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A Touch of the Poet   

Helen Hayes Theatre, (12/28/1977 - 4/30/1978)
First Preview: Dec 26, 1977 Total Previews: 8
Opening Date: Dec 28, 1977    
Closing Date: Apr 30, 1978 Total Performances: 141

Category: Play, Drama, Revival, Broadway
Description: A play in four acts
Setting: The dining room of Melody's Tavern, in a village a few miles from Boston. July 27, 1828.

Production Staff
The Helen Hayes Theatre is operated by The Regency Organization, Ltd. (Irwin Meyer; Stephen R. Friedman; Lester Osterman)
Produced by Elliot Martin; Produced by arrangement with The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts
Written by Eugene O'Neill
Directed by José Quintero
Scenic Design by Ben Edwards; Costume Design by Jane Greenwood; Lighting Design by Ben Edwards
General Manager: Leonard A. Mulhern; Company Manager: Malcolm Allen
Production Stage Manager: Mitch Erickson; Stage Manager: John Handy
General Press Representative: Seymour Krawitz; Casting Consultant: Marjorie Martin; Press Representative: Louise Weiner Ment and Patricia McLean Krawitz; Advertising: Matthew Serino & Associates
Geraldine FitzgeraldNora Melody
Milo O'SheaJamie Cregan
Jason RobardsCornelius Melody
Betty MillerDeborah
Mrs. Henry Harford
Kathryn WalkerSara Melody
George EdeNicholas Gadsby
Walter FlanaganDan Roche
Richard HamiltonPatch Riley
Dermot McNamaraPaddy O'Dowd
Barry SniderMickey Maloy
Standby: Walter Flanagan (Jamie Cregan), John Handy (Paddy O'Dowd), Louisa Horton (Deborah, Nora Melody), Linda Martin (Sara Melody), Dermot McNamara (Mickey Maloy), Milo O'Shea (Cornelius Melody) and Wally Peterson (Dan Roche, Nicholas Gadsby, Patch Riley)
Tony Award®
 1978 Best Actor in Play [nominee] 
  Jason Robards
 1978 Most Innovative Production of a Revival [nominee] 
 Produced by Elliot Martin