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A Touch of the Poet   

Helen Hayes Theatre, (12/28/1977 - 4/30/1978)
First Preview: Dec 26, 1977 Total Previews: 8
Opening Date: Dec 28, 1977    
Closing Date: Apr 30, 1978 Total Performances: 141

Category: Play, Drama, Revival, Broadway
Description: A play in four acts
Setting: The dining room of Melody's Tavern, in a village a few miles from Boston. July 27, 1828.

Production Staff
The Helen Hayes Theatre is operated by The Regency Organization, Ltd. (Irwin Meyer; Stephen R. Friedman; Lester Osterman)
Produced by Elliot Martin; Produced by arrangement with The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts
Written by Eugene O'Neill
Directed by José Quintero
Scenic Design by Ben Edwards; Costume Design by Jane Greenwood; Lighting Design by Ben Edwards
General Manager: Leonard A. Mulhern; Company Manager: Malcolm Allen
Production Stage Manager: Mitch Erickson; Stage Manager: John Handy
General Press Representative: Seymour Krawitz; Casting Consultant: Marjorie Martin; Press Representative: Louise Weiner Ment and Patricia McLean Krawitz; Advertising: Matthew Serino & Associates
Geraldine Fitzgerald
Nora Melody
Milo O'Shea
Jamie Cregan
Jason Robards
Cornelius Melody
Betty Miller
Mrs. Henry Harford
Kathryn Walker
Sara Melody
George Ede
Nicholas Gadsby
Walter Flanagan
Dan Roche
Richard Hamilton
Patch Riley
Dermot McNamara
Paddy O'Dowd
Barry Snider
Mickey Maloy
Standby: Walter Flanagan (Jamie Cregan), John Handy (Paddy O'Dowd), Louisa Horton (Deborah, Nora Melody), Linda Martin (Sara Melody), Dermot McNamara (Mickey Maloy), Milo O'Shea (Cornelius Melody) and Wally Peterson (Dan Roche, Nicholas Gadsby, Patch Riley)
Tony Award®
1978 Best Actor in Play [nominee]
Jason Robards
1978 Most Innovative Production of a Revival [nominee]
Produced by Elliot Martin