Ethel Barrymore Theatre, (10/20/1976 - 1/02/1977)

First Preview: Oct 13, 1976
Opening Date: Oct 20, 1976
Closing Date: Jan 02, 1977
Total Previews: 8
Total Performances: 87

Category: Play, Original, Broadway
Setting: The great hall of the St. Elizabeth Institute for Nervous Disorders, St. Petersburgh, Russia, 1900.

Opening Night Production Staff

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

Produced by Kermit Bloomgarden, John Bloomgarden and Ken Marsolais; Produced in association with Don-Mark Enterprises

Written by Pavel Kohout; Based on the 1902 short story "Msyl" ("Thought") by Leonid N. Andreev; Musical Director: Stanley Wietrzychowski; Translated from Kohout's Czech play and the German version of G. and A. Baumrucker by Herbert Berghof and Laurence Luckinbill

Directed by Herbert Berghof

Scenic Design by Howard Bay; Lighting Design by Howard Bay; Costume Design by Patricia Zipprodt; Hair Design by Patrik Moreton; Assistant Costume Design: Hilary Rosenfeld

General Manager: Max Allentuck; Company Manager: Milton Moss

Production Stage Manager: Frederick A. De Wilde; Stage Manager: Harry Young; Assistant Stage Mgr: Timothy Farmer

Musician: Stanley Wietrzychowski, Brian Koonin and Alfonso Schiapano

Production Associate: Dona D. Vaughn; General Press Representative: John Springer Associates; Press Representative: Louis Sica; Assistant to the Director: Marlene Mancini; Assistant to the Producer: Noel Gilmore; Literary Advisor: Micky Levy; Casting: Johnson-Liff Associates; Advertising: The Blaine Thompson Agency and Matthew Serino; Graphic Design: Gilbert Lesser; Photographer: Frederick Ohringer

Opening Night Cast

Ruth FordThird Actress
also Voluptuous Mistress; Irina Pavlovna Kurganova; Countess Byelitskaya
Larry GatesProfessor Drzhembitsky
Laurence LuckinbillAnton Ignatyevich Kerzhentsev
also Hamlet
Kevin McCarthyFirst Actor
Alexey Konstantinovich Savelyov; also Polonius / Hamlet II
Maria Schell
Broadway debut
First Actress
Tatyana Nikolayevna; also Queen
Julie GarfieldSecond Actress
also Servant Girl / Katya; Flower Vendor / Gypsy Roma; Marya Vassilyevna
Ernest GravesThird Actor
also Dean / Lawyer / Major Count Byelitsky; Kurganov / King and others
Peter MaloneyFourth Actor
also Cashier / Newspaper Vendor; Conductor / Gypsy / Francisco; Polonius II
Felicia MontealegreFourth Actress
also Slim Mistress; Duchess de Cliche-Turomel; Pro
Paul SparerSecond Actor
also Ignat Antonovich Kerzhentsev / Rector; Waiter / Bernardo and others
James CarruthersAttendant
Barbara CogginApprentice
also Gypsy Girl
Timothy FarmerAttendant
Seán GriffinAttendant
Richard VernonAttendant

Understudies: James Carruthers (Second Actor), Faith Catlin (Apprentice, Second Actress), Barbara Coggin (Fourth Actress, Third Actress), Ernest Graves (First Actor), Seán Griffin (Anton Ignatyevich Kerzhentsev), Felicia Montealegre (First Actress), Richard Vernon (Fourth Actor) and Harry Young (Professor Drzhembitsky, Third Actor)

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