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Foxfire   

Ethel Barrymore Theatre, (11/11/1982 - 5/15/1983)
First Preview: Nov 02, 1982 Total Previews: 11
Opening Date: Nov 11, 1982    
Closing Date: May 15, 1983 Total Performances: 213

Category: Play, Play with music, Original, Broadway
Setting: Rabun County, Georgia. Now - and before that.
Comments: From the Playbill notes: "Foxfire glows in the dark in the forests of Southern Appalachia; it's a lichen which lives on dead fallen trees. It is also the name of a magazine in which for more than a decade the young people of Appalachia have recorded the beliefs and personalities of their grandparents' generation; the last of the indomitable pioneers who carved out of unwelcoming mountain soil not only a living but a tough, joyous way of life which has almost vanished now."



Production Staff
Theatre Owned / Operated by The Shubert Organization (Gerald Schoenfeld: Chairman; Bernard B. Jacobs: President)
Produced by Robert Lussier, Warner Theatre Productions, Inc. (Claire Nichtern: President), Mary Lea Johnson and Sam Crothers
Written by Susan Cooper and Hume Cronyn; Music by Jonathan Holtzman; Lyrics by Jonathan Holtzman, Susan Cooper and Hume Cronyn; Musical Director: Jonathan Holtzman; Based on materials from the Foxfire books edited by Elliott Wigginton and his students
Directed by David Trainer
Scenic Design by David Mitchell; Costume Design by Linda Fisher; Lighting Design by Ken Billington; Sound Design by Louis Shapiro; Associate Lighting Designer: Jeff Davis; Assistant to Mr. Mitchell: Raymond Kluga; Assistant to Ms. Fisher: Sam Fleming
General Manager: Belbrook Management; Company Manager: Thomas Shovestull; Management Assistant: Ron Gubin
Production Stage Manager: Martha Knight; Stage Manager: James M. Arnemann
Banjo: Marc Horowitz; Fiddle: Ken Kosek; Bass: Roger Mason
General Press Representative: David Powers; Dialect Coach: Katherine Lenel; Press Representative: Leo Stern; Advertising: Ash / LeDonne and Don Josephson; Photographer: Zoë Dominic and Albert N. Bray
Cast
Keith Carradine
Dillard Nations
Hume Cronyn
Hector Nations
Jessica Tandy
Annie Nations
Katherine Cortez
Holly Burrell
James Greene
Doctor
Trey Wilson
Prince Carpenter
Understudies: Bess Gatewood (Holly Burrell), James Greene (Hector Nations) and Terrance O'Quinn (Dillard Nations, Doctor, Prince Carpenter)
Tony Award®
winner 1983 Best Actress in a Play [winner]
Jessica Tandy
1983 Best Scenic Design [nominee]
David Mitchell
1983 Best Lighting Design [nominee]
Ken Billington
Drama Desk Award
winner 1983 Outstanding Actress in a Play [winner]
Jessica Tandy
1983 Outstanding Lighting Design [nominee]
Ken Billington