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The Ballad of the Sad Cafe   

Martin Beck Theatre, (10/30/1963 - 2/15/1964)
First Preview: Oct 28, 1963 Total Previews: 2
Opening Date: Oct 30, 1963    
Closing Date: Feb 15, 1964 Total Performances: 123

Category: Play, Original, Broadway
Setting: Somewhere in the south. The Past and Present.

Production Staff
Produced by Lewis Allen and Ben Edwards
Written by Edward Albee; Incidental music by William Flanagan; Based on the story by Carson McCullers
Directed by Alan Schneider; Assistant Director: Melvin Bernhardt
Scenic Design by Ben Edwards; Costume Design by Jane Greenwood; Lighting Design by Jean Rosenthal
Business Manager: Oscar Olesen; Company Manager: Thomas Bodkin
Production Stage Manager: John Maxtone-Graham; Stage Manager: Don Gilliland; Assistant Stage Mgr: Ernest Austin
Conducted by Samuel Baron; Trumpet: Raymond Crisara; Clarinet: Stanley Drucker; Harp: Laura Newell; Flute: Julius Baker; Percussion: Herbert Harris; Cello: Seymour Barab
General Press Representative: Howard Atlee; Press Associate: Michael O'Shea and Robert Larkin; Production Associate: Harry Rigby; Assistant to Mr. Allen: Elinor Wright; Assistant to Mr. Edwards: Richard Burns; Boxing Coordinator: Max Kleven
Colleen DewhurstMiss Amelia Evans
William PrinceHenry Macy
Lou AntonioMarvin Macy
Roscoe Lee BrowneThe Narrator
Michael DunnCousin Lyman
Enid MarkeyEmma Hale
Ernest AustinTownsperson
John C. BecherStumpy MacPhail
Roberts BlossomMerlie Ryan
David ClarkeHenry Ford Crimp
Alice DrummondTownsperson
William DuellHorace Wells
Susan DunfeeHenrietta Ford Crimp Jr.
Jenny EganMrs. Peterson
Griff EvansRosser Cline
Nell HarrisonLucy Willins
Bette HenritzeMrs. Hasty Malone
Jack KehoeTownsperson
Deane SelmierRainey 2
Louis W. WaldonRainey 1
Standby: David Clarke (Henry Macy) and Rosemary Murphy (Miss Amelia Evans)
Understudies: Ernest Austin (Rainey 1), Alice Drummond (Mrs. Peterson, Townsperson), William Duell (Merlie Ryan), Griff Evans (Stumpy MacPhail), Bette Henritze (Emma Hale), Jack Kehoe (Rainey 2, Townsperson), Julian Miller (Cousin Lyman) and Louis W. Waldon (Marvin Macy)
Tony Award®
 1964 Best Play [nominee] 
 Written by Edward Albee ;  Produced by Lewis Allen and Ben Edwards
 1964 Best Actress in a Play [nominee] 
  Colleen Dewhurst
 1964 Best Featured Actor in a Play [nominee] 
  Michael Dunn
 1964 Best Scenic Design [nominee] 
  Ben Edwards
 1964 Best Director (Dramatic) [nominee] 
 Directed by Alan Schneider
 1964 Best Producer (Dramatic) [nominee] 
 Produced by Lewis Allen and Ben Edwards