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Ethel Barrymore Theatre , (3/27/1988 - 6/26/1988)
First Preview:Mar 18, 1988 Total Previews:11
Opening Date:Mar 27, 1988   
Closing Date:Jun 26, 1988 Total Performances:105

Category: Play, Drama, Original, Broadway
Setting: A Boardinghouse in Pittsburgh, 1911.


Production Staff
Theatre Owned / Operated by The Shubert Organization (Gerald Schoenfeld: Chairman; Bernard B. Jacobs: President)
Produced by Elliot Martin, Vy Higginsen and Ken Wydro; Produced in association with Yale Repertory Theatre (Lloyd Richards: Artistic Director; Benjamin Mordecai: Managing Director); Associate Producer: Jeffrey Steiner, Kery Davis and Charles Grantham
World Premiere at Yale Repertory Theatre (Lloyd Richards: Artistic Director; Benjamin Mordecai: Managing Director); Second Production at Huntington Theatre Company (Peter Altman, Producing Director; Michael Maso, Managing Director); Originally presented as a staged reading at the 1984 National Playwrights Conference at 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 Pamela Peterson; Lighting Design by Michael Giannitti
General Manager: Joseph P. Harris Associates; Company Manager: Mitchell Brower
Production Stage Manager: Karen L. Carpenter; Stage Manager: Elliott Woodruff
Casting: Simon & Kumin Casting, Inc.; General Press Representative: Jeffrey Richards Associates; Advertising: Serino, Coyne & Nappi
Cast
Kimberleigh Aarn Mattie Campbell
a resident
Angela Bassett Martha Pentecost
L. Scott Caldwell Bertha Holly
Seth's wife
Richard Parnell Habersham Reuben Scott
boy who lives next door
Ed Hall Bynum Walker
a rootworker
Delroy Lindo Herald Loomis
a resident
Jamila Perry Zonia Loomis
Herald's daughter
Bo Rucker Jeremy Furlow
a resident
Raynor Scheine Rutherford Selig
a peddler
Kimberly Scott Molly Cunningham
a resident
Mel Winkler Seth Holly
owner of the boarding house
Standbys: Robinson Frank Adu (Bynum Walker, Seth Holly), Lanny Flaherty (Rutherford Selig), Chrisse Jackson (Zonia Loomis), Ernestine Jackson (Bertha Holly, Martha Pentecost, Mattie Campbell, Molly Cunningham) and Kimble Joyner (Reuben Scott)
Tony Award®
 1988 Best Play [nominee]
Written by August Wilson; Produced by Elliot Martin, Vy Higginsen and Ken Wydro; Produced in association with Yale Repertory Theatre (Lloyd Richards: Artistic Director; Benjamin Mordecai: Managing Director)
 1988 Best Featured Actor in a Play [nominee]
Delroy Lindo
winner 1988 Best Featured Actress in a Play [winner]
L. Scott Caldwell
 1988 Best Featured Actress in a Play [nominee]
Kimberleigh Aarn
 1988 Best Featured Actress in a Play [nominee]
Kimberly Scott
 1988 Best Direction of a Play [nominee]
Lloyd Richards
Drama Desk Award
 1988 Outstanding New Play [nominee]
Produced by Elliot Martin, Vy Higginsen and Ken Wydro; Produced in association with Yale Repertory Theatre (Lloyd Richards: Artistic Director; Benjamin Mordecai: Managing Director); Written by August Wilson
 1988 Outstanding Actor in a Play [nominee]
Delroy Lindo
 1988 Outstanding Featured Actor in a Play [nominee]
Ed Hall
 1988 Outstanding Featured Actress in a Play [nominee]
Kimberleigh Aarn
 1988 Outstanding Featured Actress in a Play [nominee]
Kimberly Scott
 1988 Outstanding Director of a Play [nominee]
Directed by Lloyd Richards
 1988 Outstanding Set Design [nominee]
Scenic Design by Scott Bradley