What the Wine-Sellers Buy

Play - Original

Vivian Beaumont Theater

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  • First Preview: January 31, 1974
  • Opening Date: February 14, 1974
  • Closing Date: March 17, 1974
  • Previews: 11
  • Performances: 37

Playwright: Ron Milner


A young man is tempted by the riches awaiting a pimp and drug dealer as a means to escape the black ghetto of his childhood.


Opening Night Cast

Frank Adu Old Bob
Marilyn Coleman Mrs. Laura Carlton
Jean Du Shon Voice
Mrs. Harris
Gloria Edwards Candy
Mrs. Copeland
Sonny Jim Gaines Jim Aaron
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Opening Night Production Credits

  Ron Milner Writer
  Michael Schultz Director
Santo Loquasto Santo Loquasto Scenic Design
  Edward Burbridge Costume Supervisor
  Judy Dearing Costume Design
  Martin Aronstein Lighting Design
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Shows That Opened That Season: 1973 - 1974

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Drama Desk Award

Year Category Name Winner/Nominee
1974 Outstanding Performance Dick Anthony Williams Winner

Tony Award

Year Category Name Winner/Nominee
1974 Featured Actor in a Play Dick Anthony Williams Nominee
1974 Scenic Design (Play or Musical) Santo Loquasto Nominee
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