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The Great Sebastians   
A Melodramatic Comedy

 
ANTA Playhouse, (1/04/1956 - 2/04/1956)
Coronet Theatre, (2/08/1956 - 6/02/1956)
First Preview: Total Previews:
Opening Date: Jan 04, 1956    
Closing Date: Jun 02, 1956 Total Performances: 174

Category: Play, Melodrama, Comedy, Original, Broadway
Description: A melodramatic comedy in three acts
Setting: Prague, Czechoslovakia. Winter of 1948.



Production Staff
Theatre Owned / Operated by City Playhouses, Inc. (Louis A. Lotito, President)
Produced by Howard Lindsay and Russel Crouse
Written by Howard Lindsay and Russel Crouse
Directed by Bretaigne Windust; Assistant Director: James Adams
Scenic Design by Raymond Sovey; Miss Fontanne's dresses by Mainbocher; Men's costumes by Brooks Costume Company; Lighting Design by Jean Rosenthal; Assistant Scenic Design: Ruth Morley
General Manager: Herman Bernstein; Company Manager: Lawrence Farrell
Production Stage Manager: David Gray, Jr.; Stage Manager: Peter Gumeny; Assistant Stage Mgr: Sheppard Kerman
Conducted by Danny Epstein
Press Representative: Leo Freedman and Abner D. Klipstein
Cast
Lynn FontanneEssie Sebastian
Alfred LuntRudi Sebastian
Ben AstarGeneral Otokar Zandek
Martin BrandtSecond Security Policeman
Michael EganSecond Soldier
Doris FesetteMarie Balzar
Anne FrancineColonel Bradacova
Susan FrankManya
Arny FreemanJosef
Grant GordonNovotny
Peter GumenyFirst Soldier
Ted GuntherCorporal
Ben HammerPavlat
Joseph HollandBacilek
Sheppard KermanThird Soldier
Edward MoorDr. Balzar
Peg MurrayVlasta Habova
Simon OaklandSergeant Javorsky
Burns OliverFirst Security Policeman
Eugenia RawlsSophie Cerny
José RubenKarel Cerny
Tony Award®
 1956 Best Scenic Design [nominee] 
  Raymond Sovey
 1956 Best Costume Design [nominee] 
  Mainbocher