Eugene O'Neill Theatre, (12/11/1974 - 3/23/1975)

First Preview: Dec 03, 1974
Opening Date: Dec 11, 1974
Closing Date: Mar 23, 1975
Total Previews: 7
Total Performances: 119

Category: Play, Comedy, Original, Broadway

Opening Night Production Staff

Theatre Owned / Operated by Nancy Enterprises, Inc.

Produced by Emanuel Azenberg and Eugene V. Wolsk

Written by Neil Simon

Directed by Michael Bennett; Assistant Director: Bob Avian

Scenic Design by William Ritman; Costume Design by Joseph G. Aulisi; Lighting Design by Tharon Musser; Hair Design by Howard Rodney; Assistant to Mr. Rittman: Carole Lee Carroll; Assistant to Miss Musser Richard Winkler; Assistant to Miss Rich: Ellie Heller

General Manager: Jose Véga; Company Manager: Martin Cohen; Assistant Gen. Mgr: Douglas C. Baker

Production Stage Manager: Tom Porter; Stage Manager: Philip Cusack; Production Supervisor: Tom Porter

General Press Representative: Solters / Sabinson / Roskin Inc.; Casting: Shirley Rich; Press Representative: Milly Schoenbaum and Bud Westman; Assistant Press Representative: Nini Finkelstein; Production Assistant: Helen Kira

Opening Night Cast

Vincent GardeniaJoe Benjamin
Maria KarnilovaRose Benjamin
Charles Nelson ReillySidney Lipton
Laura EstermanSara Benjamin
Terry KiserDavid Benjamin
Nick LaTourMorris
Rosetta LeNoireMady
Lawrence John MossBen Benjamin

Standby: Ken Olfson (Ben Benjamin, Sidney Lipton)

Understudies: Jo Flores Chase (Rose Benjamin), Philip Cusack (David Benjamin), Richard Kuss (Joe Benjamin), Mary Rio Lewis (Mady), Philip Lindsay (Morris) and Ellen Ruskin (Sara Benjamin)

Awards and Nominations

Tony Award®

 1975 Best Scenic Design [nominee] 

William Ritman

Drama Desk Award

 1975 Outstanding Set Design [nominee] 

William Ritman

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