Opening Date
Jan 29, 1984
Closing Date
Feb 12, 1984
1st Preview
Jan 24, 1984
1st Preview
Jan 24, 1984


Music Box Theatre
(Jan 29, 1984 - Feb 12, 1984)

In and near Calvin's and Ginny's Manhattan apartments and in a public college in New York City. One day in January, the present.

Produced by Stevie Phillips; Produced in association with Universal Pictures; Associate Producer: Bonnie Champion
Presented in the fall of 1982 at The Long Wharf Theatre (M. Edgar Rosenblum, Executive Director; Arvin Brown, Artistic Director); Based on the author's one act entitled "Open Admissions" which was originally produced at The Ensemble Studio Theatre (Curt Dempster: Artistic Director)
Written by Shirley Lauro
Directed by Elinor Renfield
Scenic Design by David Gropman; Costume Design by Ann Roth and Gary Jones; Lighting Design by Tharon Musser; Sound Design by Chuck London Media and Stewart Werner
General Manager: The Kingwill Office; Assistant to the General Manager: Susan Sampliner
Production Stage Manager: Paul Phillips; Stage Manager: Michael J. Frank
General Press Representative: Shirley Herz Associates; Advertising: Ash / LeDonne and Jon Wilner; Fight direction by Nels Hennum; Photographer: Martha Swope; Casting: Meg Simon and Fran Kumin; Press Associate: Peter Cromarty and Sam Rudy
Calvin Jefferson
Ginny Carlsen
Salina Jones
Calvin's sister
Georgia Jones
Calvin's niece
Professor Clare Block
Cathy Carlsen
Ginny's daughter
Nick Rizzoli
Una Kim
Broadway debut
Kitty Shim
Juan Rivera
C.C.H. Pounder
Broadway debut
Mrs. Brewster
Peter Carlsen
Ginny's husband
Standby: Joy Franz (Ginny Carlsen)
Understudies: June Angela (Kitty Shim), Tahra Takeesha Brown (Georgia Jones), Al Ferrer (Nick Rizzoli, Juan Rivera), Richard Fitzpatrick (Peter Carlsen), Faith Geer (Professor Clare Block, Mrs. Brewster), C.C.H. Pounder (Salina Jones) and Jessica Rubinstein (Cathy Carlsen)

Tony Award®


Best Actor in Play

1984 Nominee
Calvin Levels

Drama Desk Award


Outstanding Actress in a Play

1984 Nominee
Marilyn Rockafellow

Outstanding Featured Actor in a Play

1984 Nominee
Calvin Levels

Theatre World


1984 Recipient
Calvin Levels
Week Ending Gross % Gross Pot. Attendance % Capacity # Previews # Perf.
Statistics supplied are courtesy of The Broadway League.

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