PlayDramaRevivalBroadway
Opening Date
Feb 06, 2003
Closing Date
Apr 06, 2003
1st Preview
Jan 22, 2003
1st Preview
Jan 22, 2003
Previews
14
Performances
68
PlayDramaRevivalBroadway

ABOUT THIS PRODUCTION

Theatres
Royale Theatre
(Feb 06, 2003 - Apr 06, 2003)

Setting
The bandroom and recording studio of a record company in Chicago. The "Race" division. Early March 1927.

Written by August Wilson; Musical Director: Dwight Andrews; Featuring "Ma Rainey's Black Bottom" and "See See Rider" written by Ma Rainey; Featuring "Hear Me Talking to You" written by Louis Armstrong; Featuring "Trust No Man" written by Lillian Hardeway Henderson; Featuring "Doctor Jazz" written by Joseph Oliver and Walter Melrose
Directed by Marion McClinton; Assistant Director: Tamara Fisch
Scenic Design by David Gallo; Costume Design by Toni-Leslie James; Lighting Design by Donald Holder; Sound Design by Rob Milburn and Michael Bodeen; Assistant Scenic Design: Zhanna Gurvich; Associate Lighting Design: Hilary Manners; Associate Sound Design: Christopher Cronin; Assistant Sound Design: Catherine D. Mardis; Associate Costume Design: Bonnie McCoy; Hair Supervisor / Design: Qodi Armstrong; Miss Goldberg's Hair Design: Julia Walker
General Manager: Roger Alan Gindi; Company Manager: Bobby Driggers; Assistant Co. Mgr: Adam Miller
Production Stage Manager: Diane DiVita; Technical Supervisor: Tech Production Services, Inc. and Colleen Houlehen; Stage Manager: Cynthia Kocher
Casting: Janet Foster; Press Representative: Barlow-Hartman Public Relations; Fight direction by David S. Leong; Audience Development: Marcia Pendelton and Donna Walker-Kuhne; Marketing: TMG - The Marketing Group; Advertising: Serino Coyne, Inc.; Photographer: Joan Marcus; Internet Marketing/Web Design: Situation Marketing and Damian Bazadona
This production is dedicated to the memory of Theresa Merritt, Joe Seneca and Robert Judd
Levee
trumpeter
Ma Rainey
Sturdyvant
studio owner
Thomas Jefferson Byrd
Broadway debut
Toledo
pianist
Tony Cucci
Broadway debut
Policeman
Irvin
Ma's manager
Cutler
trombonist
Slow Drag
bassist
Anthony Mackie
Broadway debut
Sylvester
Ma's nephew
Heather Alicia Simms
Broadway debut
Dussie Mae
Understudies: Helmar Augustus Cooper (Cutler, Toledo, Slow Drag), Leland Gantt (Levee, Slow Drag, Sylvester), Rochelle Hogue (Dussie Mae), Ebony Jo-Ann (Ma Rainey), Anthony Mackie (Levee) and Joe Zaloom (Sturdyvant, Irvin, Policeman)

Tony Award®

 

Best Featured Actor in a Play

2003 Nominee
Thomas Jefferson Byrd

Theatre World

Award

2003 Recipient
Thomas Jefferson Byrd
Season:
Week Ending Gross % Gross Pot. Attendance % Capacity # Previews # Perf.
Statistics supplied are courtesy of The Broadway League.
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