Black Picture Show

Play - Original

Vivian Beaumont Theater

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  • First Preview: December 20, 1974
  • Opening Date: January 6, 1975
  • Closing Date: February 9, 1975
  • Previews: 21
  • Performances: 41

Playwright: Bill Gunn

Synopsis

A black poet and playwright has ended up in a Bronx psychiatric unit, looking over his life on its last day

 

Opening Night Cast

Marvin Beck Hospital Attendant
Graham Brown Norman
Carol Cole Rita
Albert Hall J.D.
William Leet Hospital Attendant
Linda Mae Gleason Jane
Paul-David Richards Philippe
Dick Anthony Williams Alexander
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Opening Night Production Credits

  Bill Gunn Writer
  Bill Gunn Director
  Peter Harvey Scenic Design
  Judy Dearing Costume Design
  Roger Morgan Lighting Design
Merle Debuskey Merle Debuskey Press Representative
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Shows That Opened That Season: 1974 - 1975

 
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Awards


Drama Desk Award

Year Category Name Winner/Nominee
1975 Outstanding Featured Actor in a Play Dick Anthony Williams Nominee

Theatre World

Year Category Name Winner/Nominee
1975 Theatre World Award Linda Mae Gleason Winner

Tony Award

Year Category Name Winner/Nominee
1975 Featured Actor in a Play Dick Anthony Williams Nominee
1975 Featured Actress in a Play Linda Mae Gleason Nominee
 
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