PlayDramaOriginalBroadway
Opening Date
Dec 17, 1980
Closing Date
Oct 16, 1983
1st Preview
Dec 11, 1980
1st Preview
Dec 11, 1980
Previews
5
Performances
1,181
PlayDramaOriginalBroadway

ABOUT THIS PRODUCTION

Theatres
Broadhurst Theatre
(Dec 17, 1980 - Oct 16, 1983)

Setting
Vienna, November 1823, and in recall, the decade 1781 to 1791.

Written by Peter Shaffer; Musical Director: Harrison Birtwistle; Music arranged by Harrison Birtwistle
Directed by Peter Hall; Assistant Director: Giles Block
Scenic Design by John Bury; Costume Design by John Bury; Lighting Design by John Bury; Associate Scenic Design: Ursula Belden; Associate Costume Design: John David Ridge; Associate Lighting Design: Beverly Emmons; Sound Design by Jack Mann; Hair and Wig Design by Paul Huntley
General Manager: McCann & Nugent Productions, Inc.; Company Manager: Susan Gustafson
Production Stage Manager: Robert L. Borod; Stage Manager: Robert Charles; Assistant Stage Mgr: Richard Jay-Alexander
Special Effects by Chic Silber
Production Coordinator: Brent Peek; General Press Representative: Merle Debuskey; Casting: Johnson-Liff Associates; Poster Art by Robert Van Nutt; Movement Captain: Martin LaPlatney; Speech Consultant: Timothy Monich; Advertising: Ash / LeDonne; Photographer: Zoë Dominic; Press Representative: William Schelble
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Antonio Salieri
Constanze Weber
wife of Mozart
Katherina Cavalieri
Salieri's pupil
 
Citizen of Vienna
Citizen of Vienna
Guiseppe Bonno
 
Citizen of Vienna
Salieri's Cook
 
Citizen of Vienna
One of the "Venticelli"
Salieri's Valet
 
Citizen of Vienna
Count Johann Kilian Von Strack
Count Orsini-Rosenberg
Joseph II
Emperor of Austria
Citizen of Vienna
Citizen of Vienna
 
Citizen of Vienna
Valet
Major Domo
 
Citizen of Vienna
Teresa Salieri
wife of Salieri
 
Citizen of Vienna
Valet
Baron van Swieten
One of the "Venticelli"
Standby: Jeremiah Sullivan (Antonio Salieri)
Understudies: Caris Corfman (Constanze Weber), Michele Farr (Teresa Salieri, Katherina Cavalieri), Russell Gold (Salieri's Valet, Count Johann Kilian Von Strack, Baron van Swieten), Martin LaPlatney (Major Domo, Valet), Warren Manzi (One of the "Venticelli", Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart), Michael McCarty (Salieri's Cook, Count Orsini-Rosenberg), Mark Nelson (Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart), Philip Pleasants (One of the "Venticelli", Joseph II) and Mark Torres (Major Domo)

Broadhurst Theatre (Dec 17, 1980 - Oct 16, 1983)

Production Stage Manager: Ellen Raphael
Photographer: Van Williams

Cast

Antonio Salieri
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Valet
Valet
One of the "Venticelli"
Constanze Weber
wife of Mozart
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Antonio Salieri
Katherina Cavalieri
Salieri's pupil
 
Citizen of Vienna
Antonio Salieri
Constanze Weber
wife of Mozart
 
Katherina Cavalieri
Salieri's pupil
Count Johann Kilian Von Strack
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Guiseppe Bonno
 
Citizen of Vienna
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Count Johann Kilian Von Strack
Antonio Salieri
 
Joseph II
Emperor of Austria
Constanze Weber
wife of Mozart
Citizen of Vienna
Teresa Salieri
wife of Salieri
 
Citizen of Vienna
Citizen of Vienna
Major Domo
Citizen of Vienna
Antonio Salieri
Constanze Weber
wife of Mozart
Major Domo
 
Citizen of Vienna
Guiseppe Bonno
 
Citizen of Vienna
Katherina Cavalieri
Salieri's pupil
 
Citizen of Vienna
Citizen of Vienna
 
Katherina Cavalieri
Salieri's pupil
Priest
 
Citizen of Vienna
Count Orsini-Rosenberg
 
Priest
 
Salieri's Cook
 
Citizen of Vienna
Guiseppe Bonno
 
Citizen of Vienna
 
Count Johann Kilian Von Strack
Constanze Weber
wife of Mozart
Citizen of Vienna
Major Domo
 
Citizen of Vienna
Major Domo
 
Citizen of Vienna
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
 
Citizen of Vienna
Valet
Citizen of Vienna
One of the "Venticelli"
Guiseppe Bonno
 
Citizen of Vienna
Priest
 
Citizen of Vienna
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
 
Citizen of Vienna
Salieri's Valet
 
Citizen of Vienna
Antonio Salieri
Standby: Daniel Davis (Antonio Salieri)
Understudies: David Bryant (Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart), Mary Dierson (Constanze Weber), Russell Gold (Count Johann Kilian Von Strack, Baron van Swieten), Allen Kennedy (One of the "Venticelli", Guiseppe Bonno, Valet), Peter Kingsley (Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart), Robert Langdon-Lloyd (One of the "Venticelli", Major Domo, Valet), Russell Leib (Joseph II, Guiseppe Bonno, One of the "Venticelli"), Mary Elizabeth Mastrantonio (Constanze Weber), Jean McNally (Constanze Weber), Donald C. Moore (Count Orsini-Rosenberg, Salieri's Cook), Jonathan Moore (Count Johann Kilian Von Strack, Baron van Swieten, Salieri's Valet), Patrick O'Connell (Joseph II, One of the "Venticelli"), Brad O'Hare (One of the "Venticelli", Major Domo, Valet), John Pankow (Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart), Philip Pleasants (Guiseppe Bonno), Kristin Rudrüd (Teresa Salieri, Katherina Cavalieri), John Swindells (Count Johann Kilian Von Strack, Baron van Swieten, Salieri's Valet) and John Thomas Waite (Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart)

Tony Award®

Best Actor in Play

1981 Winner
Ian McKellen
 

Best Actor in Play

1981 Nominee
Tim Curry

Best Scenic Design

1981 Winner
Scenic Design by John Bury
 

Best Costume Design

1981 Nominee
Costume Design by John Bury

Best Lighting Design

1981 Winner
Lighting Design by John Bury

Best Direction of a Play

1981 Winner
Directed by Peter Hall

Drama Desk Award

Outstanding Actor in a Play

1981 Winner
Ian McKellen
 

Outstanding Actor in a Play

1981 Nominee
Tim Curry
 

Outstanding Featured Actor in a Play

1981 Nominee
Nicholas Kepros

Outstanding Director of a Play

1981 Winner
Directed by Peter Hall
 

Outstanding Costume Design

1981 Nominee
Costume Design by John Bury
 

Outstanding Lighting Design

1981 Nominee
Lighting Design by John Bury
 

Outstanding Set Design

1981 Nominee
Scenic Design by John Bury
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