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Ambassador Theatre, (4/07/2002 - 8/11/2002)
First Preview: Mar 12, 2002 Total Previews: 31
Opening Date: Apr 07, 2002    
Closing Date: Aug 11, 2002 Total Performances: 144

Category: Play, Comedy, Drama, Original, Broadway
Setting: Here. Now.



Production Staff [Collapse]
Theatre Owned / Operated by The Shubert Organization (Gerald Schoenfeld: Chairman; Philip J. Smith: President; Robert E. Wankel: Executive Vice President)
Produced by Carole Shorenstein Hays, Waxman / Williams Entertainment, Bob Boyett, Freddy DeMann, Susan Dietz, Ina Lea Meibach, Scott Nederlander and Ira Pittelman; Produced in association with Hits Magazine, Kelpie Arts, Rick Steiner and Frederic H. Mayerson
Originally produced in July 2001 by The Public Theater / New York Shakespeare Festival (George C. Wolfe: Producer; Michael Hurst: Managing Director); Originally produced in association with AT&T: OnStage ®
Written by Suzan-Lori Parks
Directed by George C. Wolfe
Scenic Design by Riccardo Hernandez; Costume Design by Emilio Sosa; Lighting Design by Scott Zielinski; Sound Design by Dan Moses Schreier
Executive Producer: Alexander Fraser and Greg Holland; General Manager: 101 Productions, Ltd. (Jeff Wilson, Wendy Orshan); Company Manager: Bruce Klinger; Associate Gen. Mgr: David Auster
Technical Supervisor: Tech Production Services, Inc., Elliot Bertoni and Jarid Sumner; Production Stage Manager: Rick Steiger; Stage Manager: Gwendolyn M. Gilliam
Casting: Jordan Thaler and Heidi Griffiths, C.S.A.; Press Representative: Boneau / Bryan-Brown; Audience Development: Marcia Pendelton; Advertising: Serino Coyne, Inc.; Photographer: Michal Daniel; Press Associate: Amy Jacobs, Jim Mannino and Juliana Hannett
Cast
Mos Def
Broadway debut
Booth
Jeffrey WrightLincoln
Standby: Jeremiah W. Birkett (Booth) and Kevin Jackson (Lincoln)
Theatre World
winner 2002 Award [recipient] 
  Mos Def
Tony Award®
 2002 Best Play [nominee] 
 Written by Suzan-Lori Parks ;  Produced by Carole Shorenstein Hays , Waxman / Williams Entertainment , Bob Boyett , Freddy DeMann , Susan Dietz , Ina Lea Meibach , Scott Nederlander and Ira Pittelman ;  Produced in association with Hits Magazine , Kelpie Arts , Rick Steiner and Frederic H. Mayerson ;  Originally produced in July 2001 by The Public Theater / New York Shakespeare Festival (George C. Wolfe: Producer; Michael Hurst: Managing Director)
 2002 Best Actor in Play [nominee] 
  Jeffrey Wright
Drama Desk Award
 2002 Outstanding New Play [nominee] 
 Written by Suzan-Lori Parks ;  Produced by Carole Shorenstein Hays , Waxman / Williams Entertainment , Bob Boyett , Freddy DeMann , Susan Dietz , Ina Lea Meibach , Scott Nederlander and Ira Pittelman ;  Produced in association with Hits Magazine , Kelpie Arts , Rick Steiner and Frederic H. Mayerson
 2002 Outstanding Actor in a Play [nominee] 
  Jeffrey Wright
Pulitzer Prize
winner 2002 for Drama [winner] 
 Written by Suzan-Lori Parks