The Floating Light Bulb

Play - Original

Vivian Beaumont Theater

Data not verified
  • First Preview: April 14, 1981
  • Opening Date: April 27, 1981
  • Closing Date: June 21, 1981
  • Previews: 16
  • Performances: 62

Playwright: Woody Allen

Synopsis

In Woody Allen's parody of The Glass Menagerie, an unhappy mother nags her shy son to audition his magic tricks for a talent agent.

 

Opening Night Cast

Danny Aiello Max Pollack
Bea Arthur in The Floating Light Bulb Bea Arthur Enid Pollack
Jack Weston Jerry Wexler
Brian Backer Paul Pollack
Eric Gurry Steve Pollack
Ellen March Betty
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Opening Night Production Credits

Woody Allen Woody Allen Writer
  Ulu Grosbard Director
Santo Loquasto Santo Loquasto Scenic Design
Santo Loquasto Santo Loquasto Costume Design
Pat Collins Pat Collins Lighting Design
  T. Richard Fitzgerald Sound Design
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Awards


Drama Desk Award

Year Category Name Winner/Nominee
1981 Outstanding Featured Actor in a Play Brian Backer Winner

Outer Critics Circle

Year Category Name Winner/Nominee
1981 Outstanding Debut Performance Brian Backer Winner

Theatre World

Year Category Name Winner/Nominee
1981 Theatre World Award Brian Backer Winner

Tony Award

Year Category Name Winner/Nominee
1981 Actor in a Play Jack Weston Nominee
1981 Featured Actor in a Play Brian Backer Winner
 
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