Circle in the Square Theatre, (6/04/1973 - 7/28/1973)

First Preview: May 21, 1973
Opening Date: Jun 04, 1973
Closing Date: Jul 28, 1973
Total Previews: 16
Total Performances: 64

Category: Play, Drama, Revival, Broadway
Description: A play in three acts
Setting: Serebryakov's estate.

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)

Written by Anton Chekhov; Translated by Albert Todd and Mike Nichols

Directed by Mike Nichols

Production Design by Tony Walton; Lighting Design by Jules Fisher; Hair Design by Paul Huntley

Company Manager: William Conn

Production Stage Manager: Randall Brooks; Stage Manager: Charles Roden

General Press Representative: Merle Debuskey; Press Representative: Leo Stern; Advertising: Don Josephson and Blaine-Thompson

Opening Night Cast

Conrad BainIlya Ilyich Telegin
Julie ChristieYelena Andreyevna
Lillian GishMaryina
Barnard HughesAlexander Vladimirovich Serebryakov
Cathleen NesbittMaria Vasilyevna Voinitskaya
George C. ScottMikhail lvovich Astrov
Nicol WilliamsonIvan Petrovich Voinitsky
Elizabeth WilsonSofya Alexandrovna
Rod LoomisYefim
R. Mack MillerWorker
Tom TarpeyWorker

Standby: Taina Elg (Yelena Andreyevna), Michael Higgins (Mikhail lvovich Astrov), Anne Ives (Maria Vasilyevna Voinitskaya, Maryina) and Joanna Merlin (Sofya Alexandrovna)

Understudies: R. Mack Miller (Alexander Vladimirovich Serebryakov) and Tom Tarpey (Ilya Ilyich Telegin)

Awards and Nominations

Tony Award®

 1974 Best Actor in Play [nominee] 

George C. Scott

 1974 Best Actor in Play [nominee] 

Nicol Williamson

 1974 Best Direction of a Play [nominee] 

Mike Nichols

Drama Desk Award

winner 1974 Outstanding Performance [winner] 

Nicol Williamson

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

(6/4/1973 - 7/28/1973)


Richard McKenzie
Ilya Ilyich Telegin

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