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Poor Murderer   

 
Ethel Barrymore Theatre , (10/20/1976 - 1/02/1977)
First Preview:Oct 13, 1976 Total Previews:8
Opening Date:Oct 20, 1976   
Closing Date:Jan 02, 1977 Total Performances:87

Category: Play, Original, Broadway
Setting: The great hall of the St. Elizabeth Institute for Nervous Disorders, St. Petersburgh, Russia, 1900.


Production Staff
Theatre Owned / Operated by The Shubert Organization (Gerald Schoenfeld: Chairman; Bernard B. Jacobs: President)
Produced by Kermit Bloomgarden, John Bloomgarden and Ken Marsolais; Produced in association with Don-Mark Enterprises
Written by Pavel Kohout; Based on the 1902 short story "Msyl" ("Thought") by Leonid N. Andreev; Musical Director: Stanley Wietrzychowski; Translated from Kohout's Czech play and the German version of G. and A. Baumrucker by Herbert Berghof and Laurence Luckinbill
Directed by Herbert Berghof
Scenic Design by Howard Bay; Lighting Design by Howard Bay; Costume Design by Patricia Zipprodt; Hair Design by Patrik Moreton; Assistant Costume Design: Hilary Rosenfeld
General Manager: Max Allentuck; Company Manager: Milton Moss
Production Stage Manager: Frederick A. De Wilde; Stage Manager: Harry Young; Assistant Stage Mgr: Timothy Farmer
Musician: Stanley Wietrzychowski, Brian Koonin and Alfonso Schiapano
Production Associate: Dona D. Vaughn; General Press Representative: John Springer Associates; Press Representative: Louis Sica; Assistant to the Director: Marlene Mancini; Assistant to the Producer: Noel Gilmore; Literary Advisor: Micky Levy; Casting: Johnson-Liff Associates; Advertising: The Blaine Thompson Agency and Matthew Serino; Graphic Design: Gilbert Lesser; Photographer: Frederick Ohringer
Cast
Ruth Ford Third Actress
also Voluptuous Mistress; Irina Pavlovna Kurganova; Countess Byelitskaya
Larry Gates Professor Drzhembitsky
Laurence Luckinbill Anton Ignatyevich Kerzhentsev
also Hamlet
Kevin McCarthy First Actor
Alexey Konstantinovich Savelyov; also Polonius / Hamlet II
Maria Schell
Broadway debut
First Actress
Tatyana Nikolayevna; also Queen
Julie Garfield Second Actress
also Servant Girl / Katya; Flower Vendor / Gypsy Roma; Marya Vassilyevna
Ernest Graves Third Actor
also Dean / Lawyer / Major Count Byelitsky; Kurganov / King and others
Peter Maloney Fourth Actor
also Cashier / Newspaper Vendor; Conductor / Gypsy / Francisco; Polonius II
Felicia Montealegre Fourth Actress
also Slim Mistress; Duchess de Cliche-Turomel; Pro
Paul Sparer Second Actor
also Ignat Antonovich Kerzhentsev / Rector; Waiter / Bernardo and others
James Carruthers Attendant
Barbara Coggin Apprentice
also Gypsy Girl
Timothy Farmer Attendant
Seán Griffin Attendant
Richard Vernon Attendant
Understudies: James Carruthers (Second Actor), Faith Catlin (Apprentice, Second Actress), Barbara Coggin (Fourth Actress, Third Actress), Ernest Graves (First Actor), Seán Griffin (Anton Ignatyevich Kerzhentsev), Felicia Montealegre (First Actress), Richard Vernon (Fourth Actor) and Harry Young (Professor Drzhembitsky, Third Actor)