Ethel Barrymore Theatre, (2/22/1962 - 5/12/1962)

First Preview: Feb 20, 1962
Opening Date: Feb 22, 1962
Closing Date: May 12, 1962
Total Previews: 2
Total Performances: 92

Category: Play, Original, Broadway
Setting: The action takes places in St. Jean-de-Luz, Cibourne, New York and at sea. 1954.

Opening Night Production Staff

Theatre Owned / Operated by The Shubert Organization

Produced by William Hammerstein; Produced in association with David Shaber and William Snyder, Jr.

Written by Garson Kanin; Based on the book "Death of a Man" by Lael Tucker Wertenbaker

Directed by Garson Kanin; Assistant Director: Russell McCaig

Production Design by Boris Aronson; Costume Design by Edith Lutyens Bel Geddes; Lighting Design by Jean Rosenthal; Coiffures by Michel Kazan; Assistant to Mr. Aronson: Lisa Jalowetz and William Bellin; Prod. Ass't. to Miss Rosenthal: Marian Kinsella

General Manager: Al Goldin

Production Supervisor: David Pardoll; Stage Manager: Paul Leaf; Assistant Stage Mgr: Peter Levin

General Press Representative: James D. Proctor; Casting: Helen Clayton; Advertising: The Blaine Thompson Company; Associate Press Representative: Leo Stern; Press Assistant: Louise Weiner; Assistant to Mr. Kanin: Joan Suny

Opening Night Cast

Olivia de HavillandLael Tucker Wertenbaker
Henry FondaCharles Christian Wertenbaker
Joseph CampanellaDaniel Stein
Lucretia GouldMadame Oyarzabel
Leslye HunterTimberlake Wertenbaker
John MacKayDr. Barcet
Thomas Loring
Gary MorganChristian Wertenbaker
Marian SeldesSusan Loring
Rufus SmithDr. James Danielson
Guy SorelDr. Cartier
Leo BloomCarlos
Guy DanfortA Waiter
Dr. Gershkorn
An Orderly
Mr. Allen
Kris DavisA News Vendor
Virginia DowningA Patient
A Visitor
The Ship's Nurse
The Man's Wife
Ann DraperA Nursing Mother
Miss Pieroni
Mrs. Allen
Alex EastonA Monk
Daniel EvanThe Purser
Sol FriederFrédéric Etchegarry
A Counterman
A Patient
A Very Old Man
Dan HenryA Monk
Alan HowardMichel Etchegarry
Philip HustonA One-Armed Man
Dr. Ross
Deck Steward
Miguel Telleria
A Man
Carol JoplinMiss Wills
Perry KirkA Counterman
Peter LevinDr. Martinez
Nicola LubitschMirentchu Etchegarry
Cliff MillerDr. Sala
Jon PaulAn Orderly
Sindee Ann RichardsGinette Hirribarren

Standby: John MacKay (Charles Christian Wertenbaker) and Marian Seldes (Lael Tucker Wertenbaker)

Understudies: Leo Bloom (Daniel Stein), Guy Danfort (Carlos, Dr. Barcet, Dr. Martinez), Ann Draper (Mirentchu Etchegarry, Miss Wills, Susan Loring), Sol Frieder (Dr. Cartier), Alan Howard (A News Vendor, Christian Wertenbaker), Carol Joplin (Mrs. Allen) and Sindee Ann Richards (Michel Etchegarry, Timberlake Wertenbaker)

Awards and Nominations

Tony Award®

 1962 Best Featured Actor in a Play [nominee] 

Joseph Campanella

Replacement/Transfer Info

The following people are credited as replacements or additions if they were not credited on opening night.

Ethel Barrymore Theatre

(2/22/1962 - 5/12/1962)


José Greco
Michel Etchegarry
Leon B. Stevens
Dr. James Danielson
Karen Thorsell
Miss Wills

Understudies: José Greco (A News Vendor, Christian Wertenbaker), Karen Thorsell (Mrs. Allen).

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