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Hamlet   

Some of the members of the company served with Major Evans in the Pacific and over twenty were ex-service men.

Columbus Circle, (12/13/1945 - 4/08/1946)
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Opening Date: Dec 13, 1945    
Closing Date: Apr 08, 1946 Total Performances: 131

Category: Play, Tragedy, Revival, Broadway
Description: A play in five acts
Setting: In and around Elsinore Castle in Denmark


Production Staff
Theatre Owned / Operated by Michael Todd
Produced by Michael Todd
Written by William Shakespeare; Incidental music by Roger Adams
Staged by George Schaefer
Scenic Design by Frederick Stover; Costume Design by Irene Sharaff
Company Manager: William G. Norton; General Manager: James Colligan
Production Manager: Walter Williams; Production Stage Manager: Robert Downing; Stage Manager: George Cotton; Assistant Stage Mgr: Robert Hartung and Bernard Gersten; General Stage Manager: Sammy Lambert
Conducted by William Brooks; Music Contractor: Charles Kunen
General Press Representative: Bill Doll; Company Press Representative: Mort Nathanson and Dick Williams; Casting: Sidney Piermont; Advertising: Lawrence Weiner
Cast
Mary Adams
Ensemble
Franz Bendtsen
Reynaldo
John Bryant
Francisco
Officer
Ensemble
Thomas Chalmers
Polonius
Lord Chamberlain
Blanche Collins
Player Queen
Booth Colman
Guildenstern
Courtier
Walter Coy
Horatio
friend to Hamlet
Morton Da Costa
Osric
a Courtier
Lili Darvas
Gertrude
Queen of Denmark and mother to Hamlet
Alan Dreeben
Player Villian
Ensemble
Maurice Evans
Hamlet
son to the late, and nephew to the present King
Jane Flynn
Ensemble
Bernard Gersten
Ensemble
Charles Goff
Ensemble
Thomas Gomez
Claudius
King of Denmark
Robert Hartung
Ensemble
Nelson Leigh
Player King
Norwegian Captain
Bill Levitt
Ensemble
Alexander Lockwood
Marcellus
Officer
Alan Masters
Player Prologue
Nan McFarland
Ensemble
Howard Morris
Rosencrantz
Courtier
Robert Pastene
Ensemble
Frances Reid
Ophelia
daughter to Polonius
Emmett Rogers
Laertes
son to Polonius
Frank Rooney
Ensemble
Leon Shaw
Fortinbras
Prince of Norway
Janet Slausen
Ensemble
Victor Thorley
Ghost
Ray Walston
Ensemble
William Weber
Bernardo
Officer
Ensemble