PlayDramaOriginalBroadway
Opening Date
Apr 19, 1979
Closing Date
Jun 28, 1981
1st Preview
Apr 12, 1979
1st Preview
Apr 12, 1979
Previews
8
Performances
916
PlayDramaOriginalBroadway

ABOUT THIS PRODUCTION

Theatres
Booth Theatre
(Apr 19, 1979 - Jun 28, 1981)

Setting
Victorian London.

Comments
Production cost $350,000

Produced by Richmond Crinkley, Elizabeth I. McCann and Nelle Nugent; Associate Producer: Ray Larsen and Ted Snowdon
Originally produced by The American National Theatre and Academy; Originally produced in London by Foco Novo Productions and The Hampstead Theatre; Originally produced in New York by ANTA at St. Peter's Church
Directed by Jack Hofsiss
Scenic Design by David Jenkins; Costume Design by Julie Weiss; Lighting Design by Beverly Emmons; Sound Consultant: Erskine-Shapiro, Theatre Technology, Inc.; Wig Design by Paul Huntley
Company Manager: Susan Gustafson
Production Supervisor: Brent Peek; Production Stage Manager: Pat DeRousie
General Press Representative: Solters / Roskin / Friedman, Inc. and Joshua Ellis; Advertising: Serino, Coyne & Nappi; Casting Consultant: Johnson-Liff Associates; Graphics by Gilbert Lesser
John Merrick
Apr 12, 1979 - Oct 27, 1979
Frederick Treves
Apr 12, 1979 - Oct 13, 1979
 
Belgian Policeman
Apr 12, 1979 - Oct 13, 1979
Mrs. Kendal
Apr 12, 1979 - Oct 13, 1979
 
Pinhead
Apr 12, 1979 - Oct 13, 1979
Carr Gomm
 
Conductor
Orderly
Pinhead
 
Miss Sandwich
 
Countess
 
Princess Alexandra
Cellist
 
Bishop Walsham How
 
Snork
Pinhead Manager
 
London Policeman
 
Will
 
Earl
 
Lord John
Standby: Michael Goldschlager (Cellist) and Jack Wetherall (John Merrick)
Understudies: JoAnne Belanger (Miss Sandwich, Pinhead, Countess, Princess Alexandra, Orderly), Dennis Creaghan (Pinhead Manager, London Policeman, Will, Earl, Lord John), Cordis Heard (Mrs. Kendal) and John Neville-Andrews (Frederick Treves, Belgian Policeman)

Booth Theatre (Apr 19, 1979 - Jun 28, 1981)

Company Manager: Sam Pagliaro
Production Stage Manager: William Dodds; Stage Manager: William Chance
Press Associate: David LeShay; Press Representative: Becky Flora

Cast

John Merrick
Sep 23, 1980 - Jan 04, 1981
John Merrick
Feb 18, 1980 - Jul 13, 1980
Mrs. Kendal
Oct 15, 1979 - Jan 04, 1981
 
Pinhead
Oct 15, 1979 - Jan 04, 1981
John Merrick
? - Sep 21, 1980
Mark Hamill
Broadway debut
John Merrick
Jun 09, 1981 - Jun 28, 1981
John Merrick
Jul 15, 1980 - ?
John Merrick
Jan 06, 1981 - Jun 07, 1981
Mrs. Kendal
Jan 06, 1981 - Jun 28, 1981
 
Pinhead
Jan 06, 1981 - Jun 28, 1981
John Merrick
Oct 29, 1979 - Feb 16, 1980
Pinhead
 
Miss Sandwich
 
Princess Alexandra
 
Streetwalker
Frederick Treves
Oct 15, 1979 - ?
 
Belgian Policeman
Oct 15, 1979 - ?
Orderly
Pinhead Manager
 
London Policeman
 
Will
 
Lord John
 
Snork
 
Bishop Walsham How
Princess Alexandra
 
Miss Sandwich
 
Pinhead
 
Countess
Pinhead Manager
 
London Policeman
 
Will
 
Lord John
Standby: Tom Fitzsimmons (John Merrick) and Benjamin Hendrickson (John Merrick)
Understudies: Judith Barcroft (Mrs. Kendal), Munson Hicks (John Merrick, Pinhead Manager, London Policeman, Will, Lord John), Jeffrey Jones (Frederick Treves, Belgian Policeman), Laurence Lenske (Cellist), Concetta Tomei (Mrs. Kendal), John C. Vennema (Frederick Treves, Belgian Policeman), Peter Vogt (Carr Gomm, Conductor, Bishop Walsham How, Ross, Snork, Orderly) and Peter Webster (John Merrick)

Tony Award®

Best Play

1979 Winner
Written by Bernard Pomerance
Produced by Richmond Crinkley, Elizabeth I. McCann and Nelle Nugent
 

Best Actor in Play

1979 Nominee
Philip Anglim

Best Actress in a Play

1979 Winner
Carole Shelley
 

Best Scenic Design

1979 Nominee
Scenic Design by David Jenkins
 

Best Costume Design

1979 Nominee
Costume Design by Julie Weiss
 

Best Lighting Design

1979 Nominee
Lighting Design by Beverly Emmons

Best Direction of a Play

1979 Winner
Directed by Jack Hofsiss

Drama Desk Award

Outstanding New Play

1979 Winner
Produced by Richmond Crinkley, Elizabeth I. McCann and Nelle Nugent
Written by Bernard Pomerance

Outstanding Actor in a Play

1979 Winner
Philip Anglim
 

Outstanding Actress in a Play

1979 Nominee
Carole Shelley
 

Outstanding Featured Actor in a Play

1979 Nominee
I. M. Hobson

Outstanding Director of a Play

1979 Winner
Directed by Jack Hofsiss
 

Outstanding Costume Design

1979 Nominee
Costume Design by Julie Weiss
 

Outstanding Lighting Design

1979 Nominee
Lighting Design by Beverly Emmons

Theatre World

Award

1979 Recipient
Philip Anglim
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