Winter Garden Theatre, (3/20/1963 - 3/30/1963)

First Preview: Mar 18, 1963
Opening Date: Mar 20, 1963
Closing Date: Mar 30, 1963
Total Previews: 2
Total Performances: 13

Category: Play, Original, Broadway
Description: The play is in two acts
Setting: The salon of Marguerite Gautier in Paris. 1847.

Opening Night Production Staff

Produced by Carroll Masterson, Harris Masterson and Norman Twain

Dramatized by Giles Cooper; Adaptation by Terrence McNally; From "The Lady of the Camellias" by Alexandre Dumas, fils; Incidental music by Ned Rorem

Directed by Franco Zeffirelli; Devised by Franco Zeffirelli

Scenic Design by Franco Zeffirelli; Costume Design by Marcel Escoffier; Ladies Costumes Executed by Pierre Cardin; Lighting Design by Lloyd Burlingame; Men's Costumes Executed by Brooks-Van Horn Costume Company; Associate Scenic Design: Lloyd Burlingame

General Manager: Irving Cooper; Company Manager: Eugene Wolsk

Production Stage Manager: Samuel Liff; Stage Manager: Martin Fried; Assistant Stage Mgr: Mitchell Erickson

General Press Representative: Nat Dorfman and Irvin Dorfman; Special Press Representative Chester Fox; Advertising: Blaine-Thompson

Opening Night Cast

Frank SilveraM. Duval
Susan StrasbergMarguerite Gauthier
John StrideArmand Duval
Lou AntonioGaston
Jeanne BarrEve
Lelia BarryLouise
Ludi ClaireMme. LeMaitre
Frederick CombsMarcel
Francis ComptonCalon
Mitchell EricksonBuyer
Peggy FeuryJeanne
Frances FullerNanine
Charles GainesBuyer
George GaynesSt. Hilaire
John HillermanCount Rene De Nogent
Mary MercierMathilde
Martin MeyersBuyer
Jan MinerPrudence
Earl MontgomeryRibaud
Rex O'MalleyAuguste
Virginia RobinsonCountess
John P. RyanBuyer

Understudies: Lelia Barry (Marguerite Gauthier), Frederick Combs (Armand Duval, Gaston), Mitchell Erickson (Count Rene De Nogent, Marcel, Ribaud, St. Hilaire), Charles Gaines (Auguste, Calon, M. Duval), Mary Mercier (Prudence) and Constance Simons (Countess, Eve, Jeanne, Louise, Mathilde, Mme. LeMaitre, Nanine)

Awards and Nominations

Tony Award®

 1963 Best Featured Actor in a Play [nominee] 

Frank Silvera

 1963 Best Scenic Design [nominee] 

Franco Zeffirelli

 1963 Best Costume Design [nominee] 

Marcel Escoffier

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