Ethel Barrymore Theatre, (10/18/1969 - 2/28/1970)

Opening Date: Oct 18, 1969
Closing Date: Feb 28, 1970
Total Previews: 6
Total Performances: 158

Category: Play, Comedy, Revival, Broadway
Description: A play in three acts
Setting: The Press Room of the Criminal Courts Building in Chicago. 1928.
This production is a return engagement of The Front Page (5/10/1969 - 7/05/1969)

Opening Night Production Staff

Theatre Owned / Operated by The Shubert Organization

Produced by Jay H. Fuchs, Jerry Schlossberg and Albert Zuckerman; Produced in association with Roland Mattson; Associate Producer: Bruce Diamond and Fred Menowitz

Written by Ben Hecht and Charles MacArthur

Directed by Harold J. Kennedy

Scenic Design by Will Steven Armstrong; Lighting Design by Will Steven Armstrong; Costume Design by Sara Brook

General Manager: Leonard A. Mulhern and George Thorn

Production Stage Manager: Elissa Lane; Assistant Stage Mgr: Bruce Blaine

General Press Representative: Howard Atlee; Press Representative: David Roggensack and Stanley F. Kaminsky; Advertising: The Blaine Thompson Company

Opening Night Cast

Val AveryDiamond Louis
Peggy CassMollie Malloy
Bert ConvyHildy Johnson
Herald Examiner
Dody GoodmanJennie
Helen HayesMrs. Grant
Conrad JanisKruger
Journal of Commerce
John McGiverThe Mayor
Robert RyanWalter Burns
James FlavinMurphy
Harold J. KennedyBensinger
Charles WhiteSheriff Hartman
Bruce BlaineCarl
a Deputy
Jack CollardPoliceman
Patrick DesmondEarl Williams
Walter FlanaganWoodenshoes Eichorn
Joseph GeorgeTony
Will GregoryWilson
Bob LarkinSchwartz
Daily News
Kendall MarchPeggy Grant
Robert MilliEndicott
Robert RieselPoliceman
Ed RileyMcCue
City Press
Bernie WestMr. Pincus

Understudies: Bruce Blaine (Sheriff Hartman, The Mayor, Woodenshoes Eichorn), Jack Collard (Kruger, Murphy), Patrick Desmond (Bensinger, Mr. Pincus), Joseph George (Diamond Louis, Earl Williams, Endicott, Wilson), Dody Goodman (Mollie Malloy, Mrs. Grant), Helen Noyes (Jennie), Robert Riesel (McCue, Schwartz) and Ed Riley (Hildy Johnson)

Replacement/Transfer Info

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

Ethel Barrymore Theatre

(10/18/1969 - 2/28/1970)


Robert Alda
Walter Burns
(Jan 27, 1970 - ?)
Victor Arnold
James Flavin
Walter Burns (Jan 12, 1970 - ?)
Paul Ford
The Mayor (Feb 2, 1970 - ?)
Dody Goodman
Jennie (Feb 19, 1970 - ?)
Will Gregory
Butterfly McQueen
Jennie (Feb 2, 1970 - ?)
Jules Munshin
The Mayor (Jan 5, 1970 - ?)
Maureen O'Sullivan
Mrs. Grant
Molly Picon
Mrs. Grant (Dec 1, 1969 - ?)
Jan Sterling
Mollie Malloy (Jan 5, 1970 - ?)

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