Brooks Atkinson Theatre, (3/14/1975 - 5/16/1978)
Ambassador Theatre, (5/16/1978 - 9/03/1978)

First Preview: Mar 10, 1975
Opening Date: Mar 14, 1975
Closing Date: Sep 03, 1978
Total Previews: 4
Total Performances: 1453

Category: Play, Comedy, Original, Broadway
Setting: A guest cottage of a country inn in Northern California. A day in February in 1951, 1956, 1961, 1965, 1970 and 1975.

Opening Night Production Staff

Theatre Owned / Operated by The Nederlander Organization

Produced by Morton Gottlieb, Dasha Epstein, Edward L. Schuman and Palladium Productions (Gabriel Katzka, Steven Bach); Associate Producer: Ben Rosenberg and Warren Crane

Written by Bernard Slade

Directed by Gene Saks

Scenic Design by William Ritman; Costume Design by Jane Greenwood; Lighting Design by Tharon Musser; Hair Design by Steve Atha; Assistant to Jane Greenwood: David Charles; Assistant to Tharon Musser: Richard Winkler

General Manager: Ben Rosenberg; Company Manager: Martin Cohen

Production Stage Manager: Warren Crane; Stage Manager: Kate Pollock

General Press Representative: Solters & Roskin, Inc.; Press Representative: Milly Schoenbaum; Advertising: Blaine-Thompson and Matthew Serino; Photographer: Martha Swope

Opening Night Cast

Ellen BurstynDoris
Charles GrodinGeorge

Standby: Rochelle Oliver (Doris) and Joe Ponazecki (George)

Awards and Nominations

Tony Award®

 1975 Best Play [nominee] 

Written by Bernard Slade; Produced by Morton Gottlieb

winner 1975 Best Actress in a Play [winner] 

Ellen Burstyn

 1975 Best Direction of a Play [nominee] 

Gene Saks

Drama Desk Award

 1975 Outstanding Actor in a Play [nominee] 

Charles Grodin

winner 1975 Outstanding Actress in a Play [winner] 

Ellen Burstyn

 1975 Outstanding Director of a Play [nominee] 

Gene Saks

winner 1975 Outstanding New Play (American) [winner] 

Produced by Morton Gottlieb; Written by Bernard Slade

Replacement/Transfer Info

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

Brooks Atkinson Theatre

(3/14/1975 - 5/16/1978)

Propertyman: Barry-Robert Molitch.


Ted Bessell
George (Dec 1, 1975 - ?)
Sandy Dennis
Doris (Mar 8, 1977 - ?)
Conrad Janis
George (Oct 20, 1975 - ?)
Charles Kimbrough
Hope Lange
Doris (May 30, 1977 - ?)
Monte Markham
George (Jan 3, 1978 - ?)
Don Murray
George (Mar 8, 1977 - ?)
Betsy Palmer
Doris (Oct 24, 1977 - ?)
Loretta Swit
Doris (Dec 1, 1975 - ?)
Joyce Van Patten
Doris (Oct 20, 1975 - ?)

Ambassador Theatre

(5/16/1978 - 9/3/1978)

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