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Crimes of the Heart   

John Golden Theatre, (11/04/1981 - 2/13/1983)
First Preview: Oct 23, 1981 Total Previews: 13
Opening Date: Nov 04, 1981    
Closing Date: Feb 13, 1983 Total Performances: 535

Category: Play, Original, Broadway
Setting: Hazelhurst, Mississippi. Five years after Hurricane Camille.


Production Staff
Theatre Owned / Operated by The Shubert Organization (Gerald Schoenfeld: Chairman; Bernard B. Jacobs: President)
Produced by Warner Theatre Productions, Inc./Claire Nichtern, Mary Lea Johnson, Martin Richards and Francine LeFrak; Associate Producer: Ethel Watt
New York Premiere in 1980 produced by Manhattan Theatre Club (Lynne Meadow, Artistic Director; Barry Grove, Managing Director); Originally produced in 1979 by Actors Theatre of Louisville
Written by Beth Henley
Directed by Melvin Bernhardt
Scenic Design by John Lee Beatty; Costume Design by Patricia McGourty; Lighting Design by Dennis Parichy; Sound Design by Lou Shapiro
General Manager: McCann & Nugent Productions, Inc.; Managerial Associate: Sam Crothers; Company Manager: Sam Pagliaro; Assistant Co. Mgr: Mary Kelley
Production Stage Manager: James Pentecost; Assistant Stage Mgr: David Caine
Special Effects by Chic Silber
Production Coordinator: Brent Peek; General Press Representative: Hunt / Pucci Associates; Advertising: Serino, Coyne & Nappi; Casting: Shirley Rich; MTC Casting: Deborah Brown; Photographer: Martha Swope and Gerry Goodstein
Cast
Mia Dillon
Babe Botrelle
(Oct 23, 1981 - Aug 01, 1982)
Mary Beth Hurt
Meg MaGrath
Lizbeth MacKay
Lenny MaGrath
Peter MacNicol
Barnette Lloyd
Raymond Baker
Doc Porter
Sharon Ullrick
Chick Boyle
Understudies: Susan Greenhill (Babe Botrelle, Chick Boyle), Harley Venton (Barnette Lloyd, Doc Porter) and Caryn West (Lenny MaGrath, Meg MaGrath)
Tony Award®
1982 Best Play [nominee]
Written by Beth Henley; Produced by Warner Theatre Productions, Inc./Claire Nichtern, Mary Lea Johnson, Martin Richards and Francine LeFrak
1982 Best Featured Actress in a Play [nominee]
Mia Dillon
1982 Best Featured Actress in a Play [nominee]
Mary Beth Hurt
1982 Best Direction of a Play [nominee]
Melvin Bernhardt
Drama Desk Award
1981 Outstanding New Play [nominee]
Produced by Warner Theatre Productions, Inc./Claire Nichtern, Mary Lea Johnson, Martin Richards and Francine LeFrak; Written by Beth Henley
1981 Outstanding Actress in a Play [nominee]
Mary Beth Hurt
1981 Outstanding Director of a Play [nominee]
Directed by Melvin Bernhardt
Pulitzer Prize
winner 1981 for Drama [winner]
Written by Beth Henley
Theatre World
winner 1982 Award [recipient]
Lizbeth MacKay
winner 1982 Award [recipient]
Peter MacNicol