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Crimes of the Heart   

 
John Golden Theatre, (11/04/1981 - 2/13/1983)
First Preview: Oct 23, 1981 Total Previews: 13
Opening Date: Nov 04, 1981    
Closing Date: Feb 13, 1983 Total Performances: 535

Category: Play, Original, Broadway
Setting: Hazelhurst, Mississippi. Five years after Hurricane Camille.



Production Staff
Theatre Owned / Operated by The Shubert Organization (Gerald Schoenfeld: Chairman; Bernard B. Jacobs: President)
Produced by Warner Theatre Productions, Inc. (Claire Nichtern: President), Mary Lea Johnson, Martin Richards and Francine LeFrak; Associate Producer: Ethel Watt
New York Premiere in 1980 produced by Manhattan Theatre Club (Lynne Meadow, Artistic Director; Barry Grove, Managing Director); Originally produced in 1979 by Actors Theatre of Louisville
Written by Beth Henley
Directed by Melvin Bernhardt
Scenic Design by John Lee Beatty; Costume Design by Patricia McGourty; Lighting Design by Dennis Parichy; Sound Design by Lou Shapiro
General Manager: McCann & Nugent Productions, Inc.; Managerial Associate: Sam Crothers; Company Manager: Sam Pagliaro; Assistant Co. Mgr: Mary Kelley
Production Stage Manager: James Pentecost; Assistant Stage Mgr: David Caine
Special Effects by Chic Silber
Production Coordinator: Brent Peek; General Press Representative: Hunt / Pucci Associates; Advertising: Serino, Coyne & Nappi; Casting: Shirley Rich; MTC Casting: Deborah Brown; Photographer: Martha Swope and Gerry Goodstein
Cast
Mia DillonBabe Botrelle
Mary Beth HurtMeg MaGrath
Lizbeth MacKayLenny MaGrath
Peter MacNicolBarnette Lloyd
Raymond BakerDoc Porter
Sharon UllrickChick Boyle
Understudies: Susan Greenhill (Babe Botrelle, Chick Boyle), Harley Venton (Barnette Lloyd, Doc Porter) and Caryn West (Lenny MaGrath, Meg MaGrath)
Tony Award®
 1982 Best Play [nominee] 
 Written by Beth Henley ;  Produced by Warner Theatre Productions, Inc. (Claire Nichtern: President) , Mary Lea Johnson , Martin Richards and Francine LeFrak
 1982 Best Featured Actress in a Play [nominee] 
  Mia Dillon
 1982 Best Featured Actress in a Play [nominee] 
  Mary Beth Hurt
 1982 Best Direction of a Play [nominee] 
  Melvin Bernhardt
Theatre World
winner 1982 Award [recipient] 
  Lizbeth MacKay
winner 1982 Award [recipient] 
  Peter MacNicol
Pulitzer Prize
winner 1981 for Drama [winner] 
 Written by Beth Henley
Drama Desk Award
 1981 Outstanding New Play [nominee] 
 Produced by Warner Theatre Productions, Inc. (Claire Nichtern: President) , Mary Lea Johnson , Martin Richards and Francine LeFrak ;  Written by Beth Henley
 1981 Outstanding Actress in a Play [nominee] 
  Mary Beth Hurt
 1981 Outstanding Director of a Play [nominee] 
 Directed by Melvin Bernhardt