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St. James Theatre, (10/05/1960 - 12/17/1960)
Royale Theatre, (12/19/1960 - 3/25/1961)
First Preview: Oct 03, 1960 Total Previews: 2
Opening Date: Oct 05, 1960    
Closing Date: Mar 25, 1961 Total Performances: 193

Category: Play, Original, Broadway
Setting: The time is between 1155 and 1170 A.D. England and France.

Production Staff
Produced by David Merrick
Written by Jean Anouilh; Translated by Lucienne Hill; Incidental music by Laurence Rosenthal
Directed by Peter Glenville
Scenic Design by Oliver Smith; Costume Design by Motley; Lighting Design by Jean Rosenthal
General Manager: Jack Schlissel
Production Stage Manager: Lucia Victor; Stage Manager: Alan Shayne; Production Supervisor: Neil Hartley; Assistant Stage Mgr: Tom Leith, Julian Miller and Val Wrenne
Press Representative: James D. Proctor; Advertising: The Blaine Thompson Company and Fred Golden; Technician: Teddy Van Bemmel; Casting Director: Michael Shurtleff; Press Assistant: Judith S. Davidson
Laurence Olivier
Thomas Becket
Anthony Quinn
Henry II
Duke of Normandy and King of England
Marie Powers
The Queen Mother
Edward Atienza
The Pope
Hilary Beckett
His Daughter
Mel Berger
Third English Baron
First Monk from Hastings
Brian Crowe
A Young Monk
Kit Culkin
Henry's Younger Son
Peter De Firis
A Servant
Robert Duke
Henry's Page
Robert Eckles
King of France
Margaret Hall
The Queen
Wife to Henry
Ferdi Hoffman
Fourth English Baron
Will Hussung
The Bishop of Oxford
William of Corbeil
First French Baron
Tom Leith
His Son
A Monk
Secretary to Becket
Julian Miller
Second Servant
A Young Footsoldier
Earl Montgomery
Gilbert Folliot
Bishop of London
Madeline Morgan
A French Girl
Dennis Rosa
Henry's Elder Son
Dran Seitz
Dino Terranova
A French Priest
Cardinal Zambelli
Victor Thorley
The Bishop of York
The Provost Marshall
Sydney Walker
The Archbishop of Canterbury
Second French Baron
A Priest
Robert Weil
A Saxon Peasant
Ronald Weyand
Second English Baron
Second Monk from Hastings
Claude Woolman
A Soldier
The Duke of Arundel
Louis Zorich
First English Baron
An Old Footsoldier
Tony Award®
winner 1961 Best Play [winner]
Written by Jean Anouilh; Translated by Lucienne Hill; Produced by David Merrick
1961 Best Actor in Play [nominee]
Anthony Quinn
winner 1961 Best Scenic Design (Dramatic) [winner]
Scenic Design by Oliver Smith
winner 1961 Best Costume Design (Dramatic) [winner]
Costume Design by Motley
winner 1961 Best Stage Technician [winner]
Teddy Van Bemmel