberry, Verges) and Jayne Tottman (Ursula)
Tony Award®
winner 1985 Best Actor in Play [winner]
Derek Jacobi
 1985 Best Actress in a Play [nominee]
Sinéad Cusack
 1985 Best Scenic Design [nominee]
Ralph Koltai
 1985 Best Costume Design [nominee]
Alexander Reid
 1985 Best Lighting Design [nominee]
Terry Hands
 1985 Best Direction of a Play [nominee]
Terry Hands
 1985 Best Reproduction (Play or Musical) [nominee]
Produced by James M. Nederlander, Elizabeth I. McCann, Nelle Nugent, Cynthia Wood, Dale Duffy and Allan Carr
Drama Desk Award
 1985 Outstanding Actor in a Play [nominee]
Derek Jacobi
winner 1985 Outstanding Costume Design [winner]
Alexander Reid
winner 1985 Outstanding Sound Design/Music in a Play [winner]
Incidental music by Nigel Hess
 1985 Outstanding Set Design [nominee]
Scenic Design by Ralph Koltai