"As Is" - Lyceum Theatre

"As Is" opened at the Lyceum Theatre on May 1, 1985 and ran for 285 performances, closing on January 4, 1986. It had originally been produced at the Circle Theatre by The Circle Repertory Company and The Glines with John Glines and Lawrence Lane.


Portrait Name & Bio
JonathanHadary.jpg Jonathan Hadary (Saul) : returns to Broadway, where he created the role of Herschel Weinberger (which he performed in a fat-suit) in Albert Innaurato's Gemini. More recently, he appeared in the starring role of Harvey Fierstein's Torch Song Trilogy, which he performed in New York and Los Angeles. His other credits include Ted Talley's Coming Attractions, tom Lehrer's Tomfoolery, the musical of Kurt Vonnegut's God Bless You Mr. Rosewater and television roles on "Love Sidney" and "Another World," as well as his own Pushing Thirty, a one-man show. Mr. Hadary is a member of Circle Repertory Company. Mr. Hadary won an Obie Award for his performance of As Is.
JonathanHogan.jpg Jonathan Hogan (Rich) : was last seen at Circle Rep in Balm in Gilead, which moved to the Minetta Lane Theatre. A member of the company since 1972, he has appeared in The Hot l Baltimore; The Mound Builders; Harry Outside; Glorious Morning; Innocent Thoughts; Harmless Intentions; Threads and Fifth of July. Other stage credits include Getting Out at the Theatre de Lys, Ethan Frome at the WPA and Comedians, Otherwise Engaged, Fifth of July and The Caine Mutiny Court-Martial on Broadway. TV credits include "The Mound Builders," "Fifth of July," "Living Proof" and two years on NBC's "The Doctors." Jonathan is a graduate of the Goodman Theatre School of Drama and an active member of ASCAP. Mr. Hogan has been honored with a Tony Award nomination and a Drama Desk Award nomination for his performance in As Is.
ClarisErickson2.jpg Claris Erickson (Hospice Worker, Business Partner, Nurse) : last appeared at Circle Rep in A Tribute to Lily Lamont. Off-Broadway she was Asta in Marshall W. Mason's production of Ibsen's Little Eyolf. She appeared at La MaMa E.T.C. in Lanford Wilson's The Rimers of Eldritch, both in the original production (as Eva) and in the 20th Anniversary revival (as Mrs. Johnson) and in the original Balm in Gilead. She is a company playwright with Circle Rep (as Claris Nelson).
StevenGregan.jpg Steven Gregan (Chet) : is a participant in the Circle Rep LAB and made his Off-Broadway debut as Merwan in Circle Rep's Dysan. As Is marks his Broadway debut.
KenKliban.jpg Ken Kliban (Bartender, Brother, Barney) : first appeared on Broadway at the Lyceum in 1967 in the APA Phoenix War and Peace and last season at the Longacre in Peter Nichols' Passion. A member of Circle Rep since 1973, he has appeared in Hamlet, Mary Stuart, Albert Innaurato's Ulysses in Traction, John Bishop's Jedediah Kohler, Terrence McNally's It's Only a Play and most recently Love's Labour's Lost. Mr. Kliban received a Drama Desk Award nomination for his performances in As Is.
LilyKnight.jpg Lily Knight (Lily) : has just returned from filming Necessity. Last year she played Agnes in Agnes of God on Broadway, and in a tour of Zev Bufman's Florida Theatres. At the Boston Shakespeare Co., she played Kattrin to Linda Hunt's Mother Courage. Other regional credits include Center Stage in Baltimore and the Williamstown Theatre Festival. Lily is a new member of Circle Rep.
LouLiberatore.jpg Lou Liberatore (Clone, Pat, Orderly) : is making his Broadway debut with As Is. He has been seen at Circle Rep in Jonathan Bolt's Threads, Lanford Wilson's Thymus Vulgaris, Shakespeare's Richard II, John Bishop's The Great Grandson of Jedediah Kohler and Michael Cristofer's Black Angel. Lou is a member of the Circle Repertory Company and has studied acting with William Esper.
MarkMyers.jpg Mark Myers (Clone) : is a participant in the Circle Rep Actor's LAB, making his Off-Broadway debut as Sherheriarji in Circle Rep's Dysan. Mark received his training at the Theatre Academy at Los Angeles City College. As Is marks his Broadway debut.
Name Additional Cast
Patricia Fletcher Standby for Hospice Worker, Lily, Nurse
Reed Jones Standby for Saul, Chet
Bruce McCarty Standby for Rich, Brother, Barney, Pat, Orderly

Production Staff and Crew

Name Position
William M. Hoffman Playwright
Marshall W. Mason Director
David Potts Set Designer
Dennis Parichy Lighting Designer
Michael Warren Powell Costume Designer
Chuck London Media / Stewart Werner Sound
Fred Reinglas Production Stage Manager
George Boyd Associate Director
John Glines Producer
Lawrence Lane Producer
Lucille Lortel Co-Producer
The Shubert Organization Co-Producer
Albert Poland General Manager
Betty Lee Hunt Press Representative
Maria Cristina Pucci Press Representative
James Sapp Press Representative
Claire Abel Company Manager
Denise Yaney Stage Manager
Margaret Bard Asst. to Marshall W. Mason
David Sumner Asst. to Mr. Potts
Todd Lichtenstein Associate Lighting Designer
Mal Sturchio Asst. to Mr. Parichy
Susan Lyall Asst. to Mr. Powell
Peter Fulbright Production Carpenter
John Loughlin Production Electrician
Joan E. Weiss Wardrobe Supervisor
Steven M. Yorra Asst. to Mr. Poland
Patrik D. Moreton Mr. Hogan's Hair
Eve Battaglia Casting
Mike Mones / Serino, Coyne & Nappi Advertising
Jeremy Nussbaum / Kay, Collyer & Boose Legal Counsel
Pinto, Winokur & Pagano Accountant
R. A. Boyar, Inc. Insurance
Gerry Goodstein Photography
Don Marks of Omicorn Productions Merchandising
King Displays Displays

Production Photos

Jonathan Hadary and Lily Knight
LiberatoreHogan.jpg ClarisErickson.jpg
Lou Liberatore and Jonathan Hogan Claris Erickson
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