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Royale Theatre , (3/02/1989 - 4/22/1990)
First Preview:Feb 17, 1989 Total Previews:16
Opening Date:Mar 02, 1989   
Closing Date:Apr 22, 1990 Total Performances:476

Category: Play, Comedy, Farce, Original, Broadway
Setting: A hotel suite in Cleveland, Ohio, in 1934.


Production Staff
Theatre Owned / Operated by The Shubert Organization (Gerald Schoenfeld: Chairman; Bernard B. Jacobs: President)
Produced by The Shubert Organization (Gerald Schoenfeld: Chairman; Bernard B. Jacobs: President), Martin Starger and The Really Useful Theatre Company Ltd.
Written by Ken Ludwig
Directed by Jerry Zaks
Scenic Design by Tony Walton; Costume Design by William Ivey Long; Lighting Design by Paul Gallo; Sound Design by Aural Fixation; Hair Design by Angela Gari
General Manager: Robert Kamlot; Company Manager: Lisa M. Poyer
Production Stage Manager: Steven Beckler; Stage Manager: Clifford Schwartz; Technical Supervisor: Theatrical Services, Inc.
Musical Coordinator: Edward Strauss
Casting: Johnson-Liff & Zerman; General Press Representative: The Joshua Ellis Office; Photographer: Martha Swope; Advertising: Serino Coyne, Inc.; Press Representative: Adrian Bryan-Brown
Cast
Philip Bosco Saunders
Maggie's father, GM of The Cleveland Grand Opera Company
Jane Connell Julia
Chairman of the Opera Guild
Tovah Feldshuh Maria
Tito's wife
Victor Garber Max
assistant to Saunders
Ron Holgate Tito Merelli
a world-famous tenor, known to his fans as Il Stup
Jeff Brooks Bellhop
a bellhop
David Cryer Radio Announcer
Caroline Lagerfelt Diana
a soprano
J. Smith-Cameron Maggie
Max's girlfriend
Standby: David Cryer (Saunders, Tito Merelli)
Understudies: Jane Cronin (Julia, Maria), Eileen Dunn (Diana, Maggie) and Michael Waldron (Bellhop, Max)
Tony Award®
 1989 Best Play [nominee]
Written by Ken Ludwig; Produced by Martin Starger and The Really Useful Theatre Company Ltd.
winner 1989 Best Actor in Play [winner]
Philip Bosco
 1989 Best Actor in Play [nominee]
Victor Garber
 1989 Best Featured Actress in a Play [nominee]
Tovah Feldshuh
 1989 Best Scenic Design [nominee]
Tony Walton
 1989 Best Costume Design [nominee]
William Ivey Long
winner 1989 Best Direction of a Play [winner]
Jerry Zaks
Drama Desk Award
winner 1989 Outstanding Actor in a Play [winner]
Philip Bosco
winner 1989 Outstanding Featured Actress in a Play [winner]
Tovah Feldshuh
winner 1989 Outstanding Director of a Play [winner]
Directed by Jerry Zaks
winner 1989 Outstanding Costume Design [winner]
William Ivey Long
 1989 Outstanding Lighting Design [nominee]
Paul Gallo
 1989 Outstanding Set Design [nominee]
Scenic Design by Tony Walton