Amadeus

Drama - Original

Broadhurst Theatre

  • First Preview: December 11, 1980
  • Opening Date: December 17, 1980
  • Closing Date: October 16, 1983
  • Previews: 5
  • Performances: 1181

Playwright: Peter Shaffer

Synopsis

The composer Antonio Salieri must come to terms with the greater genius of the bratty but God-gifted younger composer, Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart — but not before setting out to destroy him.

 

Opening Night Cast

Ian McKellen in Amadeus Ian McKellen Antonio Salieri
Tim Curry in Amadeus Tim Curry Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Jane Seymour Constanze Weber
Gordon Gould "Venticello"
Paul Harding Count Johann Kilian Von Strack
Patrick Hines Count Orsini-Rosenberg
Nicholas Kepros in Amadeus Nicholas Kepros Joseph II
Louis Turenne Baron van Swieten
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Opening Night Production Credits

Peter Shaffer Peter Shaffer Writer
  Peter Hall Director
  John Bury Scenic Design
  John Bury Costume Design
  John Bury Lighting Design
  Jack Mann Sound Design
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Shows That Opened That Season: 1980 - 1981

 
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Awards


Drama Desk Award

Year Category Name Winner/Nominee
1981 Outstanding Actor in a Play Tim Curry Nominee
1981 Outstanding Actor in a Play Ian McKellen Winner
1981 Outstanding Costume Design John Bury Nominee
1981 Outstanding Director of a Play Peter Hall Winner
1981 Outstanding Featured Actor in a Play Nicholas Kepros Nominee
1981 Outstanding Lighting Design John Bury Nominee
1981 Outstanding New Play   Winner
1981 Outstanding Set Design John Bury Nominee

New York Drama Critics' Circle

Year Category Name Winner/Nominee
1981 Best Play Peter Shaffer Nominee

Outer Critics Circle

Year Category Name Winner/Nominee
1981 Outstanding Actor in a Play Ian McKellen Winner
1981 Outstanding New Broadway Play   Winner

Tony Award

Year Category Name Winner/Nominee
1981 Actor in a Play Tim Curry Nominee
1981 Actor in a Play Ian McKellen Winner
1981 Costume Design (Play or Musical) John Bury Nominee
1981 Direction of a Play Peter Hall Winner
1981 Lighting Design (Play or Musical) John Bury Winner
1981 Play   Winner
1981 Scenic Design (Play or Musical) John Bury Winner
 
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