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Rashomon   

Music Box Theatre, (1/27/1959 - 6/13/1959)
First Preview: Total Previews:
Opening Date: Jan 27, 1959    
Closing Date: Jun 13, 1959 Total Performances: 159

Category: Play, Drama, Original, Broadway
Description: A play in two acts
Setting: Kyoto, Japan about one thousand years ago.


Production Staff
Produced by David Susskind and Hardy Smith; Produced by arrangement with Peter Cookson; Associate Producer: Michael Abbott
Written by Fay Kanin and Michael Kanin; from stories by Ryunosuke Akutagawa; Incidental music by Laurence Rosenthal
Staged by Peter Glenville
Scenic Design by Oliver Messel; Costume Design by Oliver Messel; Lighting Design by Jo Mielziner
General Manager: Joseph Harris
Production Stage Manager: Jose Véga; Stage Manager: Fred Baker and Robert Paschall
Press Representative: Arthur Cantor and Gertrude Kirschner; Swordplay Instructor: Torao Mori
Cast
Jack Bittner
Deputy
Claire Bloom
Wife
Elsa Freed
Medium
Oscar Homolka
Wigmaker
Michael Shillo
Priest
Rod Steiger
Bandit
Akim Tamiroff
Woodcutter
Ruth White
Mother
Noel Willman
Husband
Understudies: Jack Bittner and Aviva Gor
Tony Award®
1959 Best Scenic Design [nominee]
Oliver Messel
1959 Best Costume Design [nominee]
Oliver Messel
1959 Best Direction [nominee]
Peter Glenville