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Circle in the Square Theatre, (5/18/1974 - 8/31/1974)

First Preview: May 14, 1974
Opening Date: May 18, 1974
Closing Date: Aug 31, 1974
Total Previews: 6
Total Performances: 121

Category: Play, Comedy, Original, Broadway
Setting: Naples

Opening Night Production Staff

Theatre Owned / Operated by Circle in the Square (under the direction of Theodore Mann and Paul Libin)

Produced by Circle in the Square (Theodore Mann: Artistic Director; Paul Libin: Managing Director)

Originally produced by The Young Vic (Frank Dunlop: Director)

Adapted from the 1671 Commedia dell'Arte play "Les Fourberies de Scapin" by Molière; Book adapted by Jim Dale and Frank Dunlop; Incidental music by Jim Dale

Directed by Frank Dunlop

Scenic Design by Carl Toms; Costume Design by Carl Toms; Lighting Design by David Watson

Company Manager: William Conn

Production Stage Manager: Lawrence Spiegel; Stage Manager: Gordon Monsen

Circle in the Square General Press Representative: Merle Debuskey; Press Representative: Susan L. Schulman; Advertising: Blaine-Thompson and Don Josephson

Opening Night Cast

Jim DaleScapino
servant of Geronte
Jenny AustenWaitress
Paul BrookeGeronte
Alan CoatesWaiter
George ConnollyWaiter
Christopher HastingsOttavio
son of Argante
Hugh HastingsHeadwaiter
Jeremy James-TaylorLeandro
son of Geronte
Raymond PlattCarlo
Gavin ReedSylvestro
servant of Argante, friend to Scapino
Cleo SylvestreZerbinetta
a gypsy, beloved of Leandro
Lotti TaylorNurse
Ian TriggerArgante
Tammy UstinovGiacinta

Awards and Nominations

Tony Award®

 1975 Best Actor in Play [nominee] 

Jim Dale

 1975 Best Direction of a Play [nominee] 

Frank Dunlop

Drama Desk Award

winner 1974 Outstanding Performance [winner] 

Jim Dale

winner 1974 Outstanding Director [winner] 

Frank Dunlop

Replacement/Transfer Info

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

Circle in the Square Theatre

(5/18/1974 - 8/31/1974)
Stage Manager: Norman Abrams; Assistant Stage Mgr: George Connolly.

Photographer: Martha Swope.


Norman Abrams
Melanie Chartoff
Barry Evans
son of Argante
Was replaced in previews
Yuye Fernandes
a gypsy, beloved of Leandro
John Horn
Phil Killian
J. Frank Lucas
Barry Michlin
Bertha Sklar
Holly Villaire

Understudies: Norman Abrams (Waiter), Jenny Austen (Giacinta, Zerbinetta), Alan Coates (Leandro, Ottavio), George Connolly (Carlo, Headwaiter, Sylvestro), Connie Forslund (Giacinta, Waitress, Zerbinetta), Hugh Hastings (Argante, Geronte), John Horn (Scapino), Phil Killian (Leandro, Ottavio), Holly Villaire (Giacinta, Zerbinetta), Glenn Walken (Leandro, Ottavio).

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