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Music Box Theatre , (4/30/1987 - 9/06/1987)
First Preview:Apr 21, 1987 Total Previews:8
Opening Date:Apr 30, 1987   
Closing Date:Sep 06, 1987 Total Performances:149

Category: Play, Drama, Original, Broadway
Setting: In various salons and bedrooms in a number of hotels and chateaux in and around Paris and in the Bois de Vincennes, one autumn and winter in the 1780s.


Production Staff
Theatre Owned / Operated by The Estate of Irving Berlin and The Shubert Organization (Gerald Schoenfeld: Chairman; Bernard B. Jacobs: President)
Produced by James M. Nederlander, The Shubert Organization (Gerald Schoenfeld: Chairman; Bernard B. Jacobs: President), Jerome Minskoff, Elizabeth I. McCann and Stephen Graham; Produced in association with Jonathan Farkas; Produced by arrangement with The Royal Shakespeare Company (Terry Hands, Artistic Director); Associate Producer: Sylvia Brennick
Originally produced in September 1985 at The Other Place; Produced in January 1986 at The Pit; Produced in October 1986 at the Ambassadors Theatre
Written by Christopher Hampton; From the novel by Choderlos de Laclos; Incidental music by Ilona Sekacz
Directed by Howard Davies
Scenic Design by Bob Crowley; Costume Design by Bob Crowley; Lighting Design by Chris Parry; Lighting Design in association with Beverly Emmons; Sound Design by Otts Munderloh; Sound Design in association with John A. Leonard
General Manager: Next Wave Management; Company Manager: Jane Tamlyn
Production Stage Manager: Susie Cordon; Stage Manager: Paul Mills Holmes
Fight direction by Malcolm Ranson; Press Representative: Joshua Ellis, Adrian Bryan-Brown, Jim Sapp, Reva Cooper and Jackie Green; Vocal Coach: Clive Vinson; Advertising: Serino, Coyne & Nappi; Photographer: Steve Macmillan; Casting Consultant: Johnson-Liff Associates
Cast
Jean Anderson Madame de Rosemonde
Lucy Aston Émilie
a courtesan
Suzanne Burden La Présidente de Tourvel
Michael Dansicker Harpsichord
Lindsay Duncan La Marquise de Merteuil
Beatie Edney Cécile Volanges
Barry Heins Major-domo
Hilton McRae Le Chevalier Danceny
Kristin Milward Madame de Volanges
Alan Rickman Le Vicomte de Valmont
Hugh Simon Azolan
Valmont's valet de chambre
Understudies: Lucy Aston (Cécile Volanges, La Présidente de Tourvel), Cissy Collins (Madame de Rosemonde, Madame de Volanges, Émilie), Barry Heins (Azolan, Le Chevalier Danceny), Kristin Milward (La Marquise de Merteuil) and Hugh Simon (Le Vicomte de Valmont)
Tony Award®
 1987 Best Play [nominee]
Written by Christopher Hampton; Produced by James M. Nederlander, The Shubert Organization (Gerald Schoenfeld: Chairman; Bernard B. Jacobs: President), Jerome Minskoff, Elizabeth I. McCann and Stephen Graham; Produced in association with Jonathan Farkas
 1987 Best Actor in Play [nominee]
Alan Rickman
 1987 Best Actress in a Play [nominee]
Lindsay Duncan
 1987 Best Scenic Design [nominee]
Bob Crowley
 1987 Best Costume Design [nominee]
Bob Crowley
 1987 Best Lighting Design [nominee]
Beverly Emmons
 1987 Best Lighting Design [nominee]
Chris Parry
 1987 Best Direction of a Play [nominee]
Howard Davies
Theatre World
nominee 1987 Award [recipient]
Lindsay Duncan
Drama Desk Award
 1987 Outstanding New Play [nominee]
Produced by James M. Nederlander, The Shubert Organization (Gerald Schoenfeld: Chairman; Bernard B. Jacobs: President), Jerome Minskoff, Elizabeth I. McCann and Stephen Graham; Produced in association with Jonathan Farkas; Produced by arrangement with The Royal Shakespeare Company (Terry Hands, Artistic Director)
 1987 Outstanding Actor in a Play [nominee]
Alan Rickman
 1987 Outstanding Actress in a Play [nominee]
Lindsay Duncan
 1987 Outstanding Featured Actress in a Play [nominee]
Suzanne Burden
winner 1987 Outstanding Director of a Play [winner]
Directed by Howard Davies
 1987 Outstanding Costume Design [nominee]
Bob Crowley
winner 1987 Outstanding Lighting Design [winner]
Chris Parry
 1987 Outstanding Set Design [nominee]
Scenic Design by Bob Crowley