Longacre Theatre, (4/28/1976 - 8/08/1976)

First Preview: Apr 27, 1976
Opening Date: Apr 28, 1976
Closing Date: Aug 08, 1976
Total Previews: 1
Total Performances: 116

Category: Play, Solo, Original, Broadway
Setting: In the Dickinson home in Amherst, Massachusetts, 1845-1886.

Opening Night Production Staff

Theatre Owned / Operated by The Shubert Organization (Gerald Schoenfeld: Chairman; Bernard B. Jacobs: President)

Produced by Mike Merrick, Don Gregory and Dome / Creative Image

Written by William Luce; Based on the life of Emily Dickinson

Directed by Charles Nelson Reilly

Scenic Design by H. R. Poindexter; Lighting Design by H. R. Poindexter; Costume Design by Theoni V. Aldredge; Hair Design by Ray Iagnocco

General Manager: James Awe

Production Stage Manager: George Eckert; Stage Manager: Bernie Baker

Compiled by Timothy Helgeson

General Press Representative: Seymour Krawitz; Assistant to the Director: Timothy Helgeson; Advertising: Lawrence Weiner and Associates; Press Associate: Patricia McLean Krawitz and Ted Goldsmith; Photographer: Sy Friedman; Poster Graphics by Bruce Lemerise

Opening Night Cast

Julie HarrisEmily Elizabeth Dickinson
Maggie Maher
Austin Dickinson
James Francis Billings
Abby Wood
Jennie Hitchcock
Uriah Crowell
Edward Dickinson
Mary Lyon
Lavinia Dickinson
Susan Gilbert Dickinson
Thomas Wentworth Higginson
Charles Wadsworth
Emily Norcross Dickinson

Awards and Nominations

Tony Award®

winner 1977 Best Actress in a Play [winner] 

Julie Harris

Drama Desk Award

 1976 Unique Theatrical Experience [nominee] 

Julie Harris

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