PlayOriginalBroadway
Opening Date
Jun 10, 1982
Closing Date
May 18, 1985
Performances
1,230
PlayOriginalBroadway

ABOUT THIS PRODUCTION

Theatres
Little Theatre
(Jun 10, 1982 - Jul 10, 1983)
Helen Hayes Theatre
(Jul 12, 1983 - May 18, 1985)

Description
Act 1: The International Stud. Act 2: Fugue in a Nursery. Act 3: Widows and Children First!

Setting
Backstage and the bar of the "International Stud" nightclub; Arnold & Ed's respective apartments; various rooms of Ed's farmhouse; a bench in the park below Arnold's apartment.

Comments
The Little Theatre was re-named The Helen Hayes Theatre on July 12, 1983, during the run of this production. The performance count for this production is often erroneously reported as 1,222 and 8 previews; it played 1,230 performances and no previews, having transferred from off-Broadway. Harvey Fierstein returned to the role of 'Arnold' for the production final performance on Saturday, May 18, 1985.

Theatre Owned / Operated by Donald Tick and Martin Markinson
Written by Harvey Fierstein; Incidental music by Ada Janik; Musical Director: Ned Levy; Music arranged by Ned Levy
Directed by Peter Pope; Assistant Director: Judy Thomas
Stage Design by Bill Stabile; Costume Design by Mardi Philips; Lighting Design by Scott Pinkney; Sound Design by Richard Fitzgerald; Hair Design by Andre Tavernise
General Manager: Theatre Now, Inc. and Edward H. Davis
Production Stage Manager: Herb Vogler; Technical Supervisor: Jeremiah J. Harris; Assistant Stage Mgr: Billie McBride
Keyboard understudy: Scott Oakley
Press Representative: Hunt / Pucci Associates; Casting: Hughes / Moss Casting; Advertising: Serino, Coyne & Nappi
Arnold Beckoff
Jun 10, 1982 - Jun 11, 1983
Lady Blues
Mrs. Beckoff
Alan
Standby: Richard DeFabees (Arnold Beckoff) and Peter Ratray (Ed)
Understudies: Susan Edwards (Laurel), Sylvia Kauders (Mrs. Beckoff), Christopher Stryker (Alan, David) and Diane Tarleton (Lady Blues)

Little Theatre (Jun 10, 1982 - Jul 10, 1983)

Cast

Philip Astor
Played the role at matinees only
Arnold Beckoff
Aug 24, 1983 - ?
Alternate
Arnold Beckoff
Arnold Beckoff
Arnold Beckoff
Harvey Fierstein
Evening performances only while Jonathan Hadary played the role in Los Angeles
Arnold Beckoff
Jan 10, 1984 - Jan 29, 1984
 
Arnold Beckoff
May 18, 1985 - May 18, 1985
Arnold Beckoff
Jun 13, 1983 - Aug 10, 1983
Jonathan Hadary
Played the role at matinees only
Arnold Beckoff
Alternate
 
Arnold Beckoff
Aug 11, 1983 - ?
Court Miller
Evening performances only
Ed
Jan 10, 1984 - Jan 29, 1984
Mrs. Beckoff
Jan 31, 1983 - Feb 12, 1983
Mrs. Beckoff
David
David
circa. 1983 - ?
Standby: Philip Astor (Arnold Beckoff) and Donald Corren (Arnold Beckoff)
Understudy: Jeffrey Rogers (Alan, David)

Helen Hayes Theatre (Jul 12, 1983 - May 18, 1985)

Tony Award®

Best Play

Best Actor in Play

1983 Winner
Harvey Fierstein

Drama Desk Award

Outstanding New Play

Outstanding Actor in a Play

1983 Winner
Harvey Fierstein

Theatre World

Award

1983 Recipient
Harvey Fierstein
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