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The Devil's Advocate   

 
Billy Rose Theatre, (3/09/1961 - 6/17/1961)
First Preview: Mar 08, 1961 Total Previews: 1
Opening Date: Mar 09, 1961    
Closing Date: Jun 17, 1961 Total Performances: 116

Category: Play, Original, Broadway
Setting: The study of Eugenio Cardinal Marotta in Rome and the homes of the Bishop of Valenta, Dr. Aldo Meyer, the Contesa de Sanctis and Nina Sanduzzi, in and around the village of Gemello Minore in Calabria, Italy. The present, with glimpses of the past.



Production Staff
Theatre Owned / Operated by Billy Rose
Produced by Dore Schary; Associate Producer: Walter Reilly
Written by Dore Schary; Based on the novel by Morris L. West
Directed by Dore Schary
Scenic Design by Jo Mielziner; Costume Design by Theoni V. Aldredge; Associate designer to Mr. Mielziner: John Harvey; Assistant Scenic Design: Richard Casler; Assistant to Miss Aldredge: Gordon Micunis and Domingo Rodriguez
General Manager: Peter Davis; Company Manager: Jesse Long
Production Stage Manager: Jean Barrere; Stage Manager: Harry Young; Assistant Stage Mgr: Steve Karmen
Press Representative: Richard Maney, Martin Shwartz and Anne Woll; Casting: Susan Slade
Cast
Leo GennMonsignor Blaise Meredith
Sam LeveneDr. Aldo Meyer
Edward MulhareGiacomo Nerone
Eduardo CiannelliAurelio
Bishop of Valenta
Olive DeeringThe Contessa
Anne Louise De Sanctis
Tresa HughesNina Sanduzzi
Michael KaneNicholas Black
Margaret AldrichSignora Angeli
Diane CollinsSignora Martino
Lynn FormanTeresina
Win FormanPartisan
Steve KarmenPartisan
Allen LeafFather Anselmo
Fred J. ScollayIl Lupo
Dennis Scroppo
Broadway debut
Paolo Sanduzzi
Maurice ShrogMario
Boris TumarinEugenio Cardinal Marotta
Understudies: Maggie Aldrich (Nina Sanduzzi), Diane Collins (The Contessa), Lynn Forman (Signora Martino), Win Forman (Il Lupo), Ivor Francis (Eugenio Cardinal Marotta, Monsignor Blaise Meredith), Steve Karmen (Paolo Sanduzzi), Fred J. Scollay (Dr. Aldo Meyer) and Maurice Shrog (Father Anselmo)
Tony Award®
 1961 Best Play [nominee] 
 Written by Dore Schary ;  Produced by Dore Schary
 1961 Best Actor in Play [nominee] 
  Sam Levene
 1961 Best Featured Actor in a Play [nominee] 
  Eduardo Ciannelli
 1961 Best Featured Actress in a Play [nominee] 
  Tresa Hughes
 1961 Best Scenic Design (Dramatic) [nominee] 
 Scenic Design by Jo Mielziner
 1961 Best Costume Design (Dramatic) [nominee] 
 Costume Design by Theoni V. Aldredge