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The Elephant Man   

 
Booth Theatre, (4/19/1979 - 6/28/1981)
First Preview: Apr 12, 1979 Total Previews: 8
Opening Date: Apr 19, 1979    
Closing Date: Jun 28, 1981 Total Performances: 916

Category: Play, Drama, Original, Broadway
Setting: Victorian London.
Comments: Production cost $350,000



Production Staff [See More]
Theatre Owned / Operated by The Shubert Organization (Gerald Schoenfeld: Chairman; Bernard B. Jacobs: President)
Produced by Richmond Crinkley, Elizabeth I. McCann and Nelle Nugent; Associate Producer: Ray Larsen and Ted Snowdon
Originally produced by The American National Theatre and Academy; Originally produced in London by Foco Novo Productions and The Hampstead Theatre; Originally produced in New York by ANTA at St. Peter's Church
Written by Bernard Pomerance; Incidental music by J. S. Bach, Sammartini, Camille Saint SaĆ«ns, Gabriel Fauré, Sir Edward Elgar and Heiss; Music arranged by David Heiss
Directed by Jack Hofsiss
Scenic Design by David Jenkins; Costume Design by Julie Weiss; Lighting Design by Beverly Emmons; Sound Consultant: Erskine-Shapiro, Theatre Technology, Inc.; Wig Design by Paul Huntley
Company Manager: Susan Gustafson
Production Supervisor: Brent Peek; Production Stage Manager: Pat DeRousie
General Press Representative: Solters / Roskin / Friedman, Inc.; Advertising: Serino, Coyne & Nappi; Casting Consultant: Johnson-Liff Associates; Graphics by Gilbert Lesser
Cast
Philip AnglimJohn Merrick
Kevin ConwayFrederick Treves
Belgian Policeman
Carole ShelleyMrs. Kendal
Pinhead
Richard ClarkeCarr Gomm
Conductor
Dennis CreaghanOrderly
Cordis HeardPinhead
Miss Sandwich
Countess
Princess Alexandra
David HeissCellist
I. M. HobsonRoss
Bishop Walsham How
Snork
John Neville-AndrewsPinhead Manager
London Policeman
Will
Earl
Lord John
Standby: Michael Goldschlager (Cellist) and Jack Wetherall (John Merrick)
Understudies: JoAnne Belanger (Countess, Miss Sandwich, Orderly, Pinhead, Princess Alexandra), Dennis Creaghan (Earl, London Policeman, Lord John, Pinhead Manager, Will), Cordis Heard (Mrs. Kendal) and John Neville-Andrews (Belgian Policeman, Frederick Treves)
Theatre World
winner 1979 Award [recipient] 
  Philip Anglim
Tony Award®
winner 1979 Best Play [winner] 
 Written by Bernard Pomerance ;  Produced by Richmond Crinkley , Elizabeth I. McCann and Nelle Nugent
 1979 Best Actor in Play [nominee] 
  Philip Anglim
winner 1979 Best Actress in a Play [winner] 
  Carole Shelley
 1979 Best Scenic Design [nominee] 
  David Jenkins
 1979 Best Costume Design [nominee] 
  Julie Weiss
 1979 Best Lighting Design [nominee] 
  Beverly Emmons
winner 1979 Best Direction of a Play [winner] 
  Jack Hofsiss
Drama Desk Award
winner 1979 Outstanding New Play [winner] 
 Produced by Richmond Crinkley , Elizabeth I. McCann and Nelle Nugent ;  Written by Bernard Pomerance
winner 1979 Outstanding Actor in a Play [winner] 
  Philip Anglim
 1979 Outstanding Actress in a Play [nominee] 
  Carole Shelley
 1979 Outstanding Featured Actor in a Play [nominee] 
  I. M. Hobson
winner 1979 Outstanding Director of a Play [winner] 
 Directed by Jack Hofsiss
 1979 Outstanding Costume Design [nominee] 
  Julie Weiss
 1979 Outstanding Lighting Design [nominee] 
  Beverly Emmons