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The Water Engine / Mr. Happiness   

This production was composed of the following shows:

Plymouth Theatre, (2/28/1978 - 3/19/1978)
First Preview: Total Previews:
Opening Date: Feb 28, 1978    
Closing Date: Mar 19, 1978 Total Performances: 24

Category: Play, Original, Broadway


The Water Engine

Category: Play, Original, Broadway

Setting: The Studios of WCMJ Radio, New York City. 1934, The Second Year of "The Century of Progress Exposition"

Production Staff
Theatre Owned / Operated by The Shubert Organization (Gerald Schoenfeld: Chairman; Bernard B. Jacobs: President)
Produced by Joseph Papp; Associate Producer: Bernard Gersten
Originally produced by The New York Shakespeare Festival (Joseph Papp, Producer)
Written by David Mamet; Incidental music by Alaric Jans
Directed by Steven Schacter
Scenic Design by John Lee Beatty; Costume Design by Laura Crow; Lighting Design by Dennis Parichy; Wig Design by J. Roy Helland
General Manager: Robert Kamlot; Company Manager: Bob MacDonald; Assistant Co. Mgr: Roger Gindi
Production Supervisor for the NYSF: Jason Steven Cohen; Production Manager for the NYSF: Andrew Mihok; Production Stage Manager: Jason La Padura; Stage Manager: Harold Apter
Musician: Alaric Jans
General Press Representative: Merle Debuskey; Press Representative: William Schelble; Casting for the NYSF: Rosemarie Tichler
Cast
Dominic Chianese
Mr. Wallace
Proprietor of a Candy Store
Alaric Jans
Musician
Eric Loeb
Sound Effects Man
Patti LuPone
Rita
Charles' Sister
Lily La Pon
Paul Milikin
Announcer
Michael J. Miller
Bernie
The Proprietor's Son
Bill Moor
Lawrence Oberman
A Lawyer
David Sabin
Morton Gross
A Lawyer
Dwight Schultz
Charles Lang
An Inventor
Colin Stinton
Dave Murray
A Reporter for the Daily News
Barbara Tarbuck
Mrs. Varec
A Woman From Upstairs
Understudies: JoAnne Belanger (Mrs. Varec, Rita), Dominic Chianese Jr. (Bernie), Eric Loeb (Charles Lang, Dave Murray) and Paul Milikin (Lawrence Oberman, Morton Gross, Mr. Wallace)

Mr. Happiness

Category: Play, Original, Broadway

Production Staff
Theatre Owned / Operated by The Shubert Organization (Gerald Schoenfeld: Chairman; Bernard B. Jacobs: President)
Produced by Joseph Papp; Associate Producer: Bernard Gersten
Originally produced by The New York Shakespeare Festival (Joseph Papp, Producer)
Written by David Mamet; Incidental music by Alaric Jans
Directed by Steven Schacter
Scenic Design by John Lee Beatty; Costume Design by Laura Crow; Lighting Design by Dennis Parichy
General Manager: Robert Kamlot; Company Manager: Bob MacDonald; Assistant Co. Mgr: Roger Gindi
Production Supervisor for the NYSF: Jason Steven Cohen; Production Manager for the NYSF: Andrew Mihok; Production Stage Manager: Jason La Padura; Stage Manager: Harold Apter
General Press Representative: Merle Debuskey; Press Representative: William Schelble; Casting for the NYSF: Rosemarie Tichler
Cast
Charles Kimbrough
Mr. Happiness
Drama Desk Award
1978 Outstanding New Play [nominee]
Produced by Joseph Papp; Written by David Mamet
Theatre World
winner 1978 Award [recipient]
Colin Stinton