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The Royal Family   

 
Helen Hayes Theatre , (12/30/1975 - 7/18/1976)
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Opening Date:Dec 30, 1975   
Closing Date:Jul 18, 1976 Total Performances:233

Category: Play, Comedy, Revival, Broadway
Description: A play in three acts
Setting: The duplex apartment of the Cavendishes, in the East Fifties, New York, 1927.


Production Staff
Theatre Owned / Operated by Coronet Theatre Corporation (Lester Osterman and Richard Horner)
Produced by Barry M. Brown, Burry Fredrik, Fritz Holt and Sally Sears; Produced for The Kennedy Center & Xerox Corporation by Roger L. Stevens and Richmond Crinkley; Produced in association with The McCarter Theatre Company (Michael Kahn, Producing Director) and Brooklyn Academy of Music
Originally produced by American Bicentennial Theatre
Written by George S. Kaufman and Edna Ferber; Incidental music by Claibe Richardson
Directed by Ellis Rabb
Scenic Design by Oliver Smith; Costume Design by Ann Roth; Lighting Design by John Gleason; Wig Design by Lyn Quiyou
General Manager: David Lawlor; Company Manager: David Lawlor
Production Stage Manager: Helaine Head; Stage Manager: Andre Love; Assistant Stage Mgr: Pat DeRousie
General Press Representative: Shirley Herz; Advertising: The Blaine Thompson Company
Cast
George Grizzard Tony Cavendish
Fanny's son
Rosemary Harris Julie Cavendish
Fanny's daughter
Eva Le Gallienne Fanny Cavendish
Sam Levene Oscar Wolfe
Joseph Maher Herbert Dean
Fanny's brother
Mary Louise Wilson Kitty Dean
Fanny's sister-in-law
Donald Barton Gilbert Marshall
Forrest Buckman Perry Stewart
James C. Burge Hall boy
Gunga
Mark Fleischman Hall boy
Mary Layne Gwen Cavendish
Fanny's granddaughter
Rosetta LeNoire Della
Miller Lide Chauffeur
Hall boy
Sherman Lloyd McDermott
Eleanor Phelps Miss Peake
John Remme Jo
Understudies: James C. Burge (Perry Stewart, Tony Cavendish), Maria Cellario (Della, Julie Cavendish, Kitty Dean, Miss Peake), Pat DeRousie (Gwen Cavendish, Miss Peake), Mark Fleischman (Jo, McDermott), Miller Lide (Gilbert Marshall, Herbert Dean, Oscar Wolfe) and Eleanor Phelps (Fanny Cavendish)
Tony Award®
 1976 Best Actress in a Play [nominee]
Rosemary Harris
 1976 Best Costume Design [nominee]
Ann Roth
winner 1976 Best Direction of a Play [winner]
Ellis Rabb
Drama Desk Award
winner 1976 Outstanding Actress in a Play [winner]
Rosemary Harris
winner 1976 Outstanding Director of a Play [winner]
Directed by Ellis Rabb
 1976 Outstanding Costume Design [nominee]
Ann Roth
winner 1976 Outstanding Revival [winner]
Produced by Barry M. Brown, Burry Fredrik, Fritz Holt and Sally Sears; Produced for The Kennedy Center & Xerox Corporation by Roger L. Stevens and Richmond Crinkley; Produced in association with The McCarter Theatre Company (Michael Kahn, Producing Director) and Brooklyn Academy of Music