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The Grapes of Wrath   

 
Cort Theatre, (3/22/1990 - 9/02/1990)
First Preview: Mar 13, 1990 Total Previews: 11
Opening Date: Mar 22, 1990    
Closing Date: Sep 02, 1990 Total Performances: 188

Category: Play, Drama, Original, Broadway
Setting: Oklahoma and then California, 1938.



Production Staff
Theatre Owned / Operated by The Shubert Organization (Gerald Schoenfeld: Chairman; Bernard B. Jacobs: President)
Produced by The Shubert Organization (Gerald Schoenfeld: Chairman; Bernard B. Jacobs: President), The Steppenwolf Theatre Company (Randall Arney: Artistic Director; Stephen B. Eich: Managing Director), Suntory International Corporation and Jujamcyn Theaters (James H. Binger: Chairman; Rocco Landesman: President); Produced with permission of Elaine Steinbeck
First presented in September, 1988 by The Steppenwolf Theatre Company (Randall Arney: Artistic Director; Stephen B. Eich: Managing Director); Produced in May, 1989 by LaJolla Playhouse (Des McAnuff, Artistic Director); Produced in June, 1989 by The Royal National Theatre (Richard Eyre, Director)
Book adapted by Frank Galati; Based on the novel by John Steinbeck; Incidental music by Michael Smith; Musical Director: Michael Smith
Directed by Frank Galati
Scenic Design by Kevin Rigdon; Lighting Design by Kevin Rigdon; Costume Design by Erin Quigley; Sound Design by Rob Milburn; Associate Lighting Design: Howard Werner
General Manager: Albert Poland; Company Manager: Mitchell A. Weiss
Production Stage Manager: Malcolm Ewen; Stage Manager: Janet Friedman and Robyn Karen Taylor; Production Supervisor: Arthur Siccardi
Guitar: Michael Smith; Fiddle: Miriam Sturm and Rondi Reed; Harmonica, Saw, Jaw Harp, Banjo: L.J. Slavin; Accordian, Bass: William Schwarz and Jeremiah Birkett; Harmonica: Steve Ramsey
General Press Representative: The Fred Nathan Company, Inc.; Dance consultant: Peter Amster; Fight direction by Michael Sokoloff; Advertising: Serino Coyne, Inc.; Press Representative: Ellen Levene
Cast
Calvin Lennon ArmitageWinfield
Jeremiah BirkettThe Man in the Barn's Son
Robert BreulerPa
P.J. BrownAgricultural Officer
Cheryl Lynn Bruce2nd Narrator
Elizabeth Sandry
Keith Byron-KirkCar Salesman
Ron CrawfordWilly
Mayer of Hooverville
Nathan DavisGrampa
Mark DeakinsConnie Rivers
Kathryn ErbeAggie Wainwright
Francis Guinan1st Narrator
Car Salesman
The Man Going Back
Weedpatch Camp Director
Mr. Wainwright
Michael HartmanGas Station Owner
Contractor
3rd Narrator
Hooper Ranch Guard
Terry KinneyJim Casy
Terrance MacNamaraCar Salesman
Camp Proprietor
Lex MonsonThe Man in the Barn
Sally MurphyRose of Sharon
James NoahUncle John
Lucina PaquetGranma
Jeff PerryNoah
Steve RamseyGas Station Attendant
Rondi ReedMrs. Wainwright
Theodore SchulzAgricultural Officer
Nicola ShearaCamp Nurse
Eric SimonsonCar Salesman
Hooper Ranch Bookkeeper
Gary SiniseTom Joad
Lois SmithMa
Rick SnyderMuley Graves
Floyd Knowles
Skipp SudduthCar Salesman
Deputy Sheriff
4th Narrator
Zoë TaleporosRuthie
Jim TrueAl
Jessica WilderAl's Girl
Understudies: Meghan Andrews (Ruthie), Jeremiah Birkett (Gas Station Attendant), P.J. Brown (4th Narrator, Car Salesman, Deputy Sheriff), Keith Byron-Kirk (1st Narrator, Car Salesman, Mr. Wainwright, The Man in the Barn, The Man in the Barn's Son, Weedpatch Camp Director), Ron Crawford (3rd Narrator, Camp Proprietor, Car Salesman, Contractor, Gas Station Owner, Grampa, Hooper Ranch Guard), Kathryn Erbe (Al's Girl, Camp Nurse, Rose of Sharon), Michael Hartman (Pa), Terrance MacNamara (Uncle John), Tommy J. Michaels (Winfield), Jeff Perry (Tom Joad), Steve Ramsey (Al, Car Salesman, Musician - Harmonica), Rondi Reed (Ma, Musician - Fiddle), Theodore Schulz (Floyd Knowles, Mayer of Hooverville, Muley Graves, Noah, Willy), William Schwarz (Musician - Guitar), Nicola Sheara (2nd Narrator, Elizabeth Sandry, Granma, Mrs. Wainwright), Eric Simonson (Connie Rivers), Rick Snyder (Jim Casy, The Man Going Back), Skipp Sudduth (Agricultural Officer, Car Salesman, Hooper Ranch Bookkeeper) and Jessica Wilder (Aggie Wainwright)
Tony Award®
winner 1990 Best Play [winner] 
 Book adapted by Frank Galati ;  Produced by The Shubert Organization (Gerald Schoenfeld: Chairman; Bernard B. Jacobs: President) , The Steppenwolf Theatre Company (Randall Arney: Artistic Director; Stephen B. Eich: Managing Director) , Suntory International Corporation and Jujamcyn Theaters (James H. Binger: Chairman; Rocco Landesman: President)
 1990 Best Featured Actor in a Play [nominee] 
  Terry Kinney
 1990 Best Featured Actor in a Play [nominee] 
  Gary Sinise
 1990 Best Featured Actress in a Play [nominee] 
  Lois Smith
 1990 Best Scenic Design [nominee] 
  Kevin Rigdon
 1990 Best Costume Design [nominee] 
  Erin Quigley
 1990 Best Lighting Design [nominee] 
  Kevin Rigdon
winner 1990 Best Direction of a Play [winner] 
  Frank Galati
Drama Desk Award
 1990 Outstanding Actor in a Play [nominee] 
  Gary Sinise
 1990 Outstanding Featured Actor in a Play [nominee] 
  Francis Guinan
winner 1990 Outstanding Director of a Play [winner] 
 Directed by Frank Galati
 1990 Outstanding Lighting Design [nominee] 
  Kevin Rigdon
 1990 Outstanding Set Design [nominee] 
 Scenic Design by Kevin Rigdon