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Portrait of a Queen   

Henry Miller's Theatre, (2/28/1968 - 4/20/1968)
First Preview: Feb 22, 1968 Total Previews: 6
Opening Date: Feb 28, 1968    
Closing Date: Apr 20, 1968 Total Performances: 60

Category: Play, Drama, History, Play with music, Original, Broadway
Setting: London and elsewhere. Between 1837 and 1900.
Comments: The dialogue spoken by Queen Victoria in the play consists entirely of her own words, taken from her private diaries and letters. The dialogue of her contemporaries consists only of words written or spoken by them. The songs are drawn from authentic street ballads circulating through the country at the time except for the Queen's song which is from her own song book and which she sang herself.



Production Staff
Theatre Owned / Operated by The Messrs. Nederlander
Produced by H. Clay Blaney, Albert W. Selden and Hal James
Edited and arranged as a play by William Francis; Ballad selection and arrangement: William Francis and Charles Chilton
Directed by Val May
Scenic Design by Marvin Reiss; Lighting Design by Marvin Reiss; Costume Design by Theoni V. Aldredge
General Manager: Walter Fried; Company Manager: James Awe
Production Stage Manager: James Gelb
Press Representative: Merle Debuskey, Violet Welles and Faith Geer
Cast
Dorothy Tutin
Victoria
Dennis King
Benjamin Disraeli
Nancy Acly
First Lady in Waiting to the Queen
Thomas Barbour
Archbishop of Canterbury
Editor of the "Times"
Michael Barrington
Lord Melbourne
Minister
Michael Bradshaw
Gentleman of the Press
Footman
Holly Brooke
Second Lady in Waiting to the Queen
James Cossins
William Gladstone
Christopher Flavell
Footman
John Milligan
Footman
Harlan Cary Poe
Footman
Nicholas Smith
Balladsinger
Bernard Taylor
Footman
Derek Waring
Prince Albert
Richard Waring
King Leopold of the Belgians
Viscount Palmerston
Frederic Warriner
Bishop of Durham
Gentleman of the Press
Tony Award®
1968 Best Actress in a Play [nominee]
Dorothy Tutin