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The Mighty Gents   

 
Ambassador Theatre, (4/16/1978 - 4/23/1978)
First Preview: Apr 12, 1978 Total Previews: 7
Opening Date: Apr 16, 1978    
Closing Date: Apr 23, 1978 Total Performances: 9

Category: Play, Original, Broadway
Setting: The apartment of Frankie and Rita and on the streets of Newark, New Jersey.



Production Staff
Theatre Owned / Operated by The Shubert Organization (Gerald Schoenfeld: Chairman; Bernard B. Jacobs: President)
Produced by James Lipton Productions; Produced in association with The Shubert Organization (Gerald Schoenfeld: Chairman; Bernard B. Jacobs: President) and Ron Dante
Written by Richard Wesley; Incidental music by Peter Link
Directed by Harold Scott
Scenic Design by Santo Loquasto; Costume Design by Judy Dearing; Lighting Design by Gilbert V. Hemsley, Jr.
General Manager: Emanuel Azenberg and Jose Véga; Company Manager: Maurice Schaded
Production Stage Manager: David Taylor; Stage Manager: Joseph DePauw
Press Representative: Howard Atlee; Advertising: J. Walter Thompson; Photographer: Martha Swope; Casting: T.N.I. Casting, Julie Hughes and Barry Moss; Special Movement Consultant: John Parks
Cast
Dorian HarewoodFrankie
Howard E. Rollins, Jr.Braxton
Morgan FreemanZeke
Frank AduFather
Starletta DuPoisRita
Richard GantEldridge
Brent JenningsTiny
Mansoor Najee-UllahLucky
Standby: Charles Brown (Braxton, Father, Frankie), Loretta Greene (Rita) and J. Herbert Kerr, Jr. (Eldridge, Lucky, Tiny)
Understudies: Frank Adu (Zeke)
Tony Award®
 1978 Best Featured Actor in a Play [nominee] 
  Morgan Freeman
 1978 Best Featured Actress in a Play [nominee] 
  Starletta DuPois
Drama Desk Award
winner 1978 Outstanding Featured Actor in a Play [winner] 
  Morgan Freeman
 1978 Outstanding Lighting Design [nominee] 
  Gilbert V. Hemsley, Jr.