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Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead   

 
Alvin Theatre, (10/16/1967 - 1/06/1968)
Eugene O'Neill Theatre, (1/08/1968 - 10/19/1968)
First Preview: Oct 09, 1967 Total Previews: 8
Opening Date: Oct 16, 1967    
Closing Date: Oct 19, 1968 Total Performances: 420

Category: Play, Comedy, Original, Broadway
Setting: Within and around the action of Shakespeare's Hamlet.



Production Staff
Produced by David Merrick Arts Foundation; Produced by arrangement with The Royal National Theatre (Laurence Olivier, Director); Associate Producer: Samuel Liff
Written by Tom Stoppard; Incidental music by Marc Wilkinson
Directed by Derek Goldby; Associate Director: Claude Chagrin
Scenic Design by Desmond Heeley; Costume Design by Desmond Heeley; Lighting Design by Richard Pilbrow; Tragedians Masks by Randy Echols; Production Sound: Bob Maybaum; Production Assistant to Mr. Heeley: Andre St. John
General Manager: Jack Schlissel; Company Manager: Richard Osorio
Production Stage Manager: Mitchell Erickson; Stage Manager: Andre St. John; Assistant Stage Mgr: John Handy
Musician: Bruce Levine, Bernard Karl, Jack Knitzer and Don Arol; Musical Supervisor: Robert Mandell
Press Representative: Harvey B. Sabinson, Lee Solters and Robert Larkin; Advertising: Fred Golden; Casting: Michael Shurtleff; Assistant to Mr. Merrick: Helen Nickerson; Production Associate: Sylvia Schwartz, Lynn Middleton and Linda Patton
Cast
Paul HechtThe Player
Brian MurrayRosencrantz
John WoodGuildenstern
Alexander CourtneySoldier
Noel CraigHamlet
B.J. DeSimoneA Spy
Tragedian
Ralph DrischellPolonius
Roger HamiltonClaudius
Michael HolmesHoratio
Carl JacobsAmbassador
Roger KempThe King
Tragedian, aka "The Player King"
Dino LaudicinaThe Poisoner
Tragedian
Roy LozanoA Spy
Tragedian
Patricia McAnenyOphelia
Anne MeachamGertrude
Douglas NorwickAlfred
Tragedian
Walter BeeryCourtier, Ambassador, Soldier, Attendant
Stephen BernsteinCourtier, Ambassador, Soldier, Attendant
Gaetano BongiovanniCourtier, Ambassador, Soldier, Attendant
Margaret BraidwoodCourtier, Ambassador, Soldier, Attendant
Esther BufflerCourtier, Ambassador, Soldier, Attendant
Elizabeth EisCourtier, Ambassador, Soldier, Attendant
Elizabeth FranzCourtier, Ambassador, Soldier, Attendant
William GrannellCourtier, Ambassador, Soldier, Attendant
John HandyCourtier, Ambassador, Soldier, Attendant
Mary HaraCourtier, Ambassador, Soldier, Attendant
Edward MarshallCourtier, Ambassador, Soldier, Attendant
Ted PezzuloCourtier, Ambassador, Soldier, Attendant
Standby: William Countryman (The Player), Jonathan Reynolds (Rosencrantz) and Garnett Smith (Guildenstern)
Tony Award®
winner 1968 Best Play [winner] 
 Written by Tom Stoppard ;  Produced by David Merrick Arts Foundation
 1968 Best Featured Actor in a Play [nominee] 
  Paul Hecht
 1968 Best Featured Actor in a Play [nominee] 
  Brian Murray
 1968 Best Featured Actor in a Play [nominee] 
  John Wood
winner 1968 Best Scenic Design [winner] 
  Desmond Heeley
winner 1968 Best Costume Design [winner] 
  Desmond Heeley
 1968 Best Direction of a Play [nominee] 
  Derek Goldby
winner 1968 Best Producer of a Play [winner] 
  David Merrick Arts Foundation