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Borstal Boy   

 
Lyceum Theatre, (3/31/1970 - 8/01/1970)
First Preview: Total Previews: 8
Opening Date: Mar 31, 1970    
Closing Date: Aug 01, 1970 Total Performances: 143

Category: Play, Original, Broadway
Setting: Liverpool; Dublin; aboard a ship in Hollesley Bay. 1939.



Production Staff
Theatre Owned / Operated by The Shubert Organization
Produced by Michael McAloney and Burton C. Kaiser; Produced in association with The Abbey Theatre of Dublin; Associate Producer: Joyce Sloane
Based on a book by Brendan Behan; Adapted for the stage by Frank McMahon
Directed by Tomas MacAnna
Production Design by Tomas MacAnna; Scenic Supervision: Neil Peter Jampolis; Lighting Design by Neil Peter Jampolis; Costume Supervision: Robert Fletcher; Prod. Assistant to Mr. Jamopolis: Judith Binus
General Manager: Richard Horner; Company Manager: Al Jones
Production Stage Manager: William Ross; Stage Manager: Bernard Pollock and William G. Johnson
General Press Representative: Lee Solters and Harvey B. Sabinson; Press Representative: Stanley F. Kaminsky; Assistant to the Producer: Roslyn Dickens; Advertising: Ingram Ash and Blaine-Thompson; Original portrait of Brendan Behan used in the production and all cover and poster art by LeRoy Neiman
Cast
Frank GrimesYoung Behan
Bruce HeighleyCharlie Millwall
Niall ToibinBrendan Behan
Francis BethencourtMr. Whitbread
First Warder
Mairin D. O'SullivanMrs. Gildea
Norman AllenHartigan
Prisoner at Walton
Harty
a Borstal Boy
Don BillettI.R.A. Man
Smith
Prisoner at Walton
Jock
a Borstal Boy
Amy BurkWarder's Wife
Michael CahillI.R.A. Man
Chewlips
a Borstal Boy
George ConnollyKen Jones
a Borstal Boy
Phyllis CraigLiverpool landlady
Marilyn CrawleyEnsemble
Roslyn DickensEnsemble
Brendan FayI.R.A. Man
Library Warder
Voice of the Judge
Emigration Official
Liam GannonI.R.A. Man
Callan
Prisoner at Walton
Rivers
a Borstal Boy
Peter HockEnsemble
Terry LomaxBrownie
Prisoner at Walton
Shaggy
a Borstal Boy
John MacKayThe Inspector
Prison Governor
Patricia McAnenySheila
Kenneth McMillanTubby
Prisoner at Walton
Minister
Cook
Drout MillerJames
Prisoner at Walton
Joe
a Borstal Boy
Don PerkinsItalian Priest
Arthur RobertsMr. Holmes
Second Warder
Welsh Warder
Dean SantoroDetective Vereker
Cragg
a Borstal Boy
Stephen ScottPrison Chaplain
Governor of Borstal
Tom SignorelliEnsemble
Joseph WarrenThe Sergeant
Warder O'Shea
James WoodsDale
Prisoner at Walton
Tom Meadows
a Borstal Boy
Richard YankoEnsemble
Richard YessoEnsemble
Understudies: Norman Allen (Charlie Millwall), Amy Burk (Girl in court, Sheila), George Connolly (Young Behan), Marilyn Crawley (Liverpool landlady, Mrs. Gildea), Roslyn Dickens (Warder's Wife), Brendan Fay (Brendan Behan, Cook), Peter Hock (Italian Priest, Jock, Joe, Ken Jones), John MacKay (Emigration Official, Governor of Borstal, Warder O'Shea), Kenneth McMillan (Library Warder, Prison Chaplain), Drout Miller (I.R.A. Man), Don Perkins (Prison Governor, Tubby), Dean Santoro (Dale, Voice of the Judge), Stephen Scott (The Inspector, The Sergeant), Tom Signorelli (Brownie, Harty, James, Shaggy), James Woods (Callan), Richard Yanko (Detective Vereker, Mr. Holmes, Rivers, Welsh Warder) and Richard Yesso (Chewlips, Cragg, Tom Meadows)
Tony Award®
winner 1970 Best Play [winner] 
 Adapted for the stage by Frank McMahon ;  Produced by Michael McAloney and Burton C. Kaiser
 1970 Best Actor in Play [nominee] 
  Frank Grimes
 1970 Best Direction of a Play [nominee] 
  Tomas MacAnna
Drama Desk Award
winner 1970 Outstanding Performance [winner] 
 Performer: Frank Grimes and Niall Toibin