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ANTA Playhouse, (12/22/1963 - 2/01/1964)

Opening Date: Dec 22, 1963
Closing Date: Feb 01, 1964
Total Performances: 48

Category: Play, Original, Broadway
Setting: Spring 1933. The United States of America.

Opening Night Production Staff

Produced by The Actors Studio

Written by June Havoc; Based on the novel "Early Havoc" by June Havoc

Directed by June Havoc; Assistant Director: Tim Everett; Entire production under the supervision of Lee Strasberg

Scenic Design by Peter Larkin; Costume Design by Noel Taylor; Lighting Design by Tharon Musser

Production Stage Manager: Martin Fried; Stage Manager: Bernard Pollack; Assistant Stage Mgr: Gordon Phillips and John Strasberg

Music by Conrad Janis and His Tail Gate 5

Press Representative: Bill Doll & Company, Inc., Midori Tsuji and Shirley Herz; Advertising Representative: Fred Golden and Blaine-Thompson

Opening Night Cast

Julie HarrisJune
a vaudevillian
Sally AlexEnsemble
Lee AllenPatsy
marathon Top Banana
Tom AveraLusty "One Punch" Hutchinson
Joe Don BakerMr. James
floor judge
Lane BradburyThe Mick
Abe O'Brien's girl
Dick BradfordBeefy Bancroft
vaudeville acrobat
Joe
Forbes' henchman
Ensemble
Lonny ChapmanMr. Dankle
dance marathon promoter
Libby DeanIda
Red's partner
Melba Marvel
Olive DeeringEve Adamanski
Gabriel DellAl Marciano
Marcella DodgePinky
fancy girl
Ensemble
Philip DorianEnsemble
Tim EverettAbe O'Brien
Don FellowsScotty Schwartz
Will HareMr. Forbes
local racketeer boss
Ensemble
Robert HellerPetrushka Patrick
another vaudeville acrobat
Hinky
sweet man
Robin HowardRobin Greenaman
Banty Binks' partner
Conrad JanisRuddy
band leader and M.C.
Maya KeninRita Marimba
Philip KenneallyMike
marathon trainer
Adelaide KleinMrs. Beckett-Jones
marathon fan
Janet LuomaAngel
another fancy girl
Ensemble
Janice MarsNight Club Star
Ensemble
Peter MastersonBeezer
marathon trainer
Brooks MortonBanty Binks
a local
Ensemble
Margret O'Neill"Sugar Hips" Johnson
Lusty Huthinson's dance partner
Lucille PattonHelen Bazoo
Bozo Bazoo's partner
Gordon PhillipsMr. Burke
night floor manager
Ensemble
Patricia QuinnPearl Schwartz
Scotty Schwartz' wife-partner
James RadoEnsemble
Logan RamseySchnozz Wilson
Pat RandallFlo Marciano
Al Marciano's wife-partner
Doris RobertsRae Wilson
Schnozz Wilson's wife-partner
John StrasbergRed
local contestant
Ralph WaiteEnsemble
Minister
Iggie WolfingtonBozo Bazoo

Awards and Nominations

Tony Award®

 1964 Best Actress in a Play [nominee] 

Julie Harris

 1964 Best Featured Actor in a Play [nominee] 

Lee Allen

 1964 Best Director (Dramatic) [nominee] 

June Havoc

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