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An Improbable Farce

 
Shubert Theatre, (3/15/2009 - 7/19/2009)
First Preview: Feb 26, 2009 Total Previews: 20
Opening Date: Mar 15, 2009    
Closing Date: Jul 19, 2009 Total Performances: 145

Category: Play, Comedy, Farce, Revival, Broadway
Description: A farce in three acts
Setting: The living room of Charles Condomine's house in Kent, England. The late 1930s.



Production Staff [See More]
Theatre Owned / Operated by The Shubert Organization (Philip J. Smith: Chairman; Robert E. Wankel: President)
Produced by Jeffrey Richards, Jerry Frankel, Steve Traxler, Scott M. Delman, Bat-Barry Productions, Broadway Across America, Ken Davenport, Michael Filerman, Jeffrey Finn, Arlene Scanlan, Ronald Frankel, JK Productions, Kathleen K. Johnson, Patty Ann McKinnon, Judith Resnick, Terry Schnuck, Jamie deRoy/Alan D. Marks, Zev Buffman and Barbara & Buddy Freitag/Wendy Federman
Written by Noël Coward
Directed by Michael Blakemore; Associate Director: Kim Weild
Scenic Design by Peter J. Davison; Costume Design by Martin Pakledinaz; Lighting Design by Brian MacDevitt; Sound Design by Peter Fitzgerald; Wig Design by Paul Huntley; Associate Scenic Design: Ted LeFevre; Associate Costume Design: MaryAnn D. Smith; Associate Lighting Design: Caroline Chao; Assistant Sound Design: Megan Henninger
General Manager: Richards / Climan, Inc.; Company Manager: Bruce Klinger; Associate Gen. Mgr: John Gendron
Production Supervisor: Steven Zweigbaum; Production Manager: Aurora Productions; Production Stage Manager: Steven Zweigbaum; Stage Manager: Àra Marx
General Press Representative: Jeffrey Richards Associates and Irene Gandy; Advertising: Serino Coyne, Inc.; Casting: Telsey + Company; Psychic Consultant: Paula Roberts; Photographer: Robert J. Saferstein
Cast
Christine EbersoleElvira
Angela LansburyMadame Arcati
Rupert Everett
Broadway debut
Charles
Jayne AtkinsonRuth
Simon JonesDoctor Bradman
Susan Louise O'Connor
Broadway debut
Edith
Deborah RushMrs. Bradman
Understudies: Mark Capri (Charles, Doctor Bradman), Elizabeth Norment (Edith, Elvira, Ruth) and Sandra Shipley (Madame Arcati, Mrs. Bradman)
Tony Award®
winner 2009 Best Featured Actress in a Play [winner] 
  Angela Lansbury
 2009 Best Costume Design of a Play [nominee] 
 Costume Design by Martin Pakledinaz
Theatre World
winner 2009 Award [recipient] 
  Susan Louise O'Connor
Drama Desk Award
 2009 Outstanding Revival of a Play [nominee] 
 Produced by Jeffrey Richards , Jerry Frankel , Steve Traxler , Scott M. Delman , Bat-Barry Productions , Broadway Across America , Ken Davenport , Michael Filerman , Jeffrey Finn , Arlene Scanlan , Ronald Frankel , JK Productions , Kathleen K. Johnson , Patty Ann McKinnon , Judith Resnick , Terry Schnuck , Jamie deRoy/Alan D. Marks , Zev Buffman and Barbara & Buddy Freitag/Wendy Federman
winner 2009 Outstanding Featured Actress in a Play [winner] 
  Angela Lansbury
 2009 Outstanding Costume Design [nominee] 
  Martin Pakledinaz
 2009 Outstanding Director of a Play [nominee] 
 Directed by Michael Blakemore