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The Cherry Orchard   

Vivian Beaumont Theatre, (2/17/1977 - 4/10/1977)
First Preview: Feb 04, 1977 Total Previews: 20
Opening Date: Feb 17, 1977    
Closing Date: Apr 10, 1977 Total Performances: 62

Category: Play, Comedy, Revival, Broadway
Description: A play in four acts
Setting: Madame Ranevskaya's Estate.


Production Staff
Theatre Owned / Operated by Lincoln Center Theater
Produced by The New York Shakespeare Festival (Joseph Papp, Producer); Associate Producer: Bernard Gersten
Written by Anton Chekhov; Translated by Jean-Claude van Itallie; Incidental music by Elizabeth Swados; Dance arrangements by Kathryn Posin
Directed by Andrei Serban
Scenic Design by Santo Loquasto; Costume Design by Santo Loquasto; Lighting Design by Jennifer Tipton; Hair Design by J. Roy Helland
NYSF General Manager: Robert Kamlot
NYSF Production Supervisor: Jason Steven Cohen; NYSF Production Manager: Andrew Mihok; Production Stage Manager: Julia Gillett; Stage Manager: Stephen McCorkle
NYSF General Press Representative: Merle Debuskey; NYSF at Lincoln Center Press Representative: Faith Geer; NYSF Casting: Rosemarie Tichler; Advertising: Case & McGrath; Photographer: George E. Joseph; Poster Artist: Paul Davis
Cast
John Ahlberg
Ensemble
C. K. Alexander
Simeonov-Pishchik, Boris Borisovich
a landowner
Suzanne Collins
Ensemble
Michael Cristofer
Trofimov, Petr Sergeyevich
a student
Cathryn Damon
Sharlotta Ivanovna
a governess
Jon De Vries
A Vagrant
Ensemble
William Duff-Griffin
Stationmaster
Christine Estabrook
Ensemble
C. S. Hayward
Ensemble
Mary Beth Hurt
Anya
daughter of Ranevskaya
Raul Julia
Lopakhin, Ermolai Alekseevich
a merchant
Diane Lane
Ensemble
Dwight Marfield
Firs
a butler
Ben Masters
Yasha
a young butler
Jim Siering
Ensemble
Priscilla Smith
Varya
adopted daughter of Ranevskaya
Meryl Streep
Dunyasha
a chambermaid
George Voskovec
Gayev, Leonid Andreyevich
brother of Ranevskaya
Irene Worth
Ranevskaya, Lyubov Andreevna
Max Wright
Epikhodov, Semen Panteleevich
a clerk
Standby: Jacqueline Brookes (Ranevskaya, Lyubov Andreevna)
Understudies: Gerry Bamman (Epikhodov, Semen Panteleevich, Lopakhin, Ermolai Alekseevich), Suzanne Collins (Varya), Maury Cooper (Firs, Gayev, Leonid Andreyevich), Jon De Vries (Trofimov, Petr Sergeyevich), William Duff-Griffin (Simeonov-Pishchik, Boris Borisovich), Christine Estabrook (Anya, Dunyasha), Elizabeth Franz (Sharlotta Ivanovna), C. S. Hayward (Passerby) and Jim Siering (Yasha)
Tony Award®
1977 Best Actress in a Play [nominee]
Irene Worth
1977 Best Scenic Design [nominee]
Santo Loquasto
winner 1977 Best Costume Design [winner]
Santo Loquasto
winner 1977 Best Lighting Design [winner]
Jennifer Tipton
1977 Most Innovative Production of a Revival [nominee]
Produced by The New York Shakespeare Festival (Joseph Papp, Producer)
Drama Desk Award
winner 1977 Outstanding Actress in a Play [winner]
Irene Worth
1977 Outstanding Featured Actress in a Play [nominee]
Meryl Streep
winner 1977 Outstanding Lighting Design [winner]
Jennifer Tipton
winner 1977 Outstanding Set Design [winner]
Scenic Design by Santo Loquasto
Theatre World
winner 1977 Award [recipient]
Michael Cristofer