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Billy Budd   

Biltmore Theatre, (2/10/1951 - 5/12/1951)
First Preview: Total Previews:
Opening Date: Feb 10, 1951    
Closing Date: May 12, 1951 Total Performances: 105

Category: Play, Drama, Original, Broadway
Setting: Aboard the H.M.S. Indomitable at sea. August, 1798, the year following the Naval mutinies at Spithead and the Nore.


Production Staff
Theatre Owned by Warner Brothers; Theatre Operated by Bernard Klawans
Produced by Chandler Cowles and Anthony B. Farrell
Written by Louis O. Coxe and Robert Chapman; Based on the novel by Herman Melville
Directed by Norris Houghton
Scenic Design by Paul Morrison; Costume Design by Ruth Morley; Assistant to Mr. Morrison: Richard Burns; Wig Design by Alfred Barris
General Manager: Paul Groll
General Stage Manager: Bob Margulies; Assistant Stage Mgr: William Armitage; Production Supervisor: David Kanter
Production Associate: Benet Segal; Press Representative: George Ross and Dorothy Ross; Assistant to the Director: Ruth Bedford; Costumes by Brooks Costume Company
Cast
Dennis King
Edward Fairfax Vere
Captain, Royal Navy
Torin Thatcher
John Claggart
Master-at-Arms
Martin Brandt
Byren
Relief Helmsman
Walter Burke
O'Daniel
Maintopman
Charles Carshon
Stoll
Helmsman
James Daly
Talbot
Maintopman
Robert Dudley
Sailor
Norman Ettlinger
Boardman Wyatt
Sailing Master
George Fells
The Dansker
Mainmast Man
Bill Froelich
2nd Marine
Henry Garrard
Rea
Midshipman
Preston Hanson
John Ratcliffe
First Lieutenant
Charles Hudson
Messboy
Bernard Kates
Squeak
Master-at-Arms Man
David Long
Drummer
Jack Manning
Gardiner
Midshipman
Lee Marvin
Hallam
Marine
Robert McQueeney
Duncan
Mate of the Main Deck
Jeff Morrow
Jenkins
Captain of the Maintop
Charles Nolte
Billy Budd
Foretopman
Kenneth Paine
Kincaid
Maintopman
Judson Pratt
Payne
Maintopman
Winston Ross
Surgeon
Guy Spaull
Philip Michael Seymour
First Officer
Bertram Tanswell
Jackson
Maintopman
Leonard Yorr
Butler
Maintopman