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Virginia Theatre, (12/18/1986 - 1/11/1987)
First Preview: Dec 12, 1986 Total Previews: 8
Opening Date: Dec 18, 1986    
Closing Date: Jan 11, 1987 Total Performances: 28

Category: Play, Comedy, Original, Broadway
Setting: On the Voynitzev family estate in one of the southern provinces of Russia.



Production Staff
Theatre Owned / Operated by Jujamcyn Theaters (under the direction of Richard G. Wolff, President)
Produced by Duncan C. Weldon, Jerome Minskoff, Robert Fryer, Karl Allison, Douglas Urbanski, Jujamcyn Theaters (under the direction of Richard G. Wolff, President), Albert Waxman and Anita Waxman; Produced in association with The Royal National Theatre (Peter Hall, Director)
Originally presented in the United States by Center Theatre Group / Ahmanson Theatre (Robert Fryer, Artistic Director)
Written by Michael Frayn; Based on the play without a name by Anton Chekhov; Incidental music by Dominic Muldowney
Directed by Christopher Morahan; Conceived by Christopher Morahan
Scenic Design by John Gunter; Costume Design by Deirdre Clancy; Lighting Design by Martin Aronstein; Sound Consultant: Tom Angelotti; Ms. Walker's Hair by J. Roy Helland; Ms. Walker's Make-Up by J. Roy Helland
General Manager: Joseph Harris Associates, Inc.; Company Manager: Thomas P. Santopietro
Production Stage Manager: Bob Borod; Stage Manager: Joseph Cappelli; Technical Supervisor: Jeremiah J. Harris Associates; Assistant Stage Mgr: Arthur Gaffin
Casting: Howard Feuer; Dialogue Coach: Elizabeth Smith; General Press Representative: The Fred Nathan Company, Inc.; Photographer: Frederic Ohringer; Advertising: Serino, Coyne & Nappi
Cast
Ian McKellenPlatonov
the local schoolmaster
Kate BurtonSasha
his wife
Kim CattrallSofya
Sergey's wife
Franklin CoverColonel Triletzky
a retired artillery officer and father of Dr. Triletzky and Sasha
Kathryn WalkerAnna Petrovna
the late General Voynitzev's widow
Vivienne AvramoffMaid
Sullivan BrownDr. Triletzky
the local doctor
William CainPeasant
Kitty CrooksMaid
William Duff-GriffinGerasim Kuzmich Petrin
a wealthy merchant
George HallMarko
process server to the local Justice of the Peace
Ron JohnstonVasily
another servant
Timothy LandfieldYakov
a servant in the Voynitzev household
Frank MaradenSergey
Anna Petrovna's stepson
Stephen MendilloOsip
a horsethief
Jonathan MoorePorfiry Semyonovich Glagolyev
a local landowner
J. Smith-CameronMarya Yerfimovna Grekova
a chemistry student
Standby: Guy Paul (Platonov)
Understudies: Vivienne Avramoff (Anna Petrovna, Sofya), William Cain (Colonel Triletzky, Marko, Porfiry Semyonovich Glagolyev, Vasily, Yakov), Kitty Crooks (Marya Yerfimovna Grekova, Sasha), Ron Johnston (Gerasim Kuzmich Petrin), Timothy Landfield (Dr. Triletzky, Osip) and Guy Paul (Sergey)
Tony Award®
 1987 Best Lighting Design [nominee] 
  Martin Aronstein
Drama Desk Award
 1987 Outstanding New Play [nominee] 
 Produced by Duncan C. Weldon , Jerome Minskoff , Karl Allison , Douglas Urbanski , Jujamcyn Theaters (under the direction of Richard G. Wolff, President) , Albert Waxman and Anita Waxman ;  Produced in association with The Royal National Theatre (Peter Hall, Director) ;  Written by Michael Frayn
 1987 Outstanding Actor in a Play [nominee] 
  Ian McKellen
 1987 Outstanding Lighting Design [nominee] 
  Martin Aronstein
 1987 Outstanding Set Design [nominee] 
 Scenic Design by John Gunter