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Cort Theatre, (11/17/1960 - 5/20/1961)
First Preview: Nov 16, 1960 Total Previews: 2
Opening Date: Nov 17, 1960    
Closing Date: May 20, 1961 Total Performances: 212

Category: Play, Drama, Original, Broadway
Setting: Washington, D.C., sometime in the future


Production Staff
Theatre Owned / Operated by The Shubert Organization
Produced by Robert Fryer and Lawrence Carr; Produced in association with John Herman; Associate Producer: Theatrical Interests Plan, Inc.
Written by Loring Mandel; Based on the Pulitzer Prize Novel by Allen Drury
Directed by Franklin Schaffner
Scenic Design by Rouben Ter-Arutunian; Costume Design by John Boxer; Lighting Design by Klaus Holm; Hair Design by Ronald De Mann; Assistant to Mr. Ter-Arutunian: Klaus Holm; Sound Design by Masque Sound Engineering Company
General Manager: Ben F. Stein; Company Manager: David Lawlor; Assistant to General Manager: Sam Pagliaro
Production Stage Manager: Ross Bowman; Assistant Stage Mgr: Arnold Margolin and Frank Roberts
Press Representative: Betty Lee Hunt; Production Associate: Robert Linden; Advertising: Fred Golden; Photographer: Friedman-Abeles
Cast
Ed Begley
Orrin Knox
Senator from Illinois
Henry Jones
Seab Cooley
Senator from So. Carolina
Richard Kiley
Brig Anderson
Senator from Utah
Kevin McCarthy
Van Ackerman
Senator from Wyoming
Chester Morris
Bob Munson
Senator from Michigan
Staats Cotsworth
William A. Huntington
Barnard Hughes
August
Senator from Minnesota
Sally Kemp
Mabel Anderson
Judson Laire
The President of the U.S.
Woodrow Parfrey
Herbert Gelman
Tom Shirley
Vice President
Joan Wetmore
Claire Munson
Conrad Bain
Winthrop
Senator from Massachusetts
John Boyd
Newsman Three
Senate Clerk
Wilson Brooks
Calloway
Senator from Utah
Dan Charles
Senator, Guard, Page, Aide, etc.
Richard Dickens
Senator, Guard, Page, Aide, etc.
David Elliot
Senator, Guard, Page, Aide, etc.
William Farmer
Senator, Guard, Page, Aide, etc.
Peggy Fenn
Secretary
Joan Hotchkis
Liz
Brig's Sec.
Al Kavanagh
Senator, Guard, Page, Aide, etc.
Clarence Kavanaugh
Danta
Senator from Connecticut
Leslie Litomy
Richardson
Senator from Arkansas
Ed Moroney
Senator, Guard, Page, Aide, etc.
Kayton Nesbitt
Senator, Guard, Page, Aide, etc.
Vince O'Brien
Newsman One
Rally Speaker
Hack Rightor
Senator, Guard, Page, Aide, etc.
Michael Ryan
Newsman Two
Garrison P. Sherwood
Senator, Guard, Page, Aide, etc.
James P. Truax
Senator, Guard, Page, Aide, etc.
Wynn Wright
De Wilton
Senator from Vermont
Understudies: Conrad Bain (Bob Munson, William A. Huntington), John Boyd (Danta, Winthrop), Wilson Brooks (The President of the U.S.), Peggy Fenn (Claire Munson, Liz), Joan Hotchkis (Mabel Anderson), Barnard Hughes (Orrin Knox), Clarence Kavanaugh (August), Leslie Litomy (Herbert Gelman), Vince O'Brien (Calloway, Richardson, Van Ackerman), Frank Roberts (De Wilton, Newsman One, Newsman Three, Newsman Two), Michael Ryan (Brig Anderson), Tom Shirley (Seab Cooley) and Wynn Wright (Vice President)
Tony Award®
1961 Best Scenic Design (Dramatic) [nominee]
Scenic Design by Rouben Ter-Arutunian