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Cort Theatre, (11/17/1960 - 5/20/1961)
First Preview: Nov 16, 1960 Total Previews: 2
Opening Date: Nov 17, 1960    
Closing Date: May 20, 1961 Total Performances: 212

Category: Play, Drama, Original, Broadway
Setting: Washington, D.C., sometime in the future



Production Staff
Theatre Owned / Operated by The Shubert Organization
Produced by Robert Fryer and Lawrence Carr; Produced in association with John Herman; Associate Producer: Theatrical Interests Plan, Inc.
Written by Loring Mandel; Based on the Pulitzer Prize Novel by Allen Drury
Directed by Franklin Schaffner
Scenic Design by Rouben Ter-Arutunian; Costume Design by John Boxer; Lighting Design by Klaus Holm; Hair Design by Ronald De Mann; Assistant to Mr. Ter-Arutunian: Klaus Holm; Sound Design by Masque Sound Engineering Company
General Manager: Ben F. Stein; Company Manager: David Lawlor; Assistant to General Manager: Sam Pagliaro
Production Stage Manager: Ross Bowman; Assistant Stage Mgr: Arnold Margolin and Frank Roberts
Press Representative: Betty Lee Hunt; Production Associate: Robert Linden; Advertising: Fred Golden; Photographer: Friedman-Abeles
Cast
Ed BegleyOrrin Knox
Senator from Illinois
Henry JonesSeab Cooley
Senator from So. Carolina
Richard KileyBrig Anderson
Senator from Utah
Kevin McCarthyVan Ackerman
Senator from Wyoming
Chester MorrisBob Munson
Senator from Michigan
Staats CotsworthWilliam A. Huntington
Barnard HughesAugust
Senator from Minnesota
Sally KempMabel Anderson
Judson LaireThe President of the U.S.
Woodrow ParfreyHerbert Gelman
Tom ShirleyVice President
Joan WetmoreClaire Munson
Conrad BainWinthrop
Senator from Massachusetts
John BoydNewsman Three
Senate Clerk
Wilson BrooksCalloway
Senator from Utah
Dan CharlesSenator, Guard, Page, Aide, etc.
Richard DickensSenator, Guard, Page, Aide, etc.
David ElliotSenator, Guard, Page, Aide, etc.
William FarmerSenator, Guard, Page, Aide, etc.
Peggy FennSecretary
Joan HotchkisLiz
Brig's Sec.
Al KavanaghSenator, Guard, Page, Aide, etc.
Clarence KavanaughDanta
Senator from Connecticut
Leslie LitomyRichardson
Senator from Arkansas
Ed MoroneySenator, Guard, Page, Aide, etc.
Kayton NesbittSenator, Guard, Page, Aide, etc.
Vince O'BrienNewsman One
Rally Speaker
Hack RightorSenator, Guard, Page, Aide, etc.
Michael RyanNewsman Two
Garrison P. SherwoodSenator, Guard, Page, Aide, etc.
James P. TruaxSenator, Guard, Page, Aide, etc.
Wynn WrightDe Wilton
Senator from Vermont
Understudies: Conrad Bain (Bob Munson, William A. Huntington), John Boyd (Danta, Winthrop), Wilson Brooks (The President of the U.S.), Peggy Fenn (Claire Munson, Liz), Joan Hotchkis (Mabel Anderson), Barnard Hughes (Orrin Knox), Clarence Kavanaugh (August), Leslie Litomy (Herbert Gelman), Vince O'Brien (Calloway, Richardson, Van Ackerman), Frank Roberts (De Wilton, Newsman One, Newsman Three, Newsman Two), Michael Ryan (Brig Anderson), Tom Shirley (Seab Cooley) and Wynn Wright (Vice President)
Tony Award®
 1961 Best Scenic Design (Dramatic) [nominee] 
 Scenic Design by Rouben Ter-Arutunian