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Rashomon   

 
Music Box Theatre , (1/27/1959 - 6/13/1959)
First Preview: Total Previews:
Opening Date:Jan 27, 1959   
Closing Date:Jun 13, 1959 Total Performances:159

Category: Play, Drama, Original, Broadway
Description: A play in two acts
Setting: Kyoto, Japan about one thousand years ago.


Production Staff
Produced by David Susskind and Hardy Smith; Produced by arrangement with Peter Cookson; Associate Producer: Michael Abbott
Written by Fay Kanin and Michael Kanin; from stories by Ryunosuke Akutagawa; Incidental music by Laurence Rosenthal
Staged by Peter Glenville
Scenic Design by Oliver Messel; Costume Design by Oliver Messel; Lighting Design by Jo Mielziner
General Manager: Joseph Harris
Production Stage Manager: Jose Véga; Stage Manager: Fred Baker and Robert Paschall
Press Representative: Arthur Cantor and Gertrude Kirschner; Swordplay Instructor: Torao Mori
Cast
Jack Bittner Deputy
Claire Bloom Wife
Elsa Freed Medium
Oscar Homolka Wigmaker
Michael Shillo Priest
Rod Steiger Bandit
Akim Tamiroff Woodcutter
Ruth White Mother
Noel Willman Husband
Understudies: Jack Bittner and Aviva Gor
Tony Award®
 1959 Best Scenic Design [nominee]
Oliver Messel
 1959 Best Costume Design [nominee]
Oliver Messel
 1959 Best Direction [nominee]
Peter Glenville