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That Championship Season   

 
Booth Theatre, (9/14/1972 - 4/21/1974)
First Preview: Sep 11, 1972 Total Previews: 3
Opening Date: Sep 14, 1972    
Closing Date: Apr 21, 1974 Total Performances: 700

Category: Play, Original, Broadway
Setting: 1973. The Coach's house, somewhere in the Lackawanna Valley.
Comments: "A man gets tied up to the ground / He gives the world its saddest sound, / Its saddest sound." --Paul Simon



Production Staff
Theatre Owned / Operated by The Shubert Organization (Executive Directors: Irving Goldman, Bernard B. Jacobs, Gerald Schoenfeld)
Produced by The New York Shakespeare Festival (Joseph Papp, Producer); Associate Producer: Bernard Gersten
Written by Jason Miller
Directed by A. J. Antoon
Scenic Design by Santo Loquasto; Costume Design by Theoni V. Aldredge; Lighting Design by Ian Calderon; Assistant to Mr. Loquasto: William Mickley
NYSF General Manager: David Black; General Manager: Eugene Wolsk and Emanuel Azenberg; Company Manager: Edmonstone Thompson, Jr.
NYSF Production Manager: Andrew Mihok; NYSF Technical Director: Mervyn Haines, Jr.; Production Stage Manager: Ron Abbott; Assistant Stage Mgr: Joseph Kavanaugh
Musical Coordinator: Herbert Harris
NYSF General Press Representative: Merle Debuskey; NYSF Resident Press Representative: Robert Ullman; Press Representative: Faith Geer; NYSF Casting Director: Vincent Gugleotti Jr.; Advertising: Don Josephson and The Blaine Thompson Company; Assistant to the Producer: Gail Merrifield; Consultant to the Producer: Novella Nelson; Graphic Designer: Susan Frank and Larry Frank; Photographer: George E. Joseph
Cast
Charles DurningGeorge Sikowski
Richard A. DysartCoach
Walter McGinnTom Daley
Michael McGuireJames Daley
Jason MillerBasketball game announcer
Recorded voice only
Paul SorvinoPhil Romano
Understudies: Joe Mascolo (Phil Romano), Ron McClarty (George Sikowski) and Bernie McInerney (James Daley, Tom Daley)
Tony Award®
winner 1973 Best Play [winner] 
 Written by Jason Miller ;  Produced by The New York Shakespeare Festival (Joseph Papp, Producer)
 1973 Best Actor in Play [nominee] 
  Paul Sorvino
 1973 Best Scenic Design [nominee] 
  Santo Loquasto
 1973 Best Lighting Design [nominee] 
  Ian Calderon
winner 1973 Best Direction of a Play [winner] 
  A. J. Antoon
Pulitzer Prize
winner 1973 for Drama [winner] 
 Written by Jason Miller
Drama Desk Award
winner 1972 Outstanding Set Design [winner] 
 Scenic Design by Santo Loquasto
winner 1972 Outstanding Performance [winner] 
 Performer: Richard A. Dysart , Paul Sorvino , Charles Durning , Walter McGinn and Michael McGuire
winner 1972 Most Promising Playwright [winner] 
 Written by Jason Miller
winner 1972 Outstanding Director [winner] 
 Directed by A. J. Antoon