Director: James Lapine
Cast: George Hearn, Linda Lavin, Harris Yulin, Austin Pendleton…
Opening night: December 4, 1997.
Performed: over 200 times from October of 1997 until May of 1998 at the Music Box theater, in Broadway.
Natalie’s Character: Anne Frank.
Plot Summary: The Diary of Anne Frank was a dramatization of the book Anne Frank: The Diary of a Young Girl, the personal account of a teenage Jewish girl in hiding with her family in Nazi-occupied Amsterdam. The diary, first published in the U.S. in 1952 and considered one of the most single important documents of World War II, has been translated into 55 languages and has captured the hearts of readers all over the world. It was first made into a play in 1955 by Frances Goodrich and Albert Hackett. Writer Wendy Kesselman incorporated new material from The Diary of a Young Girl: The Definitive Edition, published in 1995 by Doubleday, which contains thirty percent more material than was released previously. Omitted from the original publication by Anne’s father and by the first Dutch publisher, many of these passages deal with Anne’s transition from a girl to a young woman, as well as her stormy relationship with her mother and sister. And then things go to hell.
Notes: – The play first opened in Boston in October 1997. Anne Frank was Natalie’s Broadway debut. She starred in the play from October 1997 until May 1998 doing over 200 performances. she continued to attend school throughout. maintaining her A average. she first read the book The Diary of a Young Girl when she was filming the Professional.
– The play has never been made available on a recorded format.
Running Time: n/a
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