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Vivat! Vivat Regina!   

 
Broadhurst Theatre, (1/20/1972 - 4/29/1972)
First Preview: Total Previews: 3
Opening Date: Jan 20, 1972    
Closing Date: Apr 29, 1972 Total Performances: 116

Category: Play, Original, Broadway
Setting: The second part of the 16th century. France, England and Scotland.



Production Staff
Produced by David Merrick and Arthur Cantor; Produced by arrangement with H.M. Tennent, Ltd.; Associate Producer: Samuel Liff
Written by Robert Bolt
Directed by Peter Dews
Scenic Design by Carl Toms; Lighting Design by Lloyd Burlingame
Production Stage Manager: Mitchell Erickson; Stage Manager: John Handy
Press Representative: Arthur Cantor Associates and Ellen Levene
Cast
Eileen AtkinsElizabeth I
Claire BloomMary Queen of Scots
Norman AllenFrancois II
Cleric
Ormiston
Gaetano BongiovanniDavid Rizzio
Pope
Ralph ClantonClaud Nau
Peter CoffieldLord Darnley
Noel CraigDavison
John DevlinCardinal of Lorraine
Sir Francis Walsingham
Ralph DrischellTala
Prisoner
Robert ElstonRobert Dudley
Dillon Evansde Quadra
Joseph HillLindsey
Diana KirkwoodCatherine de Medici
First Court Lady
Randy LeveyBagpiper
Jailer
One of the Courtiers, Lairds, Clerks, Servants, etc.
Stephen MachtJailer
Brewer
One of the Courtiers, Lairds, Clerks, Servants, etc.
Don McHenryBishop of Durham
Lord Mor
Douglas RainWilliam Cecil
Lee RichardsonLord Bothwell
Stephen ScottLord Morton
Alexander ScourbyJohn Knox
Jane SingerSecond Court Lady
Brian SturdivantPhilip II
One of the Courtiers, Lairds, Clerks, Servants, etc.
Ian SullivanRuthven
One of the Courtiers, Lairds, Clerks, Servants, etc.
Theodore TenleyScots Archibishop
Doctor
One of the Courtiers, Lairds, Clerks, Servants, etc.
Understudies: Norman Allen (de Quadra), Ralph Drischell (John Knox, William Cecil), John Handy (Cleric, David Rizzio, Francois II, Ormiston, Pope), Joseph Hill (Lord Morton), Diana Kirkwood (Elizabeth I), Randy Levey (Cleric, Francois II, Ormiston), Stephen Macht (Cardinal of Lorraine, Sir Francis Walsingham), Don McHenry (Claud Nau), Jane Singer (Mary Queen of Scots), Brian Sturdivant (Lord Darnley, Robert Dudley) and Ian Sullivan (Lord Bothwell)
Tony Award®
 1972 Best Play [nominee] 
 Written by Robert Bolt ;  Produced by David Merrick and Arthur Cantor
 1972 Best Actress in a Play [nominee] 
  Eileen Atkins
 1972 Best Featured Actor in a Play [nominee] 
  Douglas Rain
 1972 Best Featured Actor in a Play [nominee] 
  Lee Richardson
Drama Desk Award
winner 1972 Outstanding Performance [winner] 
 Performer: Eileen Atkins