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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 [Collapse]
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: Āra Marx
General Press Representative: Jeffrey Richards Associates and Irene Gandy; Advertising: Serino Coyne, Inc.; Casting: Telsey + Company; Psychic Consultant: Paula Roberts; Press Associate: Alana Karpoff, Elon Rutberg, Shane Marshall Brown and Diana Rissetto; Photographer: Robert J. Saferstein
Cast
Christine Ebersole Elvira
Angela Lansbury Madame Arcati
Rupert Everett
Broadway debut
Charles
Jayne Atkinson Ruth
Simon Jones Doctor Bradman
Susan Louise O'Connor
Broadway debut
Edith
Deborah Rush Mrs. 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
nominee 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