Booth Theatre, (10/18/1961 - 9/22/1962)

First Preview: Oct 17, 1961
Opening Date: Oct 18, 1961
Closing Date: Sep 22, 1962
Total Previews: 1
Total Performances: 389

Category: Play, Farce, Comedy, Original, Broadway
Setting: The chamber of an examining magistrate (Juge d'Instruction) in Paris. The present.

Opening Night Production Staff

Theatre Owned / Operated by The Shubert Organization

Produced by Leland Hayward

Written by Marcel Achard; Adapted by Harry Kurnitz

Directed by Harold Clurman

Scenic Design by Ben Edwards; Costume Design by Noel Taylor; Lighting Design by Ben Edwards; Assistant to Mr. Edwards: Richard Burns

General Manager: Herman Bernstein; Company Manager: Richard Skinner

Production Stage Manager: David Gray, Jr.; Stage Manager: Pierre Epstein

Press Representative: Frank Goodman and Ben Washer; Press Assistant: David Rothenberg

Opening Night Cast

Julie HarrisJosefa Lantenay
Walter MatthauBenjamin Beaurevers
William ShatnerPaul Sevigne
Pierre EpsteinGuard
Hugh FranklinLablache
Gene SaksMorestan
Louise TroyDominique Beaurevers
Diana van der VlisAntoinette Sevigne

Standby: J.D. Cannon (Morestan, Paul Sevigne)

Understudies: Jeanne Jerrems (Antoinette Sevigne, Dominique Beaurevers, Josefa Lantenay) and Joel Thomas (Benjamin Beaurevers, Lablache)

Awards and Nominations

Tony Award®

winner 1962 Best Featured Actor in a Play [winner] 

Walter Matthau

Replacement/Transfer Info

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

Booth Theatre

(10/18/1961 - 9/22/1962)
Stage Manager: Thomas Ruisinger.

Press Assistant: Fred Weterick.


Pierre Epstein
Thomas Ruisinger
Fritz Weaver
Benjamin Beaurevers (Jul 23, 1962 - ?)

Standbys: Robert Burr (Morestan, Paul Sevigne), Sam Lloyd (Benjamin Beaurevers), Joel Thomas (Benjamin Beaurevers, Lablache).

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