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Plymouth Theatre , (10/04/1981 - 1/03/1982)
First Preview:Sep 23, 1981 Total Previews:7
Opening Date:Oct 04, 1981   
Closing Date:Jan 03, 1982 Total Performances:49

Category: Play, Original, Broadway
Setting: England in the first half of the Nineteenth Century.
Comments: 49 performances each of Parts I and II.


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Theatre Owned / Operated by The Shubert Organization (Gerald Schoenfeld: Chairman; Bernard B. Jacobs: President)
Produced by James M. Nederlander, The Shubert Organization (Gerald Schoenfeld: Chairman; Bernard B. Jacobs: President), Elizabeth I. McCann and Nelle Nugent; Produced by arrangement with The Royal Shakespeare Company (Trevor Nunn and Terry Hands, Joint Artistic Directors)
Originally produced by The Royal Shakespeare Company (Trevor Nunn and Terry Hands, Joint Artistic Directors); First produced on June 6, 1980 at the Aldwych Theatre
Written by Charles Dickens; Adapted by David Edgar; Music: Stephen Oliver; Lyrics: Stephen Oliver; Musical Director: Donald Johnston; RSC Musical Director: Alan Gout
Directed by Trevor Nunn and John Caird; Assistant Director: Leon Rubin
Scenic Design by John Napier and Dermot Hayes; Costume Design by John Napier; Lighting Design by David Hersey; American Production (Sets and Costumes) Designed in Association with Neil Peter Jampolis; American Production (Lighting) Designed in Association with Beverly Emmons; American Production (Sound) Designed in Association with Richard Fitzgerald; Wig Master: Leon Gagliardi
General Manager: McCann & Nugent Productions, Inc.; Company Manager: Robert H. Wallner; RSC Company Manager: Harold Rogers
Production Stage Manager: Robert Bennett; Stage Manager: Sally Greenhut; RSC Stage Manager: Michael Townsend, David Proctor, Simon Hooper and Hilary Groves
Conducted by Donald Johnston; Music Contractor: Mel Rodnon; Piano: Donald Johnston; Flute: Mel Rodnon; Clarinet: Seymour Press; Bassoon: Ethan Bauch; Trumpet: Lowell Hershey and Robert Zittola; French Horn: Christine Snyder; Trombone: Daniel Repole; Violin: Sandra Billingslea; Viola: Karen Ritscher; Bass: Doc Solomon; Banjo: Bruce Uchitel; Percussion: Jack Jennings; Wedding anthem sung by: Choristers
Playbill cover design by Ginni Moo Young; Special Effects by Chic Silber
Production Coordinator: Brent Peek; General Press Representative: Solters / Roskin / Friedman, Inc. and Cindy Valk; Speech Consultant: Liz Smith; Advertising: Serino, Coyne & Nappi; Production Photographer and Playbill Cover Photograph by Chris Davies; Production Photographer: John Napier; Additional Production Photographs by George Whitear; RSC Voice Director: Cicely Berry; RSC Casting: Joyce Nettles
Cast
Alun Armstrong Mr. Squeers
Mr. Wagstaff
Christopher Benjamin Mr. Vincent Crummles
Walter Bray
Suzanne Bertish Milliner
Fanny Squeers
Miss Snevellicci
Peg Sliderskew
Sharon Bower Waitress
Rich Lady
Milliner
Pitcher
Mrs. Kenwigs' Sister
Miss Bravassa
Opera Singer
Janet Dale Snawley Major
Miss Knag
Mrs. Cutler
Miss Belvawney
Mrs. Wititterley
Mrs. Snawley
Jeffery Dench Mr. Cutler
Landlord
Mr. Blightey
Arthur Gride
Ian East Milliner
Roberts
Mr. Crowl
Nicholas Gecks Jackson
Lord Frederick Verisopht
Alan Gill Graymarsh
George
Keeper
Westwood
Patrick Godfrey Irate Gentleman
Jennings
Mr. Kenwigs
The Man Next Door
Casino Proprietor
Lucy Gutteridge Milliner
Sprouter
Young Fiancée
Miss Ledrock
Madeline Bray
Cathryn Harrison Milliner
Tilda Price
Miss Henrietta Petowker
Andrew Hawkins Mr. Bonney
Coates
Mr. Hetherington
Opera Singer
Captain Adams
Policeman
Rose Hill Miss La Creevy
Lady From Downstairs
Mrs. Grudden
Roderick Horn Pugstyles
Mr. Wititterley
Umpire
Lila Kaye Mrs. Squeers
Mrs. Crummles
Teddy Kempner Peters
Benjamin
Master Percy Crummles
Tix
Mr. Pluck
Timothy Kightley Flunkey
Mr. Lillyvick
Colonel Chowser
Surgeon
Shirley King Rich Lady
Mrs. Kenwigs
Mrs. Lenville
William Maxwell Mr. Snawley
Milliner
Tomkins
Mr. Pailey
John McEnery William
Mr. Mantalini
Cobbey
Mr. Snevellicci
Ian McNeice Young Wackford Squeers
Scaley
Croupier
David Lloyd Meredith Sir Matthew Pupker
Charles Cheeryble
Priscilla Morgan Mrs. Nickleby
Miss Green
Sally Nesbitt Waitress
Milliner
Phib
Miss Ganzingi
Bob Peck John Browdie
Sir Mulberry Hawk
Edward Petherbridge Newman Noggs
Hawk's Rival
Clyde Pollitt Coachman
Mr. Folair
Brooker
Stephen Rashbrook Belling
Milliner
Mr. Bane
Alphonse
Christopher Ravenscroft Mobbs
Mr. Lenville
Mr. Snobb
Frank Cheeryble
Hubert Rees Mr. Curdle
Ned Cheeryble
Roger Rees Nicholas Nickleby
Emily Richard Kate Nickleby
Mrs. Curdle
Richard Simpson Flunkey
Old Lord
Mr. Fluggers
Tim Linkinwater
Mark Tandy Bolder
Master Crummles
Mr. Pyke
Policeman
David Threlfall Smike
Hilary Townley Hannah
Snawley Minor
Milliner
Morleena Kenwigs
The Infant Phenomenon
Young Woman
Thelma Whiteley Mrs. Snevellicci
Nurse
Madame Mantalini
John Woodvine Ralph Nickleby
Opera Singer
Understudies: Catherine Brandon, Wilfred Grove and Katherine Levy
Tony Award®
winner 1982 Best Play [winner]
Adapted by David Edgar; Produced by James M. Nederlander, The Shubert Organization (Gerald Schoenfeld: Chairman; Bernard B. Jacobs: President), Elizabeth I. McCann and Nelle Nugent
winner 1982 Best Actor in Play [winner]
Roger Rees
 1982 Best Featured Actor in a Play [nominee]
Edward Petherbridge
 1982 Best Featured Actor in a Play [nominee]
David Threlfall
winner 1982 Best Scenic Design [winner]
John Napier
winner 1982 Best Scenic Design [winner]
Dermot Hayes
 1982 Best Costume Design [nominee]
John Napier
 1982 Best Lighting Design [nominee]
David Hersey
winner 1982 Best Direction of a Play [winner]
Trevor Nunn
Drama Desk Award
nominee 1982 Special Award [recipient]
The Royal Shakespeare Company (Trevor Nunn and Terry Hands, Joint Artistic Directors)