The Crucible

Drama - Revival

Vivian Beaumont Theater

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  • First Preview:
  • Opening Date: April 27, 1972
  • Closing Date: June 3, 1972
  • Previews: 13
  • Performances: 44

Playwright: Arthur Miller


Arthur Miller's tale of the Salem witch trials, in which a group of girls accuse upstanding women in the town of witchcraft to divert suspicion from their own activities, has been seen as an allegory for Senator Joseph McCarthy's anti-Communist crusades of the 1950s.


Opening Night Cast

Philip Bosco in The Crucible Philip Bosco Reverend John Hale
Caryll Coan Susanna Walcott
Jerome Dempsey Reverend Samuel Parris
Kathleen Doyle in The Crucible Kathleen Doyle Mercy Lewis
Stephen Elliott Deputy-Governor Danforth
Pauline Flanagan Ann Putnam
Robert Foxworth in The Crucible Robert Foxworth John Proctor
Richard Greene Ezekiel Cheever
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Opening Night Production Credits

Arthur Miller Arthur Miller Writer
  John Berry Director
  Jo Mielziner Scenic Design
Carrie F. Robbins Carrie F. Robbins Costume Design
  Jo Mielziner Lighting Design
  Lincoln Center Theater Producer
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Shows That Opened That Season: 1971 - 1972

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Theatre World

Year Category Name Winner/Nominee
1972 Theatre World Award Robert Foxworth Winner
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