This production played in repertory with Chemin de Fer, Holiday


Ethel Barrymore Theatre, (11/25/1973 - 2/16/1974)

Opening Date: Nov 25, 1973
Closing Date: Feb 16, 1974
Total Previews: 7
Total Performances: 32

Category: Play, Drama, Revival, Broadway
Description: A drama in three acts
Setting: In and around the little town of G├╝llen some time ago.

Opening Night Production Staff

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

Produced by New Phoenix Repertory Co. (T. Edward Hambleton, Michael Montel: managing directors; Harold Prince, Stephen Porter: artistic directors)

Written by Friedrich Duerrenmatt; Book adapted by Maurice Valency; Incidental music based on work by Edgard Varèse

Directed by Harold Prince; Assistant Director: Ruth Mitchell

Scenic Design by Edward Burbridge; Costume Design by Carolyn Parker; Lighting Design by Ken Billington; Assistant to Mr. Burbridge: John Dapper; Assistant to Miss Parker: Elisabeth Seley; Assistant to Mr. Billington: Judith Binus; Wig Design by Paul Huntley Productions, Inc.

General Manager: Marilyn S. Miller; Assistant Gen. Mgr: John Wessel

Production Stage Manager: Murray Gitlin; Stage Manager: Louis Pulvino; Assistant Stage Mgr: Val Mayer

Music Consultant: Paul Gemignani

Press Representative: Mary Bryant and Shirley Herz; Assistant Press Representative: Bill Evans; Advertising: Blaine-Thompson; Photographer: Van Williams

Opening Night Cast

John McMartinAnton Schill
Rachel RobertsClaire Zachanassian
Ralph DrischellThe Painter
Doctor Nusslin
David DukesHusbands #7, #8, #9
Athlete
George EdeBurgomaster
Mayor
Peter FriedmanCarpenter
Bonnie GallupFrau Burgomaster
Mayor's Wife
Second Woman
John GloverProfessor Muller
Merwin GoldsmithPastor
Nicholas HormannLoby
Curt KaribalisPolice Chief Schultz
Chip LuciaMax
a bodyguard
Valentine MayerMike
a bodyguard
Truck Driver
Bill MoorStation Master
Charlotte MooreFrau Schill
George PentecostKoby
Robin Pearson RoseOttilie Schill
Schill's daughter
Thomas A. StewartFirst Conductor
Karl Schill
Schill's son
Ellen TovattFirst Woman
with little girls
Reporter
Richard VentureBoby

Understudies: George Ede (Anton Schill), Bonnie Gallup (Claire Zachanassian), Nicholas Hormann (Pastor, Station Master), Valentine Mayer (Carpenter, Karl Schill, Koby) and Bill Moor (Boby)

Awards and Nominations

Tony Award®

 1974 Best Actress in a Play [nominee] 

Rachel Roberts

 1974 Best Lighting Design [nominee] 

Ken Billington

Drama Desk Award

winner 1974 Outstanding Director [winner] 

Harold Prince

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