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The House of Blue Leaves   

Vivian Beaumont Theatre, (4/29/1986 - 10/05/1986)
Plymouth Theatre, (10/14/1986 - 3/15/1987)
First Preview: Total Previews: 0
Opening Date: Apr 29, 1986    
Closing Date: Mar 15, 1987 Total Performances: 398

Category: Play, Comedy, Original, Broadway
Setting: The El Dorado Bar and Grill and in an apartment in Sunnyside, Queens, NY. October 4, 1965.
Comments: Transferred from the Mitzi Newhouse Theatre where it played 38 performances.



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Theatre Owned / Operated by Lincoln Center Theater (Gregory Mosher: Director; Bernard Gersten: Executive Producer)
Produced by Lincoln Center Theater (Gregory Mosher: Director; Bernard Gersten: Executive Producer)
Originally presented in NYC at the Truck and Warehouse Theater (1971, 377 performances); Originally produced in NYC by Warren Lyons and Betty Ann Besch
Written by John Guare; Featuring songs by John Guare; Featuring songs with lyrics by John Guare; Piano music arranged and recorded by Rusty Magee
Directed by Jerry Zaks
Scenic Design by Tony Walton; Costume Design by Ann Roth; Lighting Design by Paul Gallo; Sound Design by Aural Fixation; Hair Design by J. Roy Helland
LCT General Manager: Steven C. Callahan; Company Manager: Lynn Landis
LCT Production Manager: Jeff Hamlin; Production Stage Manager: Kate Stewart; Assistant Stage Mgr: Peter J. Downing
LCT General Press Representative: Merle Debuskey; LCT Director of Development: Barbara M. Groves; Casting: Billy Hopkins; Poster Design by James McMullan; Marketing: Ziff Marketing; Advertising: Russek Advertising
Cast
Danny Aiello
Billy Einhorn
Ian Blackman
El Dorado Bartender
M.P.
Jane Cecil
Second Nun
Stockard Channing
Bunny Flingus
Peter J. Downing
El Dorado Bartender
White Man
Patricia Falkenhain
Head Nun
Julie Hagerty
Corrinna Stroller
Swoosie Kurtz
Bananas Shaughnessy
John Mahoney
Broadway debut
Artie Shaughnessy
Ben Stiller
Ronnie Shaughnessy
Ann Talman
Little Nun
Understudies: Ian Blackman (Ronnie Shaughnessy), Jane Cecil (Head Nun), Peter J. Downing (M.P.), Brian Evers (Artie Shaughnessy, Billy Einhorn, White Man), Kathleen McKiernan (Bananas Shaughnessy, Little Nun, Second Nun) and Melodie Somers (Bunny Flingus, Corrinna Stroller)
Tony Award®
1986 Best Play [nominee]
Written by John Guare; Produced by Lincoln Center Theater (Gregory Mosher: Director; Bernard Gersten: Executive Producer)
winner 1986 Best Featured Actor in a Play [winner]
John Mahoney
winner 1986 Best Featured Actress in a Play [winner]
Swoosie Kurtz
1986 Best Featured Actress in a Play [nominee]
Stockard Channing
winner 1986 Best Scenic Design [winner]
Tony Walton
1986 Best Costume Design [nominee]
Ann Roth
1986 Best Lighting Design [nominee]
Paul Gallo
winner 1986 Best Direction of a Play [winner]
Jerry Zaks
Theatre World
winner 1986 Award [recipient]
Julie Hagerty
Drama Desk Award
1986 Outstanding Actor in a Play [nominee]
John Mahoney
1986 Outstanding Actress in a Play [nominee]
Stockard Channing
1986 Outstanding Actress in a Play [nominee]
Swoosie Kurtz
winner 1986 Outstanding Director of a Play [winner]
Directed by Jerry Zaks
winner 1986 Outstanding Set Design [winner]
Scenic Design by Tony Walton
winner 1986 Outstanding Revival [winner]
Produced by Lincoln Center Theater (Gregory Mosher: Director; Bernard Gersten: Executive Producer)