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Chemin de Fer   

 
This production played in repertory with The Visit, Holiday
 
Ethel Barrymore Theatre , (11/26/1973 - 2/16/1974)
First Preview: Total Previews:7
Opening Date:Nov 26, 1973   
Closing Date:Feb 16, 1974 Total Performances:42

Category: Play, Revival, Broadway
Setting: Francine's drawing room, afternoon. Bedroom at 21 Rue du Colisee, late that night. Fedot's apartment, early next morning. Francine's drawing room, a year later.


Production Staff
Theatre Owned / Operated by The Shubert Organization (Executive Directors: Irving Goldman, Bernard B. Jacobs, Gerald Schoenfeld)
Produced by New Phoenix Repertory Co. (T. Edward Hambleton, Michael Montel: managing directors; Harold Prince, Stephen Porter: artistic directors)
"Chmin De Fer" was originally presented in the United States by Center Theatre Group / Mark Taper Forum (Gordon Davidson, Artistic Director)
Written by Georges Feydeau; Book adapted by Suzanne Grossman and Paxton Whitehead; Incidental music by Bernardo Segall
Directed by Stephen Porter
Scenic Design by Edward Burbridge; Costume Design by Nancy Potts; Lighting Design by Ken Billington; Assistant to Mr. Burbridge: John Dapper; Assistant to Miss Potts: Patricia Schwartz; Assistant to Mr. Billington: Judith Binus; Wig Design by Paul Huntley Productions, Inc.
General Manager: Marilyn S. Miller; Assistant Gen. Mgr: John Wessel
Production Stage Manager: Murray Gitlin; Stage Manager: Louis Pulvino; Assistant Stage Mgr: Val Mayer
Press Representative: Mary Bryant and Shirley Herz; Assistant Press Representative: Bill Evans; Advertising: Blaine-Thompson; Photographer: Van Williams
Cast
John McMartin Fedot
Rachel Roberts Francine
Ralph Drischell Police Secretary
David Dukes Coustouillu
George Ede Hubertin
Peter Friedman Auguste
a valet
Bonnie Gallup Cecille
a maid
John Glover Planteloup
a police commissioner
Merwin Goldsmith Lapige
Nicholas Hormann Mover / Deliveryman
Curt Karibalis Belgence
Valentine Mayer Mover / Deliveryman
Bill Moor Germal
a police commissioner
Charlotte Moore Sophie
George Pentecost Etienne
a butler
Thomas A. Stewart Mover / Deliveryman
Ellen Tovatt Madeleine
a cook
Richard Venture Chanal
Understudies: Ralph Drischell (Etienne), Peter Friedman (Coustouillu), Merwin Goldsmith (Hubertin), Nicholas Hormann (Lapige, Planteloup), Curt Karibalis (Fedot), Valentine Mayer (Germal), Bill Moor (Chanal), Robin Pearson Rose (Cecille, Madeleine, Sophie), Thomas A. Stewart (Auguste, Belgence) and Ellen Tovatt (Francine)
Tony Award®
 1974 Best Actress in a Play [nominee]
Rachel Roberts
 1974 Best Featured Actress in a Play [nominee]
Charlotte Moore
 1974 Best Direction of a Play [nominee]
Stephen Porter