Lyceum Theatre, (2/16/1971 - 5/29/1971)

First Preview: Feb 11, 1971
Opening Date: Feb 16, 1971
Closing Date: May 29, 1971
Total Previews: 5
Total Performances: 120

Category: Play, Comedy, Revival, Broadway
Setting: A Street in front of Arnolphe's house. 1662.

Opening Night Production Staff

Produced by The Phoenix Theatre (T. Edward Hambleton: Co-Founder and Managing Director; Norris Houghton: Co-Founder; John Houseman: Producing Director)

Written by Molière; New English verse translation by Richard Wilbur; Incidental music by Conrad Susa

Directed by Stephen Porter

Scenic Design by James Tilton; Lighting Design by James Tilton; Costume Design by Nancy Potts; Hair Styles: Steve Atha

General Manager: Marilyn S. Miller; Assistant Gen. Mgr: Gintare Sileika; Assistant Manager: June Renfrow

Production Stage Manager: Bob Beard; Assistant Stage Mgr: Anthony Manionis

Publicity Director: Sol Jacobson and Lewis Harmon; Press Associate: Ruth D. Smuckler; Assistant to the Managing Director: Daniel Freudenberger; Photographer: Van Williams; Advertising: Blaine-Thompson

Opening Night Cast

Brian BedfordArnolphe
Joan van ArkAgnes
Paul BallantyneCrysalde
David DukesHorace
Gordon GouldOronte
James GreeneAlain
George PentecostNotary
Peggy PopeGeorgette
Mario SilettiEnrique

Understudies: Gordon Gould (Crysalde), Brooke Harrow (Agnes, Georgette), Anthony Manionis (Enrique, Horace, Notary, Oronte), George Pentecost (Arnolphe) and Mario Siletti (Alain)

Awards and Nominations

Tony Award®

winner 1971 Best Actor in Play [winner] 

Brian Bedford

 1971 Best Featured Actress in a Play [nominee] 

Joan van Ark

 1971 Best Direction of a Play [nominee] 

Stephen Porter

Drama Desk Award

winner 1971 Outstanding Performance [winner] 

Brian Bedford

Theatre World

winner 1971 Award [recipient] 

Joan van Ark

Replacement/Transfer Info

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

Lyceum Theatre

(2/16/1971 - 5/29/1971)


Stephen Joyce
Stephen D. Newman
Maria Tucci

Understudies: April Shawhan (Agnes, Georgette).

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