PlayMystery Thriller ComedyOriginalBroadway
Opening Date
Feb 26, 1978
Closing Date
Jun 13, 1982
1st Preview
Feb 21, 1978
1st Preview
Feb 21, 1978
Previews
6
Performances
1,793
PlayMystery Thriller ComedyOriginalBroadway

ABOUT THIS PRODUCTION

Theatres
Music Box Theatre
(Feb 26, 1978 - Jan 05, 1982)
Biltmore Theatre
(Jan 07, 1982 - Jun 13, 1982)

Setting
The present. Sidney Bruhl's study in the Bruhl home in Westport, Connecticut.

Comments
Marian Seldes performed in every performance for the entire run.

The performance count for Deathtrap is occasionally erroneously reported as 1,809. The production was originally announced to close on June 27th, 1982; it ended up closing June 13th, 1982 after 1,793 performances. Had the production indeed closed June 27th, it would have reached 1,809 performances.


Theatre Owned / Operated by Irving Berlin and Select Theatres Corporation
Written by Ira Levin
Directed by Robert Moore
Scenic Design by William Ritman; Costume Design by Ruth Morley; Lighting Design by Marc B. Weiss
General Manager: Oscar E. Olesen; Company Manager: David Hedges
Production Stage Manager: Philip Cusack; Stage Manager: Lani Sundsten
General Press Representative: Jeffrey Richards Associates; Press Assistant: Bruce Lynn; Assistant to Mr. de Liagre: Dorothy Spellman; Assistant to Mr. Stevens: Jean Bankier; Assistant to Robert Moore: George Rondo; Advertising: Ash / LeDonne, Fred Golden and Don Josephson; Photographer: Sy Friedman; Logo Art: Fraver
Sidney Bruhl
Clifford Anderson
Myra Bruhl
Helga ten Dorp
Porter Milgrim
Standby: Jan Farrand (Helga ten Dorp, Myra Bruhl) and Ernie Townsend (Clifford Anderson)

Music Box Theatre (Feb 26, 1978 - Jan 05, 1982)

Stage Manager: Steven Shaw (circa. Jan 1981 - Jun 13, 1982)

Cast

Clifford Anderson
Oct 1979 - ?
Sidney Bruhl
Jul 17, 1979 - ?
Sidney Bruhl
Mar 17, 1981 - Jun 13, 1982
Sidney Bruhl
Nov 27, 1978 - ?
Sidney Bruhl
Jan 15, 1979 - ?
Clifford Anderson
Oct 1978 - ?
Porter Milgrim
Nov 1979 - ?
Helga ten Dorp
Oct 1978 - ?
Sidney Bruhl
Sep 02, 1980 - Mar 15, 1981
Clifford Anderson
Standby: Donald Barton (Sidney Bruhl), Patricia Guinan (Myra Bruhl, Helga ten Dorp) and Michael McBride (Clifford Anderson)

Biltmore Theatre (Jan 07, 1982 - Jun 13, 1982)

General Manager: C. Edwin Knill
Production Stage Manager: Robert St. Clair

Cast

Clifford Anderson

Tony Award®

 

Best Play

1978 Nominee
Written by Ira Levin
Produced by Alfred De Liagre, Jr. and Roger L. Stevens
 

Best Featured Actor in a Play

1978 Nominee
Victor Garber
 

Best Featured Actress in a Play

1978 Nominee
Marian Seldes
 

Best Direction of a Play

1978 Nominee
Directed by Robert Moore

Drama Desk Award

 

Outstanding Lighting Design

1978 Nominee
Lighting Design by Marc B. Weiss
 

Outstanding Set Design

1978 Nominee
Scenic Design by William Ritman
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