Opening Date
Apr 29, 1991
Closing Date
Jun 08, 1991
1st Preview
Apr 19, 1991
1st Preview
Apr 19, 1991


Nederlander Theatre
(Apr 29, 1991 - Jun 08, 1991)

Sydney, Australia. 1788-89.

Written by Timberlake Wertenbaker; Based on the novel "The Playmaker", by Thomas Keneally
Directed by Mark Lamos
Scenic Design by Christopher H. Barreca; Costume Design by Candice Donnelly; Lighting Design by Mimi Jordan Sherin; Sound Design by David Budries; Hair Design by Cynthia Demand; Makeup Design by Cynthia Demand
General Manager: Gindi Theatrical Management; Associate Manager: Peter Bogyo
Production Stage Manager: Fredric H. Orner; Stage Manager: Barbara Reo
Casting: Julie Mossberg and Brian Chavanne; Press Representative: Chris Boneau and Associates; Press Consultant: Adrian Bryan-Brown; Dialect Consultant: Elizabeth Smith; Advertising: LeDonne, Wilner, & Weiner, Inc.
Lieutentant Will Dawes
Royal Marines
Duckling Smith
Meg Long
Lieutenant George Johnston
Royal Marines
Mary Brenham
2nd Lieutenant Ralph Clark
Royal Marines
Reverend Johnson
Liz Morden
Major Robbie Ross
Royal Marines
Ketch Freeman
Captain Jemmy Campbell
Royal Marines
Midshipman Harry Brewer
Royal Navy, Provost Marshall
John Arscott
Captain Arthur Phillip
Royal Navy, Governor-in-Chief of New South Wales
John Wisehammer
2nd Lieutenant William Faddy
Royal Marines
Dabby Bryant
Captain David Collins
Royal Marines, Advocate General
Robert Sideway
Captain Watkin Tench
Royal Marines
An Aboriginal Australian
Black Caesar
Understudies: Neville Aurelius (Captain Jemmy Campbell, Midshipman Harry Brewer, John Arscott, Captain Arthur Phillip, John Wisehammer, Captain Watkin Tench, An Aboriginal Australian, Black Caesar), Orlagh Cassidy (Lieutentant Will Dawes, Duckling Smith, Meg Long, Lieutenant George Johnston, Mary Brenham, Reverend Johnson, Liz Morden, 2nd Lieutenant William Faddy, Dabby Bryant) and John Hickok (2nd Lieutenant Ralph Clark, Major Robbie Ross, Ketch Freeman, Captain David Collins, Robert Sideway)

Nederlander Theatre (Apr 29, 1991 - Jun 08, 1991)

Assistant to the Director: Caro Coltman

Tony Award®


Best Play

1991 Nominee
Originally produced by The Hartford Stage Company
Written by Timberlake Wertenbaker
Produced by Frank Gero , Woji Gero , Karl Sydow , Raymond L. Gaspard , Frederick Zollo and Diana Bliss

Best Actor in Play

1991 Nominee
Peter Frechette

Best Actress in a Play

1991 Nominee
Cherry Jones

Best Featured Actress in a Play


Best Direction of a Play

1991 Nominee
Directed by Mark Lamos

Drama Desk Award


Outstanding Featured Actress in a Play

1991 Nominee
Tracey Ellis
Week Ending Gross % Gross Pot. Attendance % Capacity # Previews # Perf.
Statistics supplied are courtesy of The Broadway League.

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