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Ambassador Theatre, (3/03/1966 - 5/21/1966)

First Preview: Mar 02, 1966
Opening Date: Mar 03, 1966
Closing Date: May 21, 1966
Total Previews: 2
Total Performances: 92

Category: Play, Original, Broadway
Setting: Henry's castle at Chinon, France. Christmas, 1183.

Opening Night Production Staff

Theatre Owned / Operated by The Shubert Organization

Produced by Eugene V. Wolsk, Walter A. Hyman, Alan King and Emanuel Azenberg

Written by James Goldman; Incidental music by Thomas Wagner

Directed by Noel Willman

Scenic Design by Will Steven Armstrong; Costume Design by Will Steven Armstrong; Lighting Design by Tharon Musser; Hair style for Miss Harris by Thomas Pazik; Assistant to Mr. Armstrong: Larry Reehling; Assistant to Mr. Willman: Janet O'Morrison

General Manager: Emanuel Azenberg; Assistant Gen. Mgr: R. Tyler Gatchell, Jr.

Production Manager: Jose Véga; Stage Manager: Roger Johnson Jr.; Assistant Stage Mgr: Ty McConnell

Press Representative: Frank Goodman, Martin Shwartz and Ruth Cage; Advertising: Fred Golden and The Blaine Thompson Company; Casting Consultant: Michael Shurtleff

Opening Night Cast

Rosemary HarrisEleanor
Henry's wife
Robert PrestonHenry II
King of England
Dennis CooneyGeoffrey
the middle son
Suzanne Grossman
Broadway debut
a French princess
James RadoRichard Lionheart
the oldest son
Bruce ScottJohn
the youngest son
Christopher WalkenPhilip
King of France

Standby: Ludi Claire (Eleanor) and Bruce Glover (Henry II)

Understudies: Bruce Glover (Richard Lionheart), Ty McConnell (Geoffrey, John, Philip) and Leslie Vega (Alais)

Awards and Nominations

Tony Award®

winner 1966 Best Actress in a Play [winner] 

Rosemary Harris

 1966 Best Direction of a Play [nominee] 

Noel Willman

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