Eugene O'Neill Theatre, (11/11/1971 - 9/29/1973)

First Preview: Oct 09, 1971
Opening Date: Nov 11, 1971
Closing Date: Sep 29, 1973
Total Previews: 4
Total Performances: 798

Category: Play, Comedy, Drama, Original, Broadway
Setting: An apartment in a modern building in New York's East 80s. The Present.

Opening Night Production Staff

Theatre Owned / Operated by Nancy Enterprises, Inc.

Produced by Saint Subber and Nancy Enterprises, Inc.

Written by Neil Simon

Directed by Mike Nichols

Scenic Design by Richard Sylbert; Lighting Design by Tharon Musser; Costume Design by Anthea Sylbert; Hair Design by John Quaglia; Sound Supervision by Dennis Maitland; Assistant to Miss Musser: Spencer Mosse

General Manager: C. Edwin Knill; Company Manager: James Turner

Production Stage Manager: Tom Porter; Stage Manager: Wisner Washam

Publicity Director: Harvey B. Sabinson and Lee Solters; Press Representative: Cheryl Sue Dolby; Advertising: Ingram Ash and Matthew Serino; Casting: Linda Otto

Opening Night Cast

Peter FalkMel Edison
Lee GrantEdna Edison
Vincent GardeniaHarry Edison
Dena DietrichPauline
Tresa HughesJessie
Florence StanleyPearl
Wisner WashamRoger Keating
Recorded voice only

Standby: Mitchell Jason (Harry Edison) and Carol Morley (Jessie, Pauline, Pearl)

Awards and Nominations

Tony Award®

 1972 Best Play [nominee] 

Written by Neil Simon; Produced by Saint Subber

winner 1972 Best Featured Actor in a Play [winner] 

Vincent Gardenia

winner 1972 Best Direction of a Play [winner] 

Mike Nichols

Replacement/Transfer Info

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

Eugene O'Neill Theatre

(11/11/1971 - 9/29/1973)
Stage Manager: George Rondo; Assistant Stage Mgr: Susan Lehman.

Assistant to the Director: Tom Porter.


Jean Barker
Barbara Barrie
Edna Edison (Jun 5, 1972 - ?)
Art Carney
Mel Edison (Jun 5, 1972 - ?)
Ludi Claire
Gabriel Dell
Mel Edison
Hector Elizondo
Mel Edison
Harry Goz
Harry Edison
Ruth Manning
Phyllis Newman
Edna Edison
Rosemary Prinz
Edna Edison
Jack Somack
Harry Edison (May 22, 1972 - ?)
Jennie Ventriss

Standbys: Henry Sutton (Harry Edison).

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