Crimes of the Heart

Play - Original

John Golden Theatre

Data not verified
  • First Preview: October 23, 1981
  • Opening Date: November 4, 1981
  • Closing Date: February 13, 1983
  • Previews: 13
  • Performances: 535

Playwright: Beth Henley

Synopsis

Three eccentric, disaster-prone Southern sisters come together after one shoots her husband, in Beth Henley's Pulitzer Prize-winning dark comedy.

 

Opening Night Cast

Mia Dillon in Crimes of the Heart Mia Dillon Babe Botrelle
Mary Beth Hurt in Crimes of the Heart Mary Beth Hurt Meg MaGrath
Lizbeth MacKay in Crimes of the Heart Lizbeth MacKay Lenny MaGrath
Peter MacNicol Barnette Lloyd
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Opening Night Production Credits

Beth Henley Beth Henley Writer
  Melvin Bernhardt Director
John Lee Beatty John Lee Beatty Scenic Design
  Patricia McGourty Costume Design
  Dennis Parichy Lighting Design
  Louis Shapiro Sound Design
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Awards


Clarence Derwent Award

Year Category Name Winner/Nominee
1981 Most Promising Female Performer Mia Dillon Winner

Drama Desk Award

Year Category Name Winner/Nominee
1981 Outstanding Actress in a Play Mary Beth Hurt Nominee
1981 Outstanding Director of a Play Melvin Bernhardt Nominee
1981 Outstanding New Play   Nominee

New York Drama Critics' Circle

Year Category Name Winner/Nominee
1981 Best American Play Beth Henley Winner

Outer Critics Circle

Year Category Name Winner/Nominee
1982 Outstanding Debut Performance Lizbeth MacKay Winner

Pulitzer Prize

Year Category Name Winner/Nominee
1981 Pulitzer Prize for Drama Beth Henley Winner

Theatre World

Year Category Name Winner/Nominee
1982 Theatre World Award Peter MacNicol Winner
1982 Theatre World Award Lizbeth MacKay Winner

Tony Award

Year Category Name Winner/Nominee
1982 Direction of a Play Melvin Bernhardt Nominee
1982 Featured Actress in a Play Mary Beth Hurt Nominee
1982 Featured Actress in a Play Mia Dillon Nominee
1982 Play   Nominee
 
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