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Artist Descending a Staircase   

Helen Hayes Theatre, (11/30/1989 - 12/31/1989)
First Preview: Nov 22, 1989 Total Previews: 11
Opening Date: Nov 30, 1989    
Closing Date: Dec 31, 1989 Total Performances: 36

Category: Play, Original, Broadway
Setting: Begins on a summer afternoon in 1972 and goes back in time to 1914, then reverses and comes back to 1972.

Production Staff
Theatre Owned / Operated by Martin Markinson and Donald Tick
Produced by The Staircase Company; By arrangement with Bill Kenwright and Dan Crawford; Associate Producer: Michael Brandman
This production was originally performed at Duke University
Written by Tom Stoppard; Incidental music by Kevin Malpass
Directed by Tim Luscombe
Scenic Design by Tony Straiges; Costume Design by Joseph G. Aulisi; Lighting Design by Tharon Musser; Sound Design by Tom Morse; Projections by Brian Lynch; Hair Design by David Brown
General Manager: Leonard Soloway; Company Manager: Abby Evans
Production Manager: Peter Lawrence; Production Stage Manager: Peter Lawrence; Stage Manager: Don Judge; Technical Supervisor: Theatrical Services, Inc.
Sound Effects by Kevin Malpass
General Press Representative: Bill Evans & Associates; Casting: Meg Simon and Fran Kumin; Visual Consultant: Wendall Harrington; Advertising: Serino Coyne, Inc.; Press Representative: Becky Flora and Jim Randolph
Originally commissioned and transmitted as a radio play by the British Broadcasting Corporation
Michael CumpstyYoung Beauchamp
Jim FyfeYoung Martello
Harold GouldBeauchamp
John McMartinDonner
Stephanie RothSophie
Paxton WhiteheadMartello
Michael WintherYoung Donner
Standby: Brian Cousins (Young Beauchamp, Young Donner, Young Martello), Marcia Cross (Sophie) and Edmund Lyndeck (Beauchamp, Donner, Martello)
Drama Desk Award
 1990 Outstanding Featured Actress in a Play [nominee] 
  Stephanie Roth
 1990 Outstanding Lighting Design [nominee] 
  Tharon Musser