PlayComedy FarceOriginalBroadway
Opening Date
Mar 02, 1989
Closing Date
Apr 22, 1990
1st Preview
Feb 17, 1989
1st Preview
Feb 17, 1989
Previews
16
Performances
476
PlayComedy FarceOriginalBroadway

ABOUT THIS PRODUCTION

Theatres
Royale Theatre
(Mar 02, 1989 - Apr 22, 1990)

Setting
A hotel suite in Cleveland, Ohio in 1934.

Written by Ken Ludwig
Directed by Jerry Zaks
Scenic Design by Tony Walton; Costume Design by William Ivey Long; Lighting Design by Paul Gallo; Sound Design by Aural Fixation; Hair Design by Angela Gari
General Manager: Robert Kamlot; Company Manager: Lisa M. Poyer
Production Stage Manager: Steven Beckler; Stage Manager: Clifford Schwartz; Technical Supervisor: Theatrical Services, Inc.
Musical Coordinator: Edward Strauss
Casting: Johnson-Liff & Zerman; General Press Representative: The Joshua Ellis Office; Photographer: Martha Swope; Advertising: Serino Coyne, Inc.; Press Representative: Adrian Bryan-Brown
Saunders
Maggie's father, GM of The Cleveland Grand Opera Company
Julia
Chairman of the Opera Guild
Maria
Tito's wife
Max
assistant to Saunders
Tito Merelli
a world-famous tenor, known to fans as Il Stupendo
Bellhop
a bellhop
Radio Announcer
Diana
a soprano
Maggie
Max's girlfriend
Standby: David Cryer (Tito Merelli, Saunders)
Understudies: Jane Cronin (Maria, Julia), Eileen Dunn (Diana, Maggie) and Michael Waldron (Max, Bellhop)

Royale Theatre (Mar 02, 1989 - Apr 22, 1990)

Cast

Maria
Tito's wife
Maggie
Max's girlfriend
Max
assistant to Saunders
Diana
a soprano
Understudy: Patrick Quinn (Tito Merelli, Max, Bellhop)

Tony Award®

 

Best Play

1989 Nominee
Written by Ken Ludwig
Produced by Martin Starger and The Really Useful Theatre Company Ltd.

Best Actor in Play

1989 Winner
Philip Bosco
 

Best Actor in Play

1989 Nominee
Victor Garber
 

Best Featured Actress in a Play

1989 Nominee
Tovah Feldshuh
 

Best Scenic Design

1989 Nominee
Scenic Design by Tony Walton
 

Best Costume Design

1989 Nominee
Costume Design by William Ivey Long

Best Direction of a Play

1989 Winner
Directed by Jerry Zaks

Drama Desk Award

Outstanding Actor in a Play

1989 Winner
Philip Bosco

Outstanding Featured Actress in a Play

1989 Winner
Tovah Feldshuh

Outstanding Director of a Play

1989 Winner
Directed by Jerry Zaks

Outstanding Costume Design

1989 Winner
Costume Design by William Ivey Long
 

Outstanding Lighting Design

1989 Nominee
Lighting Design by Paul Gallo
 

Outstanding Set Design

1989 Nominee
Scenic Design by Tony Walton
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