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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 Harewood Frankie
Howard E. Rollins, Jr. Braxton
Morgan Freeman Zeke
Frank Adu Father
Starletta DuPois Rita
Richard Gant Eldridge
Brent Jennings Tiny
Mansoor Najee-Ullah Lucky
Standbys: Charles Brown (Braxton, Father, Frankie), Loretta Greene (Rita) and J. Herbert Kerr, Jr. (Eldridge, Lucky, Tiny)
Understudy: 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.