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Longacre Theatre, (1/20/1975 - 1/04/1976)

First Preview: Jan 10, 1975
Opening Date: Jan 20, 1975
Closing Date: Jan 04, 1976
Total Previews: 10
Total Performances: 400

Category: Play, Comedy, Farce, Original, Broadway

Opening Night Production Staff

Produced by Adela Holzer

Originally performed at the Yale Repertory Theatre (Robert Brustein, Artistic Director)

Written by Terrence McNally

Directed by Robert Drivas

Scenic Design by Lawrence King and Michael H. Yeargan; Costume Design by Lawrence King and Michael H. Yeargan; Lighting Design by Martin Aronstein; Miss Moreno's hairstyles by Vidal Sassoon

General Manager: Theatre Now, Inc., Edward H. Davis and William Court Cohen; Company Manager: Leo K. Cohen

Production Supervisor: Mitch Miller; Production Stage Manager: Larry Forde; Stage Manager: Steve Beckler

Casting Director: Geoffrey Johnson and Geri Windsor and Associates; General Press Representative: Michael Alpert Public Relations; Press Representative: Marilynn LeVine and Ellen Levene; Advertising: Mike Mones and Blaine-Thompson

Opening Night Cast

Rita MorenoGoogie Gomez
Jerry StillerCarmine Vespucci
Jack WestonGaetano Proclo
F. Murray AbrahamChris
Christopher J. BrownDuff
Stephen CollinsMichael Brick
George DzundzaAbe
John EversonTiger
Ruth JaroslowVivian Proclo
Paul B. PriceClaude Perkins
Ron AbelPianist
Bruce BauerPoliceman
Richard BoccelliCrisco
Hortensia ColoradoMaurine
Tony de SantisSheldon Farenthold
John RemmePatron in Chaps
Steve ScottPatron from Sheridan Square

Standby: George Dzundza (Carmine Vespucci, Gaetano Proclo) and Vera Lockwood (Vivian Proclo)

Understudies: Bruce Bauer (Michael Brick), Richard Boccelli (Abe), Hortensia Colorado (Googie Gomez), John Remme (Chris, Claude Perkins) and Steve Scott (Duff, Tiger)

Awards and Nominations

Tony Award®

winner 1975 Best Featured Actress in a Play [winner] 

Rita Moreno

Drama Desk Award

 1975 Outstanding Actress in a Play [nominee] 

Rita Moreno

 1975 Outstanding New Play (American) [nominee] 

Produced by Adela Holzer; Written by Terrence McNally

Replacement/Transfer Info

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

Longacre Theatre

(1/20/1975 - 1/4/1976)


Michael Beirne
Rik Colitti
Claude Perkins
Hortensia Colorado
Googie Gomez
Robert Drivas
George Dzundza
Gaetano Proclo
Michael Egan
Paul Espel
Michael Brick
June Gable
Googie Gomez
Larry Gilman
Stubby Kaye
Gaetano Proclo
Mike Kellin
Carmine Vespucci
Thomas Leopold
Vera Lockwood
Vivian Proclo
John Mintun
Patron in Chaps
Chi Chi Navarro
During Rita Moreno's illness
Googie Gomez
Hal Norman
Antonia Rey
Vivian Proclo
Michael Rose
Linda Scoullar

Standbys: Michael Egan (Carmine Vespucci, Gaetano Proclo), Arlene Fontana (Googie Gomez), Linda Scoullar (Vivian Proclo).

Understudies: Michael Beirne (Michael Brick), Valentine Mayer (Patron from Sheridan Square, Patron in Chaps), John Mintun (Chris, Claude Perkins), Hal Norman (Abe).

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