Billy Rose Theatre, (10/13/1962 - 5/16/1964)

First Preview: Oct 10, 1962
Opening Date: Oct 13, 1962
Closing Date: May 16, 1964
Total Previews: 5
Total Performances: 664

Category: Play, Drama, Original, Broadway
Setting: The living room of Martha and George's house in a New England college town. The present.
Comments: Production cost $42,000.

Opening Night Production Staff

Theatre Owned / Operated by Billy Rose

Produced by Theater 1963 (Richard Barr, Clinton Wilder), A. B. W. Productions, Inc. and Pisces Productions, Inc.

Written by Edward Albee

Directed by Alan Schneider

Production Design by William Ritman

Business Manager: Michael Goldreyer; Assistant to the Manager: Michael Kasdan

Production Stage Manager: Mark Wright; Stage Manager: Arthur Pepine and Richard d'Anjou

General Press Representative: Howard Atlee; Press Representative: Michael Sean O'Shea and Eugene Secunda; Advertising: Blaine-Thompson and Don Josephson; Photographer: Alix Jeffry; Assistant to the Director: Joy Small

Opening Night Cast

Uta HagenMartha
Arthur HillGeorge
Melinda Dillon
Broadway debut
George GrizzardNick
Bill Berger
For matinee performances
Avra Petrides
For matinee performances
Kate Reid
For matinee performances
Shepperd Strudwick
For matinee performances

Standby: James Karen (George, Nick) and Michaele Myers (Honey, Martha)

Awards and Nominations

Tony Award®

winner 1963 Best Play [winner] 

Written by Edward Albee; Produced by Theater 1963 (Richard Barr, Clinton Wilder)

winner 1963 Best Actor in Play [winner] 

Arthur Hill

winner 1963 Best Actress in a Play [winner] 

Uta Hagen

 1963 Best Featured Actress in a Play [nominee] 

Melinda Dillon

winner 1963 Best Direction of a Play [winner] 

Alan Schneider

winner 1963 Best Producer of a Play [winner] 

Produced by Theater 1963 (Richard Barr, Clinton Wilder)

Theatre World

winner 1963 Award [recipient] 

Melinda Dillon

Replacement/Transfer Info

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

Billy Rose Theatre

(10/13/1962 - 5/16/1964)
Press Representative: Ruth Cage.


Donald Davis
George Alternate
(Jul 10, 1963 - ?)
George (Jan 6, 1964 - ?)
Henderson Forsythe
George Alternate
(Jan 13, 1964 - ?)
Eileen Fulton
Honey (Apr 10, 1963 - ?)
Uta Hagen
Martha (Sep 2, 1963 - ?)
Arthur Hill
George (Sep 3, 1963 - ?)
Nancy Kelly
Martha (Jul 8, 1963 - ?)
Mercedes McCambridge
Martha (Jan 13, 1964 - ?)
Rochelle Oliver
Honey Alternate
(Mar 27, 1963 - ?)
Honey (Apr 1, 1963 - ?)
Ben Piazza
Nick (Feb 4, 1963 - ?)
Haila Stoddard
Martha Alternate
(Sep 11, 1963 - ?)
Elaine Stritch
Martha Alternate
(Apr 24, 1963 - ?)
Shepperd Strudwick
George (Aug 3, 1963 - ?)

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