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The Entertainer   

Royale Theatre, (2/12/1958 - 5/10/1958)
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Opening Date: Feb 12, 1958    
Closing Date: May 10, 1958 Total Performances: 97

Category: Play, Drama, Original, Broadway
Description: A drama in three acts and fifteen scenes
Setting: A seaside resort in the north of England during the Suez Crisis, fall of 1956.

Production Staff [See More]
Produced by David Merrick; Produced by arrangement with The English Stage Company and L. O. P. Ltd.
Written by John Osborne; Incidental music by John Addison; Musical Director: Gershon Kingsley; Laurence Olivier's numbers arranged by Honor Blair
Directed by Tony Richardson
Scenic Design by Alan Tagg; Costume Design by Clare Jeffrey; Lighting Design by Tharon Musser
General Manager: Jack Schlissel; Company Manager: Vince McKnight
Production Stage Manager: Neil Hartley; Stage Manager: Ben Janney, Don Wilson and Roland Bull
General Press Representative: Harvey Sabinson; Press Representative: Sol Jacobson and Lewis Harmon; Advertising: Fred Golden and Blaine-Thompson
Laurence Olivier
Archie Rice
Brenda De Banzie
Phoebe Rice
Archie's second wife
Joan Plowright
Jean Rice
Archie's daughter by first marriage
George Relph
Billy Rice
Archie's father
Jeri Archer
Peter Donat
Jean's financé
Richard Pasco
Frank Rice
Archie & Phoebe's son
Guy Spaull
William Rice
Arcie's older brother
Standby: Alfred Ryder (Archie Rice)
Understudies: Roland Bull (Graham), MacGregor Gibb (William Rice), Hazel Jones (Phoebe Rice) and Carol Teitel (Jean Rice)
Tony Award®
1958 Best Actor in Play [nominee]
Laurence Olivier
1958 Best Featured Actor in a Play [nominee]
George Relph
1958 Best Featured Actress in a Play [nominee]
Brenda De Banzie