PlayOriginalBroadway
Opening Date
Mar 31, 1970
Closing Date
Aug 01, 1970
Previews
8
Performances
143
PlayOriginalBroadway

ABOUT THIS PRODUCTION

Theatres
Lyceum Theatre
(Mar 31, 1970 - Aug 01, 1970)

Setting
Liverpool; Dublin; aboard a ship in Hollesley Bay. 1939.

Theatre Owned / Operated by The Shubert Organization
Produced by Michael McAloney and Burton C. Kaiser; Produced in association with The Abbey Theatre of Dublin; Associate Producer: Joyce Sloane
Based on a book by Brendan Behan; Adapted for the stage by Frank McMahon
Directed by Tomas MacAnna
Production Design by Tomas MacAnna; Scenic Supervision: Neil Peter Jampolis; Lighting Design by Neil Peter Jampolis; Costume Supervision: Robert Fletcher; Prod. Assistant to Mr. Jamopolis: Judith Binus
General Manager: Richard Horner; Company Manager: Al Jones
Production Stage Manager: William Ross; Stage Manager: Bernard Pollock and William G. Johnson
General Press Representative: Lee Solters and Harvey B. Sabinson; Press Representative: Stanley F. Kaminsky; Assistant to the Producer: Roslyn Dickens; Advertising: Ingram Ash and Blaine-Thompson; Original portrait of Brendan Behan used in the production and all cover and poster art by LeRoy Neiman
Young Behan
Charlie Millwall
Brendan Behan
Mr. Whitbread
First Warder
Mrs. Gildea
Hartigan
Prisoner at Walton
 
Harty
a Borstal Boy
I.R.A. Man
 
Smith
Prisoner at Walton
 
Jock
a Borstal Boy
Warder's Wife
I.R.A. Man
 
Chewlips
a Borstal Boy
Ken Jones
a Borstal Boy
Liverpool landlady
Ensemble
Ensemble
I.R.A. Man
 
Library Warder
 
Voice of the Judge
 
Emigration Official
I.R.A. Man
 
Callan
Prisoner at Walton
 
Rivers
a Borstal Boy
Ensemble
Brownie
Prisoner at Walton
 
Shaggy
a Borstal Boy
The Inspector
 
Prison Governor
Tubby
Prisoner at Walton
 
Minister
 
Cook
James
Prisoner at Walton
 
Joe
a Borstal Boy
Italian Priest
Mr. Holmes
Second Warder
 
Welsh Warder
Detective Vereker
 
Cragg
a Borstal Boy
Prison Chaplain
 
Governor of Borstal
Ensemble
The Sergeant
 
Warder O'Shea
Dale
Prisoner at Walton
 
Tom Meadows
a Borstal Boy
Ensemble
Ensemble
Understudies: Norman Allen (Charlie Millwall), Amy Burk (Sheila, Girl in court), George Connolly (Young Behan), Marilyn Crawley (Mrs. Gildea, Liverpool landlady), Roslyn Dickens (Warder's Wife), Brendan Fay (Brendan Behan, Cook), Peter Hock (Joe, Ken Jones, Jock, Italian Priest), John MacKay (Warder O'Shea, Governor of Borstal, Emigration Official), Kenneth McMillan (Library Warder, Prison Chaplain), Drout Miller (I.R.A. Man), Don Perkins (Tubby, Prison Governor), Dean Santoro (Dale, Voice of the Judge), Stephen Scott (The Inspector, The Sergeant), Tom Signorelli (James, Brownie, Shaggy, Harty), James Woods (Callan), Richard Yanko (Mr. Holmes, Detective Vereker, Rivers, Welsh Warder) and Richard Yesso (Chewlips, Tom Meadows, Cragg)

Lyceum Theatre (Mar 31, 1970 - Aug 01, 1970)

Stunt Coordinator: Peter Hock; Press Representative: Jay Russell; Assistant to the Producer: Margery Tseng

Cast

Mrs. Gildea
Young Behan
Mr. Whitbread
First Warder
Sheila
Warder's Wife
Borstal Priest
 
Library Warder
 
Ken Jones
a Borstal Boy
Voice of the Judge
 
Ensemble
 
Tubby
Prisoner at Walton
 
Minister
 
Cook
 
Emigration Official
I.R.A. Man
Library Warder
 
Emigration Official
 
Ensemble
 
Smith
Prisoner at Walton
 
Jock
a Borstal Boy
Detective Vereker
Cragg
a Borstal Boy
Standby: George Connolly (Young Behan), Terry Lomax (Young Behan) and Kenneth McMillan (Brendan Behan)
Understudies: Amy Burk (Warder's Wife), Roslyn Dickens (Sheila), Peter Hock (Library Warder, Chewlips), Bob Horen (Mr. Holmes, Tubby, Prison Governor, Callan, Cook, Joe, Library Warder, Minister), John MacKay (Mr. Whitbread), David Matson (Detective Vereker, Jock, James, Prison Chaplain, Minister, Borstal Priest, Cragg), Tom Signorelli (Dale, Tom Meadows) and Richard Yesso (Joe)

Tony Award®

Best Play

1970 Winner
Written by Frank McMahon
Produced by Michael McAloney and Burton C. Kaiser
 

Best Actor in Play

1970 Nominee
Frank Grimes
 

Best Direction of a Play

1970 Nominee
Directed by Tomas MacAnna

Drama Desk Award

Outstanding Performance

1970 Winner
Niall Toibin and Frank Grimes
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