Lunt-Fontanne Theatre, (5/01/1969 - 6/14/1969)

Opening Date: May 01, 1969
Closing Date: Jun 14, 1969
Total Performances: 52

Category: Play, Tragedy, Revival, Broadway
Description: A play in five acts
Setting: In and around Elsinore Castle in Denmark
Comments: This production of Hamlet is in two acts

Opening Night Production Staff

Produced by Albert I. Fill, Joseph H. Shoctor, Marcel Akselrod and Norman Twain; By Special Arrangment with Woodfall, Ltd.

Written by William Shakespeare

Directed by Tony Richardson

Scenic Design by Jocelyn Herbert; Costume Design by Jocelyn Herbert; Lighting Design by John Gleason

General Manager: Sherman Gross

Production Stage Manager: Kevin Palmer; Stage Manager: Howard Panter; Assistant Stage Mgr: Mario Cassar

Scenery Supervisor: Michael Annals

General Press Representative: Frank Goodman; Press Representative: Ruth Cage; Advertising: Fred Golden and The Blaine Thompson Company

Opening Night Cast

Francesca AnnisOphelia
daughter to Polonius
Ben ArisRosencrantz
Courtier
John J. CarneyMarcellus
Officer
Player King
Ian CollierPriest
Ensemble
Constance CummingsGertrude
Queen of Denmark and mother to Hamlet
Mark DignamPolonius
Lord Chamberlain
Michael ElphickFrancisco
Officer
Sailor
Ensemble
Richard EverettPlayer Queen
Ensemble
Peter GaleOsric
a Courtier
Clive GrahamGuildenstern
Courtier
Mark GriffithReynaldo
Ensemble
Anjelica HustonEnsemble
Gordon JacksonHoratio
friend to Hamlet
Bill JarvisEnsemble
Roger LiveseyPlayer
Gravedigger
First Player
Michael MartinEnsemble
Michael PenningtonLaertes
son to Polonius
Malcolm TerrisCaptain
Ensemble
John TrenamanBernardo
Officer
Ensemble
Jennifer TudorEnsemble
Jason TwelvetreesEnsemble
Christopher WalshEnsemble
Nicol WilliamsonHamlet
son to the late, and nephew to the present King
Patrick WymarkClaudius
King of Denmark

Understudies: Ben Aris (Polonius), Ian Collier (Rosencrantz), Michael Elphick (Guildenstern), Clive Graham (Hamlet), Mark Griffith (Osric), Anjelica Huston (Ophelia), Malcolm Terris (Horatio), John Trenaman (Claudius), Jennifer Tudor (Gertrude) and Jason Twelvetrees (Laertes)

Awards and Nominations

Drama Desk Award

winner 1969 Outstanding Performance [winner] 

Nicol Williamson

Replacement/Transfer Info


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


Lunt-Fontanne Theatre

(5/1/1969 - 6/14/1969)

Cast

John J. Carney
Horatio
friend to Hamlet
Michael Elphick
Marcellus
Officer
Player King
Michael Martin
Francisco
Officer


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