PlayOriginalBroadway
Opening Date
Oct 03, 1968
Closing Date
Jan 31, 1970
Previews
15
Performances
546
PlayOriginalBroadway

ABOUT THIS PRODUCTION

Theatres
Alvin Theatre
(Oct 03, 1968 - Jan 31, 1970)

Setting
The years before and during World War I.

Theatre Owned / Operated by Herman Bernstein
Produced by Herman Levin
Written by Howard Sackler; Music arranged by Charles Gross
Directed by Edwin Sherin
Scenic Design by Robin Wagner; Costume Design by David Toser; Lighting Design by John Gleason; Hair Design by Dorman Allison
General Manager: Philip Adler; Company Manager: Edward A. Blatt
Production Stage Manager: William Dodds; Stage Manager: Tom Ellis; Assistant Stage Mgr: Jerry Laws
Choral Supervision and Arrangements by Howard A. Roberts; Choral Leader: Jerry Laws; Orchestra Personnel Consultant: Morris Stonzek
Press Representative: Martin Shwartz; Advertising: Lawrence Weiner and Associates
Jack Jefferson
Eleanor Bachman
Negro Man
 
Jack's Friend
 
Member of The Congregation
 
Mourner
 
Contributor
Sir William Griswold
 
Man at Fight
 
Civic Marcher
 
Fight Fan
Jack's Friend
 
Member of The Congregation
 
Mourner
 
Contributor
An African Student
 
Jack's Friend
 
Mourner
 
Contributor
Jack's Friend
 
Member of The Congregation
 
Mourner
 
Contributor
1st Man on Ladder
 
Reporter
 
Crap Player
 
Policeman
 
Deputy
 
German Officer
Barker
 
Pailman
 
Mourner
Ensemble
Mrs. Kimball
 
Civic Marcher
 
Civic Leader
Porter
 
Trainer
 
Handler
 
Civic Marcher
 
Civic Leader
 
Fight Fan
Weigher-in
 
Mr. Farlow
 
Photographer
 
Civic Marcher
 
Stage Hand
 
Fight Fan
Mr. Cameron (D.A.)
 
Klossowski
 
Man at Fight
 
Fight Fan
 
Man at Fight
 
Civic Marcher
 
Fight Fan
French Handler
 
Blackface
 
El Jefe
 
Trainer
 
Deputy
Cuban Boy
 
Jack's Friend
 
Mourner
Jack's Friend
 
Member of The Congregation
 
Mourner
 
Contributor
Government Agent
 
Ranger
 
Civic Marcher
 
Deputy
 
German Officer
Goldie
Mrs. Bachman
Bettor
 
Ensemble
 
Mr. M. Bratby
 
Waiter
 
Policeman
 
Reporter
 
Mexican
 
Fight Fan
Mrs. Jefferson
Official
 
Promoter
 
Reporter
 
Civic Marcher
 
Civic Leader
 
Mexican
 
Pinkerton Man
Pastor
Young Negro
 
Drummer
Photographer
 
Crap Player
 
Policeman
 
Stage Hand
 
Pinkerton Man
Jack's Friend
 
Member of The Congregation
 
Mourner
 
Contributor
Negro Man
 
Jack's Friend
 
Member of The Congregation
 
Mourner
 
Contributor
Cap'n Dan
 
Detective
 
Ensemble
Juggler
 
Man at Fight
 
Civic Marcher
 
Fight Fan
A Distinguished Negro
 
Ensemble
Civic Marcher
 
Civic Leader
 
Jack's Friend
 
Mourner
 
Contributor
 
Ensemble
Jack's Friend
 
Member of The Congregation
 
Mourner
 
Contributor
Colonel Cox
 
2nd Man on Ladder
 
Civic Marcher
 
Deputy
Mr. Donnelly
 
Crap Player
 
Reporter
Mr. Dixon
Brady
 
Inspector Wainwright
 
German Officer
 
Fight Fan
Civic Marcher
 
Member of The Congregation
 
Mourner
 
Contributor
Signature Recorder
 
Jack's Friend
 
Member of The Congregation
 
Mourner
Mr. Eubanks
 
Handler
 
Civic Marcher
 
Civic Leader
 
Photographer
 
Reporter
Ensemble
Civic Marcher
 
Civic Leader
Mr. Treacher
 
Ensemble
Jack's Friend
 
Mourner
 
Contributor
The Kid
 
Ranger
 
Civic Marcher
 
Deputy
 
Photographer
 
Jack's Friend
 
Contributor
Pop Weaver
 
Man at Fight
Mr. Coates
 
Reporter
 
German Officer
Standby: J. A. Preston (Jack Jefferson)
Understudies: Thomas Anderson (A Distinguished Negro), Dave Brown (Barker), Burke Byrnes (Mr. Cameron (D.A.)), David Connell (Scipio), Lance Cunard (Promoter, Pop Weaver), Tom Ellis (Government Agent), Luis Espinosa (Paco), Edd K. Gasper (El Jefe), Donald Girard (Cuban Boy), George Harris II (Goldie, Trainer, Blackface), Bob Horen (Mr. Coates), Ed Lauter (Smitty), Jerry Laws (Tick), Philip Lindsay (Deacon), Garwood Perkins (Pastor), Richard Pittman (Rudy), Dan Priest (Fred), Michael Prince (Mr. Dixon), Christine Thomas (Mrs. Bachman, Mrs. Kimball), Glory Van Scott (Clara) and Sean J. Walsh (Brady, Klossowski)

Alvin Theatre (Oct 03, 1968 - Jan 31, 1970)

Cast

Jack's Friend
 
Member of The Congregation
 
Mourner
 
Contributor
Roller
 
Detective
 
Deputy
 
Fight Fan
Jack's Friend
 
Mourner
 
Rudy's Teammate
 
Contributor
Clara
Sep 08, 1969 - ?
Mr. M. Bratby
 
Trainer
Young Negro
 
Drummer
 
Jack's Friend
 
Mourner
 
Rudy's Teammate
A Distinguished Negro
 
Mourner
 
Contributor
Bettor
 
Civic Marcher
 
Civic Leader
 
Reporter
 
Fight Fan
Jack's Friend
 
Member of The Congregation
 
Mourner
 
Contributor
Jack Jefferson
Sep 08, 1969 - ?
Pastor
Mr. Treacher
 
Man at Fight
 
Civic Marcher
 
Pinkerton Man
Eleanor Bachman
Sep 08, 1969 - ?
Goldie
Sep 08, 1969 - ?
Understudies: Ruby Greene Aspinall (Mrs. Jefferson), Ned Beatty (Cap'n Dan), John Byrd (An African Student) and Ted Tiller (Sir William Griswold, Ragosy)

Tony Award®

Best Play

1969 Winner
Written by Howard Sackler
Produced by Herman Levin

Best Actor in Play

1969 Winner
James Earl Jones

Best Featured Actress in a Play

1969 Winner
Jane Alexander

Pulitzer Prize

for Drama

1969 Winner
Written by Howard Sackler

Drama Desk Award

Outstanding Performance

Outstanding Director

1969 Winner
Directed by Edwin Sherin

Theatre World

Award

1969 Recipient
Jane Alexander and Marlene Warfield
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