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The Philanthropist   

 
Ethel Barrymore Theatre, (3/15/1971 - 5/15/1971)
First Preview: Mar 11, 1971 Total Previews: 5
Opening Date: Mar 15, 1971    
Closing Date: May 15, 1971 Total Performances: 64

Category: Play, Comedy, Original, Broadway
Setting: The rooms of an English university professor; October 1970



Production Staff
Produced by David Merrick; Produced in association with Byron Goldman, Michael Codron and The Royal Court Theatre; Associate Producer: Samuel Liff
Written by Christopher Hampton
Directed by Robert Kidd
Scenic Design by John Gunter; Costume Design by Sara Brook; Lighting Design by Lloyd Burlingame
General Manager: Jack Schlissel
Stage Manager: Mitchell Erickson; Assistant Stage Mgr: Carolyn Lagerfelt
Staff Associate: Sylvia Schwartz, John Bonanni and Elizabeth Kaye; Press Associate: Harvey B. Sabinson, Lee Solters, Leo Stern and Edie Kean
Cast
Jane AsherCelia
Paul CorumJohn
Carolyn LagerfeltLiz
Alec McCowenPhilip
Victor SpinettiBraham
Penelope WiltonAraminta
Ed ZimmermannDonald
Standby: Albert Stratton (Braham, Donald)
Understudies: Carolyn Lagerfelt (Celia)
Tony Award®
 1971 Best Play [nominee] 
 Written by Christopher Hampton ;  Produced by David Merrick
 1971 Best Actor in Play [nominee] 
  Alec McCowen
 1971 Best Featured Actor in a Play [nominee] 
  Ed Zimmermann
Drama Desk Award
winner 1971 Outstanding Performance [winner] 
 Performer: Alec McCowen