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Compulsion   

 
Ambassador Theatre, (10/24/1957 - 2/22/1958)
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Opening Date: Oct 24, 1957    
Closing Date: Feb 22, 1958 Total Performances: 140

Category: Play, Original, Broadway
Description: A drama in two acts and twenty scenes
Setting: Chicago, 1924.



Production Staff [Collapse]
Theatre Owned / Operated by The Shubert Organization
Produced by Michael Myerberg; Produced in association with Len S. Gruenberg
Dramatization (Producer's Version) by: Meyer Levin; Original Music by Cy Coleman; Musical Director: Cy Coleman
Directed by Alex Segal
Scenic Design by Peter Larkin; Costume Design by John Boxer; Lighting Design by Charles Elson
General Manager: Ben Boyar
Production Stage Manager: John Paul; Stage Manager: Joseph Kapfer; Assistant Stage Mgr: Julian Barry and Joseph Beruh
Publicity Director: Samuel J. Friedman; Press: Robert Ullman and Shirley Herz; Assistant to the Producer: Robert Thom; Assistant to the General Manager: Frank Baldwin
Cast
Roddy McDowallArtie Straus
Dean StockwellJudd Steiner (1924)
Howard Da SilvaHorn
The Prosecuting Attorney
Ben AstarCharles Kessler
Dr. Allman
Ina BalinRuth Goldenberg
Helen BaronSandra Mannheimer
Julian BarryWillie Weiss
James BenderTom Daly
A Reporter
Joseph BeruhA Prison Guard
A Drugstore Clerk
A Waiter
Danny Mines
A Reporter
Michael ConstantineAl
Owner of a Speakeasy
Jonathan Wilk
The Defense Attorney
Dr. Ball
Joan CroydonMrs. Straus
Edward CullenJudge Matthewson
Roger De KovenFerdinand Feldscher
Reynolds EvansDr. Stauffer
Chris GampelJudd Steiner (today)
Emil
The Steiners' Chauffeur
Stefan GieraschMax Steiner
Gerald GordonSid Silver (today)
Sid Silver (1924)
Mark GordonA Bartender
Prison Guard
Lloyd GoughDr. McNarry
James GreeneMr. Farmer
Dr. Vincenti
Ted GuntherSwasey
A Detective
Earl HammondJames Straus
Muriel HigginsFirst Girl
Bernard LenrowJudah Steiner, Jr.
Barbara LodenMyra Seligman
John MarleyMike Prager
Another Reporter
Barbara MinersThird Girl
Gina PetrushkaElsie Kessler
Suzanne PleshetteFourth Girl
James RayLyman
A Third Reporter
Raphael Goetz
Dorothy RaymondA Medium
Aunt Bertha
Patricia RoeA Girl on the Telephone
Second Girl
Luchino Solito de SolisBilly Straus
Paul StevensPadua
Assistant to the Prosecutor
D. J. SullivanMilt Lewis
Elliot SullivanMcNamara
A Detective
Maybelle WrightPeg Sweet
A Newspaper Woman
Ben YaffeeOliver Steger
Tony Award®
 1958 Best Scenic Design [nominee] 
  Peter Larkin