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The Ballad of the Sad Cafe   

Martin Beck Theatre, (10/30/1963 - 2/15/1964)
First Preview: Oct 28, 1963 Total Previews: 2
Opening Date: Oct 30, 1963    
Closing Date: Feb 15, 1964 Total Performances: 123

Category: Play, Original, Broadway
Setting: Somewhere in the south. The Past and Present.

Production Staff
Produced by Lewis Allen and Ben Edwards
Written by Edward Albee; Incidental music by William Flanagan; Based on the story by Carson McCullers
Directed by Alan Schneider; Assistant Director: Melvin Bernhardt
Scenic Design by Ben Edwards; Costume Design by Jane Greenwood; Lighting Design by Jean Rosenthal
Business Manager: Oscar Olesen; Company Manager: Thomas Bodkin
Production Stage Manager: John Maxtone-Graham; Stage Manager: Don Gilliland; Assistant Stage Mgr: Ernest Austin
Conducted by Samuel Baron; Trumpet: Raymond Crisara; Clarinet: Stanley Drucker; Harp: Laura Newell; Flute: Julius Baker; Percussion: Herbert Harris; Cello: Seymour Barab
General Press Representative: Howard Atlee; Press Associate: Michael O'Shea and Robert Larkin; Production Associate: Harry Rigby; Assistant to Mr. Allen: Elinor Wright; Assistant to Mr. Edwards: Richard Burns; Boxing Coordinator: Max Kleven
Colleen Dewhurst
Miss Amelia Evans
William Prince
Henry Macy
Lou Antonio
Marvin Macy
Roscoe Lee Browne
The Narrator
Michael Dunn
Cousin Lyman
Enid Markey
Emma Hale
Ernest Austin
John C. Becher
Stumpy MacPhail
Roberts Blossom
Merlie Ryan
David Clarke
Henry Ford Crimp
Alice Drummond
William Duell
Horace Wells
Susan Dunfee
Henrietta Ford Crimp Jr.
Jenny Egan
Mrs. Peterson
Griff Evans
Rosser Cline
Nell Harrison
Lucy Willins
Bette Henritze
Mrs. Hasty Malone
Jack Kehoe
Deane Selmier
Rainey 2
Louis W. Waldon
Rainey 1
Standby: David Clarke (Henry Macy) and Rosemary Murphy (Miss Amelia Evans)
Understudies: Ernest Austin (Rainey 1), Alice Drummond (Mrs. Peterson, Townsperson), William Duell (Merlie Ryan), Griff Evans (Stumpy MacPhail), Bette Henritze (Emma Hale), Jack Kehoe (Rainey 2, Townsperson), Julian Miller (Cousin Lyman) and Louis W. Waldon (Marvin Macy)
Tony Award®
1964 Best Play [nominee]
Written by Edward Albee; Produced by Lewis Allen and Ben Edwards
1964 Best Actress in a Play [nominee]
Colleen Dewhurst
1964 Best Featured Actor in a Play [nominee]
Michael Dunn
1964 Best Scenic Design [nominee]
Ben Edwards
1964 Best Director (Dramatic) [nominee]
Directed by Alan Schneider
1964 Best Producer (Dramatic) [nominee]
Produced by Lewis Allen and Ben Edwards