PlayDramaOriginalBroadway
Opening Date
Mar 20, 1988
Closing Date
Jan 27, 1990
1st Preview
Mar 13, 1988
1st Preview
Mar 13, 1988
Previews
9
Performances
777
PlayDramaOriginalBroadway

ABOUT THIS PRODUCTION

Theatres
Eugene O'Neill Theatre
(Mar 20, 1988 - Jan 27, 1990)

Setting
A Paris prison, 1988, and, in recall the years 1960-1986 in Beijing and Paris.

Produced by Stuart Ostrow and David Geffen
Written by David Henry Hwang; Incidental music by Giacomo Puccini and Lucia Hwong; Live music arranged by Jason Hwang and Yukio Tsuji; Musical Director: Lucia Hwong
Directed by John Dexter
Scenic Design by Eiko Ishioka; Costume Design by Eiko Ishioka; Lighting Design by Andy Phillips; Hair Design by Phyllis Della; Sound Design by Peter J. Fitzgerald; Associate Scenic Design: Duke Durfee; Associate Costume Design: John Dunn; Make-Up Design by Joe Campayno; Assistant to Phillips: Brian Nason; Assistant to Ms. Ishioka: Susan O'Donnell
Production Stage Manager: Bob Borod; Stage Manager: Barry Kearsley; Technical Supervisor: Jeremiah J. Harris Associates; Assistant Stage Mgr: Glen Gardali
Lute: Lucia Hwong; Percussion, Shakuhachi and Guitar: Yukio Tsuji; Violin and Percussion: Jason Hwang; Musical Coordinator: John Miller
Casting: Meg Simon and Fran Kumin; Peking Opera Consultant: Jamie H. J. Guan and Michele Ehlers; General Press Representative: Springer Associates, Inc.; Photographer: Joan Marcus; Advertising: Grey Entertainment & Media; Assistant to Mr. Dexter: Miguel Braganza, Jr.; Production Associate: June Reimer
Rene Gallimard
Mar 13, 1988 - Aug 20, 1988
Marc
Mar 13, 1988 - Sep 03, 1988
 
Man #2
Mar 13, 1988 - Sep 03, 1988
 
Consul Sharpless
Mar 13, 1988 - Sep 03, 1988
Helga
Mar 13, 1988 - Sep 03, 1988
M. Toulon
 
Man #1
 
Judge
BD Wong
Broadway debut
Song Liling
Comrade Chin
 
Suzuki
 
Shu Fang
 
Woman at Party
 
Girl in Magazine
Kurogo
Kurogo
Understudies: Kathleen Chalfant (Helga), Elizabeth Hess (Renee, Woman at Party, Girl in Magazine), Tom Klunis (M. Toulon), Kathryn Layng (Renee), Alec Mapa (Song Liling, Comrade Chin, Suzuki, Shu Fang) and Richard Poe (Rene Gallimard, Marc)

Eugene O'Neill Theatre (Mar 20, 1988 - Jan 27, 1990)

Assistant Stage Mgr: Jon Krause (Oct 09, 1989 - Jan 27, 1990)

Cast

Rene Gallimard
Aug 22, 1988 - Feb 18, 1989
Rene Gallimard
Aug 21, 1989 - ?
Rene Gallimard
Feb 20, 1989 - Aug 19, 1989
Song Liling
Helga
Sep 05, 1988 - ?
Marc
Sep 05, 1988 - ?
 
Man #2
Sep 05, 1988 - ?
 
Consul Sharpless
Sep 05, 1988 - ?
Kurogo
Comrade Chin
Dec 27, 1988 - ?
 
Suzuki
Dec 27, 1988 - ?
 
Shu Fang
Dec 27, 1988 - ?
 
Man #2
 
Consul Sharpless
M. Toulon
 
Man #1
 
Judge
Comrade Chin
 
Suzuki
 
Shu Fang
 
Woman at Party
 
Girl in Magazine
 
Woman at Party
 
Girl in Magazine
Understudies: Catherine Byers (Helga), Michael Hammond (Marc, Man #2, Consul Sharpless), Francis Jue (Song Liling), Curt Karibalis (Rene Gallimard), Anita Keal (Helga), Katherine McCall (Renee) and Chris Odo (Song Liling, Comrade Chin, Suzuki, Shu Fang)

Tony Award®

Best Play

1988 Winner
Written by David Henry Hwang
Produced by Stuart Ostrow and David Geffen
 

Best Actor in Play

1988 Nominee
John Lithgow

Best Featured Actor in a Play

1988 Winner
BD Wong
 

Best Scenic Design

1988 Nominee
Scenic Design by Eiko Ishioka
 

Best Costume Design

1988 Nominee
Costume Design by Eiko Ishioka
 

Best Lighting Design

1988 Nominee
Lighting Design by Andy Phillips

Best Direction of a Play

1988 Winner
Directed by John Dexter

Pulitzer Prize

 

for Drama

1989 Nominee
Written by David Henry Hwang

Drama Desk Award

Outstanding New Play

1988 Winner
Produced by Stuart Ostrow and David Geffen
Written by David Henry Hwang
 

Outstanding Actor in a Play

1988 Nominee
John Lithgow

Outstanding Featured Actor in a Play

1988 Winner
BD Wong

Outstanding Director of a Play

1988 Winner
Directed by John Dexter
 

Outstanding Costume Design

1988 Nominee
Costume Design by Eiko Ishioka
 

Outstanding Set Design

1988 Nominee
Scenic Design by Eiko Ishioka

Theatre World

Award

1988 Recipient
BD Wong
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