Broadhurst Theatre, (9/21/1976 - 10/30/1976)

First Preview: Sep 17, 1976
Opening Date: Sep 21, 1976
Closing Date: Oct 30, 1976
Total Previews: 2
Total Performances: 21

Category: Play, Original, Broadway
Setting: Bradleyville, Texas. The Hampton Home, 1953; Red Grover's Bar, 1963; The Hampton Home, 1973.

Opening Night Production Staff

Produced by Robert Whitehead and Roger L. Stevens

Originally produced by The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts

Written by Preston Jones

Directed by Alan Schneider; Assistant Director: Joan Thorne

Scenic Design by Ben Edwards; Lighting Design by Ben Edwards; Costume Design by Jane Greenwood; Hair Design by Steve Atha

Production Stage Manager: William Dodds; Stage Manager: Charles Kindl and Stephen Nasuta

Assistant to Mr. Whitehead: Doris Blum; Assistant to Mr. Stevens: Jean Bankier; Advertising: Lawrence Weiner and Associates and Norman Weiner; Speech Consultant: Robert Williams; Press Representative: Seymour Krawitz, Patricia McLean Krawitz and Louise Ment

Opening Night Cast

Diane LaddLu Ann Hampton
Graham BeckelSkip Hampton
Walter FlanaganRufe Phelps
Avril GentlesClaudine Hampton
Kristin Griffith
Broadway debut
Baxter HarrisCorky Oberlander
Patrick HinesRed Grover
Everett McGillDale Laverty
Josh MostelMilo Crawford
James StaleyBilly Bob Wortman
Thomas TonerOlin Potts

Standby: Patricia Fay (Claudine Hampton), Charles Kindl (Milo Crawford, Olin Potts), Everett McGill (Skip Hampton), Stephen Nasuta (Billy Bob Wortman, Corky Oberlander, Dale Laverty), Beverly Shatto (Charmaine, Lu Ann Hampton) and Joseph Warren (Red Grover, Rufe Phelps)

Awards and Nominations

Drama Desk Award

 1977 Outstanding Actress in a Play [nominee] 

Diane Ladd

 1977 Outstanding Featured Actor in a Play [nominee] 

Everett McGill

winner 1977 Outstanding Director of a Play [winner] 

Alan Schneider

winner 1977 Outstanding New Play (American) [winner] 

Produced by Robert Whitehead and Roger L. Stevens; Written by Preston Jones

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