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[[double line]] Information in "Who's Who in the Cast" is provided by the production. Where opinions are expressed, they are those of the players, not necessarily those of PLAYBILL Magazine. [[line]] OPENING NIGHT, OCTOBER 11, 1984 [[line]] STAFF FOR "MA RAINEY'S BLACK BOTTOM" GENERAL MANAGERS...KINGWILL & GOOSSEN, INC., Jay Kingwill/Larry Goossen PRESS REPRESENTATIVE...JEFFREY RICHARDS ASSOCIATES C. George Willard, Robert Ganshaw, Eileen McMahon, Ben Morse PRODUCTION STAGE MANAGER...MORTIMER HALPERN ASSOCIATES TO THE PRODUCTION...DEBORAH D. MATHEWS, GEORGIANNE WALKEN Stage Manager... K. White Assistant to Mr. Bloch... Laura Young Assistant to Mr. Cole... Karen Gnat Associate to Mr. Zollo... Jay D. Schwartz Assistant to Mr. Zollo... David Lawton Assistant to Lloyd Richards... Diane Wynter Assistant to the General Managers... Susan Sampliner Press Assistants... Toby Mailman, Bill Shuttleworth, Naomi Grabel Casting Assistants... Donna Jacobson, Tom Bundrick Lighting Design Consultant... Stephen Strawbridge Personal Assistant to Mr. McClennahan... Howard Mungo Personal Assistant to Ms. Pascucci... Marlene Marta Production Carpenter... Sander Gossard Production Electrician... Richard Beck Production Propertyman... Val Medina Production Soundman... Dennis Boyle Wardrobe Supervisor... Darthula McQueen Legal... Gotlieb, Schiff, Ticktin & Harrix Accounting... Lutz & Carr Advertising... Serino, Coyne & Nappi Insurance... R.A. Boyar, Inc. Production Photographer... Bert Andrews STAFF FOR THE YALE REPERTORY THEATRE ARTISTIC DIRECTOR... LLOYD RICHARDS MANAGING DIRECTOR... BENJAMIN MORDECAI Scenic Design Advisor... Ming Cho Lee Costume Design Advisor... Jane Greenwood Lighting Design Advisor... Jennifer Tipton Speech Advisor... Deborah Hecht Movement Advisor... Wesley Fata Musical Director... Dwight Andrews Resident Dramaturg... Gitta Honegger Dramaturgs... Barbara Davenport, Joel Schechter Production Coordinator... Bronislaw J. Sammler Technical Director... Robert D. McClintock Master Scenic Artist... Katy Dilkes Costume Shop Manager... Lisa A. Logan Master Electrician... Richard J. Loula Properties Master... Hunter Nesbitt Spence Marketing Director... Rosalind Heinz Development Director... Sidney E. Baker Business Manager... Abigail P. Fearon Associate Managing Director... A. Heather Doughty CREDITS Scenery by Sander Gossard & Associates, Inc.; Costumes by Yale Repertory Theatre Costume Shop, Pook, Diemont & Ohl, Inc., and Vincent Costumes; Lighting by Bash Stage Lighting, Inc.,; Sound equipment supplied by Sound Associates, Inc.,; Millinery by Doug James; Ms. Merritt's shoes by Gus Banks; Feathers courtesy of Mr. William of White Plains; Special thanks to Ms. Lynn Felsher and the design lab of F.I.T., Ms. Cathering Zuber and Ms. Virginia Johnson; Antique radios and recording equipment from WAVES of New York City; Antique microphones stands from VINCO Sound Systems; Coca Cola bottles from the Coca Cola Bottling Company. [[line]] MUSIC CREDITS "Ma Rainey's Black Bottom" by Ma Rainey, published by MCA Music, A Division of MCA INC.; "See See Rider" by Ma Rainey, published by NORTHERN MUSIC CO. (MCA); "Hear Me Talkin' To You" by Louis Armstrong, published by MCA MUSIC, A Division of MCA INC.; "Trust No Man" by Lillian Hardeway Henderson, published by NORTHERN MUSIC CO. (MCA); "Doctor Jazz" by Joseph Oliver and Walter Melrose, published by MCA MUSIC, A Division of MCA INC., and EDWIN H. MORRIS & CO. [[line]] The producers with to express their appreciation to Theatre Development Fund for its support of this production. [[line]] Special thanks to Barbara Ligeti. [[line]] [[image - black and white logo for Actors' Equity Association]] THE ACTORS AND STAGE MANAGERS EMPLOYED IN THIS PRODUCTION ARE MEMBERS OF ACTORS' EQUITY ASSOCIATION, THE UNION OF PROFESSIONAL ACTORS AND STAGE MANAGERS IN THE UNITED STATES. [[line]] Exterior metals maintained by Remco Maintenance Corporation. [[line]] WARNING The photographing or sound recording of any performance of the possession of any device for such photographing or sound recording inside this theatre, without the written permission of the management is prohibited by law. Violations may be punished by ejection and may render the offender liable for money damages. [[line]] FIRE NOTICE: The exit indicated by a red light and sign nearest to the seat to the seat you occupy is the shortest route to the street. In the event of fire or other emergency please do not run-WALK TO THAT EXIT. Thoughtless persons annoy patrons and endanger the safety of others by lighting matches or smoking in prohibited areas during the performances and intermissions. This violates a City ordinance is punishable by law. Joseph E. Spinnato-FIRE COMMISSIONER [[line]] [[image - logo for the Shubert Organization, Inc.]] THE SHUBERT ORGANIZATION, INC. Board of Directors Gerald Schoenfeld Chairman Bernard B. Jacobs President John W. Kluge Lee J. Seidler Kerttu H. Shubert Michael I. Sovern Irving M. Wall [[line]] Philip J. Smith Executive Vice President Robert E. Wankel Vice President, Finance Lee Silver Corporate Relations Director [[line]] The Shubert Organization, Inc. is wholly owned by The Shubert Foundation, Inc., a private foundation dedicated to the perpetuation of the performing arts. [[line]] SHUBERT ORGANIZATION GROUP SALES Phone 212 239-6262 [[end page]] [[start page]] How many of these shows have you seen? THE LONGEST RUNNING SHOW IN B'WAY HISTORY BEST MUSICAL 1976 TONY & PULITZER PRIZE WINNER A CHORUS LINE Mon.-Sat. 8 PM, Wed. & Sat. 2 PM: All performances $45, 40, 30. Tele-charge: (212) 239-6200. (24 hrs. a day • 7 Days a Week) Mail Orders: P.O. Box 998, N.Y., N.Y. 10108. GROUPS: (212) 398-8383/598-7107. Ticketron: 977-9020 SHUBERT THEATRE, 225 W. 44th St., 239-6200. "THE FUN IS CONTAGIOUS!" - Gussow, Times AVNER THE ECCENTRIC CHARGIT: (212) 944-9300. GROUPS: 889-4300. LAMB'S THEATRE, 130 W. 44th St. 997-1780. "B'WAY'S NO. 1 HIT!" - Liz Smith, Daily News THE BEST PLAY OF THE SEASON! 1983 N.Y. DRAMA CRITICS CIRCLE AWARD NEIL SIMON'S new comedy BRIGHTON BEACH MEMOIRS Call Chargit: 944-9300 Groups: (212) 757-8646 (star) NEIL SIMON THEATRE, 250 W. 52nd St. N.Y.C. 10019. (212) 757-8646 BEST MUSICAL 1983 7 TONY AWARDS 1983 OUTER CRITICS CIRCLE AWARD OUTSTANDING MUSICAL GRAMY WINNER BEST CAST SHOW ALBUM THE ANDREW LLOYD WEBBER/T.S. ELIOT INTERNATIONAL AWARD-WINNING MUSICAL CATS NOW AND FOREVER For Group Reservations Call Now: (212) 239-6262 CALL TELE-CHARGE TODAY (212) 239-6200 8 AM-Midnight • 7 Days a Week Tickets at all Ticketron Locations (star) WINTER GARDEN THEATRE, 50th St. & B'way. "A DAZZLE OF MERRIMENT!" - Barnes, N.Y. Post RAUL JULIA FRANK CONVERSE ANNE SWIFT in NOEL COWARD'S DESIGN FOR LIVING Directed by GEORGE C. SCOTT Tues. thru Sat. at 8; Mats. Wed. & Sat. 2, Sun. 3. CIRCLE CHARGE: 581-0720. Group Sales: 581-1346 CIRCLE IN THE SQUARE, 50th St. W. of B'way. WINNER! 6 TONY AWARDS, 1982 DREAMGIRLS THE MUSICAL OF THE EIGHTIES Tues.-Sat. 8 PM. Mats. Wed. 7 Sat. 2 PM, Sun. 3 PM. TELE-CHARGE: (212) 239-6200. (8AM-Midnight • 7 Days a Week) TICKETRON: (212) 977-9020. GROUPS: (212) 239-6262 IMPERIAL THEATRE, 249 West 45th St. NY, NY 10036. "BLAZING THEATRICAL FIREWORKS!" - Frank Rich, N.Y. Times "BRILLIANT! IT SOARS!" - Joel Siegel, WABC-TV "A TRIUMPH!" - Klein, WNEW-TV 42ND STREET Call Tele-Charge (212) 239-6200 (8AM-Midnight) • 7 Days a Week GROUPS: 398-8383/TICKETRON: 977-9020 MAJESTIC THEATRE, 247 W. 44th ST. WINNER! BEST AMERICAN PLAY 1984 PULITZER PRIZE 1984 N.Y. DRAMA CRITICS CIRCLE AWARD GLENGARRY GLEN ROSS A new play by DAVID MAMET CALL TELECHARGE: (212) 239-6200 8 AM to Midnight, 7 Days a Week Group Sales: (212) 239-6262 Mon.-Sat. at 8; Mats. Wed. & Sat. at 2. (star) GOLDEN THEATRE, 45th St. W. of B'way. 239-6200 "'HURLYBURLY'" MAKES THEATRE HISTORY!" - Jack Kroll, Newsweek HURLYBURLY (starring in alphabetical order) WILLIAM HURT JUDITH IVEY HARVEY KEITEL CYNTHIA NIXON RON SILVER JERRY STILLER SIGOURNEY WEAVER in a new play by DAVID RABE directed by MIKE NICHOLS CALL TELECHARGE: (212) 239-6200 8 AM-Midnight • 7 Days a Week Group Sales: (212) 239-6262 (star) BARRYMORE THEATRE, 243 W. 47th St. 239-6200. WINNER! 6 TONY AWARDS incl. BEST MUSICAL 1984 GEORGE HEARN KEITH MICHELL in LA CAGE aux folles Mon.-Sat. at 8; Mats. Wed. & Sat. at 2. Special Balcony Seats $10. CHARGIT: 944-9300/Groups: 398-8383. Ticketworld: 888-9000 (star) PALACE THEATRE, B'way & 47th St. 757-2626. (star) Indicates shows equipped with Infrared Listening System. [[advertisment]] [[image - art deco illustration with the words ONE SHUBERT ALLEY]] FREE GIFT With this coupon and $5.00 purchase. Gift shop open before and after the theatre. 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