Booth Theatre, (10/21/1969 - 7/02/1972)

Opening Date: Oct 21, 1969
Closing Date: Jul 02, 1972
Total Previews: 12
Total Performances: 1128

Category: Play, Comedy, Original, Broadway
Setting: Don Baker's apartment on East 11th Street in New York.

Opening Night Production Staff

Theatre Owned / Operated by The Shubert Organization

Produced by Arthur Whitelaw, Max J. Brown and Byron Goldman; Associate Producer: Ruth Bailey

Written by Leonard Gershe; The song "Butterflies Are Free" by Steve Schwartz

Directed by Milton Katselas

Scenic Design by Richard Seger; Costume Design by Robert Mackintosh; Lighting Design by Jules Fisher; Hair Design by Joe Tubens

General Manager: Marvin A. Krauss; Company Manager: David Wyler

Production Stage Manager: Elizabeth Caldwell; Assistant Stage Mgr: Preston Fischer

General Press Representative: Max Eisen; Press Representative: Cheryl Sue Dolby; Advertising: The Blaine Thompson Company

Opening Night Cast

Keir DulleaDon Baker
Eileen HeckartMrs. Baker
(Oct 21, 1969 - Oct 11, 1970)
Blythe DannerJill Tanner
(Oct 21, 1969 - Aug 29, 1970)
Michael GlaserRalph Austin

Understudies: Pamela Kingsley (Jill Tanner), Jan Miner (Mrs. Baker) and Kipp Osborne (Don Baker, Ralph Austin)

Awards and Nominations

Tony Award®

winner 1970 Best Featured Actress in a Play [winner] 

Blythe Danner

 1970 Best Featured Actress in a Play [nominee] 

Eileen Heckart

 1970 Best Direction of a Play [nominee] 

Milton Katselas

Theatre World

winner 1971 Award [recipient] 

Kipp Osborne

Replacement/Transfer Info

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

Booth Theatre

(10/21/1969 - 7/2/1972)
Company Manager: John Corkill.

Press Representative: Warren Pincus; Press Assistant: Milly Schoenbaum, Robert Satuloff.


Robert Anthony
Ralph Austin (Jul 1970 - ?)
Pamela Bellwood
Jill Tanner (Aug 1971 - ?)
Dirk Benedict
Don Baker (Feb 8, 1972 - ?)
Richard Fasciano
Broadway debut
Ralph Austin
Tom Fuccello
Ralph Austin (Jun 4, 1970 - Jul 1970)
David Huffman
Don Baker (? - Feb 6, 1972)
Kathleen Miller
Jill Tanner (Sep 1, 1970 - Aug 1971)
Rosemary Murphy
Mrs. Baker (Oct 13, 1970 - Sep 5, 1971)
Kipp Osborne
Don Baker
Michael Shannon
Broadway debut
Ralph Austin
Gloria Swanson
Mrs. Baker (Sep 7, 1971 - Jul 2, 1972)

Standbys: Kathleen Miller (Jill Tanner).

Understudies: Lynn Archer (Mrs. Baker), Richard Backus (Don Baker, Ralph Austin), Kristina Callahan (Jill Tanner), Karen Grassle (Jill Tanner), Will Sharpe Marshall (Don Baker, Ralph Austin), Patricia Wheel (Mrs. Baker).

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