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The Great White Hope   

 
Alvin Theatre, (10/03/1968 - 1/31/1970)
First Preview: Total Previews: 15
Opening Date: Oct 03, 1968    
Closing Date: Jan 31, 1970 Total Performances: 546

Category: Play, Original, Broadway
Setting: The years before and during World War I.



Production Staff
Theatre Owned / Operated by Herman Bernstein
Produced by Herman Levin
Written by Howard Sackler; Music arranged by Charles Gross
Directed by Edwin Sherin
Scenic Design by Robin Wagner; Costume Design by David Toser; Lighting Design by John Gleason; Hair Design by Dorman Allison
General Manager: Philip Adler; Company Manager: Edward A. Blatt
Production Stage Manager: William Dodds; Stage Manager: Tom Ellis; Assistant Stage Mgr: Jerry Laws
Choral Supervision and Arrangements by Howard A. Roberts; Choral Leader: Jerry Laws; Orchestra Personnel Consultant: Morris Stonzek
Press Representative: Martin Shwartz; Advertising: Lawrence Weiner and Associates
Cast
James Earl JonesJack Jefferson
Jane AlexanderEleanor Bachman
Thomas AndersonNegro Man
Jack's Friend
Member of The Congregation
Mourner
Contributor
Thomas BarbourSir William Griswold
Man at Fight
Civic Marcher
Fight Fan
Verona BarnesJack's Friend
Member of The Congregation
Mourner
Contributor
Don BlakelyAn African Student
Jack's Friend
Mourner
Contributor
Dave BrownJack's Friend
Member of The Congregation
Mourner
Contributor
Burke Byrnes1st Man on Ladder
Reporter
Crap Player
Policeman
Deputy
German Officer
David ConnellBarker
Pailman
Mourner
Lawrence CookEnsemble
Sheila CoonanMrs. Kimball
Civic Marcher
Civic Leader
Lance CunardPorter
Trainer
Handler
Civic Marcher
Civic Leader
Fight Fan
George CurleyWeigher-in
Mr. Farlow
Photographer
Civic Marcher
Stage Hand
Fight Fan
Jon CypherMr. Cameron (D.A.)
Klossowski
Man at Fight
Fight Fan
George EbelingFred
Marshall EfronRagosy
Man at Fight
Civic Marcher
Fight Fan
Hector ElizondoFrench Handler
Blackface
El Jefe
Trainer
Deputy
Luis EspinosaCuban Boy
Jack's Friend
Mourner
Antonio FargasScipio
Joanna FeatherstoneJack's Friend
Member of The Congregation
Mourner
Contributor
Edd K. GasperGovernment Agent
Ranger
Civic Marcher
Deputy
German Officer
Lou GilbertGoldie
Donald GirardPaco
Ruth GregoryMrs. Bachman
Joseph HamerBettor
Ensemble
Mr. M. Bratby
George Harris IITout
Waiter
Policeman
Reporter
Mexican
Fight Fan
Hilda HaynesMrs. Jefferson
Bob HorenOfficial
Promoter
Reporter
Civic Marcher
Civic Leader
Mexican
Pinkerton Man
L. Errol JayePastor
Woodie KingYoung Negro
Drummer
Ed LauterPhotographer
Crap Player
Policeman
Stage Hand
Pinkerton Man
Jerry LawsJack's Friend
Member of The Congregation
Mourner
Contributor
Philip LindsayNegro Man
Jack's Friend
Member of The Congregation
Mourner
Contributor
Peter MastersonSmitty
George MathewsCap'n Dan
Edward McNallyRoller
Detective
Ensemble
Lou MeyerJuggler
Man at Fight
Civic Marcher
Fight Fan
Clark MorganA Distinguished Negro
Ensemble
Terrence O'ConnorCivic Marcher
Civic Leader
Jimmy PelhamTick
Garwood PerkinsDeacon
Jack's Friend
Mourner
Contributor
Terrance PhillipsBoy
Ensemble
Richard PittmanJack's Friend
Member of The Congregation
Mourner
Contributor
Dan PriestColonel Cox
2nd Man on Ladder
Civic Marcher
Deputy
Michael PrinceMr. Donnelly
Crap Player
Reporter
Brooks RogersMr. Dixon
Gil RogersBrady
Inspector Wainwright
German Officer
Fight Fan
Danette SmallCivic Marcher
Member of The Congregation
Mourner
Contributor
Yvonne SoutherlandSignature Recorder
Jack's Friend
Member of The Congregation
Mourner
Dolores St. AmandEnsemble
Larry SwansonMr. Eubanks
Handler
Civic Marcher
Civic Leader
Photographer
Reporter
Judy ThamesEnsemble
Christine ThomasCivic Marcher
Civic Leader
David ThomasMr. Treacher
Ensemble
Glory Van ScottJack's Friend
Mourner
Contributor
Sean J. WalshThe Kid
Ranger
Civic Marcher
Deputy
Photographer
Marlene WarfieldClara
Mel WinklerRudy
Jack's Friend
Contributor
Eugene R. WoodPop Weaver
Man at Fight
Max WrightMr. Coates
Reporter
German Officer
Standby: J. A. Preston (Jack Jefferson)
Understudies: Thomas Anderson (A Distinguished Negro), Dave Brown (Barker), Burke Byrnes (Mr. Cameron (D.A.)), David Connell (Scipio), Lance Cunard (Pop Weaver, Promoter), Tom Ellis (Government Agent), Luis Espinosa (Paco), Edd K. Gasper (El Jefe), Donald Girard (Cuban Boy), George Harris II (Blackface, Goldie, Trainer), Bob Horen (Mr. Coates), Ed Lauter (Smitty), Jerry Laws (Tick), Philip Lindsay (Deacon), Garwood Perkins (Pastor), Richard Pittman (Rudy), Dan Priest (Fred), Michael Prince (Mr. Dixon), Christine Thomas (Mrs. Bachman, Mrs. Kimball), Glory Van Scott (Clara) and Sean J. Walsh (Brady, Klossowski)
Theatre World
winner 1969 Award [recipient] 
  Jane Alexander
winner 1969 Award [recipient] 
  Marlene Warfield
Tony Award®
winner 1969 Best Play [winner] 
 Written by Howard Sackler ;  Produced by Herman Levin
winner 1969 Best Actor in Play [winner] 
  James Earl Jones
winner 1969 Best Featured Actress in a Play [winner] 
  Jane Alexander
Pulitzer Prize
winner 1969 for Drama [winner] 
 Written by Howard Sackler
Drama Desk Award
winner 1969 Outstanding Performance [winner] 
 Performer: James Earl Jones and Jane Alexander
winner 1969 Outstanding Director [winner] 
 Directed by Edwin Sherin