PlayComedyOriginalBroadway
Opening Date
Oct 16, 1967
Closing Date
Oct 19, 1968
1st Preview
Oct 09, 1967
1st Preview
Oct 09, 1967
Previews
8
Performances
420
PlayComedyOriginalBroadway

ABOUT THIS PRODUCTION

Theatres
Alvin Theatre
(Oct 16, 1967 - Jan 06, 1968)
Eugene O'Neill Theatre
(Jan 08, 1968 - Oct 19, 1968)

Setting
Within and around the action of Shakespeare's Hamlet.

Produced by David Merrick Arts Foundation; Produced by arrangement with The Royal National Theatre (Laurence Olivier, Director); Associate Producer: Samuel Liff
Written by Tom Stoppard; Incidental music by Marc Wilkinson
Directed by Derek Goldby; Associate Director: Claude Chagrin
Scenic Design by Desmond Heeley; Costume Design by Desmond Heeley; Lighting Design by Richard Pilbrow; Tragedians Masks by Randy Echols; Production Sound: Bob Maybaum; Production Assistant to Mr. Heeley: Andre St. John
General Manager: Jack Schlissel; Company Manager: Richard Osorio
Production Stage Manager: Mitchell Erickson; Stage Manager: Andre St. John; Assistant Stage Mgr: John Handy
Musician: Bruce Levine, Bernard Karl, Jack Knitzer and Don Arol; Musical Supervisor: Robert Mandell
Press Representative: Harvey B. Sabinson, Lee Solters and Robert Larkin; Advertising: Fred Golden; Casting: Michael Shurtleff; Assistant to Mr. Merrick: Helen Nickerson; Production Associate: Sylvia Schwartz, Lynn Middleton and Linda Patton
The Player
Rosencrantz
Guildenstern
Hamlet
A Spy
Tragedian
Polonius
Claudius
Horatio
Ambassador
The King
Tragedian, aka "The Player King"
The Poisoner
Tragedian
A Spy
Tragedian
Gertrude
Alfred
Tragedian
Courtier, Ambassador, Soldier, Attendant
Courtier, Ambassador, Soldier, Attendant
Courtier, Ambassador, Soldier, Attendant
Courtier, Ambassador, Soldier, Attendant
Courtier, Ambassador, Soldier, Attendant
Courtier, Ambassador, Soldier, Attendant
Courtier, Ambassador, Soldier, Attendant
Courtier, Ambassador, Soldier, Attendant
Courtier, Ambassador, Soldier, Attendant
Courtier, Ambassador, Soldier, Attendant
Courtier, Ambassador, Soldier, Attendant
Courtier, Ambassador, Soldier, Attendant
Standby: William Countryman (The Player), Jonathan Reynolds (Rosencrantz) and Garnett Smith (Guildenstern)

Alvin Theatre (Oct 16, 1967 - Jan 06, 1968)

Eugene O'Neill Theatre (Jan 08, 1968 - Oct 19, 1968)

Theatre Owned / Operated by Nancy Enterprises, Inc.
Company Manager: Hugh McGauley
Stage Manager: Charles Blackwell
Press Representative: Leo Stern; Production Associate: Juliet Taylor

Cast

Ophelia
Courtier, Ambassador, Soldier, Attendant
Gertrude
Standby: Roger Kemp (Rosencrantz)
Understudies: Walter Beery (The King), Stephen Bernstein (A Spy), Gaetano Bongiovanni (Alfred), Margaret Braidwood (Gertrude), Elizabeth Eis (Ophelia), Frank Georgianna (The Poisoner), William Grannell (Polonius), Michael Holmes (A Spy, Hamlet), Linda Kampley (Ophelia), Edward Marshall (A Spy) and Ted Pezzulo (Polonius)

Tony Award®

Best Play

1968 Winner
Produced by David Merrick Arts Foundation
Written by Tom Stoppard
 

Best Featured Actor in a Play

Best Scenic Design

1968 Winner
Scenic Design by Desmond Heeley

Best Costume Design

1968 Winner
Costume Design by Desmond Heeley
 

Best Direction of a Play

1968 Nominee
Directed by Derek Goldby

Best Producer of a Play

1968 Winner
Produced by David Merrick Arts Foundation
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