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A Free Man of Color   

 
Vivian Beaumont Theatre, (11/18/2010 - 1/09/2011)
First Preview: Oct 23, 2010 Total Previews: 29
Opening Date: Nov 18, 2010    
Closing Date: Jan 09, 2011 Total Performances: 61

Category: Play, Drama, Original, Broadway
Setting: New Orleans and other locations in Europe and America, 1801-1806



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Theatre Owned / Operated by Lincoln Center Theater (André Bishop: Artistic Director; Bernard Gersten: Executive Producer)
Produced by Lincoln Center Theater (André Bishop: Artistic Director; Bernard Gersten: Executive Producer)
Originally commissioned by The Public Theater / New York Shakespeare Festival (George C. Wolfe: Producer; Mara Manus: Executive Director)
Written by John Guare; Original Music by Jeanine Tesori
Directed by George C. Wolfe; Choreographed by Hope Clarke
Scenic Design by David Rockwell; Costume Design by Ann Hould-Ward; Lighting Design by Jules Fisher and Peggy Eisenhauer; Hair and Wig Design by Paul Huntley; Projection Design by Batwin & Robin Productions, Inc.; Sound Design by Scott Stauffer; Make-Up Design by Cynthia Demand; Associate Scenic Design: Dick Jaris
LCT General Manager: Adam Siegel; Company Manager: Jessica Perlmeter Cochrane; Associate Gen. Mgr: Jessica Niebanck; Associate Co. Mgr: Daniel Hoyos
Stage Manager: Gwendolyn M. Gilliam; Production Manager: Jeff Hamlin
LCT Director of Casting: Daniel Swee; Advertising: Serino Coyne, Inc.; LCT Director of Marketing: Linda Mason Ross; General Press Representative: Philip Rinaldi Publicity; LCT Director of Development: Hattie K. Jutagir; Dialect Coach: Deborah Hecht; Fight direction by Thomas Schall; Photographer: T. Charles Erickson
Cast
Jeffrey WrightJacques Cornet
Nicole BeharieMargery Jolicoeur
a country wife
MosCupidon Murmur
Cornet's slave
Toussaint Louverture
Haitian revolutionary
Reg RogersTallyrand
Bonaparte's foreign minister
Zeus-Marie Pincepoosse
Cornet's half-brother
Yao AbabioSlave of New Orleans
Peter BartlettMercure
Count Achille Creux
Arnie BurtonRemy Dorilante
James Monroe
Future President
Rosal ColónMrs. Sparks
Sparks's wife
Terpsichore
The Infanta
Veanne CoxMme. Mandragola
Doña Polissena
Creux's wife, a scientist
Robert Livingston
Minister to France
Paul F. DanoMeriwether Lewis
Jefferson's secretary
Sara GettelfingerDoña Athene
Cornet's wife
Calliope
Derric HarrisSlave of New Orleans
Justina MachadoJosephine
Bonaparte's wife
Doña Smeralda
Toubib's wife
Joseph MarcellDr. Toubib
John McMartinThomas Jefferson
Nick MennellPythagore
General LeClerc
Bonaparte's brother-in-law
King Carlos Cuarto
Teyonnah ParrisLeda
Toubib's slave
Mme. Dorilante
Remy's wife
Melpomene
Postell PringleSlave of New Orleans
Esau PritchettOrphee
Toubib's slave
Brian ReddyJonathan Sparks
Major Walter Reed
Triney SandovalNapoleon Bonaparte
Intendante Juan Ventura Morales
Robert StantonLord Harcourt
LeClerc's Captain
Georges Feydeau
Playwright
Wendy Rich StetsonLady Harcourt
Euterpe
Jerome StiglerSlave of New Orleans
Senfaub StoneySlave of New Orleans
David Emerson ToneyAlcibiade
Understudies: Ashley Bryant (Leda, Melpomene, Mme. Dorilante), Rosal Colón (Doña Smeralda, Josephine), Stephanie DiMaggio (Calliope, Doña Athene, Euterpe, Lady Harcourt, Mrs. Sparks, Terpsichore, The Infanta), Kyle Fabel (Intendante Juan Ventura Morales, Jonathan Sparks, Major Walter Reed, Napoleon Bonaparte, Remy Dorilante), Derric Harris (Alcibiade, Orphee), David Graham Jones (General LeClerc, Georges Feydeau, James Monroe, King Carlos Cuarto, LeClerc's Captain, Lord Harcourt, Meriwether Lewis, Pythagore), David Manis (Count Achille Creux, Mercure, Thomas Jefferson), Howard W. Overshown (Jacques Cornet), Teyonnah Parris (Margery Jolicoeur), Postell Pringle (Cupidon Murmur, Toussaint Louverture), Wendy Rich Stetson (Doña Polissena, Mme. Mandragola, Robert Livingston) and David Emerson Toney (Dr. Toubib)
Drama Desk Award
 2011 Outstanding Costume Design [nominee] 
  Ann Hould-Ward
Pulitzer Prize
 2011 for Drama [nominee] 
 Written by John Guare