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The Grapes of Wrath   

Cort Theatre, (3/22/1990 - 9/02/1990)
First Preview: Mar 13, 1990 Total Previews: 11
Opening Date: Mar 22, 1990    
Closing Date: Sep 02, 1990 Total Performances: 188

Category: Play, Drama, Original, Broadway
Setting: Oklahoma and then California, 1938.


Production Staff
Theatre Owned / Operated by The Shubert Organization (Gerald Schoenfeld: Chairman; Bernard B. Jacobs: President)
Produced by The Shubert Organization (Gerald Schoenfeld: Chairman; Bernard B. Jacobs: President), The Steppenwolf Theatre Company (Randall Arney: Artistic Director; Stephen B. Eich: Managing Director), Suntory International Corporation and Jujamcyn Theaters (James H. Binger: Chairman; Rocco Landesman: President); Produced with permission of Elaine Steinbeck
First presented in September, 1988 by The Steppenwolf Theatre Company (Randall Arney: Artistic Director; Stephen B. Eich: Managing Director); Produced in May, 1989 by LaJolla Playhouse (Des McAnuff, Artistic Director); Produced in June, 1989 by The Royal National Theatre (Richard Eyre, Director)
Book adapted by Frank Galati; Based on the novel by John Steinbeck; Incidental music by Michael Smith; Musical Director: Michael Smith
Directed by Frank Galati
Scenic Design by Kevin Rigdon; Lighting Design by Kevin Rigdon; Costume Design by Erin Quigley; Sound Design by Rob Milburn; Associate Lighting Design: Howard Werner
General Manager: Albert Poland; Company Manager: Mitchell A. Weiss
Production Stage Manager: Malcolm Ewen; Stage Manager: Janet Friedman and Robyn Karen Taylor; Production Supervisor: Arthur Siccardi
Guitar: Michael Smith; Fiddle: Miriam Sturm and Rondi Reed; Harmonica, Saw, Jaw Harp, Banjo: L.J. Slavin; Accordian, Bass: William Schwarz and Jeremiah Birkett; Harmonica: Steve Ramsey
General Press Representative: The Fred Nathan Company, Inc.; Dance consultant: Peter Amster; Fight direction by Michael Sokoloff; Advertising: Serino Coyne, Inc.; Press Representative: Ellen Levene
Cast
Calvin Lennon Armitage
Winfield
Jeremiah Birkett
The Man in the Barn's Son
Robert Breuler
Pa
P.J. Brown
Agricultural Officer
Cheryl Lynn Bruce
2nd Narrator
Elizabeth Sandry
Keith Byron-Kirk
Car Salesman
Ron Crawford
Willy
Mayer of Hooverville
Nathan Davis
Grampa
Mark Deakins
Connie Rivers
Kathryn Erbe
Aggie Wainwright
Francis Guinan
1st Narrator
Car Salesman
The Man Going Back
Weedpatch Camp Director
Mr. Wainwright
Michael Hartman
Gas Station Owner
Contractor
3rd Narrator
Hooper Ranch Guard
Terry Kinney
Jim Casy
Terrance MacNamara
Car Salesman
Camp Proprietor
Lex Monson
The Man in the Barn
Sally Murphy
Rose of Sharon
James Noah
Uncle John
Lucina Paquet
Granma
Jeff Perry
Noah
Steve Ramsey
Gas Station Attendant
Rondi Reed
Mrs. Wainwright
Theodore Schulz
Agricultural Officer
Nicola Sheara
Camp Nurse
Eric Simonson
Car Salesman
Hooper Ranch Bookkeeper
Gary Sinise
Tom Joad
Lois Smith
Ma
Rick Snyder
Muley Graves
Floyd Knowles
Skipp Sudduth
Car Salesman
Deputy Sheriff
4th Narrator
Zoë Taleporos
Ruthie
Jim True
Al
Jessica Wilder
Al's Girl
Understudies: Meghan Andrews (Ruthie), Jeremiah Birkett (Gas Station Attendant), P.J. Brown (4th Narrator, Car Salesman, Deputy Sheriff), Keith Byron-Kirk (1st Narrator, Car Salesman, Mr. Wainwright, The Man in the Barn, The Man in the Barn's Son, Weedpatch Camp Director), Ron Crawford (3rd Narrator, Camp Proprietor, Car Salesman, Contractor, Gas Station Owner, Grampa, Hooper Ranch Guard), Kathryn Erbe (Al's Girl, Camp Nurse, Rose of Sharon), Michael Hartman (Pa), Terrance MacNamara (Uncle John), Tommy J. Michaels (Winfield), Jeff Perry (Tom Joad), Steve Ramsey (Al, Car Salesman, Musician - Harmonica), Rondi Reed (Ma, Musician - Fiddle), Theodore Schulz (Floyd Knowles, Mayer of Hooverville, Muley Graves, Noah, Willy), William Schwarz (Musician - Guitar), Nicola Sheara (2nd Narrator, Elizabeth Sandry, Granma, Mrs. Wainwright), Eric Simonson (Connie Rivers), Rick Snyder (Jim Casy, The Man Going Back), Skipp Sudduth (Agricultural Officer, Car Salesman, Hooper Ranch Bookkeeper) and Jessica Wilder (Aggie Wainwright)
Tony Award®
winner 1990 Best Play [winner]
Book adapted by Frank Galati; Produced by The Shubert Organization (Gerald Schoenfeld: Chairman; Bernard B. Jacobs: President), The Steppenwolf Theatre Company (Randall Arney: Artistic Director; Stephen B. Eich: Managing Director), Suntory International Corporation and Jujamcyn Theaters (James H. Binger: Chairman; Rocco Landesman: President)
1990 Best Featured Actor in a Play [nominee]
Terry Kinney
1990 Best Featured Actor in a Play [nominee]
Gary Sinise
1990 Best Featured Actress in a Play [nominee]
Lois Smith
1990 Best Scenic Design [nominee]
Kevin Rigdon
1990 Best Costume Design [nominee]
Erin Quigley
1990 Best Lighting Design [nominee]
Kevin Rigdon
winner 1990 Best Direction of a Play [winner]
Frank Galati
Drama Desk Award
1990 Outstanding Actor in a Play [nominee]
Gary Sinise
1990 Outstanding Featured Actor in a Play [nominee]
Francis Guinan
winner 1990 Outstanding Director of a Play [winner]
Directed by Frank Galati
1990 Outstanding Lighting Design [nominee]
Kevin Rigdon
1990 Outstanding Set Design [nominee]
Scenic Design by Kevin Rigdon