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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 Wright
Jacques Cornet
Nicole Beharie
Margery Jolicoeur
a country wife
Mos
Cupidon Murmur
Cornet's slave
Toussaint Louverture
Haitian revolutionary
Reg Rogers
Tallyrand
Bonaparte's foreign minister
Zeus-Marie Pincepoosse
Cornet's half-brother
Yao Ababio
Slave of New Orleans
Peter Bartlett
Mercure
Count Achille Creux
Arnie Burton
Remy Dorilante
James Monroe
Future President
Rosal Colón
Mrs. Sparks
Sparks's wife
Terpsichore
The Infanta
Veanne Cox
Mme. Mandragola
Doña Polissena
Creux's wife, a scientist
Robert Livingston
Minister to France
Paul F. Dano
Meriwether Lewis
Jefferson's secretary
Sara Gettelfinger
Doña Athene
Cornet's wife
Calliope
Derric Harris
Slave of New Orleans
Justina Machado
Josephine
Bonaparte's wife
Doña Smeralda
Toubib's wife
Joseph Marcell
Dr. Toubib
John McMartin
Thomas Jefferson
Nick Mennell
Pythagore
General LeClerc
Bonaparte's brother-in-law
King Carlos Cuarto
Teyonnah Parris
Leda
Toubib's slave
Mme. Dorilante
Remy's wife
Melpomene
Postell Pringle
Slave of New Orleans
Esau Pritchett
Orphee
Toubib's slave
Brian Reddy
Jonathan Sparks
Major Walter Reed
Triney Sandoval
Napoleon Bonaparte
Intendante Juan Ventura Morales
Robert Stanton
Lord Harcourt
LeClerc's Captain
Georges Feydeau
Playwright
Wendy Rich Stetson
Lady Harcourt
Euterpe
Jerome Stigler
Slave of New Orleans
Senfaub Stoney
Slave of New Orleans
David Emerson Toney
Alcibiade
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
   
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