Royale Theatre, (12/08/1965 - 9/07/1968)
Longacre Theatre, (9/09/1968 - 11/23/1968)

First Preview: Dec 06, 1965
Opening Date: Dec 08, 1965
Closing Date: Nov 23, 1968
Total Previews: 2
Total Performances: 1234

Category: Play, Comedy, Original, Broadway
Description: A play in fifteen scenes
Setting: Scattered around uptown and downtown Manhattan.

Opening Night Production Staff

Theatre Owned / Operated by The Shubert Organization

Produced by David Merrick; Produced in association with Beresford Productions, Ltd.; Associate Producer: Samuel Liff

Written by Abe Burrows; Based on a play by Pierre Barillet and Jean-Pierre Gredy

Directed by Abe Burrows

Scenic Design by Oliver Smith; Costume Design by Theoni V. Aldredge; Lighting Design by Martin Aronstein; Miss Bacall's clothes by Norman Norell; Sound Design by Abe Knapp

General Manager: Jack Schlissel; Company Manager: Vince McKnight; Assistant to Mr. Schlissel: David W. Payne

Production Stage Manager: Charles Durand; Stage Manager: May Muth; Assistant Stage Mgr: Will Gregory and Michael Fairman

General Press Representative: Harvey B. Sabinson and Lee Solters; Press Representative: Bob Ullman; Secretary to Mr. Merrick: Helen Nickerson; Casting: Linda Otto; Music Consultant: Alfred Simon; Dance Advisor: Vernon Lusby; Assistant to Mr. Burrows: Evelyn Greene; Advertising: Blaine-Thompson and Fred Golden

Opening Night Cast

Lauren BacallStephanie
Barry NelsonJulian
Burt BrinckerhoffIgor
Brenda VaccaroToni
Marjorie BattlesBotticelli's Springtime
Michael FairmanMusic Lover
Arny FreemanSeƱor Sanchez
Will GregoryCustomer
Eileen LetchworthMrs. Durant
Robert MooreHarvey

Standby: Eileen Letchworth (Stephanie)

Understudies: Marjorie Battles (Toni), Michael Fairman (Harvey, Igor) and Will Gregory (Julian)

Awards and Nominations

Tony Award®

 1966 Best Featured Actor in a Play [nominee] 

Burt Brinckerhoff

 1966 Best Featured Actress in a Play [nominee] 

Brenda Vaccaro

Replacement/Transfer Info

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

Royale Theatre

(12/8/1965 - 9/7/1968)

Production Stage Manager: May Muth; Stage Manager: Geoffrey Johnson; Assistant Stage Mgr: Donald Barton, Michael Norell.

Casting: Hugh Fordin, Mitch Erickson.


Skye Aubrey
William Bogert
Lloyd Bridges
Julian (Oct 16, 1967 - ?)
Diana Douglas
Mrs. Durant
Ethelyne Dunfee
Betsy Durkin
Broadway debut
Botticelli's Springtime
Joan Eastman
Mrs. Durant
Lee Lawson
Rick Lenz
Music Lover
Marsha Mason
Botticelli's Springtime
Kevin McCarthy
Julian (May 8, 1967 - ?)
Michael Norell
Music Lover
Betsy Palmer
Stephanie (Nov 20, 1967 - ?)
Susan Tyrrell
Botticelli's Springtime

Standby: Donald Barton (Julian), Joan Eastman (Stephanie), James Karen (Julian).

Understudy: Betsy Durkin (Toni), Rick Lenz (Igor), Michael Norell (Igor), Susan Tyrrell (Toni).

Longacre Theatre

(9/9/1968 - 11/23/1968)

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