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46th Street Theatre, (3/26/1987 - 6/26/1988)
First Preview: Mar 17, 1987 Total Previews: 11
Opening Date: Mar 26, 1987    
Closing Date: Jun 26, 1988 Total Performances: 525

Category: Play, Drama, Original, Broadway
Setting: Backyard of the Maxson house in an urban neighborhood of a North American industrial city. 1957 - 1965.



Production Staff
Theatre Owned / Operated by The Nederlander Organization (James M. Nederlander: Chairman; Robert E. Nederlander: President; Arthur Rubin: Vice-President)
Produced by Carole Shorenstein Hays; Produced in association with Yale Repertory Theatre (Lloyd Richards: Artistic Director; Benjamin Mordecai: Managing Director)
World Premiere at Yale Repertory Theatre (Lloyd Richards: Artistic Director; Benjamin Mordecai: Managing Director); Second Production at The Goodman Theatre (Robert Falls, Artistic Director; Roche Schulfer, Managing Director)
Written by August Wilson
Directed by Lloyd Richards
Scenic Design by James D. Sandefur; Costume Design by Candice Donnelly; Lighting Design by Danianne Mizzy
General Manager: Robert Kamlot; Company Manager: Lisa M. Poyer
Production Stage Manager: Martin Gold; Stage Manager: Terrence J. Witter; Technical Supervisor: Theatrical Services, Inc.
Casting: Simon & Kumin Casting, Inc.; General Press Representative: Joshua Ellis, Reva Cooper and Adrian Bryan-Brown; Production Photographer: Ron Scherl; Advertising: Spier / BBDO; Logo Design by
Cast
James Earl JonesTroy Maxson
Mary AliceRose
Troy's wife
Ray AranhaJim Bono
Troy's friend
Charles BrownLyons
Troy's oldest son by a previous marriage
Frankie R. FaisonGabriel
Troy's brother
Karima MillerRaynell
Troy's daughter
Courtney B. VanceCorey
Troy and Rose's son
Understudies: Tatyana Ali (Raynell), Ethel Ayler (Rose), Mike Hodge (Gabriel, Jim Bono), Gilbert Lewis (Troy Maxson), Byron Keith Minns (Corey) and Vince Williams (Lyons)
Tony Award®
winner 1987 Best Play [winner] 
 Written by August Wilson ;  Produced by Carole Shorenstein Hays ;  Produced in association with Yale Repertory Theatre (Lloyd Richards: Artistic Director; Benjamin Mordecai: Managing Director)
winner 1987 Best Actor in Play [winner] 
  James Earl Jones
 1987 Best Featured Actor in a Play [nominee] 
  Frankie R. Faison
 1987 Best Featured Actor in a Play [nominee] 
  Courtney B. Vance
winner 1987 Best Featured Actress in a Play [winner] 
  Mary Alice
winner 1987 Best Direction of a Play [winner] 
  Lloyd Richards
Theatre World
winner 1987 Award [recipient] 
  Courtney B. Vance
Pulitzer Prize
winner 1987 for Drama [winner] 
 Written by August Wilson
Drama Desk Award
winner 1987 Outstanding New Play [winner] 
 Produced by Carole Shorenstein Hays ;  Produced in association with Yale Repertory Theatre (Lloyd Richards: Artistic Director; Benjamin Mordecai: Managing Director) ;  Written by August Wilson
winner 1987 Outstanding Actor in a Play [winner] 
  James Earl Jones
 1987 Outstanding Featured Actor in a Play [nominee] 
  Frankie R. Faison
winner 1987 Outstanding Featured Actress in a Play [winner] 
  Mary Alice
 1987 Outstanding Director of a Play [nominee] 
 Directed by Lloyd Richards