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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 OlivierThomas Becket
Anthony QuinnHenry II
Duke of Normandy and King of England
Marie PowersThe Queen Mother
Edward AtienzaThe Pope
Hilary BeckettHis Daughter
Mel BergerThird English Baron
First Monk from Hastings
Brian CroweA Young Monk
Kit CulkinHenry's Younger Son
Peter De FirisA Servant
Robert DukeHenry's Page
Robert EcklesLouis
King of France
Margaret HallThe Queen
Wife to Henry
Ferdi HoffmanFourth English Baron
Will HussungThe Bishop of Oxford
William of Corbeil
First French Baron
Tom LeithHis Son
A Monk
Secretary to Becket
Julian MillerSecond Servant
A Young Footsoldier
Earl MontgomeryGilbert Folliot
Bishop of London
Madeline MorganA French Girl
Dennis RosaHenry's Elder Son
Dran SeitzGwendolen
Dino TerranovaA French Priest
Cardinal Zambelli
Victor ThorleyThe Bishop of York
The Provost Marshall
Sydney WalkerThe Archbishop of Canterbury
Second French Baron
A Priest
Robert WeilA Saxon Peasant
Ronald WeyandSecond English Baron
Second Monk from Hastings
Claude WoolmanA Soldier
The Duke of Arundel
Louis ZorichFirst 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