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Orpheus Descending   

Neil Simon Theatre, (9/24/1989 - 12/17/1989)
First Preview: Sep 13, 1989 Total Previews: 13
Opening Date: Sep 24, 1989    
Closing Date: Dec 17, 1989 Total Performances: 97

Category: Play, Drama, Revival, Broadway
Description: A drama in three acts and seven scenes
Setting: A general dry-goods store and part of the connecting "confectionary" in a small Southern town, during the rainy season, from January to Easter Sunday.

Production Staff
Theatre Owned / Operated by The Nederlander Organization (James M. Nederlander: Chairman; Robert E. Nederlander: President; Arthur Rubin: Vice-President)
Produced by James M. Nederlander and Elizabeth Ireland McCann; Produced by arrangement with Duncan C. Weldon and Jerome Minskoff; Associate Producer: Nicki Frei
Originally produced by The Peter Hall Company
Written by Tennessee Williams; Electronic score by Stephen Edwards
Directed by Peter Hall; Assistant Director: John Cagan
Scenic Design by Alison Chitty; Costume Design by Alison Chitty; Lighting Design by Paul Pyant and Neil Peter Jampolis; Sound Design by Paul Arditti; Mask Design by Naomi Jeffries; American Costumes designed in association with Richard Schurkamp; American Set Designed in association with Neil Peter Jampolis
General Manager: Barbara Darwall
Production Stage Manager: William Dodds; Stage Manager: Steven Shaw
Special Effects by Chic Silber; Properties: Richard Popock
Casting: Johnson-Liff & Zerman; General Press Representative: The Joshua Ellis Office; Assistant to the Producer: Thom Schilling; Vocal Coach (U.S.): Tim Monich; Vocal Coach (U.K.): Joan Washington; Guitar instructor for Mr. Anderson: Hector Milia; Advertising: Serino Coyne, Inc.; Production Photographer (U.S.): Martha Swope; Production Photographer (U.K.): John Haynes; Press Representative: Adrian Bryan-Brown
Kevin Anderson
Val Xavier
Tammy Grimes
Vee Talbott
Vanessa Redgrave
Lady Torrance
Anne Twomey
Carol Cutrere
Patti Allison
Dolly Hamma
Lewis Arlt
David Cutrere
Lynn Cohen
Constance Crawford
Bette Henritze
Eva Temple
Thomas Kopache
Mr. Dubinsky
1st Man
Marcia Lewis
Nurse Porter
Pat McNamara
Pee Wee Binnings
Richard McWilliams
Stephen Mendillo
2nd Man
Manning Redwood
Sheriff Talbott
Doyle Richmond
Uncle Pleasant
Sloane Shelton
Beulah Binnings
Peg Small
Sister Temple
Brad Sullivan
Jabe Torrance
Mitch Webb
Dog Hamma
Understudies: Lynn Cohen (Eva Temple, Nurse Porter, Sister Temple), Constance Crawford (Beulah Binnings, Dolly Hamma, Vee Talbott), Thomas Kopache (Jabe Torrance), Joan MacIntosh (Carol Cutrere, Lady Torrance), Richard McWilliams (1st Man, 2nd Man, Clown, Mr. Dubinsky, Val Xavier), Stephen Mendillo (David Cutrere, Dog Hamma, Pee Wee Binnings), Peg Small (Woman), Fred Tyson (Uncle Pleasant) and Mitch Webb (Sheriff Talbott)
Tony Award®
1990 Best Lighting Design [nominee]
Paul Pyant
1990 Best Lighting Design [nominee]
Neil Peter Jampolis