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Little Theatre , (6/10/1982 - 5/19/1985)
First Preview: Total Previews:8
Opening Date:Jun 10, 1982   
Closing Date:May 19, 1985 Total Performances:1222

Category: Play, Original, Broadway
Description: Act 1: The International Stud. Act 2: Fugue in a Nursery. Act 3: Widows and Children First!
Setting: Backstage and the bar of the "International Stud" nightclub; Arnold & Ed's respective apartments; various rooms of Ed's farmhouse; a bench in the park below Arnold's apartment.


Production Staff
Theatre Owned / Operated by Donald Tick and Martin Markinson
Produced by Kenneth Waissman, Martin Markinson, Lawrence Lane and John Glines; Produced in association with BetMar (Betty Lee Hunt and Maria Cristina Pucci) and Donald Tick; Associate Producer: Howard Perloff
World Premiere in 1978 at LaMama Experimental Theatre Club; Originally produced by The Glines (John Glines, Co-founder & Artistic Director; Lawrence Lane, Managing Director)
Written by Harvey Fierstein; Incidental music by Ada Janik; Musical Director: Ned Levy; Music arranged by Ned Levy
Directed by Peter Pope; Assistant Director: Judy Thomas
Stage Design by Bill Stabile; Costume Design by Mardi Philips; Lighting Design by Scott Pinkney; Sound Design by Richard Fitzgerald; Hair Design by Andre Tavernise
General Manager: Theatre Now, Inc. and Edward H. Davis
Production Stage Manager: Herb Vogler; Technical Supervisor: Jeremiah J. Harris; Assistant Stage Mgr: Billie McBride
Keyboard understudy: Scott Oakley
Press Representative: Hunt / Pucci Associates; Casting: Hughes / Moss Casting; Advertising: Serino, Coyne & Nappi
Cast
Harvey Fierstein Arnold Beckoff
Court Miller Ed
Susan Edwards Lady Blues
Estelle Getty Mrs. Beckoff
Paul Joynt Alan
Fisher Stevens David
Diane Tarleton Laurel
Standbys: Richard DeFabees (Arnold Beckoff) and Peter Ratray (Ed)
Understudies: Susan Edwards (Laurel), Sylvia Kauders (Mrs. Beckoff), Christopher Stryker (Alan, David) and Diane Tarleton (Lady Blues)
Tony Award®
winner 1983 Best Play [winner]
Written by Harvey Fierstein; Produced by Kenneth Waissman, Martin Markinson, Lawrence Lane and John Glines; Produced in association with BetMar (Betty Lee Hunt and Maria Cristina Pucci) and Donald Tick
winner 1983 Best Actor in Play [winner]
Harvey Fierstein
Theatre World
nominee 1983 Award [recipient]
Harvey Fierstein
Drama Desk Award
winner 1983 Outstanding New Play [winner]
Produced by Kenneth Waissman, Martin Markinson, Lawrence Lane and John Glines; Produced in association with BetMar (Betty Lee Hunt and Maria Cristina Pucci) and Donald Tick; Written by Harvey Fierstein
winner 1983 Outstanding Actor in a Play [winner]
Harvey Fierstein