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Billy Rose Theatre , (3/09/1961 - 6/17/1961)
First Preview:Mar 08, 1961 Total Previews:1
Opening Date:Mar 09, 1961   
Closing Date:Jun 17, 1961 Total Performances:116

Category: Play, Original, Broadway
Setting: The study of Eugenio Cardinal Marotta in Rome and the homes of the Bishop of Valenta, Dr. Aldo Meyer, the Contesa de Sanctis and Nina Sanduzzi, in and around the village of Gemello Minore in Calabria, Italy. The present, with glimpses of the past.


Production Staff
Theatre Owned / Operated by Billy Rose
Produced by Dore Schary; Associate Producer: Walter Reilly
Written by Dore Schary; Based on the novel by Morris L. West
Directed by Dore Schary
Scenic Design by Jo Mielziner; Costume Design by Theoni V. Aldredge; Associate designer to Mr. Mielziner: John Harvey; Assistant Scenic Design: Richard Casler; Assistant to Miss Aldredge: Gordon Micunis and Domingo Rodriguez
General Manager: Peter Davis; Company Manager: Jesse Long
Production Stage Manager: Jean Barrere; Stage Manager: Harry Young; Assistant Stage Mgr: Steve Karmen
Press Representative: Richard Maney, Martin Shwartz and Anne Woll; Casting: Susan Slade
Cast
Leo Genn Monsignor Blaise Meredith
Sam Levene Dr. Aldo Meyer
Edward Mulhare Giacomo Nerone
Eduardo Ciannelli Aurelio
Bishop of Valenta
Olive Deering The Contessa
Anne Louise De Sanctis
Tresa Hughes Nina Sanduzzi
Michael Kane Nicholas Black
Margaret Aldrich Signora Angeli
Diane Collins Signora Martino
Lynn Forman Teresina
Win Forman Partisan
Steve Karmen Partisan
Allen Leaf Father Anselmo
Fred J. Scollay Il Lupo
Dennis Scroppo
Broadway debut
Paolo Sanduzzi
Maurice Shrog Mario
Boris Tumarin Eugenio Cardinal Marotta
Understudies: Maggie Aldrich (Nina Sanduzzi), Diane Collins (The Contessa), Lynn Forman (Signora Martino), Win Forman (Il Lupo), Ivor Francis (Eugenio Cardinal Marotta, Monsignor Blaise Meredith), Steve Karmen (Paolo Sanduzzi), Fred J. Scollay (Dr. Aldo Meyer) and Maurice Shrog (Father Anselmo)
Tony Award®
 1961 Best Play [nominee]
Written by Dore Schary; Produced by Dore Schary
 1961 Best Actor in Play [nominee]
Sam Levene
 1961 Best Featured Actor in a Play [nominee]
Eduardo Ciannelli
 1961 Best Featured Actress in a Play [nominee]
Tresa Hughes
 1961 Best Scenic Design (Dramatic) [nominee]
Scenic Design by Jo Mielziner
 1961 Best Costume Design (Dramatic) [nominee]
Costume Design by Theoni V. Aldredge