Plymouth Theatre, (10/24/1974 - 9/11/1976)
Helen Hayes Theatre, (10/05/1976 - 10/02/1977)

First Preview: Oct 14, 1974
Opening Date: Oct 24, 1974
Closing Date: Oct 02, 1977
Total Performances: 1209

Category: Play, Drama, Original, Broadway
Setting: The Present. Rokeby Psychiatric Hospital in Southern England.

Opening Night Production Staff

Plymouth Theatre Owned/Operated by: The Shubert Organization (Executive Directors: Irving Goldman, Bernard B. Jacobs, Gerald Schoenfeld)

Produced by Kermit Bloomgarden and Doris Cole Abrahams; Produced in association with Frank Milton

Written by Peter Shaffer; Cinema Music: Cy Coleman

Directed by John Dexter

Scenic Design by John Napier; Costume Design by John Napier; Lighting Design by Andy Phillips; Sound Design by Marc Wilkinson

General Manager: Max Allentuck

Production Stage Manager: Robert L. Borod; Stage Manager: Nicholas Russiyan; Assistant Stage Mgr: Michael Wieben

Mime: Claude Chagrin; American supervision of scenery and lighting: Howard Bay; American supervision of costumes: Patricia Adshead; General Press Representative: John Springer Associates; Press Representative: Louis Sica; Graphic Design: Gilbert Lesser; Advertising: The Blaine Thompson Company and Matthew Serino; Assistant to Mr. Bloomgarden: John Bloomgarden; Assistant to the Director: Gabriel Oshen; Production Assistant: Scott Rudin

Opening Night Cast

Peter FirthAlan Strang
Anthony HopkinsMartin Dysart
Michael HigginsFrank Strang
Roberta MaxwellJill Mason
Marian SeldesHesther Saloman
Frances SternhagenDora Strang
Mary DoyleNurse
Gus KaikkonenHorse
Philip KrausHorse
Walter MathewsHarry Dalton
Everett McGillYoung Horseman
Nugget
Gabriel OshenHorse
David RamseyHorse
John TyrrellHorse

Standby: Alan Mixon (Martin Dysart)

Understudies: Mary Doyle (Dora Strang, Hesther Saloman), Dale Hodges (Jill Mason, Nurse), Thomas Hulce (Alan Strang), Philip Kraus (Harry Dalton, Nugget, Young Horseman), Walter Mathews (Frank Strang) and Michael Wieben (Horse)

Awards and Nominations

Tony Award®

winner 1975 Best Play [winner] 

Written by Peter Shaffer; Produced by Kermit Bloomgarden and Doris Cole Abrahams

 1975 Best Actor in Play [nominee] 

Peter Firth

 1975 Best Featured Actress in a Play [nominee] 

Frances Sternhagen

 1975 Best Lighting Design [nominee] 

Andy Phillips

winner 1975 Best Direction of a Play [winner] 

John Dexter

Drama Desk Award

winner 1975 Outstanding Actor in a Play [winner] 

Anthony Hopkins

 1975 Outstanding Actor in a Play [nominee] 

Peter Firth

winner 1975 Outstanding Featured Actress in a Play [winner] 

Frances Sternhagen

winner 1975 Outstanding Director of a Play [winner] 

John Dexter

winner 1975 Outstanding New Play (Foreign) [winner] 

Produced by Kermit Bloomgarden and Doris Cole Abrahams; Written by Peter Shaffer

 1975 Outstanding Costume Design [nominee] 

John Napier

 1975 Outstanding Lighting Design [nominee] 

Andy Phillips

 1975 Outstanding Set Design [nominee] 

John Napier

Theatre World

winner 1975 Award [recipient] 

Peter Firth

Replacement/Transfer Info


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


Plymouth Theatre

(10/24/1974 - 9/11/1976)

Cast

Betsy Beard
Jill Mason
Richard Burton
Martin Dysart
Catherine Byers
Dora Strang
Nurse
Douglas Campbell
Martin Dysart
David Combs
Nugget
Young Horseman
John David
Horse
Mary Doyle
Hesther Saloman
Gary Faga
Horse
Dale Hodges
Nurse
Thomas Hulce
Alan Strang
Robert Lowell Hutton
Horse
Page Johnson
Harry Dalton
Philip Kraus
Harry Dalton
Peter Lobdell
Horse
Keith McDermott
Broadway debut
Alan Strang
Jacob Milligan
Alan Strang
Michael Misita
Horse
Richard Neilson
Harry Dalton
Robert Perault
Horse
Anthony Perkins
Martin Dysart
Don Plumley
Frank Strang
Harry Dalton
Jeffrey David Pomerantz
Horse
Jeanne Ruskin
Jill Mason
Gregory Salata
Horse
Marian Seldes
Dora Strang
Louise Troy
Hesther Saloman
Michael Wieben
Horse

Understudy: Page Johnson (Frank Strang), Tuck Milligan (Alan Strang), Janet Sarno (Dora Strang, Hesther Saloman).

Helen Hayes Theatre

(10/5/1976 - 10/2/1977)

Production Stage Manager: Brent Peek; Stage Manager: Moose Peting; Assistant Stage Mgr: David M. Everard.

General Press Representative: Marilynn LeVine.

Cast

Laurinda Barrett
Hesther Saloman
Patrick Bedford
Harry Dalton
Terence Burk
Horse
David Combs
Nugget
Young Horseman
Nancy Frangione
Jill Mason
Page Johnson
Frank Strang
Beverly May
Broadway debut
Dora Strang
Alec McCowen
Martin Dysart
Leonard Nimoy
Martin Dysart
Ellen Parker
Jill Mason
Timothy Potter
Horse
Janet Sarno
Nurse
Danny Sewell
Harry Dalton
Ralph Seymour
Alan Strang
Michael Snyder
Alan Strang
William Wright
Horse
Nugget
Young Horseman

Standby: David Leary (Martin Dysart).

Understudy: Daniel Arden (Alan Strang), Patrick Bedford (Frank Strang, Martin Dysart), David M. Everard (Horse), Deborah Hedwall (Jill Mason, Nurse), Ellen Parker (Jill Mason, Nurse), Danny Sewell (Frank Strang), Michael Snyder (Alan Strang), William Wright (Harry Dalton, Nugget, Young Horseman).



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