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Lunt-Fontanne Theatre, (5/05/1958 - 7/05/1958)
Morosco Theatre, (8/20/1958 - 11/29/1958)
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Opening Date: May 05, 1958    
Closing Date: Nov 29, 1958 Total Performances: 189

Category: Play, Drama, Original, Broadway
Description: A drama in three acts
Setting: In and around the little town of G├╝llen, somewhere in Europe.

Production Staff
Lunt-Fontanne Managing Director: Louis A. Lotito
Produced by The Producers Theatre
Written by Friedrich Duerrenmatt; Book adapted by Maurice Valency
Directed by Peter Brook
Production Design by Teo Otto; Miss Fontanne's Clothes by Castillo; Supervision & Lighting: Paul Morrison
Company Manager: Harold Kusell; General Manager: Oscar Olesen
Production Stage Manager: Frederic de Wilde; Stage Manager: John Maxtone-Graham; Assistant Stage Mgr: Howard Fischer, Jonathan Anderson, Lesley Hunt, Frank Hamilton and Michael Chase
General Press Representative: Barry Hyams; Associate Press Representative: Bob Ullman; Advertising: Lawrence Weiner and Associates; Production Assistant: Doris Blum; Casting: Terry Fay
Lynn FontanneClaire Zachanassian
Alfred LuntAnton Schill
Marla AdamsOttilie Schill
Schill's daughter
Frieda AltmanFrau Burgomaster
Mayor's Wife
Jonathan AndersonFirst Conductor
David ClarkeHelmesberger
Second Man
Robert DonleyTownsman
Harrison DowdVogel
Fourth Man
Myles Eason
Broadway debut
Pedro Cabral
Stanley Erickson
Broadway debut
a bodyguard
Howard FischerDoctor Nusslin
Vincent GardeniaFirst Blind Man
William HansenPastor
Alfred HoffmanSecond Blind Man
Lesley Hunt
Broadway debut
First Grandchild
John KaneTruck Driver
Gertrude KinnellFrau Block
Joseph LebermanStation Master
James MacAaronAthlete
Lois McKimSecond Grandchild
Kent MontroyTownsman
Edward MoorReporter
Daphne NewtonFrau Schill
Clarence NordstromThe Painter
Eric PorterBurgomaster
John RandolphPolice Chief Schultz
Milton SelzerWechsler
Third Man
Keneth ThornettHofbauer
First Man
William ThourlbyMax
a bodyguard
Ken WalkenKarl Schill
Schill's son
Peter Woodthorpe
Broadway debut
Professor Muller
John Wyse
Broadway debut
Tony Award®
 1959 Best Play [nominee] 
 Written by Friedrich Duerrenmatt ;  Book adapted by Maurice Valency ;  Produced by The Producers Theatre
 1959 Best Actor in Play [nominee] 
  Alfred Lunt
 1959 Best Actress in a Play [nominee] 
  Lynn Fontanne
 1959 Best Scenic Design [nominee] 
  Teo Otto
 1959 Best Direction [nominee] 
  Peter Brook