Eugene O'Neill Theatre, (10/23/1975 - 5/02/1976)

First Preview: Oct 15, 1975
Opening Date: Oct 23, 1975
Closing Date: May 02, 1976
Total Previews: 11
Total Performances: 223

Category: Play, Original, Broadway
Setting: The villages of Yanev, Zamosc, Bechev and Lublin, Poland in the year 1873.

Opening Night Production Staff

Theatre Owned / Operated by Nancy Enterprises, Inc.

Produced by Cheryl Crawford, Moe Septee, The Chelsea Theater Center (Robert Kalfin: Artistic Director; Michael David: Executive Director) and Mrs. Victor H. Potamkin; Associate Producer: Paul B. Berkowsky

Originally produced by The Chelsea Theatre Center of Brooklyn (Robert Kalfin: Artistic Director; Michael David: Executive Director; Burl Hash: Production Director)

Written by Leah Napolin and Isaac Bashevis Singer; Incidental music by Mel Marvin

Conceived by Robert Kalfin; Directed by Robert Kalfin

Scenic Design by Karl Eigsti; Costume Design by Carrie F. Robbins; Lighting Design by William Mintzer; Hair Design by Patrik Moreton

General Manager: Paul B. Berkowsky; Company Manager: Gino Giglio

Production Stage Manager: Clint Jakeman; Stage Manager: Richard Manheim

General Press Representative: Betty Lee Hunt; Advertising: The Blaine Thompson Company; Photographer: Laura Pettibone

Opening Night Cast

Hy AnzellMordecai
Feitl
Herman O. ArbeitTreitl
Reb Alter
Hadass' Father
Mary Ellen AshleyRivka
Necheleh
Chambermaid
Robin BartlettRaizeleh
Avram
Stephen dePietriShmuel
Zisheh
Dr. Chanina
Musician
Blanche DeePesheh
David EricMoishe
Gershon
Chaim
Musician
Tovah FeldshuhYentl
Elaine GrollmanZlateh
Rita KarinYachna
Lynn Ann LeveridgeHadass
Leland MossLemmel
Yussel
Wedding Jester
Dr. Solomon
Mohel
Musician
Albert M. OttenheimerNehemiah
The Rabbi
Sheftel
the Tailor
Bernie PasseltinerReb Todrus
Fulcha
Laibish
The Cantor
Messenger
Musician
Natalie PriestFrumka
Hadass' Mother
Reuben SchaferReb Nata
The Shamus
Zelig
Madeline ShawZelda-Leah
Shimmel
John V. SheaAvigdor
Michael James StratfordDovid
Yitzhok
Musician
Diane TarletonFinkl
Berel

Understudies: Herman O. Arbeit (Mordecai, Reb Todrus), Mary Ellen Ashley (Frumka, Pesheh, Yachna), Robin Bartlett (Yentl), Stephen dePietri (Lemmel), David Eric (Fulcha, Messenger), Richard Manheim (Chaim, Dovid, Shmuel), Leland Moss (Reb Nata), Bernie Passeltiner (Reb Alter, The Rabbi, Wedding Jester, Zelig), Reuben Schafer (Feitl, Sheftel, The Cantor), Madeline Shaw (Chambermaid, Necheleh, Rivka, Zlateh), Michael James Stratford (Avigdor) and Diane Tarleton (Chambermaid, Hadass, Necheleh, Raizeleh, Zelda-Leah)

Awards and Nominations

Tony Award®

 1976 Best Actress in a Play [nominee] 

Tovah Feldshuh

Drama Desk Award

 1976 Outstanding Actress in a Play [nominee] 

Tovah Feldshuh

 1976 Outstanding Featured Actress in a Play [nominee] 

Lynn Ann Leveridge

 1976 Unique Theatrical Experience [nominee] 

Produced by Cheryl Crawford, Moe Septee, The Chelsea Theater Center (Robert Kalfin: Artistic Director; Michael David: Executive Director) and Mrs. Victor H. Potamkin

 1975 Outstanding Actress in a Play [nominee] 

Tovah Feldshuh

winner 1975 Special Mention [recipient] 

Tovah Feldshuh

Theatre World

winner 1976 Award [recipient] 

Tovah Feldshuh

winner 1976 Award [recipient] 

John V. Shea

Replacement/Transfer Info


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


Eugene O'Neill Theatre

(10/23/1975 - 5/2/1976)

Cast

Madeline Shaw
Necheleh
Rivka
Diane Tarleton
Chambermaid
Sonia Zomina
Zelda-Leah

Understudies: Elaine Grollman (Rivka), Diane Tarleton (Pesheh), Sonia Zomina (Necheleh, Yachna).


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