Broadhurst Theatre, (9/22/1976 - 10/31/1976)

First Preview: Sep 17, 1976
Opening Date: Sep 22, 1976
Closing Date: Oct 31, 1976
Total Previews: 2
Total Performances: 22

Category: Play, Original, Broadway
Setting: Bradleyville, Texas, 1962. Meeting room of the "Knights of the White Magnolia" on the third floor of the Cattleman's Hotel.

Opening Night Production Staff

Theatre Owned / Operated by The Shubert Organization

Produced by Robert Whitehead and Roger L. Stevens

Originally produced by The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts

Written by Preston Jones

Directed by Alan Schneider; Assistant Director: Joan Thorne

Scenic Design by Ben Edwards; Lighting Design by Ben Edwards; Costume Design by Jane Greenwood; Hair Design by Steve Atha

General Manager: Oscar E. Olesen; Company Manager: James Walsh

Production Stage Manager: William Dodds; Stage Manager: Charles Kindl and Stephen Nasuta

General Press Representative: Seymour Krawitz; Casting: Terry Fay; Press Representative: Patricia McLean Krawitz and Louise Ment; Assistant to Mr. Whitehead: Doris Blum; Assistant to Mr. Stevens: Jean Bankier; Assistant to the Director: Beverly Shatto; Advertising: Lawrence Weiner and Associates and Norman Weiner; Speech Consultant: Robert Williams

Opening Night Cast

Henderson ForsytheL. D. Alexander
Fred GwynneColonel J. C. Kinkaid
Patrick HinesRed Grover
Thomas TonerOlin Potts
Graham BeckelSkip Hampton
Walter FlanaganRufe Phelps
John MarriottRamsey Eyes
Josh MostelMilo Crawford
Paul O'KeefeLonnie Roy McNeil

Standby: Charles Kindl (Lonnie Roy McNeil, Milo Crawford, Olin Potts), William LeMassena (Colonel J. C. Kinkaid), Everett McGill (Skip Hampton), Earl Sydnor (Ramsey Eyes) and Joseph Warren (L. D. Alexander, Red Grover, Rufe Phelps)

Awards and Nominations

Drama Desk Award

 1977 Outstanding Actor in a Play [nominee] 

Fred Gwynne

winner 1977 Outstanding Director of a Play [winner] 

Alan Schneider

winner 1977 Outstanding New Play (American) [winner] 

Produced by Robert Whitehead and Roger L. Stevens; Written by Preston Jones

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