PlayDramaOriginalBroadway
Opening Date
Mar 26, 1987
Closing Date
Jun 26, 1988
1st Preview
Mar 17, 1987
1st Preview
Mar 17, 1987
Previews
11
Performances
525
PlayDramaOriginalBroadway

ABOUT THIS PRODUCTION

Theatres
46th Street Theatre
(Mar 26, 1987 - Jun 26, 1988)

Setting
Backyard of the Maxson house in an urban neighborhood of a North American industrial city. 1957 - 1965.

Troy Maxson
Mar 17, 1987 - Jan 31, 1988
Rose
Troy's wife
Mar 17, 1987 - Jan 03, 1988
Jim Bono
Troy's friend
Lyons
Troy's oldest son by a previous marriage
Mar 17, 1987 - Jan 31, 1988
Gabriel
Troy's brother
Mar 17, 1987 - Jan 31, 1988
Raynell
Troy's daughter
Corey
Troy and Rose's son
Mar 17, 1988 - Jan 31, 1988
Standby: Gilbert Lewis (Troy Maxson)
Understudies: Tatyana Ali (Raynell), Ethel Ayler (Rose), Mike Hodge (Jim Bono, Gabriel), Byron Keith Minns (Corey) and Vince Williams (Lyons)

46th Street Theatre (Mar 26, 1987 - Jun 26, 1988)

Stage Manager: Gwendolyn M. Gilliam
Press Representative: Leo Stern, Jackie Green and Susanne Tighe

Cast

Troy Maxson
Feb 02, 1988 - Jun 26, 1988
Rose
Troy's wife
Jan 05, 1988 - Jan 31, 1988
Rose
Troy's wife
Feb 02, 1988 - Jun 26, 1988
Raynell
Troy's daughter
Corey
Troy and Rose's son
Feb 02, 1988 - Jun 26, 1988
Gabriel
Troy's brother
Feb 02, 1988 - Jun 26, 1988
Lyons
Troy's oldest son by a previous marriage
Feb 02, 1988 - Jun 26, 1988
Understudies: Tamara Baker (Raynell), Frances Foster (Rose), Robert Gossett (Lyons) and Kevin Jackson (Corey)

Tony Award®

Best Actor in Play

1987 Winner
James Earl Jones
 

Best Featured Actor in a Play

Best Featured Actress in a Play

1987 Winner
Mary Alice

Best Direction of a Play

1987 Winner
Directed by Lloyd Richards

Pulitzer Prize

for Drama

1987 Winner
Written by August Wilson

Drama Desk Award

Outstanding New Play

Outstanding Actor in a Play

1987 Winner
James Earl Jones
 

Outstanding Featured Actor in a Play

1987 Nominee
Frankie R. Faison

Outstanding Featured Actress in a Play

1987 Winner
Mary Alice
 

Outstanding Director of a Play

1987 Nominee
Directed by Lloyd Richards

Theatre World

Award

1987 Recipient
Courtney B. Vance
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