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Royale Theatre, (2/12/1958 - 5/10/1958)

Opening Date: Feb 12, 1958
Closing Date: May 10, 1958
Total Performances: 97

Category: Play, Drama, Original, Broadway
Description: A drama in three acts and fifteen scenes
Setting: A seaside resort in the north of England during the Suez Crisis, fall of 1956.

Opening Night Production Staff

Produced by David Merrick; Produced by arrangement with The English Stage Company and L. O. P. Ltd.

Written by John Osborne; Incidental music by John Addison; Musical Director: Gershon Kingsley; Laurence Olivier's numbers arranged by Honor Blair

Directed by Tony Richardson

Scenic Design by Alan Tagg; Costume Design by Clare Jeffrey; Lighting Design by Tharon Musser

General Manager: Jack Schlissel; Company Manager: Vince McKnight

Production Stage Manager: Neil Hartley; Stage Manager: Ben Janney, Don Wilson and Roland Bull

General Press Representative: Harvey Sabinson; Press Representative: Sol Jacobson and Lewis Harmon; Advertising: Fred Golden and Blaine-Thompson

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Opening Night Cast

Laurence OlivierArchie Rice
Brenda De BanziePhoebe Rice
Archie's second wife
Joan PlowrightJean Rice
Archie's daughter by first marriage
George RelphBilly Rice
Archie's father
Jeri ArcherBritannia
Peter DonatGraham
Jean's financé
Richard PascoFrank Rice
Archie & Phoebe's son
Guy SpaullWilliam Rice
Arcie's older brother

Standby: Alfred Ryder (Archie Rice)

Understudies: Roland Bull (Graham), MacGregor Gibb (William Rice), Hazel Jones (Phoebe Rice) and Carol Teitel (Jean Rice)

Awards and Nominations

Tony Award®

 1958 Best Actor in Play [nominee] 

Laurence Olivier

 1958 Best Featured Actor in a Play [nominee] 

George Relph

 1958 Best Featured Actress in a Play [nominee] 

Brenda De Banzie

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