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King Hedley II   

 
Virginia Theatre, (5/01/2001 - 7/01/2001)
First Preview: Apr 10, 2001 Total Previews: 24
Opening Date: May 01, 2001    
Closing Date: Jul 01, 2001 Total Performances: 72

Category: Play, Drama, Original, Broadway
Setting: The Hill District, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, 1985.



Production Staff [See More]
Theatre Owned / Operated by Jujamcyn Theaters (James H. Binger: Chairman; Rocco Landesman: President; Paul Libin: Producing Director; Jack Viertel: Creative Director)
Produced by Sageworks (Benjamin Mordecai, Executive Producer; August Wilson), Benjamin Mordecai, Jujamcyn Theaters (James H. Binger: Chairman; Rocco Landesman: President; Paul Libin: Producing Director; Jack Viertel: Creative Director), 52nd Street Productions, Spring Sirkin, Peggy Hill and Manhattan Theatre Club (Lynne Meadow, Artistic Director; Barry Grove, Executive Producer); Produced in association with Kardana-Swinsky Productions; Associate Producer: Alice Chebba Walsh
In December 1999, this production premiered at The Pittsburgh Public Theatre; In February 2000, this production premiered at Seattle Repertory Theatre; Additional presentations were mounted at Huntington Theatre Company (Nicholas Martin, Artistic Director; Michael Maso, Managing Director), Center Theatre Group / Mark Taper Forum (Gordon Davidson, Artistic Director) and The Goodman Theatre (Robert Falls, Artistic Director; Roche Schulfer, Executive Director)
Written by August Wilson
Directed by Marion McClinton; Waltz choreography by Dianne McIntyre
Scenic Design by David Gallo; Costume Design by Toni-Leslie James; Lighting Design by Donald Holder; Sound Design by Rob Milburn
General Manager: Roger Alan Gindi; Company Manager: Chris Morey
Production Stage Manager: Diane DiVita; Technical Supervisor: UNITECH; Stage Manager: Cynthia Kocher
Fight direction by David S. Leong; Casting: Barry Moss; Press Representative: Barlow-Hartman Public Relations; Director of Marketing: Carla J. Simpson; Fight Captain: Keith Randolph Smith; Advertising: Serino Coyne, Inc.; Promotions: The Walton Group
Cast
Brian Stokes MitchellKing
Leslie UggamsRuby
Charles BrownElmore
Viola DavisTonya
Stephen McKinley HendersonStool Pigeon
Monté RussellMister
Standby: Ron Dortch (Elmore, Stool Pigeon), Yvette Ganier (Tonya), Lynda Gravátt (Ruby) and Keith Randolph Smith (King, Mister)
Tony Award®
 2001 Best Play [nominee] 
 Written by August Wilson ;  Produced by Sageworks (Benjamin Mordecai, Executive Producer; August Wilson) , Benjamin Mordecai , Jujamcyn Theaters (James H. Binger: Chairman; Rocco Landesman: President; Paul Libin: Producing Director; Jack Viertel: Creative Director) , 52nd Street Productions , Spring Sirkin , Peggy Hill and Manhattan Theatre Club (Lynne Meadow, Artistic Director; Barry Grove, Executive Producer) ;  Produced in association with Kardana-Swinsky Productions
 2001 Best Actor in Play [nominee] 
  Brian Stokes Mitchell
 2001 Best Actress in a Play [nominee] 
  Leslie Uggams
 2001 Best Featured Actor in a Play [nominee] 
  Charles Brown
winner 2001 Best Featured Actress in a Play [winner] 
  Viola Davis
 2001 Best Direction of a Play [nominee] 
  Marion McClinton
Drama Desk Award
 2001 Outstanding Actor in a Play [nominee] 
  Brian Stokes Mitchell
winner 2001 Outstanding Featured Actor in a Play [winner] 
  Charles Brown
winner 2001 Outstanding Featured Actress in a Play [winner] 
  Viola Davis
 2001 Outstanding Set Design of a Play [nominee] 
 Scenic Design by David Gallo
Pulitzer Prize
 2000 for Drama [nominee] 
 Written by August Wilson