This production played in repertory with Ovid's Metamorphoses


Ambassador Theatre, (10/26/1970 - 7/03/1971)

First Preview: Oct 19, 1970
Opening Date: Oct 26, 1970
Closing Date: Jul 03, 1971
Total Previews: 14
Total Performances: 243

Category: Play, Play with music, Original, Broadway

Opening Night Production Staff

Produced by Zev Bufman; Produced in association with City Center of Music & Drama, The Shubert Organization and TDF

Adapted by Paul Sills; From the fairy tales by The Brothers Grimm; Featuring "I'll Be Your Baby Tonight" and "Dear Landlord" by Bob Dylan; Featuring "Here Comes The Sun" by George Harrison; Music Performed by The True Brethren (Camp, Falicoff, Grinage, Pickford)

Directed by Paul Sills

Settings and Projections by Michael Devine; Costume Design by Stephanie Kline; Lighting Design by H. R. Poindexter

General Manager: Robert Kamlot

Production Stage Manager: David Barber

Production Assistant: Gladys Simmons; Press Representative: Springer Associates, Inc.; Advertising: Blaine-Thompson and Jeff Ash; Assistant to the Producer: Lesly Horn; Consultant: Viola Spolin

Opening Night Cast

Lewis ArquetteEnsemble
Alternate
Peter BonerzJudge
"The Little Peasant"
Cat
"The Bremen Town Musicians"
Parson
"The Little Peasant"
One of the Robbers
"The Robber Bridegroom"
Master Thief
"The Master Thief"
Flounder
"The Fisherman and His Wife"
Crow # 1
"Two Crows"
Sexton
"The Golden Goose"
Hamid Hamilton CampLittle Peasant
"The Little Peasant"
Robber
"The Bremen Town Musicians"
Man #1
"Is He Fat"
Ducky Daddles
"Henny Penny"
Soldier
"The Master Thief"
Narrator
"The Fisherman and His Wife"
Crow # 2
"Two Crows"
Little Gray Man
"The Golden Goose"
King
"The Golden Goose"
Ensemble
Melinda DillonPeasant's Wife
"The Little Peasant"
Rich Peasant
"The Little Peasant"
Daughter
"The Robber Bridegroom"
Goosey Poosey
"Henny Penny"
Wife
"The Master Thief"
The Fisherman's Wife
"The Fisherman and His Wife"
Princess
"The Golden Goose"
Mary FrannMaiden
"The Robber Bridegroom"
Rich Peasant
"The Little Peasant"
Cat
"Venus and the Cat"
Second Daughter
"The Golden Goose"
Valerie HarperFarmer's Wife
"The Little Peasant"
Rich Peasant
"The Little Peasant"
Robber
"The Bremen Town Musicians"
Old Woman
"The Robber Bridegroom"
Henny Penny
"Henny Penny"
Countess
"The Master Thief"
Venus
"Venus and the Cat"
Mother
"The Golden Goose"
Eldest Daughter
"The Golden Goose"
Richard LibertiniParson
"The Little Peasant"
Cock
"The Bremen Town Musicians"
Sexton
"Is He Fat"
One of the Robbers
"The Robber Bridegroom"
Foxy Woxy
"Henny Penny"
Count
"The Master Thief"
Fisherman
"The Fisherman and His Wife"
Second Son
"The Golden Goose"
Parson
"The Golden Goose"
Molly McKassonEnsemble
Alternate
Paul SandCowherd
"The Little Peasant"
Rich Peasant
"The Little Peasant"
Robber Bridegroom
"The Robber Bridegroom"
Turkey Lurkey
"Henny Penny"
Clerk
"The Master Thief"
Soldier
"The Master Thief"
Simpleton
"The Golden Goose"
Hound
"The Bremen Town Musicians"
Richard SchaalFarmer
"The Little Peasant"
Ass
"The Bremen Town Musicians"
Man #2
"Is He Fat"
Miller
"The Robber Bridegroom"
One of the Robbers
"The Robber Bridegroom"
Cocky Locky
"Henny Penny"
Old Man
"The Master Thief"
Parson
"The Little Peasant"
Soldier
"The Master Thief"
Man
"Venus and the Cat"
Eldest Son
"The Golden Goose"
Peasant
"The Golden Goose"

Awards and Nominations

Tony Award®

 1971 Best Play [nominee] 

Produced by Zev Bufman; Book adapted by Paul Sills

winner 1971 Best Featured Actor in a Play [winner] 

Paul Sand

winner 1971 Best Lighting Design [winner] 

H. R. Poindexter

Drama Desk Award

winner 1971 Outstanding Performance [winner] 

Paul Sand

winner 1971 Outstanding Director [winner] 

Paul Sills

Replacement/Transfer Info


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


Ambassador Theatre

(10/26/1970 - 7/3/1971)

Cast

Regina Baff
Ensemble
Charles Bartlett
Ass
"The Bremen Town Musicians"
Cat
"The Bremen Town Musicians"
Cocky Locky
"Henny Penny"
Eldest Son
"The Golden Goose"
Ensemble
Farmer
"The Little Peasant"
Judge
"The Little Peasant"
Man
"Venus and the Cat"
Man #2
"Is He Fat"
Master Thief
"The Master Thief"
Miller
"The Robber Bridegroom"
Old Man
"The Master Thief"
One of the Robbers
"The Robber Bridegroom"
Parson
"The Little Peasant"
Peasant
"The Golden Goose"
Robber
"The Bremen Town Musicians"
Sexton
"The Golden Goose"
Soldier
"The Master Thief"
Peter Boyle
Ass
"The Bremen Town Musicians"
Cat
"The Bremen Town Musicians"
Cocky Locky
"Henny Penny"
Crow # 1
"Two Crows"
Eldest Son
"The Golden Goose"
Farmer
"The Little Peasant"
Flounder
"The Fisherman and His Wife"
Judge
"The Little Peasant"
Man
"Venus and the Cat"
Man #2
"Is He Fat"
Master Thief
"The Master Thief"
Miller
"The Robber Bridegroom"
Old Man
"The Master Thief"
One of the Robbers
"The Robber Bridegroom"
Parson
"The Little Peasant"
Peasant
"The Golden Goose"
Sexton
"The Golden Goose"
MacIntyre Dixon
Cat
"The Bremen Town Musicians"
Crow # 1
"Two Crows"
Flounder
"The Fisherman and His Wife"
Judge
"The Little Peasant"
Master Thief
"The Master Thief"
One of the Robbers
"The Robber Bridegroom"
Parson
"The Little Peasant"
Sexton
"The Golden Goose"
Paula Kelly
Ensemble
Linda Lavin
Countess
"The Master Thief"
Eldest Daughter
"The Golden Goose"
Farmer's Wife
"The Little Peasant"
Henny Penny
"Henny Penny"
Mother
"The Golden Goose"
Old Woman
"The Robber Bridegroom"
Rich Peasant
"The Little Peasant"
Robber
"The Bremen Town Musicians"
Venus
"Venus and the Cat"
Avery Schreiber
Ensemble
Penny White
Ensemble


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