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Cort Theatre, (5/07/1980 - 1/04/1981)
First Preview: Apr 29, 1980 Total Previews: 10
Opening Date: May 07, 1980    
Closing Date: Jan 04, 1981 Total Performances: 278

Category: Play, Original, Broadway
Setting: Cross Roads, North Carolina. A prison in Raleigh, North Carolina. A very, very large American city. Late 1950s to the present.

Production Staff
Theatre Owned / Operated by The Shubert Organization (Gerald Schoenfeld: Chairman; Bernard B. Jacobs: President)
Produced by Elizabeth I. McCann, Nelle Nugent, Gerald S. Krone and Ray Larsen; Associate Producer: Tommy DeMaio
Originally produced by The Negro Ensemble Company (Douglas Turner Ward, Robert Hooks and Gerald S. Krone, Founders)
Written by Samm-Art Williams
Directed by Douglas Turner Ward
Scenic Design by Felix E. Cochren; Costume Design by Alvin B. Perry; Lighting Design by Martin Aronstein
Company Manager: Susan Gustafson
Production Stage Manager: Horacena J. Taylor; Stage Manager: Ron Nguvu
Costume Supervisor: Jeanne Button; Scenery Supervisor: Lynn Pecktal; Advertising: Serino, Coyne & Nappi; Photographer: Martha Swope; General Press Representative: Solters / Roskin / Friedman, Inc.; Logo by Martha Swope; Press Representative: Becky Flora and Josh Ellis
Charles BrownCephus Miles
L. Scott CaldwellWoman One
Pattie Mae Wells
Michele ShayWoman Two
Understudies: Lorey Hayes (Pattie Mae Wells, Woman One, Woman Two) and Chuck Patterson (Cephus Miles)
Tony Award®
 1980 Best Play [nominee] 
 Written by Samm-Art Williams ;  Produced by Elizabeth I. McCann , Nelle Nugent , Gerald S. Krone and Ray Larsen
 1980 Best Actor in Play [nominee] 
  Charles Brown
Drama Desk Award
 1980 Outstanding New Play [nominee] 
 Produced by Elizabeth I. McCann , Nelle Nugent , Gerald S. Krone and Ray Larsen ;  Written by Samm-Art Williams
 1980 Outstanding Actor in a Play [nominee] 
  Charles Brown