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Vivat! Vivat Regina!   

 
Broadhurst Theatre , (1/20/1972 - 4/29/1972)
First Preview: Total Previews:3
Opening Date:Jan 20, 1972   
Closing Date:Apr 29, 1972 Total Performances:116

Category: Play, Original, Broadway
Setting: The second part of the 16th century. France, England and Scotland.


Production Staff
Produced by David Merrick and Arthur Cantor; Produced by arrangement with H.M. Tennent, Ltd.; Associate Producer: Samuel Liff
Written by Robert Bolt
Directed by Peter Dews
Scenic Design by Carl Toms; Lighting Design by Lloyd Burlingame
Production Stage Manager: Mitchell Erickson; Stage Manager: John Handy
Press Representative: Arthur Cantor Associates and Ellen Levene
Cast
Eileen Atkins Elizabeth I
Claire Bloom Mary Queen of Scots
Norman Allen Francois II
Cleric
Ormiston
Gaetano Bongiovanni David Rizzio
Pope
Ralph Clanton Claud Nau
Peter Coffield Lord Darnley
Noel Craig Davison
John Devlin Cardinal of Lorraine
Sir Francis Walsingham
Ralph Drischell Tala
Prisoner
Robert Elston Robert Dudley
Dillon Evans de Quadra
Joseph Hill Lindsey
Diana Kirkwood Catherine de Medici
First Court Lady
Randy Levey Bagpiper
Jailer
One of the Courtiers, Lairds, Clerks, Servants, etc.
Stephen Macht Jailer
Brewer
One of the Courtiers, Lairds, Clerks, Servants, etc.
Don McHenry Bishop of Durham
Lord Mor
Douglas Rain William Cecil
Lee Richardson Lord Bothwell
Stephen Scott Lord Morton
Alexander Scourby John Knox
Jane Singer Second Court Lady
Brian Sturdivant Philip II
One of the Courtiers, Lairds, Clerks, Servants, etc.
Ian Sullivan Ruthven
One of the Courtiers, Lairds, Clerks, Servants, etc.
Theodore Tenley Scots Archibishop
Doctor
One of the Courtiers, Lairds, Clerks, Servants, etc.
Understudies: Norman Allen (de Quadra), Ralph Drischell (John Knox, William Cecil), John Handy (Cleric, David Rizzio, Francois II, Ormiston, Pope), Joseph Hill (Lord Morton), Diana Kirkwood (Elizabeth I), Randy Levey (Cleric, Francois II, Ormiston), Stephen Macht (Cardinal of Lorraine, Sir Francis Walsingham), Don McHenry (Claud Nau), Jane Singer (Mary Queen of Scots), Brian Sturdivant (Lord Darnley, Robert Dudley) and Ian Sullivan (Lord Bothwell)
Tony Award®
 1972 Best Play [nominee]
Written by Robert Bolt; Produced by David Merrick and Arthur Cantor
 1972 Best Actress in a Play [nominee]
Eileen Atkins
 1972 Best Featured Actor in a Play [nominee]
Douglas Rain
 1972 Best Featured Actor in a Play [nominee]
Lee Richardson
Drama Desk Award
winner 1972 Outstanding Performance [winner]
Performer: Eileen Atkins