Project Description

Proof (Broadway)

Proof (Broadway)

PROOF by David Auburn opened on Broadway at the Walter Kerr Theatre October 24, 2000 and ran until January 05, 2003 for 16 previews and 917 performances

Produced by Manhattan Theatre Club (Lynne Meadow, Artistic Director; Barry Grove, Executive Producer), Roger Berlind, Carole Shorenstein Hays, Jujamcyn Theaters (James H. Binger: Chairman; Rocco Landesman: President; Paul Libin: Producing Director; Jack Viertel: Creative Director), OSTAR Enterprises, Daryl Roth and Stuart Thompson

Directed by Daniel Sullivan; Scenic Design by John Lee Beatty; Costume Design by Jess Goldstein; Lighting Design by Pat Collins and Incidental music & Sound Design by John Gromada.

Starring Mary-Louise Parker (Catherine Oct 10, 2000 – Sep 09, 2001), Larry Bryggman (Robert Oct 10, 2000 – Jun 10, 2001), Johanna Day (Claire Oct 10, 2000 – Sep 09, 2001), Ben Shenkman (Hal Oct 10, 2000 – Sep 09, 2001

Understudies: Caroline Bootle (Catherine, Claire), Adam Dannheisser (Hal) and Ron Parady (Robert)

Assistant Scenic Design: Eric Renschler; Assistant Costume Design: Daryl Stone; Associate Lighting Design: D. M. Wood; Assistant Sound Design: Michael Creason.

General Manager: Stuart Thompson Productions; Company Manager: James Triner later replaced by Shawn M. Fertitta; Technical Supervisor: Neil A. Mazzella; Production Stage Manager: James Harker; Stage Manager: Heather Cousens later replaced by Thea Bradshaw Gillies; General Management Assistant: Caroline Prugh.

MTC Director of Casting: Nancy Piccione; Casting Director at MTC: David Caparelliotis; Press Representative: Boneau / Bryan-Brown; MTC Associate Artistic Director: Michael Bush; Dramaturg: Christian Parker; Advertising: The Eliran Murphy Group, Ltd. and Jon Bierman; Marketing Consultant: The Marketing Group, Leanne Schanzer Promotions and Keith Hurd; Online Marketing by Toby Simkin / Theatre.com Inc; Press Associates: Jim Byk and Martine Sainvil; Photographer: Joan Marcus


Replacement Cast: Len Cariou (Robert Jul 02, 2002 – Jan 05, 2003), Kate Jennings Grant (Claire Jul 02, 2002 – Jan 05, 2003), Josh Hamilton (Hal Sep 13, 2001 – Jun 30, 2002), Neil Patrick Harris (Hal Jul 02, 2002 – Oct 06, 2002), Anne Heche (Catherine Jul 02, 2002 – Jan 05, 2003), Seana Kofoed (Claire Sep 13, 2001 – Jun 30, 2002), Stephen Kunken (Hal Oct 08, 2002 – Jan 05, 2003), Jennifer Jason Leigh (Catherine Sep 13, 2001 – Jun 30, 2002), Patrick Tovatt (Robert Jun 12, 2001 – Jun 30, 2002

Replacement Standby: Brian Hutchison (Hal)

Replacement Understudies: Andrea Anders (Catherine, Claire), Stephen Kunken(Hal) and Baylen Thomas (Hal)

As Founder and CEO of Theatre.com and BuyBroadway.com.  The pioneer in moving the Broadway industry onto the internet. Press branded me as “Toby is the man pushing theatre, kicking and screaming, into cyberspace.” The Broadway theatre supersite Buy Broadway OnlineWhat started in 1989 as a Broadway industry service called ShowCall via dialup BBS for members of the League of American Theatre Producers evolved onto the world wide web in 1993, and shortly after this, the vast majority of Broadway shows (starting with my production of Victor/Victoria) and theatrical organizations followed. Described by Variety Magazine as a “marketing powerhouse“, it was the single largest theatre community in the world with over 180,000 active members. The global theater supersite theatre.comFrom buying official Broadway tickets and souvenirs, providing detailed global show listings, interactive show study & educational guides, live streaming shows and events (including many Opening Nights), industry news from major theatre journalists, pictures and videos, games, messaging directly to Broadway cast’s backstage or even licensing a musical, theatre.com offered it all in a single, easy-to-use interface to theatregoers across North America and globally. The “Super site of Broadway” became a publicly traded company, prior to my re-branding it as Theatre.com at the Minskoff Theatre.

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