Biltmore Theatre, (2/24/1976 - 7/03/1976)

Opening Date: Feb 24, 1976
Closing Date: Jul 03, 1976
Total Previews: 8
Total Performances: 152

Category: Play, Comedy, Original, Broadway
Setting: A small house in the woods. The Present.
Comments: Closed May 23, 1976 and reopened June 2, 1976 with a new cast.

Opening Night Production Staff

Theatre Owned / Operated by David J. Cogan

Produced by Terry Allen Kramer and Harry Rigby; Produced by arrangement with The Circle Repertory Company

Written by Jules Feiffer

Directed by Marshall W. Mason; Assistant Director: John H. Davis

Scenic Design by John Lee Beatty; Costume Design by Jennifer von Mayrhauser; Lighting Design by Dennis Parichy; Sound Design by Charles London and George Hansen

General Manager: Leonard Soloway; Company Manager: John Corkill

Stage Manager: Dan Hild and Greg Taylor

Special Effects by Robert E. McCarthy

Press Representative: Henry Luhrman Associates; Casting: Rob Thirkield; Casting Consultant: Feuer & Ritzer; Advertising: Blaine-Thompson and Mike Mones; Photographer: Martha Swope

Opening Night Cast

Neil FlanaganAbe
Judd HirschWiseman
Joan's Voices
Daniel SeltzerCohn
Nancy SnyderJoan

Standby: Herman O. Arbeit (Abe, Cohn, Gambler, Judge, Messenger, Wiseman) and Kristin Van Buren (Joan)

Awards and Nominations

Tony Award®

 1976 Best Play [nominee] 

Written by Jules Feiffer; Produced by Harry Rigby and Terry Allen Kramer

 1976 Best Featured Actor in a Play [nominee] 

Daniel Seltzer

 1976 Best Direction of a Play [nominee] 

Marshall W. Mason

Drama Desk Award

winner 1976 Outstanding Featured Actor in a Play [winner] 

Judd Hirsch

 1976 Outstanding Set Design [nominee] 

John Lee Beatty

Theatre World

winner 1976 Award [recipient] 

Daniel Seltzer

Replacement/Transfer Info

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

Biltmore Theatre

(2/24/1976 - 7/3/1976)
Directed by José Quintero(May 26, 1976 - ?).

Production Stage Manager: Robert Vandergriff.


Charles Durning
Cohn (May 26, 1976 - ?)
Leonard Frey
Gambler (Apr 6, 1976 - ?)
Judge (Apr 6, 1976 - ?)
Messenger (Apr 6, 1976 - ?)
Wiseman (Apr 6, 1976 - ?)
John Heffernan
Abe (May 26, 1976 - ?)
Lynn Redgrave
Joan (May 26, 1976 - ?)

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