PlayComedyOriginalBroadway
Opening Date
Dec 20, 1972
Closing Date
Apr 21, 1974
1st Preview
Dec 18, 1972
1st Preview
Dec 18, 1972
Previews
2
Performances
538
PlayComedyOriginalBroadway

ABOUT THIS PRODUCTION

Theatres
Broadhurst Theatre
(Dec 20, 1972 - Oct 27, 1973)
Shubert Theatre
(Oct 30, 1973 - Feb 09, 1974)
Lunt-Fontanne Theatre
(Feb 11, 1974 - Apr 21, 1974)

Setting
An apartment in an old hotel on upper Broadway in New York City, a television studio and Willie's apartment. The present.

Originally produced by Nancy Enterprises, Inc.
Written by Neil Simon; All voices and instruments in "Lipton Tea Commerical" by Don Elliott; "Lipton Tea Commercial" arranged by Lee Schumer
Directed by Alan Arkin
Scenic Design by Kert Lundell; Costume Design by Albert Wolsky; Lighting Design by Tharon Musser
General Manager: Jose Véga
Stage Manager: Tom Porter; Production Supervisor: Tom Porter
Press Representative: Solters / Sabinson / Roskin Inc., Harvey B. Sabinson and Cheryl Sue Dolby; Casting: Otto & Windsor; Assistant to the Director: Ted Chapin; Advertising: Ingram Ash, Matthew Serino and The Blaine Thompson Company; Photographer: Martha Swope
Willie Clark
Al Lewis
Ben Silverman
Eddie
Registered Nurse
Sketch Nurse
Television Announcer
Recorded voice only
Patient
Understudies: John Batiste (Ben Silverman), Cynthia Belgrave (Registered Nurse), Clement Fowler (Al Lewis), Darlene Parks (Sketch Nurse) and George Rando (Eddie, Patient)

Broadhurst Theatre (Dec 20, 1972 - Oct 27, 1973)

Hair Design by John Quaglia; Assistant to Ms. Musser: Spencer Mosse; Assistant to Mr. Vega: Douglas Baker
Assistant Stage Mgr: James Bernardi
Understudy: James Bernardi (Eddie, Patient)

Shubert Theatre (Oct 30, 1973 - Feb 09, 1974)

Stage Manager: James Bernardi and Joe Calvan
Casting: Otto & Windsor

Cast

Ben Silverman
Willie Clark
Standby: Arny Freeman (Willie Clark)
Understudies: Rosetta LeNoire (Registered Nurse), Sandra O'Neil (Sketch Nurse) and Jeremy Stevens (Ben Silverman)

Lunt-Fontanne Theatre (Feb 11, 1974 - Apr 21, 1974)

Cast

Al Lewis

Tony Award®

 

Best Play

1973 Nominee
Written by Neil Simon
Produced by Emanuel Azenberg and Eugene V. Wolsk
 

Best Actor in Play

1973 Nominee
Jack Albertson
 

Best Direction of a Play

1973 Nominee
Directed by Alan Arkin

Drama Desk Award

Outstanding Performance

1973 Winner
Jack Albertson
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