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The Great Sebastians   
A Melodramatic Comedy

 
ANTA Playhouse , (1/04/1956 - 2/04/1956)
Coronet Theatre , (2/08/1956 - 6/02/1956)
First Preview: Total Previews:
Opening Date:Jan 04, 1956   
Closing Date:Jun 02, 1956 Total Performances:174

Category: Play, Melodrama, Comedy, Original, Broadway
Description: A melodramatic comedy in three acts
Setting: Prague, Czechoslovakia. Winter of 1948.


Production Staff
Theatre Owned / Operated by City Playhouses, Inc. (Louis A. Lotito, President)
Produced by Howard Lindsay and Russel Crouse
Written by Howard Lindsay and Russel Crouse
Directed by Bretaigne Windust; Assistant Director: James Adams
Scenic Design by Raymond Sovey; Miss Fontanne's dresses by Mainbocher; Men's costumes by Brooks Costume Company; Lighting Design by Jean Rosenthal; Assistant Scenic Design: Ruth Morley
General Manager: Herman Bernstein; Company Manager: Lawrence Farrell
Production Stage Manager: David Gray, Jr.; Stage Manager: Peter Gumeny; Assistant Stage Mgr: Sheppard Kerman
Conducted by Danny Epstein
Press Representative: Leo Freedman and Abner D. Klipstein
Cast
Lynn Fontanne Essie Sebastian
Alfred Lunt Rudi Sebastian
Ben Astar General Otokar Zandek
Martin Brandt Second Security Policeman
Michael Egan Second Soldier
Doris Fesette Marie Balzar
Anne Francine Colonel Bradacova
Susan Frank Manya
Arny Freeman Josef
Grant Gordon Novotny
Peter Gumeny First Soldier
Ted Gunther Corporal
Ben Hammer Pavlat
Joseph Holland Bacilek
Sheppard Kerman Third Soldier
Edward Moor Dr. Balzar
Peg Murray Vlasta Habova
Simon Oakland Sergeant Javorsky
Burns Oliver First Security Policeman
Eugenia Rawls Sophie Cerny
Josť Ruben Karel Cerny
Tony Award®
 1956 Best Scenic Design [nominee]
Raymond Sovey
 1956 Best Costume Design [nominee]
Mainbocher