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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 Durning George Sikowski
Richard A. Dysart Coach
Walter McGinn Tom Daley
Michael McGuire James Daley
Jason Miller Basketball game announcer Recorded voice only
Paul Sorvino Phil 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