Helen Hayes Theatre, (12/30/1975 - 7/18/1976)

Opening Date: Dec 30, 1975
Closing Date: Jul 18, 1976
Total Performances: 233

Category: Play, Comedy, Revival, Broadway
Description: A play in three acts
Setting: The duplex apartment of the Cavendishes, in the East Fifties, New York, 1927.

Opening Night Production Staff

Theatre Owned / Operated by Coronet Theatre Corporation (Lester Osterman and Richard Horner)

Produced by Barry M. Brown, Burry Fredrik, Fritz Holt and Sally Sears; Produced for The Kennedy Center & Xerox Corporation by Roger L. Stevens and Richmond Crinkley; Produced in association with The McCarter Theatre Company (Michael Kahn, Producing Director) and Brooklyn Academy of Music

Originally produced by American Bicentennial Theatre

Written by George S. Kaufman and Edna Ferber; Incidental music by Claibe Richardson

Directed by Ellis Rabb

Scenic Design by Oliver Smith; Costume Design by Ann Roth; Lighting Design by John Gleason; Wig Design by Lyn Quiyou

General Manager: David Lawlor; Company Manager: David Lawlor

Production Stage Manager: Helaine Head; Stage Manager: Andre Love; Assistant Stage Mgr: Pat DeRousie

General Press Representative: Shirley Herz; Advertising: The Blaine Thompson Company

Opening Night Cast

George GrizzardTony Cavendish
Fanny's son
Rosemary HarrisJulie Cavendish
Fanny's daughter
Eva Le GallienneFanny Cavendish
Sam LeveneOscar Wolfe
Joseph MaherHerbert Dean
Fanny's brother
Mary Louise WilsonKitty Dean
Fanny's sister-in-law
Donald BartonGilbert Marshall
Forrest BuckmanPerry Stewart
James C. BurgeHall boy
Gunga
Mark FleischmanHall boy
Mary LayneGwen Cavendish
Fanny's granddaughter
Rosetta LeNoireDella
Miller LideChauffeur
Hall boy
Sherman LloydMcDermott
Eleanor PhelpsMiss Peake
John RemmeJo

Understudies: James C. Burge (Perry Stewart, Tony Cavendish), Maria Cellario (Della, Julie Cavendish, Kitty Dean, Miss Peake), Pat DeRousie (Gwen Cavendish, Miss Peake), Mark Fleischman (Jo, McDermott), Miller Lide (Gilbert Marshall, Herbert Dean, Oscar Wolfe) and Eleanor Phelps (Fanny Cavendish)

Awards and Nominations

Tony Award®

 1976 Best Actress in a Play [nominee] 

Rosemary Harris

 1976 Best Costume Design [nominee] 

Ann Roth

winner 1976 Best Direction of a Play [winner] 

Ellis Rabb

Drama Desk Award

winner 1976 Outstanding Actress in a Play [winner] 

Rosemary Harris

winner 1976 Outstanding Director of a Play [winner] 

Ellis Rabb

 1976 Outstanding Costume Design [nominee] 

Ann Roth

winner 1976 Outstanding Revival [winner] 

Produced by Barry M. Brown, Burry Fredrik, Fritz Holt, Sally Sears, Roger L. Stevens and Richmond Crinkley; Produced in association with The McCarter Theatre Company (Michael Kahn, Producing Director) and Brooklyn Academy of Music

Replacement/Transfer Info


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


Helen Hayes Theatre

(12/30/1975 - 7/18/1976)

Cast

Maria Cellario
Miss Peake
Richard Council
Tony Cavendish
Fanny's son
(Apr 30, 1976 - Jul 18, 1976)
Ellen Fiske
Gwen Cavendish
Fanny's granddaughter
Andre Love
Hall boy
Peg Murray
Kitty Dean
Fanny's sister-in-law
(Jun 1976 - ?)
Ellis Rabb
Tony Cavendish
Fanny's son
(Jan 12, 1976 - ?)
Margot Stevenson
Miss Peake
John C. Vennema
Hall boy
Richard Woods
Herbert Dean
Fanny's brother

Understudies: Margot Stevenson (Della, Fanny Cavendish).


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