PlayOriginalBroadway
Opening Date
Mar 09, 1961
Closing Date
Jun 17, 1961
1st Preview
Mar 08, 1961
1st Preview
Mar 08, 1961
Previews
1
Performances
116
PlayOriginalBroadway

ABOUT THIS PRODUCTION

Theatres
Billy Rose Theatre
(Mar 09, 1961 - Jun 17, 1961)

Setting
The study of Eugenio Cardinal Marotta in Rome and the homes of the Bishop of Valenta, Dr. Aldo Meyer, the Contesa de Sanctis and Nina Sanduzzi, in and around the village of Gemello Minore in Calabria, Italy. The present, with glimpses of the past.

Theatre Owned / Operated by Billy Rose
Produced by Dore Schary; Associate Producer: Walter Reilly
Written by Dore Schary; Based on the novel by Morris L. West
Directed by Dore Schary
Scenic Design by Jo Mielziner; Costume Design by Theoni V. Aldredge; Associate designer to Mr. Mielziner: John Harvey; Assistant Scenic Design: Richard Casler; Assistant to Miss Aldredge: Gordon Micunis and Domingo Rodriguez
General Manager: Peter Davis; Company Manager: Jesse Long
Production Stage Manager: Jean Barrere; Stage Manager: Harry Young; Assistant Stage Mgr: Steve Karmen
Press Representative: Richard Maney, Martin Shwartz and Anne Woll; Casting: Susan Slade
Monsignor Blaise Meredith
Dr. Aldo Meyer
Giacomo Nerone
Aurelio
Bishop of Valenta
The Contessa
Anne Louise De Sanctis
Nina Sanduzzi
Nicholas Black
Signora Angeli
Signora Martino
Teresina
Partisan
Partisan
Father Anselmo
Il Lupo
Dennis Scroppo
Broadway debut
Paolo Sanduzzi
Eugenio Cardinal Marotta
Understudies: Maggie Aldrich (Nina Sanduzzi), Diane Collins (The Contessa), Lynn Forman (Signora Martino), Win Forman (Il Lupo), Ivor Francis (Monsignor Blaise Meredith, Eugenio Cardinal Marotta), Steve Karmen (Paolo Sanduzzi), Fred J. Scollay (Dr. Aldo Meyer) and Maurice Shrog (Father Anselmo)

Tony Award®

 

Best Play

1961 Nominee
Written by Dore Schary
Produced by Dore Schary
 

Best Actor in Play

1961 Nominee
Sam Levene
 

Best Featured Actor in a Play

1961 Nominee
Eduardo Ciannelli
 

Best Featured Actress in a Play

1961 Nominee
Tresa Hughes
 

Best Scenic Design (Dramatic)

1961 Nominee
Scenic Design by Jo Mielziner
 

Best Costume Design (Dramatic)

1961 Nominee
Costume Design by Theoni V. Aldredge
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