Drama - Original

Shubert Theatre

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  • First Preview: January 21, 1975
  • Opening Date: January 26, 1975
  • Closing Date: March 22, 1975
  • Previews: 7
  • Performances: 65

Playwright: Edward Albee


Edward Albee, in his second Pulitzer Prize-winning play, has a day at the beach, investigating the communication between couples — one, a pair of middle-aged American humans contemplating retirement; the other, a male and female lizard tiring of the sea and considering a landlocked life.


Opening Night Production Credits

Edward Albee Edward Albee Writer
Edward Albee Edward Albee Director
  James Tilton Scenic Design
  Fred Voelpel Costume Design
  James Tilton Lighting Design
  Michael Kasdan General Manager
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Shows That Opened That Season: 1974 - 1975

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Drama Desk Award

Year Category Name Winner/Nominee
1975 Outstanding Costume Design Fred Voelpel Nominee
1975 Outstanding Featured Actress in a Play Maureen Anderman Nominee
1975 Outstanding New Play (American)   Nominee

New York Drama Critics' Circle

Year Category Name Winner/Nominee
1975 Best American Play Edward Albee Nominee

Pulitzer Prize

Year Category Name Winner/Nominee
1975 Pulitzer Prize for Drama Edward Albee Winner

Tony Award

Year Category Name Winner/Nominee
1975 Featured Actor in a Play Frank Langella Winner
1975 Lighting Design (Play or Musical) James Tilton Nominee
1975 Play   Nominee
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