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THE Mystery of Edwin Drood

Prizes. Two Gentlemen of Verona, Much Ado About Nothing, Sticks and Bones, That Championship

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For Colored Girls...

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Season, A Chorus Line, For Colored Girls..., Miss Margarida's Way, Runaways, The Pirates of Penzance, Plenty, The Human Comedy, and the current musical The Mystery of Edwin Drood are among the 15 NYSF productions that have moved to Broadway. One September 29, 1983, A Chorus Line became the longest running show in the history of Broadway. Among the Festival's other award-winning productions are: No Place to Be Somebody, Short Eyes, The Taking of Miss Janie, Hair and I'm Getting My Act Together.... From 1973 to 1977, the Festival was theatre constituent at Lincoln Center, where productions included Three-penny Opera, The Cherry Orchard and Streamers, all of which were honored with Tony nominations. For television, the NYSF has produced Much Ado About Nothing; Sticks and Bones; Wedding Band; Kiss Me, Petruchio; Alice at the Palace; The Dance and the Railroad; Swan Lake, Minnesota; A Midsummer Night's Dream and Rehearsing Hamlet, the last four being for ABC Cable. It also produced the film versions of its acclaimed productions of The Pirates of Penzance and Plenty. In early 1983 the Festival broke new ground in the exchange of actors and productions between the U.S. and England when an ongoing exchange program with London's Royal Court Theatre was inaugurated.

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The Public/The Susan Stein Shiva Theater
A New York Shakespeare Festival Production

Joseph Papp



Directed by L. Kenneth Richardson

Loretta Devine
Tommy Hollis
Reggie Montgomery
Vickilyn Reynolds
Danitra Vance

Scenery by Brian Martin
Costumes by Nancy L. Konrardy
Lighting by Victor En Yu Tan and William H. Grant III
Sound Design by Rob Gorton
Composer/Arranger Kysia Bostic
Choregrapher Hope Clarke
Slide Projections by Anton Nelessen
Associate Producer Jason Steven Cohen

The Colored Museum was originally produced by Crossroads Theatre Company, New Brunswick, New Jersey, L. Kenneth Richardson, Artistic Director; Rick Khan, Producer/Executive Director.

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