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Billy Budd   

Biltmore Theatre, (2/10/1951 - 5/12/1951)
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Opening Date: Feb 10, 1951    
Closing Date: May 12, 1951 Total Performances: 105

Category: Play, Drama, Original, Broadway
Setting: Aboard the H.M.S. Indomitable at sea. August, 1798, the year following the Naval mutinies at Spithead and the Nore.

Production Staff
Theatre Owned by Warner Brothers; Theatre Operated by Bernard Klawans
Produced by Chandler Cowles and Anthony B. Farrell
Written by Louis O. Coxe and Robert Chapman; Based on the novel by Herman Melville
Directed by Norris Houghton
Scenic Design by Paul Morrison; Costume Design by Ruth Morley; Assistant to Mr. Morrison: Richard Burns; Wig Design by Alfred Barris
General Manager: Paul Groll
General Stage Manager: Bob Margulies; Assistant Stage Mgr: William Armitage; Production Supervisor: David Kanter
Production Associate: Benet Segal; Press Representative: George Ross and Dorothy Ross; Assistant to the Director: Ruth Bedford; Costumes by Brooks Costume Company
Dennis KingEdward Fairfax Vere
Captain, Royal Navy
Torin ThatcherJohn Claggart
Martin BrandtByren
Relief Helmsman
Walter BurkeO'Daniel
Charles CarshonStoll
James DalyTalbot
Robert DudleySailor
Norman EttlingerBoardman Wyatt
Sailing Master
George FellsThe Dansker
Mainmast Man
Bill Froelich2nd Marine
Henry GarrardRea
Preston HansonJohn Ratcliffe
First Lieutenant
Charles HudsonMessboy
Bernard KatesSqueak
Master-at-Arms Man
David LongDrummer
Jack ManningGardiner
Lee MarvinHallam
Robert McQueeneyDuncan
Mate of the Main Deck
Jeff MorrowJenkins
Captain of the Maintop
Charles NolteBilly Budd
Kenneth PaineKincaid
Judson PrattPayne
Winston RossSurgeon
Guy SpaullPhilip Michael Seymour
First Officer
Bertram TanswellJackson
Leonard YorrButler