PlayDramaOriginalBroadway
Opening Date
Oct 03, 1955
Closing Date
Apr 07, 1956
Performances
217
PlayDramaOriginalBroadway

ABOUT THIS PRODUCTION

Theatres
Plymouth Theatre
(Oct 03, 1955 - Nov 19, 1955)
Helen Hayes Theatre
(Nov 21, 1955 - Apr 07, 1956)

Description
A drama in two acts

Setting
In and around the Palace of Troy.

Theatre Owned / Operated by The Shubert Organization
Produced by The Playwrights' Company; Produced in association with Henry M. Margolis
Originally produced by Robert Joseph
Written by Jean Giraudoux; Translated by Christopher Fry; Incidental music by Lennox Berkeley
Directed by Harold Clurman
Scenic Design by Loudon Sainthill; Costume Design by Loudon Sainthill; New York Production Supervising Designer: Paul Morrison
Business Manager: Victor Samrock; Company Manager: George Oshrin
Production Stage Manager: James Gelb; Stage Manager: Louis Criss; Assistant Stage Mgr: Joanne Taylor
Music Contractor: Meyer Davis
Press Representative: Karl Bernstein and Harvey B. Sabinson; Production Assistant: Jemison Hammond
Second Old Man
 
Olpides
Sailor on Paris' Ship
Laundress
Lady in Waiting
First Old Man
 
Abneos
A Senator
Priam
King of Troy, Father to Hector
Polyxene
Young sister to Hector
Paris
Brother to Hector
Sailor
Busiris
A Lawyer
Messenger
Andromache
Wife to Hector
Troilus
Young brother to Hector
Hecuba
Mother to Hector
Demekos
A Poet, Leader of the Senate
Cassandra
Sister to Hector
Senator
Ajax
A Greek Captain
A Topman
Officer on Paris' Ship
Mathematician

Plymouth Theatre (Oct 03, 1955 - Nov 19, 1955)

Press Representative: David Powers

Helen Hayes Theatre (Nov 21, 1955 - Apr 07, 1956)

Managing Director: Louis A. Lotito
Company Manager: Morry Efron

Cast

A Topman
Officer on Paris' Ship
Messenger
Ajax
A Greek Captain
Priam
King of Troy, Father to Hector
Laundress
Olpides
Sailor on Paris' Ship

Tony Award®

 

Best Play

1956 Nominee
Written by Jean Giraudoux
Translated by Christopher Fry
Originally produced by Robert Joseph
Produced by The Playwrights' Company; Produced in association with Henry M. Margolis
 

Best Actor in Play

1956 Nominee
Michael Redgrave
 

Best Featured Actress in a Play

1956 Nominee
Diane Cilento
 

Best Director

1956 Nominee
Directed by Harold Clurman

Theatre World

Award

1956 Recipient
Diane Cilento
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