Morosco Theatre, (3/06/1973 - 8/18/1973)

First Preview: Mar 02, 1973
Opening Date: Mar 06, 1973
Closing Date: Aug 18, 1973
Total Previews: 3
Total Performances: 192

Category: Play, Original, Broadway
Setting: The changing room of a Rugby League Team in the North of England.

Opening Night Production Staff

Morosco Theatre Managing Director: Lester Osterman; Morosco Theatre General Manager: Richard Horner

Produced by Charles Bowden, Lee Reynolds and Isobel Robins

Originally produced by The Long Wharf Theatre

Written by David Storey

Directed by Michael Rudman

Scenic Design by David Jenkins; Costume Design by Whitney Blausen; Lighting Design by Ronald Wallace

General Manager: Diana Shumlin; Company Manager: Robert I. Goldberg

Production Stage Manager: Anne Keefe; Assistant Stage Mgr: Edwin J. McDonough

Production Coordinator: Diana Shumlin; General Press Representative: Seymour Krawitz; Press Associate: Patricia Krawitz; Advertising: Lawrence Weiner and Associates

Opening Night Cast

Tom AtkinsWalsh
Louis BeachnerHarry Riley
the Cleaner
John Braden"Sandy" Sandford
the Assistant Trainer
Alan CastnerFrank Moore
Peter DeMaioTallon
the Referee
Jake DengelLuke
the Masseur
George EdeDanny Crosby
the Trainer
George HearnTrevor
James HummertBryan Atkinson
John Lithgow"Kenny" Kendal
Ian MartinMackendrick
the Club Secretary
Richard D. MasurJack Stringer
Robert MurchClifford Owens
Team Captain
William Rhys"Fenny" Gordon Fenchurch
Rex RobbinsFielding
Jack Schultz"Mic" Morley
Ron SiebertJohn Clegg
Doug StenderPatrick "Patsy" Walter Turner
James SutoriusBarry Copley
William SwetlandSir Frederick Thornton
the Club Owner
John TillingerColin Jagger
Mark WinkworthBilly Spencer

Standby: John Beal ("Sandy" Sandford, Danny Crosby, Harry Riley, Mackendrick, Sir Frederick Thornton), Jeff David (Barry Copley, Clifford Owens, Fielding, Luke, Walsh) and Steve Karp ("Fenny" Gordon Fenchurch, Billy Spencer, Bryan Atkinson, Frank Moore, John Clegg, Patrick "Patsy" Walter Turner, Tallon)

Understudies: Edwin J. McDonough ("Kenny" Kendal, "Mic" Morley, Colin Jagger, Jack Stringer, Trevor)

Awards and Nominations

Tony Award®

 1973 Best Play [nominee] 

Written by David Storey; Produced by Charles Bowden, Lee Reynolds and Isobel Robins

winner 1973 Best Featured Actor in a Play [winner] 

John Lithgow

 1973 Best Scenic Design [nominee] 

David Jenkins

 1973 Best Direction of a Play [nominee] 

Michael Rudman

Drama Desk Award

winner 1973 Outstanding Set Design [winner] 

David Jenkins

winner 1973 Outstanding Performance [winner] 

John Lithgow

winner 1973 Outstanding Director [winner] 

Michael Rudman

winner 1973 Most Promising Performer [winner] 

Tom Atkins

Replacement/Transfer Info

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

Morosco Theatre

(3/6/1973 - 8/18/1973)


Charles Siebert

Understudies: Edwin Owens ("Kenny" Kendal).

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