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Lunt-Fontanne Theatre , (9/17/1959 - 11/07/1959)
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Opening Date:Sep 17, 1959   
Closing Date:Nov 07, 1959 Total Performances:58

Category: Play, Comedy, Revival, Broadway
Setting: Messina


Production Staff
Lunt-Fontanne Theatre Managing Director: Louis A. Lotito
Produced by The Cambridge Drama Festival (William Morris Hunt, Executive Producer); Produced by arrangement with The Producers Theatre
This production first produced during the 1949 season at Shakespeare Memorial Theatre
Written by William Shakespeare; Incidental music by Leslie Bridgewater
Directed by John Gielgud; Dances by Pauline Grant
Scenery from the designs of Mariano Andreu; Costumes from the designs of Mariano Andreu; Supervision and lighting by Paul Morrison; Costumes executed by: Ray Diffen
General Manager: Oscar Olesen; Business Manager for The Cambridge Drama Festival: Morton Gottlieb
Production Stage Manager: Keene Curtis; Assistant Stage Mgr: Howard Fischer
General Press Representative: Barry Hyams; Associate Press Representative: Lila Glaser; Press Secretary: Edith L. Kean; Casting: Terry Fay; Production Assistant: Malcolm Wells; Artistic Supervision for The Cambridge Drama Festival: Michael Wager; Advertising: Lawrence Weiner and Associates
Cast
John Gielgud Signior Benedick of Padua
companion of Don Pedro
Margaret Leighton Beatrice
an orphan, Leonato's niece
Hurd Hatfield Don John
Don Pedro's bastard brother
Barrie Ingham Count Claudio of Florence
companion of Don Pedro
Malcolm Keen Leonato
Governor of Messina
David King-Wood Friar Francis
Michéal MacLiammóir Don Pedro
Prince of Aragon
Nancy Marchand Ursula
attendant on Hero
Jean Marsh Hero
Leonato's daughter
George Rose Dogberry
Betsy von Furstenberg Margaret
attendant on Hero
Jonathan Anderson Balthasar
a singer
Donald Barton Captain
Richard Buck Captain
Peter De Visť An Acolyte
Howard Fischer First Watch
Allessandro Giannini Lord
D.F. Gilliam Page
Joan Hackett Lady
Martin Herschberg Lord
Joseph Hoover Captain
Juliete Hunt Lady
Graham Jarvis Second Watch
Mark Lenard Conrade
follower of Don John
Barry Macollum Sexton
Donald Moffat Verges
Messenger
Edward Moor Page
Louis Negin Page
Arthur Teno Pollick Page
Joe Ponazecki Watch
Herbert Ranson Antonio
Leonato's brother
Virginia Robinson Lady
Paul Sparer Borachio
follower of Don John
Theodore Tenley Watch
David Thurman Lord
Fay Tracey Lady
John Valva Page
Neil Vipond Lord
Willie Wade Boy
Ralph Williams Page
Elizabeth Winship Lady
Tony Award®
 1960 Best Actress in a Play [nominee]
Margaret Leighton