Vivian Beaumont Theatre, (2/14/1974 - 3/17/1974)

First Preview: Jan 31, 1974
Opening Date: Feb 14, 1974
Closing Date: Mar 17, 1974
Total Previews: 11
Total Performances: 37

Category: Play, Original, Broadway
Setting: Now. Detroit, Michigan.

Opening Night Production Staff

Theatre Owned / Operated by Lincoln Center Theater

Produced by The New York Shakespeare Festival (Joseph Papp, Producer); Produced in association with Woodie King, Jr.; Associate Producer: Bernard Gersten

Written by Ron Milner

Directed by Michael Schultz

Scenic Design by Santo Loquasto; Costume Design by Judy Dearing; Lighting Design by Martin Aronstein; Assistant to Miss Dearing: Eugene Davis-Caron and Alonzer; Personal Assistant to Mr. Loquasto: Fredda Slavin; Assistant to Mr. Loquasto: Edward Pisoni; Associate to Mr. Aronstein: Lawrence Metzler

NYSF at Lincoln Center General Manager: Robert Kamlot; Company Manager: Patricia Carney; NYSF General Manager: David Black

NYSF at Lincoln Center Production Manager: Ron Abbott; Production Stage Manager: D. W. Koehler; Stage Manager: Fred Seagraves; NYSF Production Manager: Andrew Mihok; NYSF Production Supervisor: David Eidenberg

Music Consultant: Herbert Harris

NYSF General Press Representative: Merle Debuskey; Press Representative: Faith Geer; Costume Supervisor: Edward Burbridge; Assistant to the Producer: Gail Merrifield; Graphic Design: Susan Frank; Advertising: Don Josephson and Blaine-Thompson; Photographer: George E. Joseph; Consultant to the Producer: Novella Nelson; Assistant to the Director: Aketa Jamal; NYSF Casting Director: Mary Goldberg; Staff Assistant: Roger Gindi

Opening Night Cast

Frank AduHustler
Old Bob
Marilyn B. ColemanMrs. Laura Carlton
Jean Du ShonVoice
off stage
Mrs. Harris
Gloria EdwardsCandy
Mrs. Copeland
Sonny Jim GainesJim Aaron
Loretta GreeneMae Harris
Kirk KirkseyGeorge
Garrett MorrisBlack Cop
Lonny StevensMelvin
Glynn TurmanSteve Carlton
Ray VitteJoe
Dick A. WilliamsRico
Harris DavidHunt
Starletta DepaurPhyllis
Make-up
Kyle DuncanRed
Sheilah GoldsmithMarilyn
Steve LawsSlim
Cab Driver
Debbie MorganHelen
Ron RayfordTate
Pete
Herbert RiceBill
Berlinda TolbertFrancis
Bill WintersoleWhite Cop
Coach

Understudies: Frank Adu (Rico), Harris David (George, Joe), Starletta Depaur (Mrs. Harris), Jean Du Shon (Mrs. Laura Carlton), Sheilah Goldsmith (Candy, Mrs. Copeland), Kirk Kirksey (Slim), Steve Laws (Old Bob), Debbie Morgan (Make-up), Garrett Morris (Jim Aaron), Ron Rayford (Melvin), Herbert Rice (Steve Carlton), Lonny Stevens (Tate) and Berlinda Tolbert (Mae Harris)

Awards and Nominations

Tony Award®

 1974 Best Featured Actor in a Play [nominee] 

Dick A. Williams

 1974 Best Scenic Design [nominee] 

Santo Loquasto

Drama Desk Award

winner 1974 Outstanding Performance [winner] 

Dick A. Williams

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